UWE student radio station enters Radio Aid Charity Appeal

Issue date: 14 January 2005


ISSUE DATE: 14/01/05
The University of the West of England’s student radio station, The Hub 1449am, will join forces with 250 UK commercial broadcasters as they come together to become the biggest ever Radio station, ‘UK Radio Aid’, for one day on Monday 17 January. UK Radio Aid aims to get the listening public to donate one hours worth of salary to UK Radio Aid for the Children of the Tsunami Disaster. All Participating radio stations will donate one hours running costs to the fund. The Hub 1449am is the only student radio station taking part.

Station Director Patch Jobson, said “It’s like reliving Live Aid for those of us who were too young to remember the actual event. It’s truly fantastic that we can be part of something that shows the British media can put business to one side and help to make a difference”

Radio Aid will kick off at 6am on Monday 17 January. Most UK commercial radio station will be taking the feed directly from Capital FM in London. The Hub 1449am will be broadcasting across their AM/MW service and high quality internet feed at www.thehub1449.com.

Patch Jobson continues, “It’s going to be a real challenge technically, but our staff seem to have grabbed hold of this and run with the whole project. It’s both an honour and a privilege that The Hub 1449 can be part of this truly incredible project!”

For more information about how you can donate your one hours worth of wages then log on to www.radioaid.com, or http://www.thehub1449.com On the day you will be able to phone a dedicated pledge line.

-ENDS-

Editor’s notes

For more information contact:

Marketing Team, The Hub 1499am, hub.marketing@uwe.ac.uk
Tel. 0117 32 85910

Westcoast Communications, Official PR Partner to the Hub1449am info@westcoast-Communications.co.uk
Tel. 0117 90 85005

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