04 May 2019 – On Sunday 5th May the Bluebell Walk and Cycle Ride at Rutland Water returns for 2019. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. We have challenges suitable for all abilities from short walks to a lengthy cycle ride!
Join the hundreds this year at Rutland Water for the annual Bluebell Walk & Cycle Ride to help raise awareness of Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Choose a 2 or 5 mile walk or a 17 or 25 mile cycle ride around Rutland Water, starting at the Whitwell Car Park on the North Shore, postcode LE15 8BL. This years theme is woodland creatures. Radio Fox will be there to see you set off anywhere between 10am to 12 noon. Challenge yourself, friends or just bring the family along for a great time through the tree-lined and bluebell paths of Rutland Water. Find some sponsors for your effort, bring a picnic or use the cafes on site. If you wish don’t forget to take part in the optional fancy dress theme. Come and enjoy a walk through the bluebells and listen to the music of Radio Fox. Or even have a nice cup of tea at The Crafty Fox cafe.
Check out the links below to find out more and get involved:
18 April 2019 – It’s our birthday so stand by for the official opening of the brand new Studio 1 facility at Radio Fox.
As Radio Fox celebrates its 31st birthday the celebrities arrive on the red carpet to declare our shiny new studio 1 officially open. After years of fundraising, even more years of design and construction the new studio will have its ribbon officially cut on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
Yes there will be cake, yes there will be Champagne and Prosecco and much celebrating including a day of live broadcasting. New members and old favourites will all be ‘doing a turn’ on the decks during the day. The full days schedule is shown below.
It couldn’t have been done without the many individuals and businesses of Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare. Thank you every one and thank you also to the Radio Fox fundraisers.
14 March 2019 – Beginning on Saturday 13th April a brand new free exhibition opens at Leicester’s New Walk Museum. Mods: Shaping a Generation explores the sub culture’s impact on society.
Mods: Shaping a Generation tells the story of the 1960’s Mod scene in Leicester and Nottingham, the exhibition focuses on the themes of social, financial and creative freedom via exclusive first-hand eye witness accounts and unpublished images.
Ahead of the Saturday 13th opening Radio Fox resident Mods Jonny Bance and Cliff Wheatcroft host a 2 hour show on Saturday 6th April from 10am. Jonny and Cliff will be spinning sounds from the era and interviewing Shaun Knapp, author and exhibition curator & designer, Joe Nixon co-founder of Arch Creative and musician Kenny Wilson who was a Leicester Mod at the time.
Plus on Wednesday 3rd April at 8pm Radio Fox cool faces Alan T and Paul Knight host 2 hours of the most excellent Mod tuneage from the sub culture. Levi Sta-Prest trousers, Ben Sherman or Brutus shirts, Brogues, and Harrington jackets are definitely not optional. On Sunday 14th April Andy Valentine presents a Pirate Dayz Mod Special. Tune in to Radio Fox at 8am to hear some of the finest Mod music.
The New Walk Museum exhibition also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of The Who’s cult Mod film, Quadrophenia, and will include a screening of the film, Q&A sessions, plus ephemera and original 1960s clothing as seen in the film.
The exhibition also re-visits legendary hang-outs visited by the Leicester and Nottingham Mods including The Nite Owl, The Il Rondo and the Dungeon. Plus a look at the local Mod bands of the time.
13th April 2019 until 30 June 2019 at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Free entry, open 7 days a week:
Monday – Friday 11:00 – 16:30
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
15 January 2019 – Back in 2016 Radio Fox began fundraising to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. All these months later it may have seemed like we had forgotten about it but nothing could be further from the truth.
Our engineering team have been busy all this time and now we are getting very close to completing the project. Very soon on this website you will be able to see the first pictures of our new studio.
Currently we are in the process of fine tuning the audio and associated equipment. At some point in the next couple of months we will be holding an official opening ceremony complete with ‘celebrity’ guests and popping champagne corks…
It must be said that it couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.
The wait is almost over.
Radio Fox presenter Richard Leatherland has been nominated for the UHL Caring At Its Best Award 2018
29 September 2018 – Long serving Radio Fox presenter Richard Leatherland has been nominated for the prestigious Caring At Its Best Award 2018. As well as being a Radio Fox volunteer presenter Richard is also a member of UHL staff.
The annual Caring At Its Best awards ceremony took place recently and saw over 500 staff, volunteers and supporters of Leicester’s Hospitals enjoy an evening of celebration at The Athena in Leicester. Everyone at the event was interested to hear Richard explain all about how Radio Fox supports the patients within Leicester’s Hospitals. As well as being a presenter at Radio Fox Richard has also served on the committee at the station and been involved with fundraising.
