Kiss FM (Sri Lanka)

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Kiss FM
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Broadcast area Sri Lanka
Slogan The sound of your future
Frequency 96.9 MHz
First air date 13 August 2009 (2009-08-13)
Format Rhythmic CHR
Language(s) English
Owner Voice of Asia Network
Website kissfm.lk

Kiss FM is a privately owned English language radio station in Sri Lanka.[1] Founded in 2009 as Kiss 898, the station broadcasts hip hop, R&B, and dance music across the country.

History[edit]

Kiss 898 started test transmissions in July 2009.[2] The station was officially launched on 13 August 2009.[3][4] The popular rhythmic CHR station broadcast a mix of dance, progressive house, electro, tribal, hip hop and R&B to audiences in Colombo.[5] By 2012 the station had become one of the country's top five media brands.[6]

On 1 November 2012 the station's frequency changed from 89.8MHz to 96.9MHz after a nationwide change of all radio frequencies.[7] The station launched its website, official Facebook page and Twitter account on 11 October 2013.[8][9] Kiss FM was an exclusive broadcaster for the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2014.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan G. Davies. "Radio Stations in Sri Lanka". 
  2. ^ "Kiss 89.8 now on test". TV & Radio Sri Lanka. 9 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Argent, Kshanika (10 August 2010). "Kiss turns one". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  4. ^ "KISS launches". TV & Radio Sri Lanka. 13 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Colombo experiences its First Kiss". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 20 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Thajudeen, Thanzyl (23 April 2012). "12 Marketing Trends for Sri Lanka in 2012". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  7. ^ "Tune your radios from Nov 1". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 30 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kiss goes Live on web". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 13 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kiss FM Web Launch". The Sunday Leader. 20 October 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=sports/siyatha-acquires-radio-rights-t20-wc

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