987FM (previously known as Perfect 10 98.7 FM before July 2005) is an Englishradio station of MediaCorp in Singapore. It is a 24-hour radio station that plays English hits from Singapore, the UK, USA, K-Pop hits from Korea, and around the world.
May 2007: The Muttons were suspended for a while due to their participation in No Bra Day, an activity that was sponsored by FHM Singapore and featured young models competing to see who could remove their bras in the fastest time possible. A video taken in the studio was posted on YouTube and the resulting uproar from viewers forced the station to pay S$9,800 to the Media Development Authority of Singapore for 'inappropriate and offensive content'. Muttons in the Morning was then replaced with The Dan and Young Show. They soon came back to 987FM in July 2007 for the late night slot show, now called 'Muttons To Midnight'.
July 2009: There was a lot of controversy when ex-DJ of 987FM, Soo, was "asked to leave" by the then programming director, Daniel Ong, over alleged claims of failing to put on an American accent and issues with proficiency of the English language. Listeners expressed disdain that it was unfair for DJs with local accents to be discriminated while DJs who speak with an American accent receive preferential treatment.
March 2010: It was announced that Ris Low would be joining the 987 crew and hosting the evening drive-time show. There was a huge outrage among listeners over her unprofessional attitude, including turning up more than 2 hours late for her first radio show and usage of bad English. It was eventually revealed on 1 April 2010 that the whole stunt was part of an April Fools' prank cum publicity stunt for Burger King and Ris would not be a permanent DJ at 987.
March 2012: When Shan Wee left 987 in February 2012, a 'ManHunt' was conducted to find a replacement for Rozz's co-host on the morning show. Listeners were invited to audition for the spot from 12 to 16 March 2012 and were told that they stood a chance of getting a spot on 987. However, it turned out that Rozz's new co-host is Bobby Tonelli from neighbour radio station, Class 95FM. There were several conspiracy theories that the auditions were a waste of time and effort and simply just a ploy by the station's creative director to gain more listenership.
August 2012: The Muttons were criticised for calling Singaporeans who do not celebrate Feng Tianwei's victory at the 2012 Summer Olympics "MORONS AND BABIES". Netizens commented that the words are inappropriate for a national public broadcaster as they reflect badly on the station and stir up xenophobia and tension in society.