We are the community radio station for Thame, Haddenham and the surrounding villages…
Based in the grounds of Haddenham Garden Centre, we’ve been on air since June 2017. A not-for-profit organisation, our remit is to serve the community with Classic Hits from the 60’s to today, News and Information. We are funded by Advertising, Sponsorship and Grants from supporting organisations.
We started out as a team of friends from Haddenham and Thame who all had worked in commercial radio with an idea of creating a pop up radio station for 2 weeks per year to celebrate the Haddenham Beer Festival. So ‘Summerfest Radio’ was born. We did it 4 years in a row with a lot of support from the community to go for a full-time community radio license and widen our reach to focus on Thame, Haddenham and the surrounding villages. We have a number of local presenters. The team is a mix of young and old from all areas, with a vast repertoire of music knowledge and preferences. We’re always keen to build the team so anyone can come in and give it a go after completing our training. We train the presenters in the studio to operate the desk and control the playlist system.
In 2019 we were nominated for three national awards at the Community Radio Station Awards
Red Kite Radio & Media Ltd is very proud to be a part of the community radio network. There are over 600 community stations in the UK and you can see our Ofcom Entry for Red Kite Radio. We have a fairly unique coverage area which you can see by downloading a map by clicking here.
Company Number: 9779459 – V.A.T. Number: GB 328658076