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List of radio stations in Singapore

The following radio stations are located in and transmitted from Singapore.

Contents

  • FM stations 1
  • Internet stations 2
  • SMS Services 3
  • Listenership 4
  • History 5
    • FM stations 5.1
    • DAB stations 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

FM stations

There are 3 Radio Broadcasters in Singapore, namely MediaCorp Radio, SPH Radio and SAFRA Radio. There are 18 Radio stations in Singapore. Most Singaporeans are able to receive FM broadcasts from Malaysia and Indonesia if the signal is strong enough.[1]

Listeners who do not have a FM tuner can listen to web streams of all FM stations by either visiting the stations' websites on a desktop or downloading the stations' respective apps on a mobile device. There might be a delay of up to 90 seconds compared to the live FM transmission.

MediaCorp and SAFRA stations utilise RCS Master Control broadcast automation software. An upgrade to the newer RCS Zetta was rolled out across all 13 MediaCorp stations from August to November 2014.

Frequency Station Operator Language Genre First air date Webcast Notes
088.3 MHz * 883JiaFM SAFRA Radio, 21st Century Fox, Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Radio Asia Chinese, English Adult Contemporary 24 November 1997 Web Stream Fox Satellite Stage 2
088.9 MHz * BBC World Service BBC Radio English Talk radio 1960 Web Stream Fox Satellite Stage 1
089.7 MHz Ria 89.7FM MediaCorp Malay, Arab, English CHR/Pop, Malaysian pop, Indo pop, Arab pop 1 December 1990 Web Stream
090.5 MHz Gold 905 MediaCorp English Classic hits, Oldies 1 June 1936 Web Stream
091.3 MHz * One FM 91.3 SPH Radio Pte Ltd, 21st Century Fox, Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Radio Asia English Mainstream rock, Classic Hits 3 October 2001 Web Stream
092.0 MHz Kiss 92FM SPH Radio Pte Ltd English Adult Contemporary 3 September 2012 Web Stream
092.4 MHz Symphony 92.4FM MediaCorp English Classical music 1 June 1936 Web Stream
Song List
093.3 MHz Y.E.S. 93.3FM MediaCorp Chinese CHR/Pop, Chinese pop 1 January 1990 Web Stream
093.8 MHz 938LIVE MediaCorp English Talk radio 1 January 1996 Web Stream
094.2 MHz * Warna 94.2FM MediaCorp (1 June 1936-7 January 2016), 21st Century Fox, Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Radio Asia (8 January 2016-present) Malay, English Adult Contemporary, Infotainment 1 June 1936 Web Stream Fox Satellite Stage 2
095.0 MHz Class 95FM MediaCorp English Adult Contemporary 1 January 1990 Web Stream
095.8 MHz Capital 95.8FM MediaCorp Chinese Talk radio, Classic hits, Oldies 1 June 1936 Web Stream
096.3 MHz XFM 96.3 MediaCorp Japanese, French, Hindi, Bangla, German, Korean Multicultural, Instrumental music, Korean pop 1998 Web Stream
096.8 MHz Oli 96.8FM MediaCorp Tamil, Hindi, English Tamil music, Hindi music, Infotainment 1 June 1936 Web Stream
097.2 MHz Love 97.2FM MediaCorp Chinese, English Adult Contemporary 1 January 1994 Web Stream
098.0 MHz * Power98FM SAFRA Radio, 21st Century Fox, Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Radio Asia English CHR/Pop, Hot Adult Contemporary 31 October 1994 Web Stream Fox Satellite Stage 2
098.7 MHz 987FM MediaCorp English CHR/Pop, Top 40 1 January 1989 Web Stream
099.5 MHz Lush 99.5FM MediaCorp English Urban AC, Indie music, Chill-out music, Deep house, Easy listening 31 December 2004 Web Stream
100.3 MHz UFM 1003 SPH Radio Pte Ltd Chinese CHR/Pop, Chinese pop 3 October 2001 Web Stream
  • Fox Radio Asia and Europe and Philippine Radio together with North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Austalia, new Zealand,Singapore and Malaysia Radio (JV)

Internet stations

Website Station Operator Language Genre First air date
Link Kinternational Radio Kinternational Holdings Asia English CHR/Pop, Top 40 1 January 2009
Link 973FM RadioChat (Independent) English Freeform radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40, Independent music 7 December 2010
Link) The Live Radio (Discontinued) Chat Chat Media Pte Ltd English Freeform radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40 5 August 2012
Link Desinetworks Desinetworks Pte Ltd Hindi Bollywood, Bhangra, 27 December 2013
Plush 898 (Discontinued) Plush 898 Entertainment Network Chinese Freeform radio, Contemporary hits 29 November 2009
Sonar Radio (Discontinued) RADIOactive Pte Ltd English Freeform radio, Contemporary hits 5 May 2011

