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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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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Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

North Oxfordshire’s Hospital, Health and Well Being broadcasting service has launched a brand-new broadcasting service, expanding its listenership into Glebefields Care Home in Drayton. Radio Horton has been trialling its exclusive weekly radio programme to Glebefields since July and after a successful official launch last week as the Glebefields team celebrated receiving its rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).…

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New Year, New Volunteer: Radio Horton Appeals for Ward Visitors

Horton General Hospital

Banbury’s hospital broadcasting service, Radio Horton is appealing for new volunteers to come forward to assist with visiting and spending time with patients at the Horton General Hospital, collecting music requests for its weekday evening request programmes. The appeal comes following incumbent volunteer ward visitor sickness or holiday and the station is now unable to fulfil its ward visiting rounds…

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A week of celebrations for Radio Horton

President of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, June Snowden presents John & Maria Mayo with HBA Long Service Awards for 20 years and 10 years respectively.

Last week saw the commemoration of two very special events take place at the Horton General Hospital, as the NHS celebrated seventy years on 5th July, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton was also preparing for a ceremony of its own birthday, which took place two days later. On Saturday 7th July, Radio Horton held an event at its studios…

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Radio Horton brings Fairport to patients

Morris On, who played the first set of Saturday, being interviewed by Radio Horton’s Lisa Simmons

With one of the country’s biggest summer festivals in full swing, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton was delighted to be able to bring content and exclusive interviews to patients in the Horton General Hospital across the weekend. Now in its 37th year, the event – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2017 – was a landmark occasion as the Fairport Convention band celebrated its…

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Royal recognition for former Radio Horton volunteers

Two former volunteers of Banbury’s hospital radio station were recently invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace to rub shoulders with members of the Royal Family, together with more than 5000 delegates, in recognition for their contribution to the voluntary sector. Now heard on community radio, Stewart Green and Ian Fleming have built up a combined experience of more…

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Warwickshire company launches ‘Social Careline’

Careline Group's Managing Director, Abby Symons

A South Warwickshire company launched a new telephone and communication service designed to help busy relatives stay in contact with their loved ones throughout the working day and beyond. Managing Director, Abby Symons joins  Radio Horton’s Maureen Paterson on Live at Three to tell us more. The Careline Group is a Stratford-upon-Avon business whose roots lie in the elder care…

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