Why the radio is a perfect companion during social distancing

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

As you tune into your favourite station and the voices of the friendly presenters fill the room, suddenly everything seems a little less lonely.

These past few days, we’ve walked past our neighbours and seen house after house fixed in front of the TV, each with a constant stream of news on.

But it’s better for your mental health to take a break from the doom and gloom and to remember to indulge in some entertainment, too. 

And now, more than ever, we need to be taking particular care of our mental health.

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.

Manchester’s Hits Radio has proven a favourite with many these past few days, with presenters ready to make you laugh, cry and everything in between.

Now more than ever is the time to call in or send a tweet and build a sense of community with your fellow listeners.

Listening to the radio brings you closer to others. And it doesn’t hurt that on Hits you’re never far from a nostalgic throwback to keep you smiling, whether it’s Basement Jaxx or Jax Jones.

Tune in every weekday from 6am to wake up with Hits Radio Breakfast, and it’s the perfect way to get into a more positive daily routine and feel part of the radio community.

It all goes some way towards remembering that just because we are isolated, it doesn’t mean we have to be lonely.

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