Radio24 (Malaysia)

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Radio24
Radio24 logo.jpg
Broadcast area West Malaysia (Klang Valley/Johor Bahru)
Singapore (Singapore)
Slogan Real Life. Real Time. (rebranded as "Fast News. Nonstop Info." in 2010)
Frequency

93.9 MHz (Klang Valley)

107.5 MHz (Johor Bahru and Singapore)
First air date 3 September 2007
Format News, talk-back, weather, traffic
Owner BERNAMA
Website www.radio24.com.my

Radio24 (or BERNAMA Radio24) is the first news and talk radio station in Malaysia. The free-to-air station began trial transmission on 16 August 2007 at 12:00 noon and was officially launched on 3 September 2007 at 9:00 a.m. It broadcasts on the FM 93.9 Megahertz frequency that was formerly used by RTM's Klasik Nasional FM. It also broadcasts in Johor Bahru at 107.5 MHz that starts in January 2012.

The station broadcasts domestic, regional and world news through hourly news bulletins, quarter-hourly news highlights and breaking news as and when they happen through live field reports and telephone cross-overs. The station also has an array of talk-back shows. It also airs at frequent intervals, traffic, weather and stock market reports. The station also provides live audio streaming through its website. On 3 January 2011, the station began its Mobile Streaming service via smart phones like BlackBerry and iPhone, accessible through the devices on board internet browser at http://www.radio24.ada.fm

Broadcasting in both English and Bahasa Malaysia, the station is owned and operated by the Malaysian National news agency, BERNAMA, and broadcasts from Wisma BERNAMA in Kuala Lumpur. For its first phase, the station's transmission covered the Klang Valley, which is home to approximately 8 million people.

Awards[edit]

  • Best Health Radio Programme 2013 by Ministry of Health Malaysia (Main Award - Norindah Khairi, Dalam Radar Talk Show)
  • Best Health Radio Programme 2012 by Ministry of Health Malaysia (Main Award - Norindah Khairi, Ala Carte Pagi Talk Show)
  • Anugerah Seri Angkasa 2010 (Best Radio News Presenter - Wan Syahrina Wan Ab Rahman)(Best Radio Talk Show - Kerusi Panas. Syeliza Basri & Azlan Idris) (Best Music Balancing for Radio - Mohd Zaini Ahmad Norbi)
  • Best Consumer Radio Programme 2008 & 2009 - KONSUMER bersama PPIM
  • Best Health Radio Programme 2009 & 2010 - KLINIK 24
  • Best Producer for Islamic Radio Programme (Anugerah Media Islam Negara, AMIN 2009) - Nazira Noran

Programming[edit]

The current lineup of Radio24 includes:

  • KERUSI PANAS/ DALAM RADAR: Talk-back show which puts newsmakers and personalities who find themselves in the news on the "Hot Seat" to unravel issues and answer questions from the public
  • APA KATA ANDA?: An interactive talk-back programme on news and timely issues where callers are encouraged to call in and give their opinion
  • ALA CARTE PAGI: Morning talk show with experts, personalities, and corporate figures
  • SANTUN BAHASA: Improve your national language skills and understanding with Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka
  • KAY AZLEE ON AIR (ICT & ANDA): ICT programme with IT expert Kay Azlee
  • KLINIK KEPENGGUNAAN BERSAMA PPIM: An interactive programme where consumer complaints are tackled and resolved within 45 days
  • AUTO ZONE: An interactive programme on dealing with automotive issues
  • THE LOUNGE: Radio24's English talkshow that features personalities from the entertainment, corporate, sports or political sectors.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT WITH DR VENGA: A show on how to managing time with time management expert, Dr Venga Kalachulu.
  • HIKAYAT KITA WITH NINOT AZIZ: A show that features different local legends and folklores every week night.
  • THE BIZ SHOW WITH NICK GOH: A show on dealing with different business issues with business coach, Nick Goh.
  • DESIGNED : A talk show which explores the exciting world of the creative industries in Malaysia

Anchors[edit]

Malay anchors:

  • Wan Syahrina
  • Kam Kamaruddin
  • Nazira Noran
  • Zulkifli Bujang
  • Shuhadah Armawan
  • Yuzaini Yahya
  • Shahrizal Abd Rahim
  • Tuan Asmawi Tuan Umar
  • Fifi Norhafizah
  • Roslizam Ramli
  • Hanie Hamid
  • Dina Almashoor
  • Amar Yusuff

English anchors:

  • Gerard Vincent Ratnam
  • Nadhirah Matrang

Hosts[edit]

Radio24 currently has several hosts, including:

  • Vivian Toh - Designed, Wednesdays, 9:15 pm
  • Dr Fazley Yaakob - Teh Tarik, Wednesdays, 9:30 am
  • Dr Niki Shuhada - Bijak Wang, Tuesdays, 11:30 am
  • Dr Irfan Khairi - Irfan On Air, Fridays, 5:30 pm
  • Dr Kamal Affendy - Black Maria, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:15 am
  • Richie Rachman - Glam, Thursdays, 5:30 pm

Previous hosts[edit]

Radio24 launched with several celebrity millionaire hosts, notably:

Frequencies and transmitters[edit]

  • FM 93.9 MHz from the Kuala Lumpur Tower transmitter covering Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.(Shah Alam)
  • FM 107.5 MHz from the Mount Pulai transmitter site covering South Johor, Singapore, Riau Islands and Batam, North Johor is still able to receive Radio24 on 107.5MHz. (Johor and Singapore)

References[edit]

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