Birds Silenced On U.K. Digital Channel
June 1, 2009 at 5:23 AM (PT)
The sound of bird calls has disappeared from British digital radio after 18 months, replaced on the national DIGITAL ONE multiplex by a new station playing an eclectic mix of music.
The "BIRDSONG RADIO" channel was supposed to be a temporary stunt when UBC and CHANNEL 4's ONEWORD Talk station folded, but the channel, featuring recordings of chirping birds, drew a following of fans and spawned a website and CDs of bird calls. The station was replaced TODAY by AMAZING RADIO, which is playing music uploaded to its amazingtunes.com website for the last four years.