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Local radio joining forces

Contributed by editor on Jan 12, 2005 - 09:01 AM

LOCAL RADIO JOINS FORCES


Next Monday (17th January), competition and rivalry will be put aside as
the local radio station KMfm, formerly Folkestone and Dover's Neptune Radio,
will be joining other UK commercial radio stations to create UK Radio Aid.


The fundraising station will specifically focus on
raising money for the children affected by the Asian Tsunami and support them as
they to start to rebuild their lives and look to the future.



The Stations will
suspend broadcasting their usual schedules from 6am to 6pm , and air one single
star-studded programme to an estimated audience of over 20 million listeners
across 200+ stations, the biggest ever UK commercial radio audience.



Those taking part have agreed to donate one day’s
profits. Listeners will be asked to donate one hour of their time or money to the appeal.



Mark Story, chairman of UK Radio Aid said: � I am immensely proud of and
grateful to our colleagues across commercial radio who when asked for an
extraordinary response to this disaster were all in immediate agreement to unite
for this very special day.



"Although this is a response to a tragedy, the day will be very much about
hope, with a lot of fun and extraordinary entertainment thanks to the generosity
of the artists, presenters and radio companies involved."



Listeners will be able to donate via phone, text or by clicking on www.ukradioaid.com.