Radio Horton Celebrates 50 Years on Air

Radio Horton proudly celebrates fifty years of hospital radio on 7th July 2014. In celebration, the station has organised a four-day line up of events and special programmes.

From Friday 4th July – Sunday 7th July Radio Horton will be LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY  from some of its sponsors:

Friday 4th July 2014

10.00am – broadcasting live from Star UK Travel, (Sponsors of Request Time) in Broad Street – with John and Maria Mayo

2.00pm – broadcasting live from the Carriage Company, (Sponsors of the Chart Show) in Calthorpe Street – with Stewart Green and Ian Fleming

Saturday 5th July

10.00am – live broadcast from Trinder’s Toy and Model Shop, (Main sponsor of Radio Horton) in Broad Street – with James Hulbert and Sam Smette

2.00pm – live broadcast from The Ridings Care Home, home of founder Ted Hanson MBE (the Lord Mayor of Banbury will be in attendance), (Sponsors of the The Golden Years) in Calder Close,

Off Daventry Road – with Bob Dainty and Lisa Simmons (Ted Hanson will also be in attendance)

4pm-8pm, at Standbridge Hall in Banbury – private Social event for all Radio Horton members – members only. June Snowden, President of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, will present a number of Long Service Awards to volunteers at the station who have generously donated their time freely for 10 years or more.

Sunday 6th July

11.00am – Stewie’s Sunday Funday meets Easy Sunday, with Stewart Green and Al Smart bringing their programmes together. Stewart and Al team up for an interesting three hours, they will also be going live to the People’s Park in Banbury to join in with the atmosphere at this year’s Town Mayor’s Sunday event

Monday 7th July (actual birthday)

There will be an open studio on this day. Around 70 guests are expected throughout the day including a live interview with Sir Tony Baldry from 8.30am/9am onwards.

Local guests on the day include:

  • Jonathan Rubery, Publicity Manager, Banbury Operatic Society
  • Peter Rowe, Chairman, Banbury Talking Newspaper (Papertalk)
  • Cllr Colin Clarke, Banbury Town Council
  • Cllr Nicholas Turner, Banbury Town Council
  • Margaret Tyrrell, Centre Organiser, British Red Cross Society
  • Sir Tony Baldry, Conservative MP for Banbury
  • Michael Clyne, Caroline Watsham, Cropredy Harlequins
  • Helen Mariner, Head of Fundraising, The Katharine House Hospice
  • Tony Carney, Major Projects Chairman, Rotary Club of Banbury
  • Chris Smithson, Chairman, The Royal British Legion Banbury Branch
  • Steve Martin, Manager and Chris Watts, Sainsbury’s
  • Ronnie Johnson, Star UK Travel
  • Cllr Sean Woodcock, Town Mayor of Banbury
  • Bobby Bragg – Vice-President of Radio Horton

Celebrity Interviews Live On-Air include:

  • Wesley Smith (ITV Anglia/Freelance ITV)
  • Sangeeta Bhabra (ITV Meridian)
  • Fred Dinenage (ITV Meridian)
  • Simon Parkin (ITV Meridian)
  • Amanda Piper (ITV Meridian/Good Morning Britain)
  • Ashley Glazebrook (Ashley) (Twist and Pulse)

8.00am – 10.00pm – HAPPY BIRTHDAY RADIO HORTON, 50 TODAY  – A 14-hour live broadcast to celebrate RH’s 50th Birthday

Including interviews and celebrity messages

  • 8.00am: Kevin Matthews
  • 10.00am: Elizabeth Macleod
  • 12.00pm: Bill Warren
  • 2.00pm:  Maureen Paterson
  • 4.00pm: Stewart Green
  • 6.00pm: Ian Fleming
  • 8.00pm: John and Maria Mayo
  • 10.00pm: THE A TO Z OF RH’S BIRTHDAY – Richard Smith



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