- Chill (radio station)
Chill Broadcast area United Kingdom Frequency DAB
First air date 21 February 2005 Format Ambient; Chill-out Audience share 0.1% (March 2008, ) Owner Global Radio Website www.helpmechill.com
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 "T'ai 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 Radio will be replaced in Edinburgh and Glasgow by LBC Radio, and in Wolverhampton and Coventry. .
The station was launched by in early 2005, as a means of filling empty slots on DAB multiplexes owned by GWR prior to its merger with Capital Radio. Group Corporate Development Director Gregory Watson and Programme Director Bern Leckie devised a format for a relaxing, ambient station, aimed at 18-35 year olds.
On the station website, the founders claim, "We used to make compilation tapes for ourselves and friends to chill out to. That's where the idea for our station came from, and we make it the same way we made the tapes - listening to lots of music, swapping ideas, seeing what happens." 
In June 2006, Chill bid for its first analogue licence, for Bristol, citing the city's record in producing trip-hop artists such as Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky in support of its application. However, in September 2006, OFCOM awarded the licence to CanWest and its Original 106 format. It is not currently known if Global Radio will bid for any more analogue licences with the Chill format.
Late 2006, Chill upgraded from a 32kb/s internet stream to a 128kb/s stream, offering internet listeners the same quality as the cable and satellite viewers.
The station stopped being broadcast on Sky and Virgin Media on 3 July 2007 , with other GCap stations Capital Disney, Core and Classic Gold Digital Network. It is speculated that this is connected with cost-cutting measures under previous owners GCap. In November 2008 Chill reappeared on Sky and Virgin Media following the closure of jazz radio station TheJazz using its old channel numbers on Sky and Virgin Media.
In July 2008 Bern Leckie was made redundant (along with many others) by new owners Global Radio.
In March 2009, Chill ceased to broadcast in Leicester, Nottingham and west Wiltshire due to competition regulator compliance following the takeover of GCapMedia by Global Radio. .
In July 2009, Global Radio announced that Chill would lose many of its DAB slots on numerous local DAB ensembles across the UK to allow for an expansion of the Galaxy network, but would still broadcast in London, some parts of the West Midlands and central Scotland. A spokesman indicated that this move was also financially led.
On October 20, 2009 it was announced by Bern Leckie  that Chill Radio has moved from Stereo to mono output on DAB Radio in the London area. However the range in which Chill can be heard has slightly extended to an extra 20 miles or so from London.
Rajar figures for Quarter 3 2009 showed an increase of weekly listeners by 9000, bringing total listenership to 209,000.
On 15 July 2010, Chill ceased broadcasting on Virgin Media channel 961.
- The 02 Chillout Room (weeknights, 7pm)
- The Garden Of Delights with Pete Lawrence (Monday, 8pm)
- The Deep End with Paul Noble (Wednesday, 10pm)
- The Chiller Cabinet (Saturday and Sunday, 2am, repeated Tuesday and Thursday 10pm)
Chill closed in March 2009 due to Office of Fair Trading ruling on the merger of GCap and Global Radio:
Replaced with Galaxy:
- NOW Bournemouth
- Bristol and Bath
- Cardiff and Newport
- NOW Cornwall
- Exeter and Torbay
- NOW Peterborough
- NOW Plymouth
- Reading and Basingstoke
- Southend and Chelmsford
- NOW Sussex Coast
- NOW Kent
Taken off air:
Replaced with LBC:
- links to archived audio
- archive of music played
- Direct link to listen online in Windows Media format
- link to listen online in streaming MP3 format
Global Radio National FM station CapitalBirmingham · East Midlands · London · Manchester · North East · Scotland · South Coast · South Wales · Yorkshire Heart LBC Xfm Other stations Related PagesCapital Digital · Capital Breakfast (Capital London) · GCap Media (Capital Life · Capital Disney · Core · The Storm · theJazz) · The One Network · The Hit Music Network (Leicester Sound · Ram FM · Trent FM) · Marcher Radio Group · (Wrexham and Chester Gold) · Galaxy Network (Galaxy Digital) · Orion Media (96.4 BRMB · Beacon Radio · Mercia · Wyvern FM · Gem 106) · Heart Digital · Planet Rock · Classic FM TV · Leicester Square ·
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Core (radio station) — Core (Defunct) Broadcast area United Kingdom Frequency DAB: 11D (Digital One) Online Listen Live First air date 15 November 1999 to … Wikipedia
91.5 FM (Melbourne radio station) — 91.5 FM City of license Melbourne Broadcast area … Wikipedia
95.3 FM (Sydney Radio Station) — 95.3 FM Broadcast area Sydney, Australia Slogan Classic Songs. Classic Rock. Frequency 95.3 MHz FM … Wikipedia
The Storm (radio station) — Infobox Radio station name=The Storm (defunct) airdate= 2000 frequency=DAB Band III, Sky Satellite Radio area=Various areas within the Midlands and southern UK format =Modern Rock owner =GWR / Latterly GCap MediaThe Storm was a digital only,… … Wikipedia
Chill — may refer to: Chills that occur during high fevers as a result of immune response to disease Shivering, a bodily function in response to early hypothermia in warm blooded animals Cold chill, a tingling feeling, possibly accompanied by a shudder,… … Wikipedia
Radio Blagon — is a volunteer run, indie Internet radio station near Bordeaux in southwest France. The station was created in October 2004 and its objective is the diffusion and the promotion of diverse francophone music, such as rock, reggae, electronic music … Wikipedia
Chill (Sirius) — Infobox Radio Station name = Chill area = United States, Canada slogan = airdate = frequency = SIRIUS 35 DISH Network 6035 format = electronica owner = Sirius XM Radio (Through Sirius Satellite Radio) class = Satellite Radio Station website =… … Wikipedia
Radio in Ireland — Licensed radio in Ireland is one element of the wider media in Ireland, with 85% of the population listening to a licenced service on any given day. [cite web |url=http://www.rte.ie/radio/advertising/ |title= RTÉ Radio Sales |publisher= RTÉ… … Wikipedia
Radio Telefís Éireann — Infobox Company name = Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) type = Statutory Corporation genre = foundation = 1 June 1960 founder = location city = Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin Fr. Mathew Street, Cork location country = Ireland location = locations = area … Wikipedia
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! — Directed by Joe Sichta Written by Adam Scheinman Joe Sichta … Wikipedia