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9 minutes ago, TMD_24 said:

Radio 1 Relax service discovered on BBC Sounds

 

This was discovered on the BBC Sounds app suggesting another Radio 1 pop-up station is on it's way.

Don’t think so much pop up but spin of from Radio 1 like Radio 1 Dance. Not a big fan of these streams but think could’ve brought in some Radio 3,1Xtra,6Music as could be used by many listeners. But how does this sound more distinct from a Smooth Chill or a mix on a music streamer 

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12 minutes ago, TMD_24 said:

Radio 1 Relax service discovered on BBC Sounds

 

This was discovered on the BBC Sounds app suggesting another Radio 1 pop-up station is on it's way.

Could we see in coming weeks a Capital Chilled launched as Capital Dance launched days before Radio 1 Dance to be fair someone who listens to Pete Tong weekly would feel willing to switch to MistaJam so felt was a good move from Capital but will be interesting if there is a rival launched.

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6 minutes ago, GeekTalk51 said:

This explains the focus of late on chill; I suspect the idea is to compete with the likes of Global and their various themed services, so expect pushback from the usual suspects in commercial radio.

Yes think it’s competition with people young people now outsourcing more calming or chilled music and somewhat focused on mental health wellbeing aspect to deal with anxiety enters the realm of smooth, smooth Chilled, Virgin chilled but could put money on a Capital Chilled

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1 hour ago, BBCR1_James said:

This sounds great! (Excuse the pun). How does this work with the ofcom rules? Obvs anything on R1 Dance has to have already aired on Radio 1, some of the stuff in the press release sounds specifically made for r1 relax?

I think it’ll all be aired, some of it in the September changes, some of it presumably overnight tucked away?

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1 hour ago, GeekTalk51 said:

I think it’ll all be aired, some of it in the September changes, some of it presumably overnight tucked away?

Looking at it, it seems some of the content is already on BBC sounds

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I find it’s something that seems a waste in spending if it isn’t new or original and will likely get small listeners perform to listen to shows on demand

Kind of explains why tonight’s the load of chill shows feel if they wanted to have this should’ve added some Radio 3, 1xtra and BBC 6M lose yourself on 6 music would work with this and Unclassified on R3 would work but don’t know whether I’m convinced

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1 minute ago, BBCAaron said:

I find it’s something that seems a waste in spending if it isn’t new or original and will likely get small listeners perform to listen to shows on demand

Again there's very little cost involved if the programming already exists - it just brings a new audience to stuff tucked away. Surely bringing more audiences to shows hidden away at night is a good use of money?

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3 minutes ago, Jono said:

Again there's very little cost involved if the programming already exists - it just brings a new audience to stuff tucked away. Surely bringing more audiences to shows hidden away at night is a good use of money?

Seems pointless these streams are a short novelty that don’t think after a while get much use unsuoring when the content is on demand 

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Personally think the streams are a great idea. You can select the music type for your mood wether it be dance or chill. You don’t have to go searching through sounds to find a show and date. Let’s face it a stream whereby the content has already been broadcasted isn’t costing huge sums of money.

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1 hour ago, georgeh said:

Looking at it, it seems some of the content is already on BBC sounds

Yeh for these streams theres nothing new so kind of a waste of time doing so many playlists think overnight needs more experimental specialists since these streams it’s being messed into to many just playlist mixes which seem bit pointless since there’s so many different outlets which do the same think it’s lacking that there’s now not as much as in presenter curation and is loosing at that essential thing you can only get in radio that presenter bringing you that experitise that know how about that new artist is loosing something in curation and presentation of specialist music 

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2 minutes ago, 1_tw said:

Personally think the streams are a great idea. You can select the music type for your mood wether it be dance or chill. You don’t have to go searching through sounds to find a show and date. Let’s face it a stream whereby the content has already been broadcasted isn’t costing huge sums of money.

Don’t know whether it’s oversimplifing it to the cost at over quality content and when you can find that stuff on sounds seems less original where there seems to be other outlets doing so much of the same think it’s hardly distinct for radio 1

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6 minutes ago, radio1fan said:

It's sounding great so far, I feel like this is the BBC at their best: catering for audiences not well served by commercial competitors, and it's exactly what they should be doing in my opinion 

More resourceful than what I thought actually it is providing something for the youth audience maybe something that will be good with mental health and wellness likely to be multi generational in reach but think due to how many of us young people have mental health challenges my self included anxiety so see a purpose. Glad quite a bit of original content than just with dance stream which is pretty much the Radio 1 dance playlist good there’s motivational bits and stuff with decompression stuff think sounds distinct from commercial offerings but how much is on Capital Chilled coming soon 

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What is the rule exactly for these streams? I read somewhere, that they can't air anything new, just repeats of R1 shows, is that actually right? If so, that's bad news for live shows on R1. And with the upcoming changes it will get even worse as it seems now.

Like R1 really aired this at one point? Radio 1's Relaxing ASMR - Water - BBC Sounds Content warning: this is the direct opposite of relaxing. No joke.

Ladies and gentlemen, the world famous new music station presents Instant Bathroom Break: The Show! :D

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I know that rule definitely applied to Radio 1 Dance but the R1 Relax stuff doesn’t seem to have all aired previously although it’s definitely already on BBC Sounds before it airs so maybe that’s the rule. Some of the stuff seems to have come from 6 Music as well which is interesting, different stations sharing content. 
 

Personally I’ve never really listened to the R1 Dance stream but have to say I’ve been listening to R1 Relax pretty much every evening (and I’m very much the target audience) so think this is a great move from Radio 1. Been really enjoying it (not into the asmr stuff though, they can scrap that ?).

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