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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 […]


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 […]


Banbury honours Battle of Britain Heroes

Banbury honours Battle of Britain Heroes

Banbury residents turned out in force on Sunday to honour the country’s Battle of Britain heroes. A military and civic parade marched from Broad Street, along High Street, round The Cross into Horsefair and then to St Mary’s Church for a memorial service. After the service the parade marched back down High Street for the […]


Meet Radio Horton at Banbury Canal Day

Meet Radio Horton at Banbury Canal Day

The history of Banbury’s canal will be remembered at a colourful and fun-filled family day out on Sunday October 1. Canal Day this year is ‘on’ again after being cancelled in February because of building work planned for the waterside. Construction work – part of the Castle Quay Two expansion – on the canalside north […]


Old Town Summer Party brings splash of colour to Banbury

Old Town Summer Party brings splash of colour to Banbury

Banbury’s old town area was swathed in sunshine, music and bright colours this weekend as the town celebrated with its annual summer party. Organised by Banbury Town Council and the Old Town Association, Radio Horton was delighted to support the event once again. The event showcases the various independent traders in the area and is also […]


Radio Horton brings Fairport to patients

Radio Horton brings Fairport to patients

With one of the country’s biggest summer festivals in full swing, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton was delighted to be able to bring content and exclusive interviews to patients in the Horton General Hospital across the weekend. Now in its 37th year, the event – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2017 – was a landmark occasion as the […]


Radio Horton to broadcast from Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2017

Radio Horton to broadcast from Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2017

Radio Horton is delighted to be broadcasting from this year’s Fairport Cropredy festival – in the group’s special 50th year (and the event’s 37th)!  Tickets have sold out, but don’t fear, the station will be there recording and interviewing various artists over the three day music festival from 10th – 12 August, so you can […]


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) […]