How Australian radio covered R U OK? Day 2019
R U OK? Day encourages people to start meaningful connections with others, through starting a conversation to help anyone that may be struggling with life.
Being an aural medium, starting conversations is something that lends itself to radio well, and shows around the country shined the spotlight on the issue of mental health:
KIIS National Drive – Will & Woody
Nova 96.9 – Fitzy & Wippa
Hit Mid North Coast – Krysti & Bodge
ARN Goes Silent
Silence on the radio can be a powerful tool, and ARN’s KIIS 106.5 and KIIS 101.1 went silent for 10 seconds every hour, for the entire of R U OK? Day.
In addition, the network circulated the following steps to help start a conversation:
1. Ask R U OK?
3. Encourage action
4. Check in
2GB – Ray Hadley
Triple M Sydney
For more information about R U OK? Day head to ruok.org.au and if you know or someone you know is going through a difficult time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.