Brand new wellbeing stream Radio 1 Relax launches on BBC Sounds
Clearly focused on young adults (hence Radio 1 Relax) heres how the BBC describes the new stream:
…will provide the ultimate destination for listeners to unwind, bringing the best well-being and relaxation focussed shows from across Radio 1 and BBC Sounds into a dedicated stream to help listeners deal with the challenges life can bring. … reflects the BBC’s commitment to supporting audiences to manage their mental wellbeing following the launch of BBC Headroom in 2021. Featuring everything from sleepscapes and ASMR [Auto Sensory Meridian Response — see wiki], to tips and mixes from some of the biggest stars in music and entertainment, the new stream offers something new and distinctly different for those looking to find moments of calm in their day-to-day.
Radio 1 Relax brings listeners brilliant wellbeing content throughout the day, easily discoverable in one place. Those needing help to find their ‘get up and go’ for the day ahead can catch Get Set with Radio 1 (7am-8am) fronted by YouTuber and CBBC presenter Joe Tasker and designed to guide listeners to strike six things from their to-do list through 10-minute motivational chunks…
Despite the focus, reading through the content we spotted items such as:
Every day from 12am-2am, Radio 1 Relax will stream Deep Sleepcapes to help listeners unwind, rest and recharge, with an hour of ASMR to follow from 2am-3am. The stream will also feature 14 soundscapes from David Attenborough’s series Seven Worlds, One Planet, with listeners taken on a journey across seven unique continents from Antarctica to Africa…
To us this seems entirely applicable to everyone and we hope the new service gains the wider audience we believe it deserves. You can read more, including the full line-up of programming, in the BBC press release.