Press release 22-03-2018
Online radio marathon fundraiser for Mullingar Town Band
This Easter weekend, a 24-hour online radio marathon will take place to raise funds for The Mullingar Town Band. It will begin at 6pm on Friday March 30th and continue until 6pm on March 31st.
Organiser Kevin Morgan is a former member of the band and former presenter with local radio station Midlands 103. “I thought I would bring the best of both worlds together and do something I love to do while also raising some money for a fantastic organisation which have been a massive part of the community for almost 140 years”.
The radio marathon will be broadcast online on realcast.co.uk, which is a relatively new online radio station. “Realcast Radio have been great to allow me to take over the airwaves for practically two days! We are a relatively new station, and the concept is that anyone with an interest in radio and music can sign up and be involved. It’s fully licensed and all royalties are paid via PRS for Music and PPL UK”.
The show will feature appearances from band members and staff, local Mullingar personalities and local musicians.
“John Cochrane and everyone at The Greville Arms Hotel have been great. We will be broadcasting live from the Greville over the two days, which will be a great base for anyone calling in to keep me awake!”
While staying awake will be one big aim for Kevin, the main purpose of the event is to raise as much funds as possible for Mullingar Town Band. Donations can be made via www.ifundraise.ie/mtbradiomarathon. Listeners can tune in to the radio marathon by visiting www.realcast.co.uk or by searching “Realcast Radio” on the tune-in smartphone app.
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