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DJ Connor keeps the music coming

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AN aspiring young DJ is doing what he can to keep people positive through his radio work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor Nelson, 15, who presents for community radio station Alive 107.3 FM, is ensuring spirits remain high across the area. He said: “I’m doing my bit to help relax people’s mind and doing three special shows with me presenting on a Thursday evening as we clap for our NHS; a Sunday evening show to encourage people to dance on their doorstep and every day we are looking for new heroes to praise for their efforts.

“All the listeners out there, I cannot thank them enough, they have been so great.”

The teen has been involved with Alive FM for over two years and is one of the youngest presenters at the station. He explained the other special programmes they have been making: “We have decided to launch music videos on Facebook live as well as quiz and music nights, which are bringing between 300 to 400 viewers each. This is really good for the community and helps people to stop worrying.”

The Dumfries High school pupil is a rising star in radio presenting and won the Dumfries and Galloway Life Unsung Hero Award in 2019 for his work at Alive FM.

Meanwhile, the radio station has adopted different daily themes, from family disco on a Monday, to karaoke singalong Tuesday, music quiz night Wednesday, rave night on Fridays and relaxing tunes on Sundays.

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