Absolute Radio is celebrating the success of Team GB and Paralympics GB with a day of special music, programmes, and live outside broadcasts on Monday (September 10).
The station's music policy will change to celebrate the biggest years in Great Britain’s recent history.
All stations in the Absolute Radio network will change from the‘No Repeat Guarentee’ - which sees a guarantee that no track will be repeated between 10am and 5pm every weekday - to the 'Team GB Guarantee' with only British acts being played between 10am and 5pm.
The music will feature across Absolute Radio as well as the Network - Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.
Alongside the music, the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show will be broadcasting live from a purpose built studio at the foot of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square between 6am and 10am featuring special celebrity guests and Olympians. This will be followed by a five hour show from midday hosted by Andy Bush and featuring updates from news reporters stationed at key points along the route.
Absolute has broadcast over 40 live outside broadcasts from BT London Live during the Games. Daily live shows hosted in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park by presenters Johnny Vaughan and Geoff Lloyd featured interviews with celebrities and Olympians including Jessica Ennis and Sir Chris Hoy. The crowds also enjoyed over fifteen bands booked by Absolute Radio including Newton Faulkner, The Temper Trap, Amy Macdonald, Ocean Colour Scene and Cast.
Absolute Radio’s Head of Music James Curran said, “Absolute Radio is one of the biggest supporters of British music – both old and new. Our on-air celebration of everything British is a day for the nation to come together to celebrate our amazing Olympians and Paralympians, as well as one of this countries greatest achievements – our music industry and influence which took centre stage throughout the games.”