Star Radio's 10k duck race rained off
Posted by
Star Radio’s 10k duck race rained off

Darlington station Star Radio has had to postpone its £10,000 duck race giveaway because of rising river water levels in the town’s river.

The event was due to take place this coming weekend on the River Skerne, but will now happen in July because of forecasts of more rain for this week.

Star Radio North East’s Managing Director Mark Reason told The Guardian’s ‘The Northerner’ blog: “It is never an easy decision to reschedule such a major event which attracts so many people but the safety of those coming along is first and foremost in our priorities. With the water levels being as high as they are, and with more rain expected over the next week, it is the right thing to do to postpone.”

More than a hundred people and organisations have registered for the UKRD station’s duck race, with entrants getting an online profile for their duck. Star Radio rescued Darlington’s annual Family Fun Day and duck race from extinction last year after it was threatened by council budget cuts.

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 1 701 09 May, 2012 Station News 7:12 am 20125 Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events