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Thursday 28th July 2016: Part time Business Liaison Manager wanted to sell advertising and sponsorship on new radio station.

Red Kite Radio is the new radio station for Thame, Haddenham and surrounding villages, launching in 2017.
Broadcasting from studios at the Haddenham Garden Centre, Red Kite Radio will be the only radio station exclusively serving Thame, Haddenham and surrounding villages. Red Kite Radio will be your radio station with a mix of music from the last 5 decades alongside community news updates, from people and organisations across our broadcast area.

We're looking for a part time Business Liaison Manager:

- You'll sell advertising and sponsorship packages on Red Kite Radio
- Ideally you'll have a background in sales
- A knowledge of the business community in Haddenham, Thame and across our broadcast area would be advantageous
- You'll report directly to the board

This is not your average sales position, we want to build a relationship with businesses. As a not-for-profit radio station, advertisers on Red Kite Radio will be supporting the radio station and its day to day running costs as well as the community that it will serve.

If you'd like to know more and have an informal chat, in the first instance send us an email with a short biog about yourself. Tell us how best you think a not-for-profit community project like Red Kite Radio should engage with businesses in our community.

Closing date: Mon 15 August 2016.

Red Kite Radio is the brainchild of a group of radio professionals with backgrounds in national and local radio. Over the last four years, the founding directors staged the four successful Summerfest Radio broadcasts in support of the Haddenham Beer Festival.

Wednesday 20th April 2016: Haddenham and Thame to get their very own full time radio station

The team behind a series of short term radio broadcasts to support and promote Haddenham's summer beer festivals, has been awarded a full time radio licence by the government regulator Ofcom.

Red Kite Radio, based at the Haddenham Garden Centre, won the five-year licence after convincing the body that this area deserves and can sustain a full time version of its successful Summerfest Radio broadcasts.

Covering Haddenham, Thame and all of the surrounding villages, the team of volunteers, with professional backgrounds in national and local radio, have operated three highly successful short term broadcasts supporting and promoting the Haddenham summer beer festivals (Summerfest) with a fourth due to hit the airwaves this June.

Summerfest Radio began life after a conversation in a pub and has grown ever since, heavily supporting the beer festival, which has also grown significantly during the four summers it has been on the air.

Pete MacFarlane, General Manager of Red Kite Radio said: "We are all delighted to be awarded this licence by Ofcom. The regulator can clearly see the huge amount of support from charities, groups and residents of both Haddenham and Thame for what we do. We'd like to thank the people and organisations who took the time to write and support our application and those who participated in our application research."

Red Kite Radio will continue to support the Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust, promoting not just one but both its annual fundraisers; "Being on air 365 days a year means we will now be able to promote the Winterfest event and cover the various beneficiaries and the subsequent grant awards by the trust throughout the year," added Pete MacFarlane. On air 24 hours a day, the station will cover and promote local news and issues, charities, schools, sports clubs, churches, community groups and offer radio skills training courses to people in the area.

The Red Kite Radio team has two years to launch the FM radio station. Local businesses will have the opportunity to promote themselves through cost effective radio advertising and at the same time know that they are helping to fund a unique broadcast service in the area.

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