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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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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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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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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Record breaking funds raised by Radio Horton at Sainsbury’s Festive Fundraiser

North Oxfordshire’s Hospital Radio station, Radio Horton has accomplished a record-breaking number of donations, raising £800.00 at its annual festive fundraiser which took place at the Oxford Road branch of Sainsbury’s on 22nd December 2018. Intrepid volunteers from the station provided entertainment to shoppers as they entered the supermarket, helping to spread festive cheer to shoppers and staff. Santa Claus…

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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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Banbury Campaign for cleaner air

NEWS: There are calls for a campaign in Banbury to try and tackle the problem of air pollution. It’s after Hennef Way was named the worst place in Oxfordshire for deadly nitrogen dioxide. The road has double the legal amount. Vic Walton, former presenter of Radio Horton Kidz brings us this report: (courtesy of BanburySound 107.6fm) Campaign to tackle toxic…

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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 calls for Your Horton Memories

On Thursday 5th July, the NHS (National Health Service) is celebrating its seventieth anniversary. With events taking place at hospitals across the country, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton is marking the occasion with a series of broadcasts entitled “Your Horton Memories” and is calling on the help of the Banbury community, as well as current and former Horton staff…

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