A MEMORIAL service is to be in held in London for the Carlisle-born broadcaster John Myers.

St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square will hold the event on Tuesday, November 12 at 3.30pm.

In a further tribute to John, the dress code is 'larger than life'.

The memorial is being organised on behalf of John’s family by Helen Boaden, Simon Cole, Phil Riley and John Simons.

John passed away at Gleneagles in Scotland at the age of 60 on June 1.

While he was best-known for his spells at Border TV and CFM, his influence was felt around the UK as he launched radio stations which millions listened to.

Phil Riley, one of the organisers, told the News & Star: ”We started organising it a few days after Johns death - in conjunction with Johns family, who knew the funeral in Carlisle would be difficult for many london-based colleagues and friends to attend.

”It’s taken us a few weeks to announce just because of the complexities of getting diaries and a venue coordinated.

”We expect between 600-700 attendees, including lots of the UKs leading radio broadcasters, many of whom would call themselves friends of John.”

Phil added that many celebrities, including BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine, are set to attend.

”Jeremy [Vine] will definitely be there as he has agreed to deliver a reading during the service.”

Those planning to attend are being urged to let the organisers know in advance.

Details can be emailed to theteammemorial@gmail.com