is a British digital radio station
dedicated to chill out
Chill is broadcast on DAB
, across the UK on Sky
channel 0177 and also online. The station's aim is to help listeners relax. It is owned by Global Radio
It broadcasts 24 hours a day and, as of July 2009, features no news bulletins or commercials, although there is some sponsored programming. Chill originally had no presenters, interspersing tracks with pre-recorded links featuring messages that reinforced the laidback atmosphere of the station. One of these memorably described the station as "Tai Chi
for your ears".
In August 2006, the station launched its first regular programmes on weekday evenings, "The Garden of Delights", presented by Pete Lawrence and "The Deep End", presented by Paul Noble, two of the organisers of The Big Chill
festival. It also introduced a nightly programme made up of listener requests, and inherited the Chiller Cabinet
sequence from its sister station Classic FM
, which plays "ambient soundscapes, movie soundtracks and classically inspired chillout music".
The station encourages interaction with its listeners, who suggest new songs and artists for the playlist, as well as relaxation techniques, via the Chill website and MySpace
. It currently attracts 220,000 listeners per week, and has attracted 10,000 new listeners in just 3 months.
It was announced on August 28, 2009 that Chill... Read More