Radio and music industries marked ‘Blackout Tuesday’

Radio and music industries marked ‘Blackout Tuesday’

Radio stations and TV channels changed their programmes to mark “Blackout Tuesday”, reflecting on George Floyd’s death in police custody.

Yesterday, many record labels and music stars have stopped work to observe the initiative.

There have also been moments of reflection on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, while commercial radio stations including Kiss, Magic and Absolute Radio are observing a social media blackout “to show that racism of any kind cannot be tolerated”.

ITV daytime show This Morning briefly went dark, showing a black screen with the words “Black Lives Matter”.

Presenter Alison Hammond later said Mr Floyd’s death “hurt me to the pit of my stomach”.