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Volunteer at Radio Horton

Volunteer at Radio Horton

With 51 years of radio broadcasting under its belt and as Banbury’s only hospital radio station, Radio Horton is looking to broaden its team of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to be involved in a great team and help with various roles at this friendly and fun loving station, including presenting, visiting wards, attending outside […]


Radio Horton co-founder dies

Radio Horton co-founder dies

The co-founder of north Oxfordshire’s hospital Radio Horton, Ted Hanson (MBE) sadly passed away on the morning of Tuesday 5th May. Bob Dainty: We will miss him terribly. But his legacy will always live on at the station.” Ted had been suffering from a long-term illness and had recently been relocated from The Ridings Care […]


HBA Honours Radio Horton Co-Founder With Lifetime Achievement Award

HBA Honours Radio Horton Co-Founder With Lifetime Achievement Award

Ted Hanson MBE, the co-founder of Banbury’s hospital radio station Radio Horton, has scooped the prestigious top award from the UK’s Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) this year, for his outstanding contribution to hospital radio over the last 50 years. Jim Simpson: “He’s described as an inspiration and, despite deteriorating health is still held in the highest […]


Dynamic duo unite to help Banbury charity radio station

Dynamic duo unite to help Banbury charity radio station

  Two local businesses have come together to rescue outside broadcasts for the Horton General Hospital’s Radio Horton. Bob Dainty: I looked on the internet to find a gazebo as a temporary measure and found Banbury-based Gazeboshop.co.uk. The station’s trusty outside broadcast trailer has become dangerous to use after many years of sterling service. A […]


Radio Horton Celebrates 50 Years on Air

Radio Horton Celebrates 50 Years on Air

Radio Horton proudly celebrates fifty years of hospital radio on 7th July 2014. In celebration, the station has organised a four-day line up of events and special programmes. From Friday 4th July – Sunday 7th July Radio Horton will be LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY  from some of its sponsors: Friday 4th July 2014 10.00am – […]


Radio Horton raises funds for Hospital Hoist

Radio Horton raises funds for Hospital Hoist

Banbury’s Horton General Hospital is one step closer to gaining a vital piece of equipment, thanks to the generosity of the town’s Sainsbury shoppers and volunteers at Radio Horton. Radio Horton’s annual collection at the Oxford Road superstore last December, raised a total of £613.28. This was significantly up on the previous year’s figure of […]


Radio Horton raises £251 for Hospital

Radio Horton raises £251 for Hospital

Radio Horton has lent its support once again to the Horton General Hospital, which is to benefit from £251 raised by the hospital’s radio station team members at its annual collection at Sainsbury’s in Banbury, last December. Volunteer station team members John Webb and Bob Dainty were on hand to present the cheque earlier this […]