Hitz FM (Malaysia)

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This article is about a Malaysian radio station. It is not to be confused with Hitz FM, a Ghanaian radio station.
For the former aspirant community radio station in Melbourne, Australia, see Hitz 247 § Hitz FM.
hitz fm
Malaysian Hitz FM logo.png
City Kuala Lumpur , Kota Kinabalu , Kuching
Broadcast area Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
Slogan Malaysia's Number #1 Hit Station
Frequency Varies depending on its region
First air date January 1997; 20 years ago (1997-01)
Format Talk, contemporary hit radio
Language(s) English
Owner Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd, under Astro Radio
Sister stations Mix FM, LiteFM, My FM, Melody FM, Era FM, Sinar FM, THR Gegar and THR Raaga
Webcast eAAC+
Website www.hitz.fm

Hitz FM is a Malaysian national radio station managed by Astro Radio, a subsidiary of Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd. The radio station name was changed from Hitz.FM to Hitz FM in 2014. The radio has regional stations in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. On 2015, as according to Nielsen RAM Survey Wave #1, Hitz FM maintained its position as Malaysia's leading English-language station with over 1.2 million listeners.[1]

History[edit]

January 1997 - HITZ FM was launched into 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.

2000 - the Malaysian Top 10 (later renamed Malaysian English Top 10) was introduced, airing every Sundays at 4pm to bring the limelight into local Malaysian music which would suit the tastes of hitz fm's listeners, especially indie acts.

April 2001: HITZ FM undergoes rebranding as Hitz.FM (with a dot), introduces new online features like webcasts of their on-air announcers in action and radio streaming.

In August 2003, a rift between Li'l Kev and the management of AMP (Airtime Management and Programming) over the contract between them caused him and FlyGuy to leave Hitz.FM abruptly.[citation needed] Jason Lo and Rudy Sufian were called up to fill in their places and eventually became the new Morning Crew. (Later, Lo switched time slots with JJ Fernandez for the drive-home slot). Later in the same year, Hitz.TV was launched as a complement to the radio channel.

2005: The introduction of The hitz fm Malaysian English Top 10 Awards to "honour the best of Malaysian English-singing musical talent and compositions".

2008: Rudy announced his decision to give up his morning show, confessing to having problems getting up in the mornings and needed to change his work pattern.[citation needed] Ean (real name Tengku Mohd Ean Nasrun) takes his place alongside JJ following the resignation.

September 2010: Hitz.FM was launched alongside its respective Malay and Chinese counterparts Era and My FM in East Malaysia - the three channels began broadcasting in Kuching on 25 October of that year followed by Kota Kinabalu on 1 December.

2014: Hitz.FM was rebranded again, this time reverted to its original name Hitz FM.

Programming[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

Programme Time Announcer(s) Info
The Hitz FM Morning Crew 6am - 10am Jay , Arnold and RD American import , Jay joins Arnold and RD on an all new #1 breakfast show in Malaysia!
#Nowplaying on hitz 10am - 4pm Juanita Your music, we play it! Juanita has got you covered from 10am until 4pm. Plus more music, less talk!
Hitz Drive 4pm - 8pm Adam C Cruise home with Adam C as he brings you the biggest Hitz, The best Gotchas, from 4pm to 8pm!
Hitz Nights 8pm - 12am Ryan / Mellisa / Juanita It doesn't get any crazier than this! Join Ryan as he brings you a whole night of awesome music and hilarious stories, all from 8pm to midnight!
Club Hitz 12am - 2am Jakeman and Skeletor Late night segment dedicated to club, trance and electronic music.
Back to back Hitz 2am - 6am It's back to back hitz all morning long.

Hitz FM Sarawak

Programme Time Announcers Info
The Hitz FM Morning Crew 6am - 10am Jay , Arnold and RD The main in-house breakfast radio show airing among other things the trademark Gotcha prank calls, football updates and celebrity interview
#nowplaying on hitz Sarawak 10am - 4pm Veyroniqa / Miah / Kiyoshi Playing you the Latest hits live from Sarawak!
Hitz Drive 4pm - 8pm Natasha Cruise home with The biggest Hitz, The best Gotchas !
Hitz Nights 8pm - 12am Ryan / Melissa / Juanita It doesn't get any crazier than this! Join Ryan as he brings you a whole night of awesome music and hilarious stories, all from 8pm to midnight!

