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Radio station changes concert venue citing safety concerns

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The K-LOVE Christmas Tour was originally scheduled to be held at Raleigh Assembly of God on Austin Peay. The K-LOVE Christmas Tour was originally scheduled to be held at Raleigh Assembly of God on Austin Peay.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - K-LOVE, a Christian radio station, announced it is moving its Christmas concert from a church in Raleigh to one in Cordova. The station is citing safety concerns from listeners regarding the area.

The K-LOVE Christmas Tour was originally scheduled to be held at Raleigh Assembly of God on Austin Peay.

According to the K-LOVE website, the concert is now going to be held at Memphis First Assembly on Walnut Grove Road in Cordova.

Raleigh Assembly posted a link to an official statement from K-LOVE to its website. The statement says that K-LOVE's listeners have "safety concerns about traveling to the area to attend the concert."

Church members decided in the 1990s to stay in a declining Raleigh. A big concert with groups like Big Daddy Weave and For King and Country could have showcase what the church has to offer.

So it was disappointing when Pastor Anzivino heard through the grapevine, not from K-LOVE, that the concert had been moved to Cordova to First Assembly on Walnut Grove Drive.

"Disappointing ... You've talked about it and suddenly it's removed," he said.

First Assembly's youth pastor did not want to comment but did say the two churches work together and the whole thing was a decision by K-LOVE.

The K-LOVE Christmas Tour is scheduled for Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

To read the full official statement that Raleigh Assembly posted on its website, click here.

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