How radio covered Raoul Moat

Radio stations based in the north east of England dropped regular programmes on Friday evening to provide continuous coverage of news events in Rothbury.

Real Radio and BBC Radio Newcastle switched to a rolling news service, whilst Metro Radio kept listeners updated with updates every 15 minutes.

Stations secured interviews with Gazza, who turned up at the scene during the evening, plus eye-witness accounts of what was happening in Northumberland.

Material obtained by local stations were used extensively by Sky News and Press Association. Meanwhile BBC Radio 5 Live kept listeners around the UK informed with continuous news and information.

The end of the evening brought to a close a week of intense reporting by all stations in the area, who had been running many dedicated bulletins on the story, with reporters on the scene in Rothbury.

Regional stations Galaxy and Smooth broadcast network programmes for most of the evening, along with Magic 1152.

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