Stations unite to broadcast U2 concert

TONIGHT is being billed as the ‘biggest event in Scottish radio history’ as eight radio stations in Scotland unite to broadcast a concert by rock band, U2.

The concert – taking place in Sheffield – is being broadcast by the Bauer Media network of stations in both Scotland and England – in Scotland, in particular, on Clyde 1, Northsound 1, West Sound, Tay FM, Radio Borders, Moray Firth and Forth One.

Fans will be able to listen to the gig in its entirety and without advert breaks across FM, AM and digital radio, as well as online at each individual station website.

The broadcast will include an interview with the band by Clyde 1 DJ, Billy Sloan.

Says Graham Bryce, managing director of Bauer Radio – Scotland: “Not only is this event significant for Bauer, but for radio in the UK as the whole of Bauer Media’s Big City Network broadcast one of the most exciting live music events this year.

“We are delivering a multi-platform experience for listeners using social networking sites and television as well as the traditional broadcast element.

“We want listeners to know that we are committed to bringing the people of Scotland the most innovative, forward thinking radio programming and will continue to enhance the listening experience for our audience.”

The programme this evening comprises:

7pm Billy Sloan interview with the band

8pm The U2 Top 12 interactive chart is unveiled – the band’s best-loved songs, as voted for by fans in an online poll

9pm The live show, from Sheffield, running through until midnight.