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9/2/2011 8:03pm EDT

Keith RichardsRocker Keith Richards has saved a small U.K. radio station from shutting down by handing over a $4,800 donation.

Chiefs at Angel Radio, on Britain's Isle of Wight, were frantically trying to raise cash to repair a transmitter, which was struck by lightning in July.

The station faced closure, but Richards stepped in to help with a generous donation.

Angel Radio director Bev Webster says, "We thought the check was a joke. But accountants confirmed it was the real Keith Richards. I've written to say thanks. It is so exciting to think he might be a fan."

"I don't know if Keith listens to us on the internet, or maybe he tuned in when the Rolling Stones played the Isle of Wight Festival a few years ago, but we couldn't believe it when we received his check in the post."

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