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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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Haddenham Winterfest 2019

By November 16, 2019




Once again, there'll be over 100 types of Real Ale, Lagers, Ciders, Mulled Wine and also a Gin & Wine Bar. There will be food stalls. There's great festive fun too.

Join in the fun with family and friends – if you don’t live in Haddenham – no problem just jump on the 280 from either Oxford or Aylesbury – the bus stop is right by the festival or catch the Chiltern Line and get off at Haddenham and Thame Parkway and we are just a short walk away.

The beer festival and all entertainment is sited under cover in the grounds of Haddenham Community Junior School, Woodways, Haddenham HP17 8DS and its open from 12noon through until 6pm, although last entry is at 5pm.

Entrance is £10 on door (entrance only)

Advance tickets also available which also include a free pint. There are other great discounted deals too. 

Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust have now raised over  £300,000 for good causes in the communities of Thame, Haddenham and surrounding areas since the festivals started in 2004.

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Tickets can also be obtained from the following outlets

Haddenham Garden Centre XT Brewery
Hewitts Mens Hairdresser Haddenham The Egg House Haddenham
Blooming Fruity Haddenham Seven Stars Dinton
Rose and Thistle Haddenham Tickety Brew Haddenham
The Cross Keys Thame Kings Head Haddenham
Eight Bells Long Crendon Rising Sun Haddenham
Haddenham Sports and Social Club The Hop Pole Aylesbury
Vale Brewery  


Red Kite Radio was shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards 2019
The station made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than the 425 entries submitted from community radio stations representing communities from every corner of the UK. We picked up nominations in three categories for their work providing a first-class radio service for Haddenham, Thame & the surrounding villages.

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Our nominees were

Newcomer (new to radio in last 12 months) - Annette (Annie) Luck
Sage Person (Over 60) - Steve Fox
Volunteer of the Year - Chas Large. 

And we're happy to say Chas was awarded SILVER in his category of Volunteer of the Year. His certificate was collected by Steve and Annie as he could not attend in person.

Chas' Certificate at the Awards

Well done to Chas and lets hope next year we can go for and win GOLD in one of the categories.

August 2019: Trying to think of things for the children to do during the summer holidays, Annie suggested they use the Red Kite Radio Voicebox to promote local events.

Annie's daughter Olivia was listening to our volunteer promotion, you know the one that starts "I'm Chas from Chinnor..." added “and I’m Bateman from Risborough” and then continued to talk along to the AD which made Annie laugh and then thinking, how about you guys make your own promo for Red Kite Radio?

Alfie 13, Olivia 13 and Tahliya 9 have all grown up together as they are neighbours actually more like brothers and sisters. Both Alfie and Tahliya are very involved in Theatre, Acting and TV, so they were more than happy to give this a go, especially as Olivia joined Risborough Youth Theatre at the beginning of the year.

They got together in our studio one Tuesday afternoon and recorded the promo below, the only problem I have now is controlling all their ideas they now have !

As mentioned they call them selves the Juice Gang as all their middle names begin with J! AJ, OJ, TJ. So why not get involved with Red Kite Radio yourself.

Summerfest 2019

By September 06, 2019

5th July 2019: Once more we were happy to promote, support and sponsor this annual event. It's through Summerfest that Red Kite Radio was born and we're forever grateful to the Haddenham Beer Festival Trust for their support which we try to repay each year.

Once again the day went well, the weather was quite good though a little chilly for some. No rain thankfully. The bands were great and the food too but of course the Beer was the best part. What a selection. 

Here's our team and Gazebo on the day.

RKR Team Summerfest 2019Summerfest 2019 Gazebo

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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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