About us

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.

We started out as a team of friends from Haddenham and Thame who all had worked in commercial radio with an idea of creating a pop up radio station for 2 weeks per year to celebrate the Haddenham Beer Festival. So ‘Summerfest Radio’ was born. We did it 4 years in a row with a lot of support from the community to go for a full time community radio licence and widen our reach to focus on Thame, Haddenham and the surrounding villages. We have a number of local presenters. The team is a mix of young and old from all areas, with a vast repertoire of music knowledge and preferences. We’re always keen to build the team so anyone can come in and give it a go after completing our training. We train the presenters in the studio to operate the desk and control the playlist system.

Red Kite Radio & Media Ltd is very proud to be a part of the community radio network. There are over 600 community stations in the UK

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Daily schedule

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Monday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Monday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Red Kite Breakfast

Red Kite Breakfast
Monday 7:00am till 10:00am BST

Get out of bed with Steve and Annette every morning with a mix of local news, travel and weather. We’ve got birthdays, weird facts and a quiz of the day to
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The Mid-Morning Show

The Mid-Morning Show
Monday 10:00am till 2:00pm BST

From Mid morning to late lunch, join Howard as he plays a selection of music to suit every taste and help you through your day, with News, Weather, Interviews
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The Afternoon Show

The Afternoon Show
Monday 2:00pm till 4:00pm BST

The Afternoon Show with Ian Sandford Early afternoons with great music and local news. Ian keeps you up to date with the day's happenings.
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Drivetime

Drivetime
Monday 4:00pm till 6:00pm BST

Drivetime with Melv Warner taking you home from school or work with traffic and travel news.
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Seventies Rewind with Howard Bond

Seventies Rewind with Howard Bond
Monday 7:00pm till 9:00pm BST

From glam rock to disco, from soul and Philly to reggae, you’ll hear it all. That's the Seventies Rewind with Howard Bond
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Tuesday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Tuesday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Red Kite Breakfast

Red Kite Breakfast
Tuesday 7:00am till 10:00am BST

Get out of bed with Steve and Annette every morning with a mix of local news, travel and weather. We’ve got birthdays, weird facts and a quiz of the day to
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The Mid-Morning Show

The Mid-Morning Show
Tuesday 10:00am till 2:00pm BST

From Mid morning to late lunch, join Howard as he plays a selection of music to suit every taste and help you through your day, with News, Weather, Interviews
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The Afternoon Show

The Afternoon Show
Tuesday 2:00pm till 4:00pm BST

The Afternoon Show with Ian Sandford Early afternoons with great music and local news. Ian keeps you up to date with the day's happenings.
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Drivetime

Drivetime
Tuesday 4:00pm till 6:00pm BST

Drivetime with Melv Warner taking you home from school or work with traffic and travel news.
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The Funk, Soul and Dance Show with Clive Hodghton

The Funk, Soul and Dance Show with Clive Hodghton
Tuesday 7:00pm till 9:00pm BST

Tuesday nights on Red Kite Radio all things Soulful, funky and groovy… with perhaps just the merest bias toward the 80s & 90s.
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Wednesday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Wednesday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Red Kite Breakfast

Red Kite Breakfast
Wednesday 7:00am till 10:00am BST

Get out of bed with Steve and Annette every morning with a mix of local news, travel and weather. We’ve got birthdays, weird facts and a quiz of the day to
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The Mid-Morning Show

The Mid-Morning Show
Wednesday 10:00am till 2:00pm BST

From Mid morning to late lunch, join Howard as he plays a selection of music to suit every taste and help you through your day, with News, Weather, Interviews
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The Afternoon Show

The Afternoon Show
Wednesday 2:00pm till 4:00pm BST

The Afternoon Show with Ian Sandford Early afternoons with great music and local news. Ian keeps you up to date with the day's happenings.
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Drivetime

Drivetime
Wednesday 4:00pm till 6:00pm BST

Drivetime with Melv Warner taking you home from school or work with traffic and travel news.
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Red Kite Country with Pete Simester

Red Kite Country with Pete Simester
Wednesday 7:00pm till 9:00pm BST

The best new releases each week... plus some classic country tracks from the world’s biggest stars.
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Thursday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Thursday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Red Kite Breakfast

Red Kite Breakfast
Thursday 7:00am till 10:00am BST

Get out of bed with Steve and Annette every morning with a mix of local news, travel and weather. We’ve got birthdays, weird facts and a quiz of the day to
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The Mid-Morning Show

The Mid-Morning Show
Thursday 10:00am till 2:00pm BST

From Mid morning to late lunch, join Howard as he plays a selection of music to suit every taste and help you through your day, with News, Weather, Interviews
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The Afternoon Show

The Afternoon Show
Thursday 2:00pm till 4:00pm BST

The Afternoon Show with Ian Sandford Early afternoons with great music and local news. Ian keeps you up to date with the day's happenings.
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Drivetime

Drivetime
Thursday 4:00pm till 6:00pm BST

Drivetime with Melv Warner taking you home from school or work with traffic and travel news.
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Sixties Rewind with Steve Fox

Sixties Rewind with Steve Fox
Thursday 7:00pm till 9:00pm BST

A journey through the most exciting decade in pop history. Featuring chart hits, album tracks and more.
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Friday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Friday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Red Kite Breakfast

Red Kite Breakfast
Friday 7:00am till 10:00am BST

Get out of bed with Steve and Annette every morning with a mix of local news, travel and weather. We’ve got birthdays, weird facts and a quiz of the day to
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The Mid-Morning Show

The Mid-Morning Show
Friday 10:00am till 2:00pm BST

From Mid morning to late lunch, join Howard as he plays a selection of music to suit every taste and help you through your day, with News, Weather, Interviews
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The Afternoon Show

The Afternoon Show
Friday 2:00pm till 4:00pm BST

The Afternoon Show with Ian Sandford Early afternoons with great music and local news. Ian keeps you up to date with the day's happenings.
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Drivetime

Drivetime
Friday 4:00pm till 6:00pm BST

Drivetime with Melv Warner taking you home from school or work with traffic and travel news.
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The Weekend Warmup

The Weekend Warmup
Friday 7:00pm till 10:00pm BST

Get warmed up for the coming weekend with great music and more...
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Saturday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Saturday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Weekend Breakfast with James Kershaw

Weekend Breakfast with James Kershaw
Saturday 8:00am till 12:00pm BST

James wakes you on Saturday
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Saturday afternoon with Peter Dawes

Saturday afternoon with Peter Dawes
Saturday 1:00pm till 5:00pm BST

Wind down for a easy Saturday afternoon with Peter as he plays a selection of classic hits and brings you up to date with the local sports action.
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Eighties Rewind with Alex Grout

Eighties Rewind with Alex Grout
Saturday 6:00pm till 10:00pm BST

Saturday night is eighties night across Haddenham. Thame and the villages. We have got it all - from Dance to Electronic, New Romantics to Pop.
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Sunday


The Gold Kite

The Gold Kite
Sunday 12:00am till 1:00am BST

The best from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s
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Weekend Breakfast with James Kershaw

Weekend Breakfast with James Kershaw
Sunday 8:00am till 12:00pm BST

James wakes you on Saturday
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Simon Diegan on Sunday

Simon Diegan on Sunday
Sunday 1:00pm till 5:00pm BST

Taking you through the after lunch recuperation, Simon is our live music expert. Every week he’ll be suggesting the best gigs, the best music events, the best
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Sunday Rocks! with Ian Sandford

Sunday Rocks! with Ian Sandford
Sunday 6:00pm till 10:00pm BST

Four whole hours of the best in classic rock
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