List of radio stations in Malaysia

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This is a list of radio stations in Malaysia, ordered by location and frequency. Frequency varies in different states.

There are a total of 24 private and 44 government-owned radio stations in Malaysia. Stations owned by the government operate under the Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) group. Other stations such as BBC World Service, China Radio International and Voice of Vietnam are available in Malaysia via AM.

Stations[edit]

FM stations[edit]

Frequency[1] RDS Station Operator Language Genre Coverage Area
87.7 MHz (Kuala Lumpur)
98.3 MHz (Selangor)
YES Radio Klasik RTM Malay Classic hits
Oldies
Nationwide
88.1 MHz YES 8FM Media Prima Mandarin
Cantonese
Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
News
Nationwide
88.5 MHz (Kuala Lumpur)
95.3 MHz (Selangor)
YES Nasional FM RTM Malay Music
News
Talk Radio
Nationwide
88.9 MHz YES goXuan Astro Radio Mandarin
Malaysian Cantonese
Contemporary hit radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Southern Kedah, Parts of Perak & Negeri Sembilan, West Pahang
89.3 MHz (Kuala Lumpur)
106.7 MHz (Selangor)
YES Ai FM RTM Mandarin
Hokkien
Teochew dialect
Hakka Chinese
Cantonese[2]
Talk, News Nationwide
89.9 MHz YES BFM 89.9 BFM Media English, Malay Music
News
Talk Radio
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Parts of Negeri Sembilan & Malacca, Southern Perak, West Pahang
90.3 MHz (Kuala Lumpur)
100.1 MHz (Selangor)
YES TraXX FM RTM English Talk, Full-service radio and Top 40 (CHR) Nationwide
90.7 MHz NO Putra FM Universiti Putra Malaysia Malay
English
Music
Talk
Serdang, Seri Kembangan, Putrajaya
91.1 MHz (Kuala Lumpur)
102.5 MHz (Selangor)
YES Asyik FM
Salam FM
RTM Jakun
Semai
Temiar Language
Music
Talk
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Southern Perak, Lenggong, West Pahang, Part of Negeri Sembilan
91.5 MHz YES Radio IKIM Institute of Islamic Studies Malaysia Arabic
English
Malay
Music
Talk
Nationwide
92.3 MHz (Kuala Lumpur)
96.3 MHz (Selangor)
YES Minnal FM RTM Tamil Contemporary music, infotainment, general Top 40 (CHR) Peninsular Malaysia
92.6 MHz YES Negeri FM RTM Malay Music
News
Talk Radio
Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Parts of Selangor, Malacca, Pahang and Northern Parts of Johor
92.9 MHz YES Hitz Astro Radio English Contemporary hit radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40, US Top 40 Nationwide
93.6 MHz NO UFM Universiti Teknologi MARA English
Malay
Music
Talk
Klang, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam
93.9 MHz YES Bernama Radio Bernama Malay
English
Music
News
Talk Radio
Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu
94.5 MHz YES Mix Astro Radio English Talk
Adult contemporary music
Hot adult contemporary
Nationwide
95.8 MHz YES Fly FM Media Prima English Adult contemporary music
Hot adult contemporary
Peninsular Malaysia
96.7 MHz YES Sinar Astro Radio Malay Talk
Music radio
Nationwide
97.2 MHz YES KL FM RTM Malay Talk radio
Music radio
Kuala Lumpur, Parts of Selangor & Negeri Sembilan
97.6 MHz YES Hot FM Media Prima Malay Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
Nationwide
98.8 MHz YES 988 FM Star Media Radio Group Mandarin, Cantonese Mandarin
Cantonese
Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
West Peninsular Malaysia, Parts of Pahang & Kelantan
99.3 MHz YES Raaga Astro Radio Tamil Talk
Music radio
West Peninsular Malaysia, Parts of Pahang & Kelantan
100.9 MHz YES Selangor FM RTM Malay Talk radio
Music radio
Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Southern Perak, Parts of Negeri Sembilan & West Pahang
101.3 MHz YES Buletin FM Media Prima Malay News
Talk radio
Music radio
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Parts of Selangor & Kedah, Northern Perak, Kuching
101.8 MHz YES My Astro Radio Mandarin, Cantonese Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
Nationwide
103.0 MHz YES Melody Astro Radio Mandarin, Cantonese Talk
Adult contemporary music
Nationwide
103.3 MHz YES Era Astro Radio Malay Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
Nationwide
104.1 MHz YES Best FM Suara Johor Sdn.Bhd Malay Talk
Music radio
Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malacca, Southern Perak, Parts of Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Singapore & Batam, Indonesia
104.9 MHz YES Zayan Astro Radio Malay Talk
Music radio
Peninsular Malaysia
105.3 MHz YES Suria Star Media Radio Group Malay Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
Peninsular Malaysia
105.7 MHz YES Lite Astro Radio English Classic hits
Adult contemporary
Nationwide
106.0 MHz YES CITYPlus FM Ooga X Sdn Bhd Chinese Mandarin Talk
Music radio
Kuala Lumpur, Parts of Selangor & Negeri Sembilan
107.5 MHz YES Pahang FM RTM Malay Music
News
Talk Radio
Pahang, Klang Valley, Southern Parts of Terengganu, South Perak and Parts of Negeri Sembilan
107.9 MHz YES Rakita Radio Kita Sdn Bhd Malay Talk radio
Music radio
Kuala Lumpur, Parts of Selangor & Negeri Sembilan

