Hitz FM (Malaysia)
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2014)|
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (February 2008)|
|Broadcast area||Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei|
|Slogan||Malaysia's Number #1 Hit Station|
|First air date||January 1997|
|Format||Contemporary hit radio|
|Owner||Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd, under Astro Radio|
As of January 2014, the radio station has reverted its name from hitz.fm to hitz fm .
The current line-up of hitz fm includes the following below:
|The hitz fm Morning Crew||6am - 10am||Ean , Jinnyboy & Adam Carruters!||Be prepared for the craziest Gotchas & Facebook Birthday Rap !|
|#Hitz||10am - 1pm||RD||Latest entertainment gossips and music news from all around the globe !|
|Hitz 1-2-4||1pm - 4pm||Alexis||Playing you all the hitz from 1 to 4!|
|Hitz Drive-Thru||4pm - 8pm||Arnold||Cruise home with The biggest Hitz, The best Gotchas!|
|Hitz Night Out||8pm - 12am||Ryan||It doesn't get any crazier than this!|
|Club Hitz||12am - 6am||Jakeman and Skeletor||Non-stop Hitz back-to-back|
hitz fm Sarawak
|Hitz Sarawak 1-2-4||1pm - 4pm||Natasha||Playing you all the Hitz from 1 to 4 in Sarawak !|
|Hitz Sarawak Drive-Thru||4pm - 8pm||Meng and Kiyoshi||Cruise home with The biggest Hitz, The best Gotchas and Hitz Sarawak FB6 !|
hitz fm Sabah
|#Hitz||10am - 1pm||Farhan||Latest entertainment gossips and music news from all around the globe !|
|Hitz Sabah 1-2-4 /Hitz Sabah Top 40 (Friday)||1pm - 4pm||Rica||Playing you all the hitz from 1 to 4 in Sabah!|
|Hitz Sabah Drive-Thru||4pm - 8 pm||Cassie||Cruise home with The biggest Hitz, The best Gotchas and Hitz Sabah Faceboook 6@6 !|
|Hitz Ten In A Row||6am - 9 am||Ten of the Biggest Hitz with no commercial breaks!|
|Best of Morning Crew||9am - 11am||Ean and Jinnyboy||Here is what you missed out on The hitz fm Morning Crew over the week|
|Hitz Ten In A Row||11am - 3 pm||Ten of the Biggest Hitz with no commercial breaks!|
|Best of Gotchas!||3pm - 5pm||Ean and Jinnyboy||All the best Gotchas from Ean and Jinnyboy The hitz fm Morning crew|
|Fresh On Hitz||5pm - 6pm||Play the fresh and new songs.|
|Weekend Top 30||6pm - 9pm||Sean Hamilton||The most listened countdown show in America|
|Club Hitz||9pm - 6am||Jakeman and Skeletor||Engineered by Jakeman and Skeletor|
hitz fm Sarawak
|Borneo English Top (BET) 10||10am - 11am||Kiyoshi or Natasha||Counting down the biggest 10 songs in Borneo|
|Hitz Sarawak Ten In A Row||11am - 3pm||Kiyoshi or Natasha||10 of the biggest Hitz in Sarawak back-to-back|
hitz fm Sabah
|Hitz Sabah Ten In A Row||11am - 3pm||Farhan & Miah||10 of the biggest Hitz in Sabah back-to-back|
|Hitz Ten In A Row||6am - 10am||Ten of the Biggest Hitz back-to-back with no commercial breaks at all|
|Hitz Top 20||10am - 12pm||Ryan and RD||Join Ryan and RD as they count down the biggest 20 Hitz.|
|Weekend Top 30||12pm - 3pm||Sean Hamilton||The most listened to countdown show in America|
|Malaysian English Top Ten [MET]||3pm - 4pm||Arnold and Ryan||It's the Malaysian Invasion|
|Hitz Weekend||4pm - 8pm||Invading your lazy Sunday with the biggest Hitz|
|Club Hitz||9pm - 2am||Jakeman and Skeletor||Engineered by Jakeman and Skeletor|
The street team for hitz fm are the hitz fm Cruisers (Cruisers in short). Their duty is to meet fans of the station and give away free gifts courtesy of hitz fm.
Every weekday in the morning, the Morning Crew would play a Got'Cha call. This prank involves the Morning Crew calling up Malaysians and pranking them on the request of the victim's family, friends or colleagues.
More recently, the Morning Crew has introduced a new machine, patented the Lie Detector Test which involves the user being strapped onto the seat and asked Yes or No questions. The test would either show true, false, or unreadable. Malaysians can request to try out the Lie Detector Test and would have to swing by the headquarters to do so.
HITZ FM was launched into Malaysian FM airwaves in January 1997 after being one of Astro's audio-only channels since the launch of the satellite network in October the year before.
In 2000, the Malaysian Top 10 (later renamed Malaysian English Top 10) was introduced, airing every Sundays at 4pm to bring the limelight into local Malaysian music which would suit the tastes of hitz fm's listeners, especially indie acts.
In April 2001, HITZ FM was rebranded as hitz.fm (with a dot) as an emphasis of its significant Internet presence for its listeners rather than just being a radio station, providing online facilities like webcasts of their announcers in action as well as radio streaming and was rebranded again to hitz fm on year 2014 , without the dot .
In August 2003, a rift between Li'l Kev and the management of AMP over the contract between them caused him and FlyGuy to leave hitz fm abruptly. Jason Lo and Rudy Sufian were called up to fill in their places and eventually became the new Morning Crew. (Later, Lo switched time slots with JJ Fernandez for the drive-home slot). Later in the same year, HITZ.TV was launched as a complement to the radio channel.
In 2005, the hitz fm Malaysian English Top 10 Awards was introduced to honour the best of Malaysian English-singing musical talent and compositions. Two such events have held thus far.
In 2008,Rudy announced his decision to give up his morning show.Rudy confessed to having problems getting up in the mornings and needed to change his work pattern.With the new schedule(The new hitz fm morning crew), JJ now has a new co-partner Tengku Mohd Ean Nasrun, better known as Ean.
In September 2010,Airtime Management and Programming (AMP) is launching three of its radio channels in East Malaysia. ERA, MY FM & hitz fm will run from the hearts of Kuching beginning 25 October 2010 and Kota Kinabalu beginning 1 December 2010.
- Klang Valley 92.9 MHz
- Seremban 95.0 MHz
- Malacca 93.0 MHz
- Johor Bahru, and Singapore 97.6 MHz
- Ipoh 92.7 MHz
- Alor Setar, Penang 92.8 MHz
- Taiping 93.6 MHz
- Langkawi 92.4 MHz
- Kota Bharu 92.8 MHz
- Kuala Terengganu, Marang and Hulu Terengganu 94.8 MHz
- Kuantan,and South Kemaman 93.2 MHz
- Kuching 95.3 MHz
- Miri, and Brunei 105.8 MHz
- Kota Kinabalu 100.8 MHz
- Sandakan 99.8 MHz