RTÉ Chill’s signal on the Saorview service in the Republic of Ireland has transferred over to a new multiplex frequency.
The technical change means RTÉ Chill is now being broadcast on Saorview’s second multiplex (Mux 2). Many receivers will automatically adjust, keeping the station on channel 209.
The old copy of the station on Mux 1 is now denoted by a full stop after its name: “RTÉ Chill.” Devices that have automatically retuned will place the old copy on channel 219. However, devices that have the old copy (with the full stop at the end of the name) on channel 209 will need retuning.
RTÉ Chill broadcasts mostly chillout and ambient music as well as other low-tempo genres and typically features the output of such cutting-edge artists. It first launched in 2008, 15 years ago. The station broadcasts between 21:00 and 07:00, usually timesharing with RTÉ’s children’s radio service, RTÉ Junior. On Saorview, only RTÉ Chill has moved slots, RTÉ Junior is currently still on multiplex 1.
The changes on Saorview follow recent technical adjustments to both multiplexes, which has left multiplex 2 with additional capacity for services.
RTÉ Chill is also available on cable and online, but no longer via a DAB radio. Ireland’s public broadcaster withdrew from DAB in a cost-cutting measure. The station itself was once threatened with closure, but won a reprieve alongside other RTÉ digital-only stations.