Many European radio stations have decided to all play ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Gerry & The Pacemakers at the same time on Friday March 20 at 8.45AM (CET). This is an initiative from Dutch radio presenter Sander Hoogendoorn (radio station 3FM) who asks all his colleagues around Europe to join him by playing the same song at the same time to show unity in times of crisis.
Sander Hoogendoorn, radio presenter at radio station 3FM says: “We all have to do what we can to beat this crisis. Things like this just go beyond the boundaries of radio channels. That’s why I thought: why don’t all radio morning shows play the same song at the same time? ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone‘ would be our choice as it could speak to those doing an incredible job working in health care right now, those who are ill or those who can’t leave their house for a while.”
So far, many radio stations in The Netherlands (NPO Radio 1, NPO Radio 2, NPO 3FM, NPO Radio 4, NPO Radio 5, 100%NL, Radio 10, Veronica and others), The United Kingdom (BBC1 and BBC2), Luxembourg (Radio 100,7), Germany (WDR 4, SWR3, RBB), Austria (ORF Austria, OE3), Belgium (Stubru, Radio 1, Radio 2, Joe, Willy, Q-music, Klara, Nostalgie, NRJ, MNM), Estonia(Radio 2), Bulgaria (Bulgarian National Radio), Finland (Yle Vega, Yle X3M),Latvia (Latvijas Radio), Slovakia (Radio and Television Slovakia), Romania (Radio Romania) and Spain (Radio Nacional de España) support the initiative. The aim is to have all European radio stations play ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ this Friday at 8.45 AM (CET).
Sander: “We are very proud that so many radio stations around Europe have responded with enthusiasm to our initiative. We hope that this Friday at 8.45 AM, everybody around Europe can sing along to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and feel like they are not alone in this crisis.” The hashtag for the initiative is #neverwalkalone.
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