Hits Radio are calling for listeners to get in touch to shout out someone they know who is working incredibly hard as a key worker.

Manchester based radio station, Hits Radio, has launched ‘Hero Hour’ dedicating sixty minutes to biggin’ up the incredible people who are going out of their way to keep us healthy, safe and fed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Taking place at 1pm and 4pm every weekday afternoon, Hits Radio is calling for its listeners to get in touch and shout out to someone they know who is working incredibly hard within the NHS, delivering good and keeping our food supplies flowing or anything any key worker job that helps to keep the region operating.

To shout someone out text the words HITS plus the message to 63103 or getting touch on social media @HitsRadioUK using the hashtag #HeroHour

“We want to dedicate a whole hour to our heroes,” says Gemma Atkinson.

“So if you know any key workers who you think deserve a shout out, a round of applause or a song, reply to this [the following post] and we will do it at 4 o’clock the Hero Hour. Make sure you tune in.”

Radio is a perfect companion during social distancing. And that’s particularly true for those of us living alone.

Unlike TV, the beauty of radio is that it isn’t a visual distraction. So if you’re working from home, you’re likely to find it easier to focus than with a big flashing screen in front of you.

And whilst you still get hourly news updates, as well as a Coronavirus Reality Check every two hours so you don’t miss anything important, on Hits Radio it’s mixed in with the fun chatter of presenters, feel-good tunes, and plenty of silly, light-hearted moments, too. Not to mention some great competitions.

Listen to Hero Hour on 103fm or DAB, at hitsradio.co.uk/listen, on the Hits Radio app or ask your smart speaker to play Hits Radio.

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