List of radio stations in Singapore
The following radio stations are located in and transmitted from Singapore.
Most Singaporeans are able to receive FM broadcasts from Malaysia and Indonesia if the signal is strong enough.
Listeners who do not have a FM tuner can listen to web streams of all FM stations by either visiting the stations' websites on a desktop or downloading the stations' respective apps on a mobile device. There might be a delay of up to 90 seconds compared to the live FM transmission.
MediaCorp and SAFRA stations utilise RCS Master Control.
|Website||Station||Operator||Language||Genre||First air date|
|Link||Kinternational Radio (KINTradio/105.7FM)||Kinternational Holdings (Singapore)||English||CHR/Pop, Top 40||1 January 2009|
|Sonar Radio (Discontinued)||RADIOactive Pte Ltd||English||Freeform radio, Contemporary hits||5 May 2011|
|Link||973FM||Independent||English||Freeform radio, Contemporary hits||7 December 2010|
|Plush 898 (Discontinued)||Plush 898 Entertainment Network||Chinese||Freeform radio, Contemporary hits||29 November 2009|
|Link||The Live Radio||Chat Chat Media Pte Ltd||English||Freeform radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40||5 August 2012|
|Link||Desinetworks||Desinetworks Pte Ltd||Hindi||Bollywood, Bhangra,||27 December 2013|
Listeners can find out the title of the previous, current and next song being played on air by texting the following codes to 146072346. (Singapore postpaid mobile users only)
- Other services
- Traffic Watch (Mon-Sat 7am-9pm): TW
- English stations
- Gold 90.5FM: G90
- Symphony 92.4FM: 924
- 938LIVE: 938LIVE
- Class 95FM: C95
- XFM 96.3: 963
- 987FM: 987FM
- Lush 99.5: LUSH
- Chinese stations
- Y.E.S. 93.3FM: YES
- Capital 95.8FM: CAPITAL
- Love 97.2FM:
- Malay/Tamil stations
- Ria 89.7FM: RIA
- Warna 94.2FM: WARNA
- Oli 96.8FM: OLI
According to findings from Nielsen’s Radio Diary Survey 2014, the listenership figures of radio stations in Singapore are as follows (as of 26 Nov 2014):
- Top 5 English stations: Class 95FM (15.9%), Kiss 92FM (14%), Gold 90.5FM (13.3%), 987FM (8.6%), HOT FM 91.3 (8%)
- Top 5 Chinese stations: Y.E.S 93.3FM (20%), Love 97.2FM (20%), Capital 95.8FM (18.6%), 883Jia FM (6%), Radio 100.3 (6%)
- Other language stations: Warna 94.2FM (10%), Ria 89.7FM (5%), Oli 96.8FM (7%), Expat Radio 96.3XFM (3%)
- The first 24-hour radio station, Perfect 10 (now known as 987FM), was launched on 1 January 1989. All radio stations started broadcasting 24/7 starting from 1 January 2008.
- MediaCorp used to offer Visual Radio service on Nokia phones. The first radio stations to utilise Visual Radio are 987FM in December 2005 and Y.E.S 93.3FM in June 2006. The service has since been discontinued.
- The 89.3 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by TVMobile. An audio simulcast of the TV channel was available until the station closed down on 31 December 2009.
- The 99.5 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by Passion 99.5FM, a station set up by the National Arts Council in December 1997 that supported and played local music. The station closed down on 31 December 2003 due to the bad economic climate as there was insufficient sponsorship and advertising revenue to cover operating costs. The frequency was then awarded to MediaCorp in May 2004 and the new station, Lush 99.5, was launched 9 months later.
MediaCorp used to operate Digital Radio, a radio service using digital audio broadcasting technology which simulcast eight FM stations, namely Class 95FM, Gold 90.5FM, 987FM, Y.E.S. 93.3FM, Love 97.2FM, Lush 99.5FM, Symphony 92.4FM, and 938LIVE and broadcasts six digital-only stations, namely Cruise, Club Play, JK-Pop, Chinese Evergreens, Planet Bollywood and Bloomberg.
The service was discontinued on 1 December 2011 as the low adoption of DAB radio (compared to FM radio) and the prevalence of listening to Internet radio streams on PCs/smart-phones has rendered DAB radio irrelevant.
- Singapore Radio Stations on FM, shortwave and DAB - Asiawaves.Net
- Class 95FM is number one English-language radio station in Singapore - Channel NewsAsia (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey November 2014)
- MediaCorp radio stations top ratings (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey June 2014) | TODAYonline
- 93% of adult listeners tuned in to radio weekly - 938LIVE on xinmsn Entertainment (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey Nov 2013)
- Asia Media Journal - SG's Digital Diet Eats Into Newspapers, TV Numbers (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey Nov 2012)
- Digital Media Consumption Increasing As Consumers Embrace Multiple Screens For News And Entertainment (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey Nov 2011)
- Listeners Stay Loyal to SPH's 91.3FM: ST Survey (Nielsen Radio Diary Survey Nov 2010)
- All MediaCorp Radio stations to run 24/7 from 1 Jan - Channel NewsAsia
- Freeman, B.C., & Ramakrishnan, Y. (2012). Red dot on the dial: Singapore radio then & now. In J. Hendrick's (Ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio, pp. 299-319. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Victoria Chorale • View topic - Passion 99.5 to shut down
- MediaCorp Radio Awarded 99.5FM Frequency For New Radio Station
- Singapore's Lush 99.5 FM Delivers 24-Hour Downtempo - News - Properly Chilled - Downtempo Music & Culture
- Digital Audio Broadcasting service to stop transmission - XinMSN Entertainment