Birds join queues of jobless as unemployment hits animal kingdom
If you’ve flicked through the digital radio channels in the UK you may well have come across Birdsong Radio, a rather bizarre channel featuring birds singing in someone’s back garden, and nothing else. No chat, no bands, no adverts: just some little feathered friends tweeting their hearts out.
The recording of birdsong, which was made 20 years ago by radio station chief exec Quentin Howard in his back garden in Wiltshire, was designed as a temporary filler after the DAB OneWord station closed. But in the 18 months it has been broadcasting it attracted millions of listeners.
The Birdsong channel will be replaced by a new radio station — Amazing Radio — which will play a mix of indie, urban, rock and jazz music by unsigned artists. To get airplay on the new channel bands need to upload their tracks to amazingtunes.co.uk.
All tweeted out: birds must seek new vocations as Birdsong Radio closes its doors.