Radio Horton at 50: Anniversary broadcasts over the weekend

Ted Hanson, Radio Horton founder
Ted Hanson, Radio Horton founder

Radio Horton is holding a series of events and broadcasts over the weekend to mark the station’s landmark 50th anniversary.

The station based at the Horton General Hospital started life on July 7 1964.

The events are as follows:

Today (Friday) 10am – broadcasting live from Star UK Travel, (Sponsors of Request Time) in Broad Street - with John and Maria Mayo

2pm – broadcasting live from the Carriage Company, (Sponsors of the Chart Show) in Calthorpe Street - with Stewart Green and Ian Fleming

Saturday July 5:

10am – live broadcast from Trinder’s Toy and Model Shop, (Main sponsor of Radio Horton) in Broad Street – with James Hulbert and Sam Smette

2pm – live broadcast from The Ridings Care Home, home of founder Ted Hanson MBE (the Lord Mayor of Banbury will be in attendance), (Sponsors of the The Golden Years) in Calder Close, off Daventry Road – with Bob Dainty and Lisa Simmons (Ted Hanson will also be in attendance)

4pm-8pm, at Stanbridge Hall in Banbury - private Social event for all Radio Horton members - members only. June Snowden, President of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, will present a number of Long Service Awards to volunteers at the station who have generously donated their time freely for 10 years or more.

Sunday July 6

Live link to People’s Park in Banbury to join in with this year’s Town Mayor’s Sunday event

For more details about the station and the anniversary visit: