Radio Corporation of Singapore

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Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS)
Type Public
Broadcasting Department of Singapore
Ministry of Information
Radio
Country Singapore
First air date
1 October 1994
Availability Nationwide
Founded 1 October 1994
Broadcast area
Singapore
Johor, Malaysia
Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Parent Singapore International Media (SIM Group of Companies)
Launch date
1 October 1994
Dissolved 12 February 2001
Group Radio
Official website
www.rcs.sg

Radio Corporation of Singapore (Abbreviation: RCS; Singapore Mandarin: 新加坡廣播電台機構 (Abbreviation: 新廣電); Malaysian: Perbadanan Radio Singapura; Indonesian: Perusahaan Radio Singapura) was a radio broadcasting service in the then-monopolised media industry. RCS existing from 1 October 1994 to 11 February 2001; predecessor of MediaCorp Radio successor of the radio broadcasting arm of the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) was privatised on 1 October 1994 in Singapore into three individual companies, one of which was Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12). RCS subsequently underwent a group restructuring of subsidiaries by Singapore International Media (SIM Group of Companies) on 12 February 2001 to becoming MediaCorp Radio.

History

Timeline

Radio Corporation of Singapore (1994–2001)

The Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) was privatised on 1 October 1994, and SBC's operations were split into 3 individual companies under the Singapore International Media (SIM Group of Companies) banner. Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12) took over SBC's television-broadcasting operations and Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) took over SBC's radio-broadcasting operations.

MediaCorp Radio (2001-present)

The SIM Group of Companies was restructured Media Corporation of Singapore (MediaCorp Singapore) on 1 January 1999 and RCS subsequently became MediaCorp Radio on 12 February 2001.

Milestones

Before 1 October 1994, Radio Corporation of Singapore was formerly known as:

  • Radio Singapore (1 January 1957 - 15 September 1963)
  • Radio Malaysia (Singapore) (16 September 1963-8 August 1965)
  • Radio and Television of Singapore (RTS, 9 August 1965 - 31 January 1980)
  • Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC, 1 February 1980 - 30 September 1994)

Important events

Year Date Event
1994 30 September SBC ceased transmission.
1994 1 October SBC was restructured into a new holding company and owned by Singapore International Media (SIM Group of Companies) and split into 3 individual companies form mass media telecommunications digital technology of world class electronics television and radio here Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) took over the SBC's television broadcasting operations, Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) took over the SBC's radio broadcasting operations and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12) took over the SBC's television broadcasting operations, TCS was revamp the channel logo for a current business of companies, STV12 was Singapore's free-to-air terrestrial television company for live coverage of international multi-event sports and knowledge geography programmes. TCS operates Fifth Frequency is a free-to-air Singapore English news and entertainment terrestrial television channel and Eighth Frequency is a free-to-air Singapore Mandarin and Tamil news and entertainment terrestrial television channel which STV12 operates Twelfth Frequency is a free-to-air Singapore English live coverage of international multi-event sports and knowledge geography and Malay news and entertainment terrestrial television channel.[1]
1998 31 December Singapore International Media (SIM) ceased transmission.
1999 1 January SIM Group of Companies becomes Media Corporation of Singapore (MediaCorp Singapore).
2001 11 February RCS ceased transmission.
2001 12 February RCS becomes MediaCorp Radio.

List of channels

Singapore

Radio Corporation of Singapore/新加坡廣播電台機構

1 October 1994-11 February 2001
  1. Singapore 1/新加坡第1廣播電台 (FM on 90.5 MHz) – Both English Station (currently Gold 90.5FM).
  2. Singapore 2/新加坡第2廣播電台 (FM on 94.2 MHz) – Both Malay Station (currently Warna 94.2FM).
  3. Singapore 3/新加坡第3廣播電台 (FM on 95.8 MHz) – Both Mandarin Station (currently Capital 95.8FM).
  4. Singapore 4/新加坡第4廣播電台 (FM on 96.8 MHz) – Both Tamil Station (currently Oli 96.8FM).
  5. Singapore 5/新加坡第5廣播電台 (FM on 92.4 MHz) – Both Classical music Station (currently Symphony 92.4FM).

See also

References

  1. ^ The privatisation of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation saw the formation of 3 companies with its television and radio businesses coming under the purview of Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12). STV12 would run Prime 12 and Premiere 12 it was showcased arts and cultural programmes while TCS operated TCS-5 and TCS-8 it was broadcast Singapore English and Singapore Mandarin news and entertainment public informations main terrestrial television programmes respectively.