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dabbl was a user-controlled radio station broadcast on the Internet and on DAB Digital Radio in Cardiff 24 hours a day and in London from 7pm to 6am daily. Its content was chosen by members of Absolute Radio's website VIP Service, who select songs which are then voted for. Songs with the most votes are then broadcast. It operated from October 1, 2009 until August 25, 2010.

CityLondon, Cardiff
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom:
London, Cardiff (DAB)
Worldwide (Internet)
Slogan"The radio station where votes decide the music."
First air date1 October 2009
(ended 25 August 2010)
FormatNew and Live Music
Former callsignsCTRL
OwnerTIML Radio Limited
Sister stationsAbsolute Radio
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Radio 60s
Absolute Radio 70s
Absolute 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Radio 00s
Absolute Radio Extra


dabbl first appeared on DAB in London under the name "CTRL", however this was just broadcasting the "Absolute Radio" launch clock sound.


The station was previously available on the multiplexes in London on the Switch Multiplex between 7pm and 6am, and in Cardiff and online 24 hours a day. In Bristol & Bath, Southend & Chelmsford, Swindon, Reading & Basingstoke, it was replaced by Absolute 90s in June 2010.