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Commercial radio unites across UK in tribute to Manchester victims

Commercial radio unites across UK in tribute to Manchester victims

Hundreds of local and national commercial radio stations will be broadcasting the One Love Manchester benefit concert live on Sunday June 4. It is being held at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, commencing at 7pm. The tribute will raise money through the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund for the victims and families affected by the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22. Coverage is expected from around 6.30pm to 10.00pm.

Siobhan Kenny, Chief Executive of Radiocentre said:  “In a great spirit of cooperation, I am delighted that so many commercial radio stations have come together to provide coverage of this important tribute concert. We wish the organisers well, pulling together an event of this scale at such short notice. It is bound to be unforgettable and a fitting tribute.”

Radiocentre is the industry body for commercial radio. We work on behalf of over 40 stakeholders who operate 278 licensed radio stations across the UK and represent 90% of commercial radio in terms of listening and revenue. Commercial radio reaches 63.9% of the population each week.

Manchester City Council, in conjunction with the Red Cross, launched the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The Manchester Evening News, who launched the We Stand Together appeal have now joined forces with the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. All net proceeds from the concert will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

More information on the fund is available from the Red Cross here. An official JustGiving page is here.

Any station wishing to take the live feed should contact newsdesk@radiotoday.co.uk for more information.

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