Hitz FM Sabah

Programme Time Announcers Info
The Hitz FM Morning Crew 6am - 10am Jay , Arnold and RD American import , Jay joins Arnold and RD on an all new #1 breakfast show in Malaysia!
#Nowplaying on hitz Sabah 10am - 4pm Calista / Rica Latest entertainment gossips and music news from all around the globe !
Hitz Sabah Top 40 (Friday) 1pm - 4pm Rica Playing you all the hitz from 1 to 4 in Sabah!
Hitz Drive 4pm - 8 pm Farhan Cruise home with The biggest Hitz & The best Gotchas hitz Sabah style bah!
Hitz Nights 8pm - 12am Ryan / Melissa / Juanita It doesn't get any crazier than this! Join Ryan as he brings you a whole night of awesome music and hilarious stories, all from 8pm to midnight!

Weekends[edit]

Saturday

Programme Time Announcer(s) Info
#nowplaying on hitz 6am - 9am Adam C / Mellisa An all-hits playlist prepared for you. #nowplaying
Best of Morning Crew 9am - 11am J, Arnold And RD Highlights of the weekday Morning Crew show broadcasts
#nowplaying on hitz 11am - 3pm An all-hits playlist prepared for you. #nowplaying
Best of Gotchas! 3pm - 5pm J , Arnold And RD Highlights from the Gotcha! segment from the Morning Crew show
Hitz 30 Chart 5pm - 8pm Arnold And RD Arnold and RD countdown this week's 30 hottest hits
Hitz Remixed 8pm - 9pm mmmeng Segment showcasing recent electronic music and club hits from dance floors around the world
Club Hitz 9pm - 12am Jakeman and Skeletor Late night segment dedicated to club, trance and electronic music
Hardwell On Air 12am - 1am Hardwell "Hardwell On Air" will give everyone's weekend that extra boost, by bringing that trendsetting and original Hardwell sound!
Club Hitz 1am - 4am Jakeman and Skeletor Late night segment dedicated to club, trance and electronic music
Back to back Hitz 4am - 6am It's back to back hitz all morning long.

Hitz FM Sarawak

Programme Time Announcers Info
Hitz Sarawak Weekend show 11am - 3pm Miah 10 of the biggest Hitz in Sarawak back-to-back

Hitz FM Sabah

Programme Time Announcers Info
Hitz Sabah Weekend show 11am - 3pm Calista / Abbie / Myra 10 of the biggest Hitz in Sabah back-to-back

Sunday[edit]

Programme Time Announcers Info
#nowplaying on hitz 6am - 10am Adam Izzy / Adam C An all-hits playlist prepared for you. #nowplaying
Hitz 30 Chart 10am - 1pm Arnold & RD Arnold and RD countdown this week's 30 hottest hits
Jay's Playlist 1pm - 2pm Jay The biggest urban hits straight outta Jay's Playlist
Hitz Stage 2pm - 3pm The b-side of hitz - hot, hot indie hits, old and new
Malaysian English Top Ten [MET10] 3pm - 4pm Ryan Chart show dedicated to current Malaysian English songs.
#nowplaying on hitz 4pm - 8pm Juanita / Adam Izzy An all-hits playlist prepared for you. #nowplaying
Hitz Tube 8pm - 9pm Jinnyboy Showcase of selected pop song covers discovered on YouTube
Club Hitz 9pm - 2am Jakeman and Skeletor Late night segment dedicated to club, trance and electronic music.
Back to back Hitz 2am - 6am It's back to back hitz all morning long.

Announcers[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

The street team for the Peninsular Malaysia station are dubbed as the Hitz FM FORD Cruisers while the Sabah and Sarawak street teams are called the Hitz FM Perodua Cruisers (The Perodua Cruisers), functioning as reaching out divisions to its listeners across Malaysia, organizing games with free gifts courtesy of the station.

Every weekday mornings, the Morning Crew would play prank calls (known as "Got'Cha calls") on the request of the victim's family, friends or colleagues.

Frequencies[edit]

(East Malaysia)

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. 

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