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Speaker Report – Radio Horton – 8 Sept 2023


On 8th September Anthony Brown brought us right up to date with Radio Horton, that long established service based at The Horton General Hospital.
It made its first broadcast in July 1964 and was the brainchild of two local journalists: Ted Hanson and Graham Wilton.
Transmission was from 7.30 p.m. for one hour on a Thursday evening, consisting of patient requests and local news. The show was pre-recorded to tape in Grahams living room, but after a few weeks, the drawbacks of pre-recording became clear and decided they must broadcast live.
At first, they took over the corner of the committee room and shortly after relocated to the Red Cross Library.

With modern technology things have moved on and they now broadcast 24/7 as well as at outside events.

Take a look at their website for an idea of the scale of commitment given by this self-financing community service and see if there are ways you might like to help.

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