Radio Horton was launched on the 7th July 1964 by local journalists, Ted Hanson MBE and Graham Wilton. We provide a wide variety of programming to suit our diverse range of listeners at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Why not have a look at our schedule, we’re sure there’s something for your ears to enjoy.

In this section, you’ll find all the information you need to know about the History of Radio Horton, details and services within the Horton General Hospital, as well as volunteering and supporting Radio Horton either through donation or sponsorship.

Volunteer with Us

Find out about what’s entailed in being a volunteer at Radio Horton, our available volunteering opportunities, register to attend our next open evening, or apply to become a member online.

Sponsors & Supporters

Sponsors & SupportersWe are extremely grateful to the continued support of local businesses and organisations for supporting us. See details of our sponsors here and find out more about our sponsorship packages.

Fundraising & Donations

Want to fundraise for Radio Horton? Perhaps a sponsored fundraiser or campaign. We’d love to hear from you. You can also donate to Radio Horton via a number of methods. The fastest and safest way to donate is via BT MyDonate.

Support Us

If you would like to have your logo displayed on Radio Horton’s website, or on a promotional trailer played at the beginning of a programme, why not consider supporting us for a monthly donation?
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Horton General Hospital

Horton General Hospital
We’re passionate about supporting the Horton Hospital and the Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Whether you’re in hospital, or just want more information, see our handy links to services and facilities at the Horton.

Radio Horton – History

Radio Horton co-founders, Ted Hanson and Graham Wilton, with other members on Radio Horton's launch day

“Where did it all begin?”, “Radio Horton – since 1964, really?!” are questions we are often asked. Ted & Graham launched Banbury’s hospital radio station on 7th July 1964. Little did they realise just how successful Radio Horton would become.