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May 22, 2019 7:39 am  #1


T.O.-Based Streamer Plays Only Music To Put You To Sleep

I'd never heard of Calm Radio before and frankly, after listening to a few minutes of it, I probably never will again. The Toronto based streaming service just received a huge infusion of cash ($1.25 million) from TD and others to help support its mission of bringing "relaxing" music to whoever wants to pay for it. 

Sounds of nature, instrumentals so light, you can barely hear them, and more are offered on some 375 channels for a fee.(Where in the world did they find 375 different types of this kind of "music" to fill so many spots?)  Its press release says it targets "Sleep, Relaxation, and Mediation music."

So yes, it's a service designed to put you to sleep. Hard pass for me. 

I wish them luck, but I have to say this - I listened to a few minutes of
 a sample of their service and frankly, it made me feel nervous! 

 

May 22, 2019 8:07 am  #2


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Chris Morris was riffing on this type of nonsense two decades ago.

 

 

May 22, 2019 11:23 am  #3


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I PINE for the days of Oshawa's CKQT.  Radio personalities and all. 
It would be nice to have something like that on the radio today...radio personalities a must.

 

May 22, 2019 11:28 am  #4


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Radiowiz wrote:

I PINE for the days of Oshawa's CKQT.

CKQT. Devil music for lithium-addled housewives of the 80s.
 

 

May 22, 2019 3:03 pm  #5


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Don't forget CHFI, CKDS, CJOY. CFCA, CHAY, and WJYE. At one time, all "Beautiful Music" formatted stations.

 

May 22, 2019 3:27 pm  #6


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mace wrote:

Don't forget CHFI, CKDS, CJOY. CFCA, CHAY, and WJYE. At one time, all "Beautiful Music" formatted stations.

Not to mention the inimitable Don Parrish on CHFI's "Candlelight & Wine," which ran for ages on the station.


  

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May 22, 2019 3:41 pm  #7


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Gawwwwwwwwwd.
 

 

May 22, 2019 3:45 pm  #8


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mace wrote:

Don't forget CHFI, CKDS, CJOY. CFCA, CHAY, and WJYE. At one time, all "Beautiful Music" formatted stations.

I very much enjoyed Fred Merrit's "Night Flight" that ran on CFCA from 23:00 - 01:00.
 

Last edited by darcyh (May 22, 2019 3:46 pm)

 

May 22, 2019 4:27 pm  #9


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Chrisphen wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

I PINE for the days of Oshawa's CKQT.

CKQT. Devil music for lithium-addled housewives of the 80s.
 

CKQT was a great "Always quiet and beautiful" radio station. 
They later changed to Easy favourites. I liked them best in their beautiful music days, with the least amount of lyrics possible, kept on the quiet side. 

I also miss hearing something "soft & lite" that I know the words to, all with no lyrics. 


 

 

May 22, 2019 4:56 pm  #10


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How on earth are they going to make the 1.25 million back? What is their revenue model, especially in a world of shrinking ad budgets or ad budgets that are spread out more into other venues...

I am pitching a radio show concept then...called Irate radio...it might work...

 


The world would be so good if it weren't for some people...
 

May 22, 2019 4:59 pm  #11


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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

How on earth are they going to make the 1.25 million back? 
 

Indeed. Here's a free one. I'm sure there are dozens more just like it.
 

 

May 22, 2019 5:51 pm  #12


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June 30, 2020 10:51 pm  #13


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You think this makes any money? The narrators will put you to sleep. The music selection is not much different than Amazon Music except for all the sleep aid music.

Last edited by cash (June 30, 2020 11:58 pm)

 

June 30, 2020 11:37 pm  #14


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cash wrote:

You think this make any money?

20% off right now if you subscribe and use code RELAX:  https://calmradio.com/en/subscribe 

Or, just pay nothing (sign up for the free plan) and enjoy the ads. Either way they get their money.