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A 24-hour radio station playing only U2 songs has launched in the US

By Sarah Finnan

July 1, 2020 at 2:33pm

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You could say, it's a beautiful day to be a U2 fan.

A new 24-hour radio station has launched over in the US today. Called U2 X-Radio, the round-the-clock station is a U2 fan's dream - only broadcasting content to do with the iconic Irish band.

Letting fans listen to non-stop hits, the programme also promises to feature interviews and live concert recordings from some of the band's previous gigs.

Speaking ahead of the launch Bono said:

"Radio introduced me to music so you could say that radio introduced me to my life. It has kept me company all my life. Music dared me to dream outside the four walls of my childhood bedroom...

Radio Caroline, Radio Luxembourg, all my heroes, far away at sea, pirate radio rocking me to sleep… Radio is all around, it is air you can be on… revolutionary sounds coming down to meet me on the airwaves… Music is everything to me, I like to sing and I have been known to talk… This will be a bit of both… From the Northside of Dublin, this is the U2 group on the radio."

Also commenting on the new project, The Edge added that the new station will allow the band to stay connected with their audience in a "new way".

"Like most of the world, U2 find ourselves in a strange suspended moment.  We can't tour, we can't even really get in a room and record together. U2 X-Radio gives us a chance to stay connected with our audience in a new way - to speak directly from our homes to listeners across North America.

We are coming up with ideas every day - new music, new guests, new subjects to talk about. U2 X-Radio gives us a unique opportunity to engage in a sort of trans-Atlantic town hall."

Unfortunately, the station is only available to US and Candian fans for now but, all going well, perhaps the group will look to launching something similar over here soon.

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