The awards are a platform to showcase the hard work of everyone involved in all aspects of Leicester’s Hospitals and to commend the achievements of an extraordinary few.
You can listen to Richard live on Radio Fox every Sunday 6pm to 8pm when he hosts The Sunday Selection, the Sunday patients request show. You can also hear Richard live and loud on The Leather & Denim Rock Show every Saturday from 7pm.
12 September 2018 – The computers are working, the CD players are working, the kettle is working, but for some reason this Friday 14th September 6-2-8 Show vinylmeister Michael Lord will be doing an all vinyl show.
On Friday evening 14th September the unthinkable will happen on Radio Fox… a whole two hours of specially selected vinyl will be showcased on the 6-2-8 Show between 6pm and 8pm show with your host Michael Lord.
All vinyl …. that’s ALL vinyl including the usual award winning features – such as “The Song Doesn’t Remain The Same” “The A-Z Of One Hit Wonders” and “The Mystery Year”
It can’t be done they said…. tune in to see if they were right!! Tune in right now to Listen Live to Radio Fox by clicking here.
If you are under 30 years old you may have no idea what all this vinyl stuff is, if so click here to see what all the fuss is about. Turn the volume up and don’t be afraid of the crackle.
25 August 2018 – Next Saturday 1st September will be the Syston Carnival. As always Radio Fox will be there providing the music, making the announcements, and handing out Radio Fox Magazines and generally spreading love and happiness to all.
The Radio Fox team will be there providing the soundtrack and making the announcements. The carnival will be held in Central Park (that’s Central Park Syston not Central Park New York…) from midday to 5pm. So please come and visit the carnival and stop by the Radio Fox stall and say hi to the Foxy crew. This years theme is The Great American Wild West so feel free to wear your cowboy hat and boots. And yes we will be playing Achy Breaky Heart… Yeee Haww
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11 August 2018 – Starting Wednesday 15th August at 8pm a fabulous new show begins on Radio Fox. Get ready for action when Alan T and Kirstie Peacock (the Radio Fox Girl Wonder in the making) take over the Wednesday evening edition of the Patients Request Show.
From Wednesday 15th August old timer Alan T and new girl Kirstie Peacock take over the reins of the Patients Request Show. With live requests from the wards, competitions, prizes, and features. Call in and join in the fun or sit back and enjoy the ride either way it’s 2 hours of delicious entertainment for free. Email the show on email@example.com
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17 July 2018 – In 2016 Radio Fox began a dedicated fundraising drive to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. You might have thought it had gone quiet since we reached our target and maybe you thought nothing had been happening. How wrong can you be?
Our engineering team have been very busy every week since we reached our target. Much tea has been drunk, plans have been drawn, new wall coverings applied, old floors resurfaced and new carpet laid, new lighting installed, new electric wiring and services, new computer wiring and services fitted. Through the sweltering heat of the summer the team have been sawing, drilling, sanding, wiring, gluing, spraying, staining, varnishing, painting, sweating chiseling, hammering, and tea drinking.
The first thing we bought was the new audio desk although it will be the last thing to be needed in the refurbishment. Currently the team have taken delivery of new furniture and are in the process of planning the layout of the new studio. So next we’ll be putting our carpenters hat’s on and getting out the hammer and nails.
At some point in the coming months everything will be completed and then we will be holding a grand opening and party for the new studio and inviting all the friends and benefactors of Radio Fox to celebrate. Keep your eyes on this website for the big reveal.
It couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.
You’ll notice there are no photos here, that’s because we’re keeping it all under wraps until the great reveal.
5 July 2018 – On this very day 70 years ago our nations greatest institution was founded. The National Health Service is our true national treasure and we are all healthier as a nation because of it.
It was launched by Health Minister Aneurin Bevan on 5th July 1948 and it had at its heart three core principles: That it meet the needs of everyone, that it be free at the point of delivery, and that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay.
Radio Fox is proud to serve the patients of the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust. Our patient entertainment service is also free and will continue to be so. Our volunteers donate their time, talent and expertise for free, 24 hours a day 365 days per year. We also promote other charitable institutions within the hospitals and the local area. Radio Fox has throughout it’s 30 year existence received no official funding. We exist thanks to membership subscriptions and donations from the public, local businesses and supporters.
To celebrate 70 years of the NHS the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust are holding a free party, free to everyone. Please come along to the “Big 7 Tea Party”. The party starts at 2.30pm and will run until 5.30pm.
The Venue will be: Devonshire Place, 78 London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA. Just up from the railway station. The building is air conditioned.