SMS Services

Listeners can find out the title of the previous, current and next song being played on air for Mediacorp stations by texting the following codes to 146072346. (Singapore postpaid mobile users only)

  • Other services
    • Traffic Watch (Mon-Sat 7am-9pm): TW
  • English stations
    • Gold 90.5FM: G90
    • Symphony 92.4FM: 924
    • 938LIVE: 938LIVE
    • Class 95FM: C95
    • XFM 96.3: 963
    • 987FM: 987FM
    • Lush 99.5: LUSH
  • Chinese stations
    • Y.E.S. 93.3FM: YES
    • Capital 95.8FM: CAPITAL
    • Love 97.2FM:-
  • Malay/Tamil stations
    • Ria 89.7FM: RIA
    • Warna 94.2FM: WARNA
    • Oli 96.8FM: OLI

Listeners can also text in to SPH stations:

Listenership

According to findings from Nielsen’s Radio Diary Survey 2015, the listenership figures of radio stations in Singapore are as follows (as of 2 Jul 2015): [2]

  • Top 5 English stations: Class 95FM (15%), Kiss 92FM (14%), ONE FM 91.3 (12%), Gold 90.5FM (12%), 987FM (9%)
  • Top 5 Chinese stations: Love 97.2FM (20%), Y.E.S 93.3FM (18%), Capital 95.8FM (17%), Radio 100.3 (8%), 883Jia FM (6%)
  • Other language stations: Warna 94.2FM (10%), Ria 89.7FM (5%), Oli 96.8FM (7%), Expat Radio 96.3XFM (3%)

History

FM stations

  • The first 24-hour radio station, Perfect 10 (now known as 987FM), was launched on 1 January 1989. All radio stations started broadcasting 24/7 starting from 1 January 2008.[3]
  • MediaCorp used to offer Visual Radio service on Nokia phones. The first radio stations to utilise Visual Radio are 987FM in December 2005 and Y.E.S 93.3FM in June 2006. The service has since been discontinued.
  • The 89.3 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by TVMobile. An audio simulcast of the TV channel was available until the station closed down on 31 December 2009.[4]
  • The 99.5 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by Passion 99.5FM, a station set up by the National Arts Council in December 1997 that supported and played local music. The station closed down on 31 December 2003 due to the bad economic climate as there was insufficient sponsorship and advertising revenue to cover operating costs.[5] The frequency was then awarded to MediaCorp in May 2004 and the new station, Lush 99.5, was launched 9 months later.[6][7]

DAB stations

MediaCorp used to operate Digital Radio, a radio service using digital audio broadcasting technology which simulcast eight FM stations, namely Class 95FM, Gold 90.5FM, 987FM, Y.E.S. 93.3FM, Love 97.2FM, Lush 99.5FM, Symphony 92.4FM, and 938LIVE and broadcasts six digital-only stations, namely Cruise, Club Play, JK-Pop, Chinese Evergreens, Planet Bollywood and Bloomberg.

The service was discontinued on 1 December 2011 as the low adoption of DAB radio (compared to FM radio) and the prevalence of listening to Internet radio streams on PCs/smart-phones has rendered DAB radio irrelevant.[8]

References

  1. ^ Singapore Radio Stations on FM, shortwave and DAB - Asiawaves.Net
  2. ^ Kiss 92FM is the number one English-language radio station in Singapore in terms of cumulative listenership (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey 2015)
  3. ^ All MediaCorp Radio stations to run 24/7 from 1 Jan - Channel NewsAsia
  4. ^ Freeman, B.C., & Ramakrishnan, Y. (2012). Red dot on the dial: Singapore radio then & now. In J. Hendrick's (Ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio, pp. 299-319. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. ^ Victoria Chorale • View topic - Passion 99.5 to shut down
  6. ^ MediaCorp Radio Awarded 99.5FM Frequency For New Radio Station
  7. ^ Singapore's Lush 99.5 FM Delivers 24-Hour Downtempo - News - Properly Chilled - Downtempo Music & Culture
  8. ^ Digital Audio Broadcasting service to stop transmission - XinMSN Entertainment

External links

  • MediaCorp Radio
  • Rediffusion Singapore
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Singapore Radio Stations Live
  • Singapore Radio Online
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