987FM (previously known as Perfect Ten 98.7FM before July 2005) is an Englishradio station of MediaCorp in Singapore. It is a 24-hour radio station that plays English hits from Singapore, the UK, USA, and around the world. It is also the only Contemporary hit radio station broadcasting on the FM frequency band in Singapore.
9 In A Row - All 9 songs selected are played in a row automatically beginning from the top of the hour, with no commercial interruptions every weekday morning from 10am to 12pm. (Listeners can request for songs via 987FM's Facebook page between 9:30am and 11am.) Note: The request posts are temporarily unavailable for now, thus there will be no acception of song requests until they return.
987 Top 20 Countdown - "Singapore's official chart show" plays top 20 most popular songs islandwide for the week every Friday from 8pm to 10pm with an encore telecast every Sunday from 9am to 11am. Note: The countdown will not be aired if 987 Top 100 Countdown is aired on Friday and due to a week of national mourning.
987 Top 100 Countdown - On New Year's Eve annually, 987FM counts down the year’s biggest hits on the radio station, played out over a 10-hour period from 12nn to 10pm, with a repeat on New Year's Day.
987 Home - Local singers and their gigs are introduced. Local artistes perform live at the studio almost every week. Music in their acoustic versions are played during this show too. (Saturday, 5pm to 6pm)
987 Rave - Party music and remixes of current hits are played throughout the entire programme.
987 The Edge - Plays alternative and indie music that might be released in the near future and are expected to gain high positions on music charts.
The Get Down by Massive Collective - Features the freshest hip-hop mix by DJ Stanley & DJ Fadille every Friday night from 12mn to 2am.
987 Anthems - Both dance and club music are played during the show, with certain remixes of the songs conducted by the Zouk DJs and the AOS DJs from the AOS Collective.
Asia Pop 40 with Dom Lau - Asia's very own home-grown radio chart show features tracks and artistes from all over Asia, as well as the best of the rest from all over the world. Note: The programme will not be aired on Sunday if 987 Top 100 Countdown is aired on the actual day of broadcast.
May 2007: The Muttons were suspended for a while due to their participation in No Bra Day, an activity that was sponsored by FHM Singapore and featured young models competing to see who could remove their bras in the fastest time possible. A video taken in the studio was posted on YouTube and the resulting uproar from viewers forced the station to pay S$9,800 to the Media Development Authority of Singapore for 'inappropriate and offensive content'. Muttons in the Morning was then replaced with The Dan and Young Show. They soon came back to 987FM in July 2007 for the late night slot show, now called 'Muttons To Midnight'.
July 2009: There was a lot of controversy when ex-DJ of 987FM, Soo, was sacked by the then programming director, Daniel Ong, over alleged claims of failing to put on an American accent and issues with proficiency of the English language. Listeners expressed disdain that it was unfair for DJs with local accents to be discriminated while DJs who speak with an American accent receive preferential treatment.
March 2010: It was announced that Ris Low would be joining the 987 crew and hosting the evening drive-time show. There was a huge outrage among listeners over her unprofessional attitude, including turning up more than 2 hours late for her first radio show and usage of poor English.
March 2012: When Shan Wee left 987 in February 2012, a 'ManHunt' was conducted to find a replacement for Rozz's co-host on the morning show. Listeners were invited to audition for the spot from 12 to 16 March 2012 and were told that they stood a chance of getting a spot on 987. However, it turned out that Rozz's new co-host is Bobby Tonelli from neighbour radio station, Class 95FM. There were several conspiracy theories that the auditions were a waste of time and effort and simply just a ploy by the station's creative director to gain more listenership.