Presenters at Vixen 101 in Market Weighton broke Radio X presenter Chris Moyles’ Guinness World Record

A radio presenter at Vixen 101 broke a Guinness World Record, beating a Radio X presenter’s record, and they have also won an award for their show.

Vixen 101 is based in Market Weighton and Bill Horncastle, 54, has been involved with Vixen 101 since 2005, back when the station was called Vixen 87.

A big achievement for Horncastle and his former co-host Dave Henderson was to briefly hold a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous broadcast at 53 hours.

Vixen 101 control desk

This meant they took the title from Radio X and former BBC 1 presenter Chris Moyles.

However, not long after they were crowned victorious someone else beat the record and became the new Guinness World Record holder.

Horncastle said: “I have now presented over 500 shows without a break.”


His show, called The Fox’s Den, is a three hour show that features unsigned music from local, national and international artists, as well as a guest singing live in the studio every week.

Horncastle said: “In 2018 the show won the ‘Outstanding Media Award’ at the Yorkshire Gig Guide’s Grassroots Awards”.  

Andy Swalwell, 37, is a newer member of the team at Vixen 101 and is an apprentice at the station.

Swalwell said: “Dave has been teaching me the technical side and I have presented a few shows as well.”

He first came to Vixen 101 to help with the running of the station after Paul Stellings, who was the Chairman, Managing Director and Studio Manager, passed away.

Interview with Bill Horncastle and Andy Swalwell from Vixen 101

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