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RadioLive Broadcasting From Christchurch Tomorrow

Radiolive Broadcasting From Christchurch Tomorrow to Commemorate the Canterbury Earthquake

To mark the third anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake, the biggest outside broadcast in RadioLIVE ‘s history will take place tomorrow (Friday 21st February) with all daytime hosts (Marcus Lush, Sean Plunket, Willie Jackson, Alison Mau, Duncan Garner, Karyn Hay and Andrew Fagan) broadcasting live from Christchurch ahead of the official anniversary on Saturday.

RadioLIVE will be broadcasting from two central Christchurch locations and will be talking to the people rebuilding their lives, homes and city and looking ahead to the next chapter for Canterbury.

Programme Director Rik Van Dijk says: ““The people of Canterbury are never far from our thoughts and RadioLIVE is in Christchurch to see how the people are coping, to share their stories and to report back on the progress of the rebuild.”

Marcus Lush, Sean Plunket, Karyn Hay and Andrew Fagan will be broadcasting from the Cardboard Cathedral with Willie Jackson, Alison Mau and Duncan Garner broadcasting LIVE from outside Ballantynes at Cashel Mall.

Marcus Lush, 6-9am
Gerry Brownlee - Earthquake Recovery Minister, Lianne Dalziel - Mayor, Peter Brown - CTV families’ spokesperson, Todd Blackadder - Crusaders’ Coach.

Sean Plunket, 9am-Midday
Ali Jones - Christchurch City Councillor, John Sellwood - Campbell Live Reporter, Michael Gorman - Christchurch City Missioner, Jane Bowron - Christchurch Press Columnist.

Willie Jackson & Alison Mau, Midday-3pm
Hamish Clark - 3News Reporter, Joe Bennett - Writer and Columnist.

Duncan Garner, 3-6pm
Sir Bob Parker - Former Mayor, Tom Hooper – Chief Executive Officer CDC, Lee Germon - CEO of Canterbury Cricket, Gerry Brownlee - Earthquake Recovery Minister, Michael Gorman - Christchurch City Missioner.

BROADCAST ADDRESSES:
• CARDBOARD CATHEDRAL - 234 Hereford St, Christchurch Central
• BALLANTYNES – Cashel Mall

If the weather is bad, all shows will be broadcast from the Cardboard Cathedral

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