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Des Withey

September 25, 2017

Des itakes you through the morning to lunchtime during the week and on those lazy Sunday afternoons.

I Began Radio in 1986, in Henley- on- Thames with Media Air Studios, My radio career began with me making Commercials and Voice overs during this time. In 1995, I joined MIX 96 as an outside broadcast man, with many roles including, standing in on live breakfast show news and weather broadcasts. Title roles included Sponsored features with a local business crowd every week, for a LIVE broadcast link via studio. Other included MIX 96 Roadshows , with more than 190 other live broadcasts and more than 50 recorded interviews and features.

In year 2000, I moved to 1170AM and presented live shows and more outside broadcasts, including Celebrity interviews. I was the anchor man for the big switch on of Christmas lights with” Colin Baker”( Dr. Who), and I entertained an audience in excess of 6000 people. Made a television programme for Channel 4 in May 2005, A one hour long programme all about a grade II listed building which I was renovating.

I used to regularly present shows on Radio Seagull 1602am on Drive Time and Lunchtime show. I also Presented the Breakfast show on Wycombe Sound 87.9FM bring fun and great music to Breakfast. A recent interview with the local job centre managers, led to 6 people being employed,as a direct result of my interview in the studio.

Now a daytime presenter on Red Kite Radio 107.2 FM

You can contact Des via email, Facebook and his Twitter Feed using the buttons above left.

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September 04, 2017

“Get involved…volunteer, contribute and be a part of Red Kite Radio”

As a community radio station, Red Kite Radio is at the heart of our town and villages 24 hours a day - 365 days a year. In order to fill our station with essential news and community information we need your help.

If you are a local club, group, charity, school, voluntary group, business, sports team etc…please add us to your database, tell us tell us your news.

You can get in touch in a number of ways; by email (community (at), Facebook, Twitter (@redkiteonair) and via our unique VoiceBox.


We will be inviting you to take part in our service. Very soon we will launch a series of radio training schemes at our Haddenham studios. We’re also looking to hear from people who might like to lend a hand with publicity, distribution of leaflets or admin.

Please use the Contact Page to find out more about volunteering at Red Kite Radio or email


You can also support us by making a donation. This will help pay for running costs and essential equipment needed to keep us on-air

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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.


Contact us

Red Kite Radio. c/o Haddenham Garden Centre, 121 Stanbridge Road, Haddenham,
01844 299107
Mobile: 07599 789176
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