UK stars line up for radiothon to raise aid

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The Independent Online

Disc jockeys from radio stations across Britain will hold a live, 12-hour campaign on air today to raise money for victims of the tsunami.

Almost all commercial radio stations will suspend scheduled shows from 6am to 6pm and broadcast a star-studded programme, which will become the biggest single broadcast in UK commercial radio.

Paul Weller and Ronan Keating will play live for UK Radio Aid - while studio guests will include Kylie Minogue, Kim Cattrall, Minnie Driver, Ricky Gervais and David Gray.

Guest presenters Chris Evans, Jono Coleman and Johnny Vaughan will ask listeners to "give an hour" of their salaries to the fund.

The participating stations, owned by Emap, Capital Radio, Chrysalis, GMG Radio, Classic Gold and Virgin, have agreed to donate one day's profits. Proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Listeners will be able to donate via phone, text or www.ukradioaid.com.

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