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Chill considers the future of its website

Chill, the online and DAB radio station which helps people chill, is looking for help in deciding the future of its website.

A blog post says the $600 (£375) per year required to keep it going is too much, and alternatives are being looked at.

One of the options being considered by the Global Radio station, is just using its Facebook page, which has 37,000 fans/likes. The blog, posted by Bern Leckie, says “There’s always an argument for simplicity, and we do connect with a lot more people on Facebook than here right now. However, I wouldn’t want us to lose something special you really value and can’t be done elsewhere.”

A change is required because Ning, where the site is currently hosted, is increasing its annual fee from $400 to $600 per year. Alternatives being proposed include migrating to a similar hosted service, hosting the site themselves or just using Facebook.

"Would closing this site mean we lose you as a friend forever? Or would you prefer a simpler life with less to keep track of? What about finding an alternative place to carry on exactly as we do here? Or do you feel strongly that everything must stay just as it is, whatever the cost?

The blog points out there are no more changes coming to the station, and there are no plans to change the DAB coverage of the station in London and Birmingham.

So how much do you spend on your website per year? Is it costing you more than £375 and do you think Global can afford to carry on paying Ning? Your thoughts are welcome in the comments.

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