LBC, Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Smooth, Classic FM, Radio X and Gold will pause for a mass applause to thank NHS workers this week.
All the Global stations will join the show of appreciation at 8pm on Thursday 26th March, encouraging people up and down the country to stand and clap at their windows, front doors, balconies and in their living rooms.
The call-to-action, which will amplify the sentiment of the online ‘Clap for our Carers’ campaign, was launched this morning at 0815 on-air.
James Rea, Global’s Director of Broadcasting said: “Over the past two weeks we have received an overwhelming number of sympathetic messages for NHS workers from our listeners. We have also heard directly from NHS staff about their plight to stem the spread of this deadly and unprecedented virus and to care for the many people who are being affected by it.
“Across every Global station, the outpouring of support for the NHS during this challenging time has been incredible and it therefore seems fitting that we use our 25 million listeners to amplify awareness of applauding our NHS heroes, thereby delivering the most enormous and deserved tribute, this Thursday night.”
Bauer stations have also announced they will be taking part: KISS, Absolute, Magic, Hits Radio Network, Greatest Hits Network, Country Hits, Scala, heat, Jazz FM, Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock.
Other stations taking part include The Breeze network, Sam Bristol, Fire Radio, Dream 100, Town 102, Radio Norwich, North Norfolk Radio, The Beach, Marlow FM, Fix Radio, Podcast Radio, Sunrise Radio, Andover Radio and all BBC stations.