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45 Hour Marathon Broadcast
Over the weekend of 14th/15th/16th October 2011, MKHRs presenters manned the station with LIVE, non stop, programmes for 45 hours. The event commenced at 7pm on Friday and finished with a live 3 hour show transmitted from Bletchley Park, the home of the Codebreakers.. The weekend also featured live coverage of MK Dons v Bournemouth on Saturday.
The event was staged to raise funds to keep MKHR on the air, and to improve the stations facilities. This will help to improve the service that we offer to the patients at Milton Keynes Hospital. Support was received from Marshall Amplification and Housing 21, both of whom gave generous donations, and all presenters taking part obtained personal sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues.
Seventeen volunteers presented nineteen different shows over the weekend, all of which were also broadcast on a special webcast just for the event.
The Finale was broadcast live from Bletchley Park where a temporary studio was set up under an awning outside B Block (the Main Entrance). The 3 hour programme included many interviews with Bletchley Park staff and visitors.
The whole programme had a second world war theme, in keeping with the setting of Bletchley Park. Our team of volunteers also managed to separate vistors from their cash as the show went out.
Towards the end of the show the team, along with family and friends, began to celebrate the successful completion of the Marathon Broadcast. They 'entertained' the visitors with a rendition of the Macerena as the party got in to gear.
And after playing Moon River live on air, 'Bob the Busker' joined in with the celebrations too !!
The event as a whole raised many hundreds of pounds for MKHR. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the event, and in particular to the management and staff at Bletchley Park for all their help in staging the Finale.
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To view the Photo Gallery from the Finale click here