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This is the Red Kite Radio blog, a diary of our achievements and events we've been involved in.
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It's been an interesting, amazing, sad and joyous two years but we're still here. It's happy second birthday to us today. Our first offiicial broadcast was on Sunday 18th June 2017. It took a lot of hard work, long hours of planning and preparation, lots of form filling, meetings and fund raising, but we made it.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our Sponsors and Advertisers past and present, our supporters and of course our volunteers who work tirelessly to give their time and expertise to keep Red Kite Radio on the air, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you one and all, happy birthday and here's to the next year.

WOW! What a day we had at Haddenham Fete. The rain held off thank goodness but we were nearly blown away by the winds. The one thing I didn't cater for, so we struggled to pin down the Gazebo, thankfully, rope was on hand and a few metal spikes allowed us to anchor it. As you can see in the picture below.

RKR Gazebo at Haddenham Fete 2019

The team were there in force, Steve, Annie, James, Peter, Chas and Chris. We had a great day, meeting lots of Haddenham residents and visitors, capturing a few soundbites and running a small competition. The question was: "What is the name HADDENHAM commonly thought to mean?" and the answer is "Hadda's Homestead". The winner was Danny Prendergast who wins a Red Kite Radio, Radio.
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Here are a few more photos from the day.

RKR Gazebo at Haddenham Fete 2019RKR Gazebo at Haddenham Fete 2019RKR Gazebo at Haddenham Fete 2019RKR Gazebo at Haddenham Fete 2019RKR Gazebo at Haddenham Fete 2019

You can read more about the fete at the Haddenham Fete Facebook Page.

“You’d help me out if I need a favour wouldn’t you Steve?”
“Of course, Annie”
“You’d chase a spider out of the bath for me?”
“Yes”
“You’d fight off big dogs?”
“Certainly”
“Walk over a bed of hot coals?”
“Obviously”
“Fine, here’s your sponsorship form, we go Friday at 7pm”
And that’s how I got conned into walking across burning coals by our new presenter Annie.
So, on the Friday night we arrived at Aylesbury Rugby Club and presented ourselves to the organisers.
Perhaps the most worrying thing of the night was signing the disclaimer saying that you knew that fire-walking was dangerous and if you got injured – well it was tough luck.
We had excellent preparation and training from UKFirewalk and then we went out to face the heat.
Having completed the walk we interviewed many of the people who took part and got some great clips for our breakfast show and a bigger version which you can access below.
Thanks so much to the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, UKFirewalk and all of the walkers who helped make it such an enjoyable night.
Annie and I would also like to thank all our sponsors who allowed us to raise over £450 for this extraordinary charity.
My only worry is what Annie will think up next,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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On Saturday the Red Kite Radio team descended on the ASM Stadium, home of Thame United FC for the match against Aylesbury. Station director Chris Long,assisted by Saturday afternoon presenter Steve Fox, sports reporter Peter Dawes, Howard Bond, Melv Warner and Peter Gerhardi were on hand to witness a superb display of football by the lads in a 4:1 victory which keeps Thame United's hopes of a play-off alive.

Listeners were kept posted on progress in the match and there was also an interview with a member of the Under 14 squad who played their match before the main event. Our grateful thanks to Jake Collinge, Carl Catling and the staff at Thame United for their hospitality on what was also a special sponsors' day at the ground."

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  • 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.

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