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The team behind a series of short term radio broadcasts to support and promote Haddenham’s summer beer festivals, has been awarded a full time radio licence by the government regulator Ofcom.
Red Kite Radio, based at the Haddenham Garden Centre, won the five-year licence after convincing the body that this area deserves and can sustain a full time version of its successful Summerfest Radio broadcasts.

Covering Haddenham, Thame and all of the surrounding villages, the team of volunteers, with professional backgrounds in national and local radio, have operated four highly successful short term broadcasts supporting and promoting the Haddenham summer beer festivals (Summerfest).

Summerfest Radio began life after a conversation in a pub and has grown ever since, heavily supporting the beer festival, which has also grown significantly during the four summers it has been on the air.

Pete MacFarlane, said: “We are all delighted to be awarded this licence by Ofcom. The regulator can clearly see the huge amount of support from charities, groups and residents of both Haddenham and Thame for what we do. We’d like to thank the people and organisations who took the time to write and support our application and those who participated in our application research.”

Red Kite Radio will continue to support the Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust, promoting not just one but both its annual fundraisers; “Being on air 365 days a year means we will now be able to promote the Winterfest event and cover the various beneficiaries and the subsequent grant awards by the trust throughout the year,” added Pete MacFarlane. On air 24 hours a day, the station will cover and promote local news and issues, charities, schools, sports clubs, churches, community groups and offer radio skills training courses to people in the area.

The Red Kite Radio team are hoping to launch in Spring 2017

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Red Kite Radio Logo3This is the new logo, unveiled summer 2016 for Red Kite Radio. The station will broadcast across Thame, Haddenham and the surrounding villages from the Haddenham Garden Centre when it launches next year.

“You’ll be seeing this logo around our community an awful lot over the coming months” said Mark Zeall. “We wanted something that was bright and summed up the beautiful birds which fly above our broadcast area.”

The team of professional broadcasters behind the service are hoping to launch in the Spring of 2017 with an offering of news, information and music. Listeners, community groups, schools and many organisations will be able to get on the air through the use of technology and smartphones, details of which will be released in due course.

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    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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