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Star Radio NE plans Queen day for jubilee

UKRD-owned Star Radio North East is to play 24 hours of nothing but music by the band Queen, to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee in June.

The station, which covers Darlington, Durham and Northallerton, says it will play all of the group’s singles chart hits as well as many of their album tracks.

The ‘All Queen All Day’ feature is happening on the station on Saturday 2nd June as the country begins a long bank holiday weekend in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

Star Radio’s Managing Director, Mark Reason, told RadioToday.co.uk: “They’ve had 48 singles, 15 studio albums, 5 live albums and lots of compilation albums so filling a whole day will be easy! We’d been talking to our listeners on air and on Facebook about how we should celebrate the Queen’s jubilee for some time when it all clicked – we love the Queen and we love Queen’s music so it just seemed obvious to combine the two!”

Mark added that being part of UKRD Group makes doing this sort programming easier because the group allows total local management control over music and other output. “We don’t have a one size fits all mentality so we’re able to do things like playing All Queen All Day,” he said.

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