Radio Horton celebrates sixty years

Radio Horton has proudly marked its sixtieth anniversary with a series of special broadcasts. Since its launch in 1964, Radio Horton has been a cornerstone of life at the Horton General Hospital and the community, providing comfort, entertainment, and information to patients and staff. This milestone celebration underscores the station’s enduring commitment to its broadcasting service. On 7th July 1964,…

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Radio Horton honours volunteers with Beeby Awards

Bill Warren presents Billy McIlroy and Veronica Bromhead with Beeby Awards

Radio Horton proudly celebrated the dedication and excellence of its volunteers by presenting the esteemed ‘Beeby Awards’, named in memory of the late Colin Beeby, a cherished former volunteer. The station, which celebrates its sixtieth anniversary in July recognised Veronica Bromhead and Billy McIlroy for their outstanding contribution to Radio Horton. Trustees Tom & Olga Wilson and Bill Warren presented…

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Radio Horton seeks former volunteers for 60th Broadcast

Radio Horton seeks former volunteers for 60th Broadcast

Radio Horton, the hospital, health and wellbeing radio station nestled within Banbury’s Horton General Hospital, proudly announces its milestone 60th anniversary celebration, set to take place on 7th July 2024. In commemoration of its diamond jubilee, the station is set to embark on an extraordinary journey down memory lane and is inviting former volunteers to helm special programmes as part…

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Check In & Chat with an NHS Volunteer Responder

NHS Volunteer Care Responders - Check In & Chat programme

Check In and Chat is a free service connecting individuals with compassionate and friendly volunteers for encouraging and supportive phone calls. Returning home after a hospital stay can be a relief, but for those without a support system, it can be overwhelming. That’s why NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is encouraging patients discharged from hospital to request Check In and…

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Foster Care in Oxfordshire

Leigh and Marie from the Oxfordshire Foster Care Association, speaking to Sam about foster caring in Oxfordshire.

Leigh and Marie came into Radio Horton to chat to Sam about foster care and the valuable work that the Oxfordshire Foster Care Association is doing to raise awareness. Foster care is when a child can no longer live with their birth family, and is placed into the care of foster carers. Leigh and Marie explained the benefits of foster…

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Learning BSL – Sign Together UK

Sam speaks to Steph Walklett from Sign Together UK about their Level 1 and Level 2 BSL Sign Language learning courses, the prominence of using BSL and what more can be done to educate and increase awareness of the value of sign language. Radio Horton · Learning BSL – Sign Together UK Find out more about their courses on the…

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Happy Birthday to our NHS!

The National Health Service (NHS) is today celebrating 75 years of providing health services. Founded in 1948, the NHS became the first universal health system that was free at the point of delivery and available to everyone, something that has continued to this day. Key stages of the NHS include Britains first kidney transplant took place in 1971 and the…

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New CT scanner for the Horton General Hospital

The Horton General Hospital, which is part of Oxford University Hospitals, has acquired a new Siemens GoTop CT scanner. The Horton hospital was the only acute hospital site within the Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System (BOB ICS) that did not have two CT scanners. This meant that both emergency department patients and inpatients needing scans during any planned…

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Local group NOxDAB wins digital radio licence

Radio Horton, the health and wellbeing broadcaster for Banbury and surrounding areas, will soon be available across North Oxfordshire and parts of South Northamptonshire on small scale DAB, after local group, NOXDAB was awarded the areas digital radio licence by regulator Ofcom. NOxDAB, the local applicant hoping to operate a digital radio multiplex for Banbury, Brackley and Bicester, has today…

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