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Global Radio axes all regional/local breakfast shows

(February 2019)

CU
Cusack Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
https://onlineradiobox.com/uk/

This is a good website to see what music stations are playing.
JV
James Vertigan Founding member London London
After 18 years Global pulled the plug on rock radio station The Arrow in London yesterday. https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/09/the-end-of-the-line-for-the-arrow-rock-radio/

I'm guessing it will be replaced on the mux by Smooth Country.
IS
Inspector Sands
Chill gone too.

Apart from Planet Rock they were probably two of the last of the original set of DAB stations, some of the many that the early adopters saw in their channel list and has no idea what they were. Never really marketed or thought of
BU
buster London London
Chill gone too.

Apart from Planet Rock they were probably two of the last of the original set of DAB stations, some of the many that the early adopters saw in their channel list and has no idea what they were. Never really marketed or thought of


I thought that too, it does feel the end of an era. I listened to Chill very infrequently but enjoyed it when I did, most recently only yesterday (by pure chance) It will clearly be very different once the Smooth brand takes it over
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
Chill gone too.

Apart from Planet Rock they were probably two of the last of the original set of DAB stations, some of the many that the early adopters saw in their channel list and has no idea what they were. Never really marketed or thought of


Chill was launched in 2005, just before the GWR/Capital merger went through which led to GCap Media.

The original DAB commercial stations launched in November 1999 with the launch of the Digital One multiplex, which included Life, Core, Planet Rock, Oneword etc.
JO
Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Yes, somewhat sad to hear Chill go, rediscovered it only a few months ago.

Is Smooth Chill intended to rival Magic Chilled?

The Chill playlist made heavy use of Fluidnation tracks, which are widely available to stream online.
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Quote:
Global says Smooth Chill is the perfect antidote to our busy lives, featuring non-stop chill-out music from artists including Morcheeba, London Grammar, Moby and Portishead

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/09/smooth-chill-to-replace-chill-on-dab-in-london/
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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
dvboy posted:
Quote:
Global says Smooth Chill is the perfect antidote to our busy lives, featuring non-stop chill-out music from artists including Morcheeba, London Grammar, Moby and Portishead

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/09/smooth-chill-to-replace-chill-on-dab-in-london/

That’ll be quite the shock for people tuning in expecting it to be similar to the ‘Smooth Sanctuary’ evening wind-down programme.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
MixCloud hosts the current specialist shows on Chill which aren't moving to the rebrand, so nothing is lost.
IS
Inspector Sands

Chill was launched in 2005, just before the GWR/Capital merger went through which led to GCap Media.

The original DAB commercial stations launched in November 1999 with the launch of the Digital One multiplex, which included Life, Core, Planet Rock, Oneword etc.

Chill was that late to the party?

As I say there was a time when DAB was full of original stations, mostly with vaguely descriptive one word names: Core, Arrow, Life, Groove, Chill. Now it's just brand extensions and national versions of local networks.


Oddly there was a time when Global was giving up on DAB, now they're leading the way
JT
jolly turnip Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Have to say on first listen Smooth Chill isn't as "commercial" as I feared. That said I expect it to skew gradually away from old Chill. Shame I have lost in the car after DAB East Midlands now has Smooth Country in its place as noted previously
AS
Ash101
So another set of local stations are set to rebrand, although interestingly this time it’s a “brand licensing agreement” instead of a buyout.

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/09/quidem-enters-brand-licensing-agreement-with-global/

Not too sure why they wouldn’t just sell these stations to Global because they surely lose all editorial control? 20/21 hours a day will come from London, plus all the journalists are being transferred to Global.

Obviously no idea how this works from a profit point of view, but it’s got to be attractive to both Global and the shareholders at Quidem!

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