Radio Horton honours long serving volunteers
Published: 21 December 2020
Former councillor Liz MacLeod is one of three volunteers at hospital broadcasting station Radio Horton to receive long service awards.
Liz, who celebrates fifteen years at the station in 2021, has presented flagship news and current affairs programme Live At Three since 2006.
She said: “Radio Horton became a very important part of my life after I retired from a career in business and later as a Cherwell District councillor. My programme gives me the chance to play music, talk about news and current affairs, and interview a wide variety of guests.”
Also receiving awards are Jane Holland and Ray Kent who are both celebrating two decades at the station.
Jane said: “I can't believe it’s 20 years since I was a patient on F ward and had a chat with Radio Horton co-founder Ted Hanson and became involved.”
She added: “I’ve enjoyed every moment.”
Ray presented a Friday evening request programme for fifteen years until an accident prevented her from carrying on – but she has remained active with the station in other ways.
She said: “Working with Radio Horton has been a pleasure. I’ve received far more than I’ve given.”
Long service certificates are normally presented in person by the President of the Hospital Broadcasting Association June Snowden – but this year coronavirus meant that couldn’t happen.
Instead, Radio Horton committee members decided to personally deliver the certificates to recipients’ homes.
June said: “I am always delighted to hear about dedicated volunteers who give so much time not only to their station but also to their community.
“I wish I could have been there to present the certificates myself but that wasn’t possible. But I hope they keep up the wonderful work they are doing.”
Radio Horton trustee Bill Warren said: “Congratulations to our three volunteers for their loyalty, commitment and dedication. They are an inspiration to us all.”
Pictured at their front doors (left to right) are Jane, Liz and Ray.