Eurovision Marathon on HCR104fm
Like it or loathe it, the Eurovision Song Contest has come around again and HCR104fm has decided to go LIVE for seven hours from Midnight until 7am, on the dawn of the competition final, this year coming via the European Broadcasting Union from Baku in Azerbajan. The UK is being represented this time by quite an old crooner, Englebert Humperdink of "Please Release Me" fame, in an attempt to reduce the gradual slide to NIL points for the UK in recent years. "The Hump" as he is affectionately known will be singing Love Will Set You Free.
The show, which to date will be HCR104fm''s longest live broadcast and its' first ALL NIGHT one since launching full-time on April 23rd 2011, will be co hosted by David Brockman, the stations' Executive Producer, and Ray Livermore who hosts some of the weekday Brunch till Lunch shows and many editions of Spotlight on Fridays at 8pm.
"The show will unashamedly be one massive all night Eurovision party, produced by a backroom team of 10 plus people, and we have had interest from all over Europe, with the station twitter field at twitter.com/hcrfm going into over-drive; now attracting 10,000 plus followers. Social media editor Alex Stevens will be communicating with listeners via Facebook and Twitter, and feeding back on favourite tunes and comments to the studio. Ray Livermore, who was involved with the last one hour Eurovision show we did in 2011, has proven to be something of an expert in predicting the likely outcome of many of the songs and entrants. As dawn approaches he will be in the studio with his 2012 predictions for the likely winners and NIL pointers" explains David.
Frankie Enticknapp, of the Student Zone team and a skilled photographer, will take pictures of the event which can then be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter, and of course "really keen" listeners will be able to see what is going on in the HCR104fm studio by taking a look at the studio webcam. The show will pack all the best European and UK Eurovision songs in as the night progresses, but also bring all the contest news, facts and figures and, with the help of the official Eurovision office, we hope to have live interviews with some of the entrants.
"This is a huge project for this station and I feel it will help put us on the map, showing that while being a humble community station we provide exciting live radio. We have caused some excitement in Eurovision circles as even the likes of me, have been getting personal tweets from the Irish entry, twins John and Edward, known as Jedward and their entry Waterline. While some people don't like the cheeky lads, I have listened to their song and they actually sing it beautifully well"
You should be able to listen to both the UK and Irish
entries, as they will be played on Sunday Supplement this week from 3pm. If you
have a Eurovision favourite song you want included in the show, have comments
or suggestions please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
and you will be welcome to follow the show at facebook.com/hcrfm and on twitter.com/hcrfm.
Published: 18th May 2012