Radio stations across the UK will take delivery of a Christmas number one contender designed to rival the winning act from The X Factor. But this single, a copy of Shakin' Stevens hit Merry Christmas Everyone, has been recorded and produced by UK radio presenters.
The song has been produced to raise funds for CLIC Sergeant, the children’s cancer charity, and will be distributed to every commercial radio station in the UK via IMD Fastrax on Thursday afternoon. It will be under embargo until 8:15am on Monday 3rd December, with a release date of Monday 17th December.
Capital Radio presenter Chris Brooks was only too happy to get involved for such a good cause. He said “Recording this record was fun and quite surreal as I'm more used to playing records than making them! The fact that CLIC Sergeant will benefit from this is a great bonus."
The project has been put together by London based presenter Rich Harvey, a long time supporter of CLIC Sergeant. The ex-Mercury and CFM presenter was keen to encourage more groups to get involved. “The response from the industry as a whole has been fantastic. We still have a couple of groups who are not represented on the song, including GMG, Emap and Lincs FM Group. Everybody else has at least one employee on the record, and we would love to have more. The single is supposed to be a combined effort from everyone, regardless of station or group. It is a way for radio to give something back, and what better way to give something back than by throwing snowballs at rival presenters!”
The recording of the video is being done in a number or session at SnoZone in Milton Keynes and Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. If you would like to represent your station or group, or if you would like a preview copy of the song, please contact Rich on 07954 255956 or email him at home: [email protected]
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