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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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David Bowie Statue

By March 26, 2018

Sunday 25th March 2018 saw the unveiling of the world’s first statue to David Bowie under the Long Lionel Arches in Aylesbury’s Market Square.
The statue celebrates David Bowie’s links with the Friars nightclub where he is said to have introduced the character of Ziggy Stardust in July 1972.
Visitors to the event had the chance to view the unveiling on a big screen in the Market Square and the day was rounded off with a concert at the Waterside Theatre featuring Marillion, Howard Jones, John Otway and The Dung Beatles.

See more about the statue and Des's Videos of the event on our Facebook Page.

Photo courtesy of Des Withey Photography.

Saturday 9th December was the date for Winterfest from the Haddenham Beer Festival. It ran from midday to 6pm at Banks Park in Haddenham. There was live music, hot and cold food and Winterfest was the last opportunity this year to buy Kirsty’s delicious Scotch Eggs!

All the money raised goes towards local good causes.

Red Kite Radio was there, and we're looking out for the best Christmas Hat – the winner, Bob Bleasdale, with his hat with a flap that pops up to reveal Santa, won a bottle of champagne!

Here are a few photos from the day. Click the thumbnail to open the photo.

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Since we began broadcasting in June 2017, we have come a long way. More advertisers have signed up and though some very generous donations from local groups and businesses, we have improved a lot of our equipment.

As with any business however, things don’t always go smoothly, especially in an area where a lot of strong personalities are involved, so sadly we have said farewell to a number of founder members of Red Kite Radio but of course we are forever thankful for all their efforts in getting the station started and up and running.

We now have some more very talented broadcasters on the team and some have even joined the operating Board of Directors. Bringing with them skills and expertise that have improved our operations and boosted our output.

We are still looking to encourage some more local folk to get involved both with the broadcasting duties but also with technical and sales operations. So if you’re interested in joining our growing team, do get in touch by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you belong to a community group, charity, club or body working in Thame, Haddenham and the surrounding villages?

In the coming weeks, in the run up to our launch, we’re holding a series of community presentations at our new Haddenham Garden Centre studios.

During the short meet and greet you’ll learn about our plans, what we’ll sound like and how your organisation can benefit from Red Kite Radio.

To join us please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Freetime, the Red Kite Radio what’s on guide…

Freetime is the name of the hourly what’s on guide you’ll hear on Red Kite Radio. We’ll publicise your organisation’s event for free. Fetes, dog shows, jumbles sales, concerts, gigs, fun runs and much more will feature on Red Kite Radio Freetime. If you’re organising an event, are a not for profit organisation and would like free publicity, please get in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tell us your news…

Red Kite Radio will be providing regular community information updates on the local organisations, schools, clubs, churches, and groups. If you have something you want to shout about please be sure to tell us. Please add us to your regular mailing list for updates and press releases: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Red Kite Radio. c/o Haddenham Garden Centre, 121 Stanbridge Road, Haddenham,
01844 299107
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