Capital FM 88.9

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Capital FM
Capital FM (Malaysia) logo.png
City Kuala Lumpur
Broadcast area West Malaysia
Frequency Varies depending on its region
First air date 1 February 2008; 9 years ago (2008-02-01)
Last air date 30 September 2015; 2 years ago (2015-09-30)
Format Talk radio
Language(s) English
Owner Star Publications (M) Bhd.
Sister stations 988 FM, Red FM and Suria FM
Webcast capitalfm/streaming
Website www.capitalfm.com.my

Capital FM is the destination of choice for stylish, thinking women, target 25–34 years old, living in the city and other urban areas in Malaysia.

Capital FM was Malaysia’s only women-centric radio station before the station stopped broadcasting.[1] Capital FM is the first and only English radio station in Malaysia that is dedicated to women, the perfect platform and sounding board for women to air their views and share their thoughts. Recognising the multi-faceted and multilayered nature of women, the station offers a myriad of content ranging from current issues to more light hearted lifestyle related content.

Starting from 1 October 2015, the radio station would still remain active, albeit with the lack of radio shows and the public service announcements, news and traffic reports are unaffected. All of these has since stopped after the acquisition of Astro Radio.

Capital FM holds a Content Applications Service Provider Individual (CASP) licence to enabling it the ability to broadcast without any DJ's alongside its sister radio station, Red FM.[2]

On 9 September 2016, Astro announced plans to acquire both Red FM and Capital FM from Star Radio for RM42 million. Astro intends to rebrand and broadcast these two radio stations via on-air and online platforms after acquisition.[2] The acquisition was completed on 30 December 2016 and these stations are now owned by Astro Radio and no longer branded as such. As of 1 February 2017, these stations are broadcasting test transmissions for the upcoming rebrand soon. [3]

Show line-up (Before transmissions ceased)[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

Programme Time
Capital Breakfast 6am - 10am
Capital Kaleidoscope 10am - 1pm
Capital Wave 1pm - 4pm
The Jam Break 4pm - 8pm
Groovedown 8pm - 12am

Saturday[edit]

Programme Time
Rediscovery 10am - 1pm
Global Passport 1pm - 5pm
The Boombox with DJ Biggie & MC Syze 5pm - 7pm
Capital Nights with Najee 8pm - 12am

Sunday[edit]

Programme Time
Jazzscapes 10am - 2pm
Rediscovery 2pm - 5pm
Capital Reflections 5pm - 8pm

Frequencies[edit]

Frequencies Broadcast area Transmitter site Note
88.9 FM Whole Klang Valley, South Perak, West Pahang, and North Negeri Sembilan Gunung Ulu Kali
107.6 FM Whole Penang, South Kedah, and North Perak Bukit Penara

The radio also can be accessed in South Perak (Bidor, Slim River, Sungkai, Tanjung Malim, Tapah, and Teluk Intan), West Pahang (Bentong, Genting Highlands, Karak, Mentakab, Raub, and Temerloh), and North Negeri Sembilan (Mantin, Nilai and parts of Seremban) on the Klang Valley frequency 88.9 FM, while South Kedah (Bandar Baharu, Kulim, and Sungai Petani), and North Perak (Bagan Serai, Bukit Merah, Kamunting, Parit Buntar, and parts of Taiping) can be accessed on the Penang frequency 107.6 FM.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chen, Jade (30 November 2011). "Capital FM 88.9 - Malaysia's first women's radio station to go on air Thursday". The Star. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Astro seeks to acquire all of Capital FM for RM42m". The Malay Mail. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Radio industry will remain relevant, says Astro Radio CEO". 23 January 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  4. ^ What We're About

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