Lockdown Special Remembrance Sunday Programming

Saturday November 7, 2020

Stone Radio, the online community radio station for Stone, is to host a special Remembrance Sunday show on Sunday 8th November, which will include a two-minute silence where listeners are encouraged to open and stand at their front doors.
The show comes as public attendance at the usual town’s services is not possible due to coronavirus. The acts of remembrance in Stone High Street and at Walton are usually strongly supported by the residents of Stone but the Town Council has had to reluctantly decided not to hold either the High Street parade or the service at St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church.
All members of the public are instead being asked to remember at home and not come to the High Street or the Community Centre due to the potential risk to themselves and others should crowds gather.
Stone Radio Co-Director Cliff Goodwin said: “We decided that if the good people of Stone couldn’t remember in their usual way, then we needed to act. Our special show, which will be hosted by myself and Paul, is a great way we can support the people of Stone and the surrounding communities.”
Co-Director Paul Dean added: “We invite our listeners to join us to mark the two minutes silence.
“We have a special show and ceremony to help our listeners remember on their doorsteps, while listening to Stone Radio, as they can’t go into town or pay their respects as they usually would.”
The show will broadcast on the station’s website www.stoneradio.co.uk on Sunday 7 November between 10am and midday. Usual programming will resume afterward.
Councillor Mark Green, Town Mayor, said: “I am disappointed that the current situation has forced the Town Council to have to curtail such an important occasion for the town.
“I urge you to avoid risks to the community by remembering in your own way at home on this occasion, rather than coming into the town centre or Walton on Remembrance Sunday morning.”
Stone Radio is staffed by volunteers and broadcasts every Sunday for the community of Stone and surrounds.
The station has a huge variety of shows, offering an eclectic mix of music, chat, interviews and local news and gossip.
The project survives through the generosity of its sponsors, with local companies and groups sponsoring shows supplemented by other donations from local businesses and the organisers of events using the outside broadcast facilities.

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