Smooth Chill to replace Chill on DAB in London

Smooth Chill is the latest new radio station from Global – replacing the almost 15-year-old Chill service.

Chill launched in February 2005 and has been operated by Global since it bought its founder, GCap Media.

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.

The new service will launch tomorrow, 3rd September, along with Smooth Country.

Smooth Chill will be available in London on DAB whilst Smooth Country will feature on a number of other multiplexes including Manchester, Nottingham and London.

The reveal of Smooth Chill and Smooth Country concludes a week of announcements from Global, which has seen the Media & Entertainment Group launch a total of five brand-new stations – Heart 90s, Heart 70s, Capital XTRA Reloaded, Smooth Country and Smooth Chill, in just one week.

Sam Jackson, Managing Editor of Smooth said: “To launch two new Smooth branded stations on one day is hugely exciting for us and confirms our vision to grow and develop the brand.

“Smooth Country will celebrate the best country music hits, while Smooth Chill will play the best music to relax and unwind to, no matter what time of the day. Through these new stations, we can’t wait to introduce Smooth to even more people, as well as giving our existing 5.7 million weekly listeners even more opportunities to enjoy the music they love.”