The BBC is set to join other radio stations in Europe in simultaneously playing the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as a show of unity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The BBC is set to join other radio stations in Europe in simultaneously playing the song "You'll Never Walk Alone" as a show of unity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hosts from three of Britain's BBC radio stations will all play the Gerry And The Pacemakers track at 7.45am on Friday morning (local time).
The BBC wanted to show "solidarity" with its fellow European broadcasters by playing the song, according to a spokeswoman for the corporation.
The initiative came from Dutch radio presenter Sander Hoogendoorn of station 3FM.
He said he is "very proud" that so many stations are taking part.
"We all have to do what we can to beat this crisis," Hoogendoorn said.
"Things like this just go beyond the boundaries of radio channels."
He said that the song, which is the anthem of Liverpool Football Club, "could speak to those doing an incredible job working in healthcare right now, those who are ill or those who can't leave their house for a while".
Stations in countries across Europe including Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania and Spain will also be taking part in the initiative.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-european-radio-stations-play-song-at-same-time-covid19/7138abb3-6e4f-42a2-b3f2-075cc4e41fb4