THIS SATURDAY AT 7 PM STATION WILL PLAY
THE LATE BILL WITHERS’ CLASSIC
“LEAN ON ME”
Radio Facts: 87.7 MeTV FM, the popular music radio companion to the MeTV Television Network, will play the official soundtrack to Chicago’s weekly mass singalongs scheduled for Saturday nights at 7 pm. This weekend, Saturday, April 11 residents are invited to join in from their porches, balconies and backyards across the city to sing the Bill Withers’ classic “Lean On Me,” with MeTV FM broadcasting the song in a show of community, solidarity and support.
Organized by 40th Ward Alderman Andre Vasquez, the singalong aims to bring Chicagoans together while residents stay at home and practice social distancing measures. “In moments of crisis, when we all feel isolated, we need to create moments of community to remind us that we have a shared struggle but also a shared hope,” said Alderman Vasquez. “We are one community – that’s what Chicago is all about.”
The 1972 hit “Lean On Me,” was selected as a tribute to the late singer and Grammy Award Winner Bill Withers who passed last week at the age of 81.
“87.7 MeTV FM is proud to partner with Alderman Vasquez on this special weekly event,” said Rick O’Dell, MeTV FM Program Director. “Among the memorable classics we play, ‘Lean On Me’ is a perfect song to lift our spirits and remind us that we are all in this together. We look forward to playing more songs that reflect our neighborhoods in the Saturday singalongs ahead.”