ARN’s KIIS 1065 in Sydney and KIIS 101.1 in Melbourne will go silent for 10 seconds every hour from 6am September 10. This is part of an initiative to remind listeners to check in on friends, family and colleagues as part of national R U OK? Day.
In addition to the 10 seconds of silence, KIIS will share reminders voiced by KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O, KIIS 101.1’s Jase & PJ and KIIS FM’s Will & Woody on-air and across digital and social platforms about the importance of staying connected with others and trusting your gut instinct if you feel like something is not right with someone you know.
Kyle Sandilands said: “‘R U OK?’ is more than just a question, it’s an opportunity for mates to speak about things that actually matter.”
Will McMahon added: “Checking in with the people we love is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It leaves both people glowing with a sense of assurance and connection. Tragically however, sometimes not checking in with those around us can have devastating consequences.
“No one deliberately avoids checking in with their friends, but sometimes we all need a reminder to do so. That’s why R U OK?’s messaging is so strong; a simple yet effective reminder to do one of the easiest, but most rewarding things in life. Amazingly, it could even save someone’s life. With this in mind, today – with the breadth of its entire audience at hand – KIIS will be reminding people every hour, on the hour, to check-in with their friends and loved ones this R U OK?Day. On a small scale, it’s a reminder to do something easy and rewarding. But on a grand scale it may even save a life.”