Radio 1 Relax service launches on BBC Sounds

A new service has appeared on BBC Sounds called Radio 1 Relax playing relaxing noises including wind and rain.

The station officially launches at 5pm Thursday offering a 24-hour stream to help listeners unwind.

The new stream will launch with an 11-hour simulcast across Radio 1 and Radio 1 Relax beginning, with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac teaming up to co-host for the first hour.

The BBC says Radio 1 Relax reflects its commitment to supporting audiences to manage their mental wellbeing following the launch of BBC Headroom in 2021.

Featuring everything from sleepscapes and ASMR, to tips and mixes, 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 is the BBC’s second curated stream for BBC Sounds, and follows the launch of Radio 1 Dance in October 2020. Both new streams are designed to give young audiences even more flexibility to listen to their favourite BBC content outside of the more traditional linear schedules.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “The challenges of the last year have meant more young people than ever are seeking out content centred around wellbeing and relaxation. The titles we’ve launched during the past twelve months with that in mind have proved incredibly popular, so I’m pleased we’re able to put it all into one stream on BBC Sounds, making it as easy as possible for our audience to find and enjoy.”

The full schedule for Radio 1 Relax is below:

Monday – Saturday

2 – 3am: ASMR

3 – 4am: 1Xtra R&B Chill Mix with Nadia Jae

4 – 6am: Focus Beats

6 – 7am: The Chill Mix

7 – 8am: Get Set with Radio 1

8 – 9am: Radio 1’s Motivate Me Mix

9 – 10am: Radio 1 Relax

10 – 11am: Radio 1’s Classical Movie Mixtape with Ali Plumb

11am – midday: Radio 1’s Chillout Anthems

Midday – 1pm: Radio 1 Relax

1 – 2pm: Radio 1’s Decompression Session with Stuart Sandeman

2 – 3pm: 1Xtra R&B Chill Mix with Nadia Jae

3 – 4pm: The Power Down Playlist

4 – 6pm: Radio 1’s Chillest Show with Sian Eleri

6 – 8pm: Lose Yourself with…

8 – 9pm: Radio 1’s Power Down Playlist with Annie Mac (simulcast with Radio 1 on Monday only)

9 – 10pm: Radio 1’s Decompression Session with Stuart Sandeman

10pm – midnight: Radio 1’s Wind Down

Midnight – 2am: Deep Sleepscapes


As Monday – Saturday, excluding 6 – 9pm which runs as below:

6 – 7pm: Lose Yourself with…

7 – 9pm: Radio 1’s Chillest Show with Sian Eleri (simulcast with Radio 1)

In the meantime, have a listen for yourself to the ‘tests’ via this link.

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 7:16 pm by Roy Martin

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