Radio Station Just for Dogs Launches

Feel guilty about leaving the pooch alone all day?  Maybe then you’ll want to stream K9FM (yes, that what they’re calling it), a new FM station broadcasting to central Auckland, New Zealand.

So what kind of programming can the discerning dog expect?  Classical music, for one.  Programs with names like Talkies, Fetch in the Park and Meditation with Vet Joanna. I am not making this up.

From Stuff in New Zealand:

Canine behaviour consultant Jess Allsop who helped consult on the station’s programming said dogs would be able to focus on words they recognised and be calmed by the station’s music.”My job is to make sure it is as dog-friendly as possible,” Allsop said. “At the moment when dogs listen to a radio, they have to listen to programmes targeted at humans.”

K9FM featured words like stick, fetch and walkies, which dogs could pick up on and understand, Allsop said.

“Also musically it was about finding tempos and beats that are known to be calming for dogs.” Owners might enjoy the station too, she said.

K9FM is the result of collaboration between the New Zealand Radio Training School, Colenso BBDO, Pedigree and Mars.

The radio station will run 24hours a day.

Via Stuff.Co.Nz


Alan Cross

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