HEARTS of SPACE  began as a San Francisco late night radio show in 1973, went national on public radio in 1983 and to our eternal amazement, grew to almost 300 stations. Despite our success, it was hard to make a living in public radio, so we started an independent record label in 1984, ultimately releasing almost 150 albums.

It was a lot of fun, but by 2001 the clouds were gathering over the record business, so we launched an online music streaming service with 700 (now over 1100) programs —The Hearts of Space Archive. That same year we sold the record label to Valley Entertainment. While we still occasionally help produce new recordings for the label, we no longer run it day to day.

These pages tell you more about us and what we've been doing for over 40 years. Our goal is to bring you great music wherever you are, deepen your understanding of ambient, space, and contemplative music, and save you time. The good stuff is out there. We help you find it.


THE COMPANY HEARTS of SPACE History: What Listeners Say; The Perfect Review
The Company — past, present and future
Company directory and bios


A brief profile of space and ambient music
New Age Music Made Simple
The Second Decade: an interview with Stephen Hill in 1993
The Very Long Interview: Stephen Hill in 2005 on radio, music, and the Internet


Frequently Asked Questions about HOS radio, records, artists and more.
Streams vs. Downloads : Why you still can't buy programs :-(


Email & phone directory
Signup for email playlists and news.
How to submit music.


Behind the scenes @ HOS.com