Hitz FM (Malaysia)

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This article is about a Malaysian radio station. It is not to be confused with Hitz FM, a Ghanaian radio station.
For the former aspirant community radio station in Melbourne, Australia, see Hitz 247#Hitz FM.
hitz fm
Malaysian Hitz FM logo.png
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
Webcast eAAC+
Website hitz.fm

Hitz FM is a Malaysian national radio station managed by Astro Radio, a subsidiary of Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd. hitz fm is Malaysia's leading English-language station[1] with 1.9 million listeners.[2]

As of January 2014, the radio station has reverted its name from hitz.fm to hitz fm .

Programming[edit]

The current line-up of hitz fm includes the following below:

Weekdays[edit]

Programme Time Announcer(s) Info
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

Programme Time Announcers Info
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

Programme Time Announcers Info
#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 !

Weekends[edit]

Saturday

Programme Time Announcer(s) Info
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

Programme Time Announcers Info
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

Programme Time Announcers Info
Hitz Sabah Ten In A Row 11am - 3pm Farhan & Miah 10 of the biggest Hitz in Sabah back-to-back

Sunday[edit]

Programme Time Announcers Info
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

Miscellaneous[edit]

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.

hitz fm has a sister station which is a music TV channel called Astro hitz, formerly known as Astro Hitz.TV on Astro.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Frequencies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://my.nielsen.com/news/20091020.shtml
  2. ^ http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42133505/ns/today-entertainment/

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