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Radio Horton celebrates 53 years with a weekend of events

Radio Horton celebrates 53 years with a weekend of events

Banbury’s hospital radio station has celebrated its fifty-third birthday by providing public address and entertainment in a weekend of events across the local community. Radio Horton broadcast its first programme to patients of the Horton General Hospital on the 7th July 1964, to the words “This is Radio Horton calling”, the voices of Ted Hanson […]


Tuesday Night Project speaks with The Uninvited & Ian Keith of Bodfest

Tuesday Night Project speaks with The Uninvited & Ian Keith of Bodfest

Lisa Simmons sat in for Bob Dainty on last week’s Tuesday Night Project and spoke with Claire from local Banbury band, The Uninvited ahead of their performance at Bodfest 2017, and Ian Keith a committee member and organiser of Bodfest. Claire joined the band in 2002, and sits alongside Susan (vocals), Bungi (drums), Josie (guitar) […]


Cornbury Finalé around the corner

Cornbury Finalé around the corner

Cornbury Music Festival announced earlier this year that the festival will come to an end in 2017. The finalé, held in Great Tew Park, near Chipping Norton is set to be a memorable occasion with a fantastic line up, which welcomes back artists who have performed at the festival in previous years. Hugh Phillimore, Director […]


Busy weekend of events for Radio Horton

Busy weekend of events for Radio Horton

Radio Horton was out in the community over the past weekend (10th & 11th)  at three summer events, Banbury Academy’s Family Fun Day, Christopher Rawlins PTFA Adderbury Summer Fete and the Banbury & District Show,   Our intrepid team of volunteers split into two teams so we could simultaneously cover both events on the Saturday […]


Over 1,000 turn out at Deer Jam 2017

Over 1,000 turn out at Deer Jam 2017

Radio Horton was once again proud to support this year’s Deer Jam event – the most successful once since the live music and real ale & cider festival started in 2015. Over 1,000 people came along during the course of the day to hear local bands and musicians play live, including Dirty Jack DC, Stevie […]


Why hospital radio volunteers still play a crucial role

Why hospital radio volunteers still play a crucial role

Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) is an annual celebration organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and recognises the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the country. Yet in the current society, with so many organisations needing the support of volunteers to survive, what makes people choose hospital radio? Banbury’s hospital radio […]


Bodfest 2017 Line up Announced

  The BODFEST 17 music line-up features 10 new Bands and Artists on both stages. ALL are local, the f…urthest from Oxford. We have a more varied mixture of genres too including some Original Blues and Modern Country including some very talented artists on our Acoustic Stage, AND how about our 22 member Big Band […]


Help to celebrate great care at the Horton

Help to celebrate great care at the Horton

 Have you or a loved one received fantastic care or treatment at the Horton General Hospital in the past year? Then why not nominate the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who gave you that outstanding care for a special award? Nominations have opened for this years Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust Patients […]


Radio Horton is the chosen charity for this years Deer Jam music festival

Radio Horton is the chosen charity for this years Deer Jam music festival

Radio Horton has been lucky enough to  once again be chosen as the recipient charity for this years Deer Jam music festival this coming June 3rd. We have been at the event for the last few years both introducing the bands and recording the even to play back to the patients of the Horton Hospital. […]


Warwickshire company launches ‘Social Careline’

Warwickshire company launches ‘Social Careline’

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 […]