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By Alethea Borgman     Jun 1, 2009 in Entertainment
A digital radio station which became surprisingly popular with listeners has been taken off-air in favour of a new 'A&R style' commercial radio station, that will broadcast a mix of indie, urban, rock and jazz.
The temporary station “dubbed the Birdsong Channel” broadcast back-to-back birdsong music and was only ever designed to act as “filler” when the One Word Station closed 18 months ago.
Almost half a million bird enthusiasts and easy-listening lovers tuned in to experience the relaxing rural soundtracks that were originally record 20 years ago .
Quentin Howard, who is now the CEO of a number of radio stations, recorded the soundtracks in his back garden in Wiltshire. According to a BBC report, Author Sir Terry Pratchett said he found it relaxing.
Bird song Channel enthusiasts set up fan sites on Facebook and a separate birdsong radio website became a commercial success through the CD sales of soundtracks it played out.
Amazing radio, the new interactive radio station due to take its place soon, will feature songs from unsigned artists. The content will be streamed from music recordings that have been uploaded to the website amazingtunes.com over the past four years. Amazingtunes.com, was launched in 2006 and gives artists a means to sell their music, whereby, they receive 70% of download revenues.
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