DJs get locked up again for Serious Request

DJs from NPO 3FM are not going into the country for Serious Request: The Lifeline because of the coronacrisis this year. Instead Frank van der Lende, Eva Koreman, Sander Hoogendoorn, Sophie Hijlkema, Rob Janssen and Wijnand Speelman are in lockdown from 18 to 24 December, announced the radio station Monday.

The DJs do not lock themselves up in a Glass House as they used to, but leave themselves off at Twenthe Evenementenlocatie. The duos Frank and Eva, Sander and Sophie and Rob and Wijnand together make live radio and online content 24 hours a day. In addition, they need to keep a treadmill running throughout the period. Listeners are therefore motivated to walk coronaproof themselves and be sponsored.

The plans for the alternative edition came from the DJs themselves.โ€ 2020 was one of the craziest years ever and this edition of 3FM Serious Request: The Lifeline will probably be one to never forget. Together with my fellow DJs, we have come up with an alternative plan to give the end it deserves this year,โ€ says Sander Hoogendoorn.


As always, a plate can be requested for the Red Cross for a fee. Earlier it was already known that this years annual action is dedicated to the coronavirus and that money is being raised to relieve relief workers at home and abroad.

This year it is the third time that 3FM has taken action in the form of The Lifeline. Until 2017, the DJs were locked up in the Glass House. The proceeds of the annual action have been considerably lower since then. For example, over 1.4 million were raised last year and the counter stood at 1.3 million the year before. In the last Glass House, the limit of 5 million euros was passed and in the top year 2014 even 13.8 million euros were raised.