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Published on October 1st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Today is the first anniversary of the massacre at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas.

On October 1, 2017, not long into Jason Aldean’s nighttime set at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas, a psycho with an army-sized arsenal started firing on the crowd from a window of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. When it was over 58 people were dead and hundreds were injured. It was the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.

There will be a special observance in tribute to the victims and their families today at 10:05 am PT. All radio stations in the state of Nevada will go silent for 58 seconds with many of them playing this audio tribute to the victims. Stations across the US will follow suit.

At 6:30 pm, a special Community Healing Garden will be dedicated. Later in the evening at 10:01 pm PT, all the lights along the Las Vegas Strip will go dark and stay that way for several minutes, lasting through the time (10:05 pm) when the shooting started.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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