|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2008)|
|Slogan||Malaysia's Number #1 Hit Music Station|
|Frequency||Varies depending on its region|
|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 to Hitz Fm.
The current lineup of hitz.fm includes the following below:
|Hitz.FM Morning Crew||6am - 10am||Ean and Jinnyboy||Be prepared for the craziest Gotchas & Facebook Birthday Rap !|
|#Hitz||10am - 1pm||Arnold||Latest entertainment gossips and music news from all around the globe !|
|Hitz 1-2-4||1pm - 4pm||Natalie||Playing you all the hitz from 1 to 4!|
|Hitz Drive-Thru||4pm - 8pm||RD||Cruise home with The biggest Hitz, The best Gotchas and Hitz Faceboook 6@6 as voted!|
|Hitz Night Out||8pm - 12am||Ryan and Denise||It doesn't get any crazier than this!|
|Club Hitz/Hitz back-to-back||12am - 6am||Jakeman and Skeletor||Non-stop Hitz back-to-back|
|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 Sabah 1-2-4||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 - 10 am||with Natalie, Denise, RD, Ean or Arnold||Ten of the Biggest Hitz with no commercial breaks!|
|Best of Morning Crew||10am - 11am||Ean and Jinnyboy||Here is what you missed out on Hitz.FM Morning Crew over the week|
|Hitz Ten In A Row||11am - 3 pm||with Natalie, Denise, RD, Ean or Arnold||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|
|Weekend Top 30||5pm - 8pm||Sean Hamilton||The most listened to countdown show in America|
|Club Hitz||9pm - 6am||Jakeman and Skeletor||Engineered by Jakeman and Skeletor|
|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|
|Borneo English Top (BET) 10||10am - 11am||Cheryl||Counting down the biggest 10 songs in Borneo|
|Hitz Sabah Ten In A Row||11am - 3pm||Farhan||10 of the biggest Hitz in Sabah back-to-back|
|Hitz Ten In A Row||6am - 10am||with Denise or RD||Ten of the Biggest Hitz back-to-back with no commercial breaks at all|
|Hitz Top 20||10am - 12pm||Ryan and Denise||Join Ryan and Denise as they count down the biggest 20 Hitz.|
|Weekend Top 30||9am - 12pm||Sean Hamilton||The most listened to countdown show in America|
|Malaysian English Top Ten [MET]||4pm - 5pm||Arnold and Ryan||It's the Malaysian Invasion|
|Hitz Weekend||5pm - 9pm||with Denise or RD||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.
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.
The following are the names of hitz.fm's ex-announcers and their years of duty in the station.
- Lil' Kev (1997–2003)
- FlyGuy (1997–2003)
- Kudsia Kahar
- Anushia Kanagasabai (1997–2002)
- John Boy (1997–1999, 2001)
- Farouk Khan (1997)
- Ross Yusof (1997–2004)
- Mesh Nair (1997–2004)
- Fabian Jesse James (1999–2006)
- Serena Choong (2000—2006)
- Priscilla Patrick
- Sheleena "Shel" Kaur (2000—2006)
- Johan Farid Khairuddin (2001—2004)
- Pietro Ambrose Felix (2005—2006)
- Marion Caunter (2006—2007)
- Brian Vinesh (2005—2007)
- Azura Zainal (2006–2007)
- Jason Lo (2003–2007)
- Hunny Madu (2007–2008)
- Samir Sharman (2007–2008)
- Jayaram Gopinath Nagaraj (2003–2008)
- Rudy Sufian (2003–2009)
- Adam Carruthers
- Klang Valley 92.9 MHz
- Seremban 95.0 MHz
- Malacca 93.0 MHz
- Johor Bahru, 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 94.8 MHz
- Kuantan 93.2 MHz
- Kuching 95.3 MHz
- Miri 105.8 MHz
- Kota Kinabalu 100.8 MHz
- Sandakan 99.8 MHz
hitz.fm is also available through audio streaming on hitz.fm's website and on ASTRO Channel 852.