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KUZZ radio station's moment of silence for victims

One year anniversary of Las Vegas shooting
Posted at 11:56 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 02:56:02-04

Country radio stations from around the nation had 58 seconds of silence at 10:05 a.m. to pay their respects to the 58 lives lost during the Las Vegas shooting, one year ago at the Route 91 Festival. 

One of the stations that paid their respects Monday morning was KUZZ AM/FM radio station. 

"There are a lot of people, that today has been really hard and you know as a radio station we just kind of wanted to have our arms wide open and give them a huge hug through the speakers," said Brent Michaels, KUZZ on-air personality and program director.

Michaels attended all three days of the concert last year but left around an hour before the attack happened.

"It's a lot of questions as to, why was I able to make it home safely, and others weren't; and feeling lucky but also, feeling guilty that others have had a change in their life that will never go away," said Michaels. 

Michaels says that the country music community is a family and many people have found strength through this tragedy. 

"Today we are thinking of everybody that was there and their families, and hopefully at the one year mark, there can be some peace," said Michaels.