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Local hero receives coveted British Citizen Award

Local hero receives coveted British Citizen Award

An inspirational man from Banbury, Oxfordshire, received a prestigious British Citizen Award for Services to Volunteering & Charitable Giving, at the Palace of Westminster on 24th January 2019. Andrew has been helping the disabled, poor, elderly and unemployed for 12 years as a volunteer ad-visor. He set up Banburyshire Advice Centre, a charity which he […]


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

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 […]


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

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

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 […]


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 our own former kids show presenter brings us this report : (courtesy of […]


A week of celebrations for Radio Horton

A week of celebrations for Radio Horton

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 […]


Radio Horton calls for Your Horton Memories

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 […]


Royal recognition for former Radio Horton volunteers

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 […]


Sing Day on June 16th gives young and old a chance to try singing together

Sing Day on June 16th gives young and old a chance to try singing together

A Sing Day on June 16th is bringing together a rare combination of Oxfordshire’s musical talents for a day of singing and performance, which all members of the public with an interest in singing are invited to join. Peter Hunt, one of Oxfordshire’s most popular choral conductors, and editor of the ‘Voiceworks’, a handbook of […]


Human Story Theatre launches third play within a year

Human Story Theatre launches third play within a year

Hot off the heels of becoming a charity Human Story Theatre are launching their latest play DRY in January. After two successful productions earlier this year: Flat 73 (supported by the Samaritans) and The Fourth Dog (supported by Against Breast Cancer and Maggie’s) Oxford based Human Story Theatre are premiering DRY at Arts at the […]


Radio Horton shortlisted for National Hospital Radio Award

Radio Horton shortlisted for National Hospital Radio Award

Banbury’s hospital radio station kick-started 2018 with exciting news following the announcement of a nomination in the Best Special Event category at the prestigious annual National Hospital Radio Awards for its coverage of Fairport’s Cropredy Convention. The station was delighted to be offered the unique privilege of bringing content and exclusive interviews from one of […]