Coronavirus: Radio stations across Europe will play this song at the same time tomorrow to show unity

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Radio stations across Europe will come together at the same time tomorrow morning to play the same song as a show of unity against the coronavirus outbreak.

Dozens of stations will play You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and The Pacemakers at 8.45am (CET) (7.45am GMT) to 'show unity in times of crisis.’

It is an initiative from Dutch radio presenter Sander Hoogendoorn of radio station 3FM who has asked all of his DJ colleagues around Europe to join him by playing the song, which was a number one hit in the 1960s.

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Sander said: "We all have to do what we can to beat this crisis.

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DJ Sander Hoogendoorn

“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."

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So far, many radio stations in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania and Spain have supported the initiative.

In the UK, Radio 1 and 2 will play the track.

The aim is to have all European radio stations play 'You'll Never Walk Alone' this Friday at 8.45 AM (CET).

He added: "We are very proud that so many radio stations around Europe have responded with enthusiasm to our initiative.”

The hashtag for the initiative is #neverwalkalone.

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