Era FM

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Era FM
Era FM Logo.png
City Kuala Lumpur , Kota Kinabalu , Kuching
Broadcast area Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
Slogan Muzik Hit Terbaik (The Best Music Hit)
Frequency Varies depending on its region
First air date January 1997; 20 years ago (1997-01)
Format Talk, contemporary hit radio
Language(s) Malay
Owner Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd, under Astro Radio
Sister stations Hitz FM, Mix FM, LiteFM, My FM, Melody FM, Sinar FM, THR Gegar and THR Raaga
Webcast eAAC+
Website www.era.fm

Era FM is a Malaysian Malay language radio station operated by Astro Radio Sdn. Bhd. The radio station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The radio station went on air on 1 August 1998. In the past few years, this station played a wider mixture of music from the 1980s to current-day, but now it plays Malaysian and international hit songs, including Korean songs. It is also has regional stations in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. On 2015, as according to Nielsen RAM Survey Wave #1, Era FM maintained its position as Malaysia's leading Malay-language station with over 4.8 million listeners.[1]

History[edit]

The frequency slot, which is 103.3 FM in Klang Valley, was originally known as Classic Rock, and was one of the five radio stations first introduced by AMP Radio Networks. It launched on the Malaysian FM airwaves in January 1997 after being one of Astro's audio-only channels since the launch of the satellite network in October the year before. Over the one-year period, demand grew for radio content in Bahasa Malaysia, as listeners who were exposed to AMP's English brands wanted the same formats but in other major local languages. This compelled AMP to make changes to its line-up, swapping Classic Rock to Era FM, leaving Classic Rock as an Astro-only radio station.[2]

On 1 August 1998, Era FM went on air as the first private radio station to be broadcast completely in Malay language, with "Hijau" by Zainal Abidin, which is a trademark for the radio station, being the first song to be played on the radio station, ending the monopoly of Malay-language radio stations by government-owned radio stations. Prior to 2000, like its sister stations, Era FM did not have any frequency in Sabah and Sarawak. The radio station was once the leader in Malay-language FM radio stations, but has lost its popularity to its sister station, Sinar FM. In 2012, Era FM regained the top spot as the most popular radio station in Malaysia with close to 5 million listeners.

Era FM is the first radio station in Malaysia to hold three records in the Malaysia Book Of Records since 1998. In 2010, Era FM expanded to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia, with full operation of on air studio and on ground team, with local announcers conversing in local dialects. Era FM Sabah will go completely local on 24 April 2017, which from then all the radio content aired on the Sabah version will be completely different from Penisular Malaysia's Era FM. [3]

Station motto[edit]

  • Rentak Muzik Terkini (The latest music style) (1998 - 2008)
  • Muzik Terkini (The latest music) (January 2009 - May 2010)
  • Kini Hanya Memainkan Muzik Hit Yang Terbaik (Now only plays the best music hits) (June 2010 - 14 January 2013)
  • Muzik Hit Terbaik (Best Hits Music) (14 January 2013 – present)

Radio Presenter[edit]

Presenter Now[edit]

Era FM Announcers[edit]

  • Johan
  • Haniff
  • Ray
  • Zizan Razak
  • Danial Zaini
  • Hani Fadzil
  • Dina Nadzir
  • Fad Bocey
  • Radin

Presenter Era from Sabah[edit]

  • Chris (Kota Kinabalu)
  • Ily (Kota Kinabalu)
  • Beebey (Kota Kinabalu)
  • Lopz Wala(Kota Kinabalu)
  • Kim (Kota Kinabalu)
  • Jay Jay (Kota Kinabalu)

Era FM Sarawak Announcers[edit]

  • Osha Bashri
  • Syazwani Salleh
  • Afick Wazai
  • Fir Affandi
  • Chopie Cakap

Former presenter Era[edit]

  • Halim Othman
  • Linda Onn
  • Faizal Ismail
  • Nana Mahazan
  • Khairil Rashid (Kril)
  • Fara Fauzana
  • Aznil Hj Nawawi
  • Din Beramboi (died in 2010)
  • Ira
  • Aril
  • Zahid
  • Shac
  • Shahrol Shiro
  • Tauke Jambu

Monday - Friday programme[edit]

Programme Time Announcer(s)
JoHaRa Pagi ERA and Zizan 6:00am – 10:00am Johan, Haniff, Ray and Zizak Razak.
Era Solo 10:00am – 1:00pm Danial Zaini
JoHaRa 30 Era 1:00pm – 4:00pm Hani Fadzil
Petang Era 4:00pm – 8:00pm Dina & Fad
Super 40 ERA 8:00pm – 12:00am Radin

Saturday programme[edit]

Programme Air Time DJ(s)
Sabtu Pagi Era 7:00am – 10:00am Radio presenter weekend
Carta Era 40 10:00am – 2:00pm Nabelicious (Nabil Ahmad)
#HitEra 2:00pm – 4:00pm Radio presenter weekend
Pentas Era 4:00pm – 6:00pm
#HitEra 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Hallyu Era 10:00pm – 11:00pm Hani Fadzil
Dansa Era 11:00pm – 12:00am Nazzpoleon & Syko-G and DJ Fuzz

Sunday programme[edit]

Programme Air Time DJ(s)
Terbaik JoHaRa Pagi Era and Zizan 6:00am – 8:00am
Carta Era 40 8:00am – 12:00pm Nabelicious (Nabil Ahmad)
Prebiu Era 12:00pm – 1:00pm Radin
Soundtrek Era 1:00pm – 2:00pm
#HitEra 2:00pm – 10:00pm Radio presenter weekend
Rock Era 10:00pm – 11:00pm Danial Zaini
Dansa Era 11:00pm – 12:00am Nazzpoleon & Syko-G and DJ Fuzz

Frequencies[edit]

Frequencies Broadcast area Note
90.3 Malacca, North Johor
90.7 FM Langkawi On air since 2007
95.2 FM Taiping
96.1 FM Kuching Sarawak variant
On air since 2000
98.0 FM Kuantan, Pahang
101.3 FM Miri & Brunei Darussalam (Belait and Tutong district only) Sarawak variant
On air since 2007
102.0 FM Tapah The frequency 102.0 FM was formerly used by THR Raaga, and was taken over by ERA FM in 2009.
102.4 FM Kota Kinabalu Sabah variant
On air since 2000
103.0 FM Sandakan Sabah variant
102.8 FM Kuala Terengganu, Marang and Hulu Terengganu
103.3 FM Klang Valley & Kota Bharu
103.6 FM Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah & Perlis
103.7 FM Ipoh, Perak
104.5 FM Johor Bahru & Singapore
98.6 FM Kemaman Inactive/defunct
CH 856 Astro (television) Peninsular Malaysia variant [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "71% of Malaysians Listen to Astro Radio". Astro. 19 June 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  2. ^ About AMP
  3. ^ "Era fm: Full local content from April 24". Daily Express (Malaysia). 15 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Era FM schedule". Retrieved 30 March 2017. 

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Regional link[edit]