DJs release Christmas song
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DJs release Christmas song

A bunch of radio DJs are hoping for a Christmas Number 1 as they sing their own version of Shakin Stevens' Merry Christmas Everyone. Around 20 presenters from around the industry have given the song a modern slant in hope of raising money for charity.

The presenters, from all over the UK and from a variety of different groups such as GCap, UKRD and the BBC have come together with former Mercury and CFM presenter Rich Harvey, who thought of the idea.

Rich told "When I heard it for the first time, I was dumbstruck. It sounds very modern, but you also know instantly what it is a cover of. I needed to have the music redone completely and I am so glad I did as I feel we can really sell lots and raise a big pile of cash for CLIC Sargent, the children's cancer charity."

The group of presenters have decided to be known as UK Radio, and hope that they can work on other future projects for other good causes. With a support network of around three hundred people at various different stations across the UK, they will now lobby on all of the UK groups for airtime as the single is initially planned to be sold as a download only through I-Tunes.

This is not the first time presenters have entered into the recording studio. Many Radio 1 DJs over the years have also recorded pop songs, including Tony Blackburn who has two top 40 hits and also sang a northern soul cover as alias Lenny Gamble.

A video is planned to be shot at the end of the month, and a final lyrics session is taking place today in Central London. If you would like to represent your station, call Rich on 07954 255956.

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0 0 325 16 November, 2007 Industry News 8:04 am 200711 Friday, November 16th, 2007

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