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Radio Horton bridges the gap

Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

Simon & Garfunkel are perhaps best known for coining the phrase “bridge over troubled water”, but Banbury’s hospital, health and wellbeing radio is continuing to build bridges between care home residents and their families, keeping them entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. In April, Radio Horton were approached by local theatre production group, Voices Across Time who delivered a Community Outreach…

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Cheers to Fifty-six years, Radio Horton celebrates 56!

New for 2020: Radio Horton's new magazine

The hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting service for Banbury, Radio Horton is celebrating its fifty-sixth anniversary today (7th July 2020). The station launched in 1964 and was the brainchild of local journalists, the late Ted Hanson MBE and Graham Wilton with the first listeners being greeted by the immortal words “This is Radio Horton calling”. Recent circumstances have meant the…

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More tea, vicar? Oxfordshire Company’s gesture to NHS Volunteers for Volunteers’ Week

This week marks Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June) – an annual celebration organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), recognising the contributions that millions of volunteers make across the country. To celebrate, Banbury’s Radio Horton has been working with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Voluntary Services department in arranging an afternoon tea package courtesy of a local…

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Commemorating VE Day

Radio Horton commemorates VE Day with Absolute Radio

Friday 8th May marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and Banbury’s hospital, health and wellbeing radio station has teamed up with Absolute Radio to bring you an exclusive four hour programme on their pop-up radio station, Absolute Radio 40s, with thanks to the Audio Content Fund. Anchored by broadcasters including Dave Berry, Jason Manford, Leona Graham and Claire Sturgess,…

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Rays of Sunshine – Radio Horton teams up with Voices Across Time

The Voices Across Time Team, Florence Taylor, Joseph Cummings and Hattie Wells

Local theatre production company, Voices Across Time has joined forces with Banbury’s hospital, health and wellbeing radio station, Radio Horton to bring a new programme to listeners in the community, including care home residents and patients at the Horton General Hospital. Based in Oxfordshire, Voices Across Time was formed in 2016 and consists of three core team members alongside a…

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Radio Horton makes donation to Oxford Hospitals Charity

In light of the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Trustees of Radio Horton agreed to make a generous donation of £150 to the Oxford Hospitals Charity, which is supporting staff at the Horton General Hospital who are working in areas directly impacted by the coronavirus. In a letter sent to the Oxford Hospitals Charity, on behalf of the Radio Horton…

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Supermarket sweep for Radio Horton

Radio Horton volunteers, Mel and Chris spreading the festive cheer at Sainsbury's

The hospital, health and wellbeing radio station for Banbury and North Oxfordshire, Radio Horton scored a milestone in its fundraising efforts over the festive season after shoppers of two Banbury supermarkets resulted in raising more than £1,000 for the station. The station held its twenty-ninth Christmas fundraising collection at Sainsbury’s supermarket on Sunday 22nd December 2019, providing music and entertainment…

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Keeping older people well this winter

Age UK Oxfordshire has joined forces once again with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support older people keep well during the colder months. Patients will be supported by Age UK Oxfordshire staff to feel more confident on returning home from hospital, and be helped to access support in the community. This support forms part of the health and…

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Top gong for Horton Hip Fracture Clinic

Horton General Hospital Hip Fracture Team

Patients attending the Horton General Hospital for hip fracture treatment can once again rest assured they’re getting some of the best care as the Hip Fracture Team has once again been named one of the best in the country for the seventh year running. The hospital, which is part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, met all of its…

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