Amplitude Modulation (AM) stations[edit]

Malaysia does not own any AM stations. All of the AM stations able to be received in Malaysia are from other Asian countries with high power transmitters. Reception is much better at night.

Frequency Station Operator Country of origin Transmitter location Language Format
5.965 MHz (SW) Radio Klasik FM RTM  Malaysia IBC, Malaysia Malay News and Music
15420 kHz (SW) Radio Free Sarawak RFS  Malaysia Unknown (Many ham radio operators had traced the transmissions to the islands of Palau and a transmitter site in Romania.) Malay/Iban News and Music
1242 kHz Voice of Vietnam VOV  Vietnam Can Tho, Vietnam Vietnamese News and Music
1575 kHz Voice of America VOA  United States Bangkok, Thailand English, Thai, Lao, Burmese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Indonesian News and Music
891 kHz
981 kHz
Sor. Wor. Thor RTWS  Thailand Saraburi (891) and Yala (981), Thailand Thai Talk, Music and News
684 kHz China Radio International CRI  China Hainan, China English, Khmer, Vietnamese News
918 kHz National Radio of Kampuchea NRK  Cambodia Phonm Penh, Cambodia Khmer News, Music
873 kHz Voice of Vietnam 4 VOV  Vietnam Can Tho, Vietnam Vietnamese, Khmer Talks and Music
603 kHz China Radio International CRI  China Hainan, China Cantonese News
1503 kHz Radio Taiwan International RTI  Taiwan Fangliao, Taiwan Mandarin, Burmese, Vietnamese News

Stations (other states)[edit]

Station Frequency Operator Language Area served
Johor FM 101.9 MHz (Johor Bahru & Singapore)
105.3 MHz (Northern Johor)
92.1 MHz (Eastern Johor)
RTM Malay Johor, Southern parts of Negeri Sembilan, Parts of Malacca and Singapore
Kedah FM 97.5 MHz (Kedah, Perlis, Penang & Northern Perak)
90.5 MHz (Baling)
105.7 MHz (Langkawi)
88.5 MHz (Bandar Baharu)
105.1 MHz (Sik)
RTM Malay Kedah, Penang, Perlis, Satun, Thailand and parts of Perak
Kelantan FM 102.9 MHz (Kota Bharu)
97.3 MHz (Central Kelantan)
88.1 MHz (Chiku & Felda Paloh)
92.0 MHz (Gua Musang)
90.0 MHz (Jeli)
107.1 MHz (Eastern Kelantan)[3]
RTM Malay Kelantan, Northern parts of Terengganu, Northern parts of Pahang, Narathiwat, Thailand. Worldwide on (Internet radio)[3]
Labuan FM 103.7 MHz RTM Malay Labuan
Langkawi FM 104.8 MHz RTM Malay Langkawi Island, Parts of Perlis and Northern Parts of Kedah
Melaka FM 102.3 MHz RTM Malay Malacca, Northern Johor and Southern parts of Negeri Sembilan
Mutiara FM 95.7 MHz RTM Malay Penang, Kedah, parts of Perak
Pahang FM 104.1 MHz (Eastern Pahang)
107.5 MHz (Western Pahang & Klang Valley)
92.0 MHz (Central Pahang)
100.3 MHz (Cameron Highlands)
RTM Malay Pahang, Klang Valley, Southern Parts of Terengganu, South Perak and Parts of Negeri Sembilan
Perak FM 95.6 MHz (Ipoh)
104.1 MHz (Northern Perak)
97.3 MHz (Tapah)
94.7 MHz (Cameron Highlands)
94.2 MHz (Lenggong)
96.2 MHz (Gerik)
89.6 MHz (Southern Perak)
RTM Malay Perak, Cameron Highlands district Pahang, Parts of Penang, Northern Part of Selangor, Southern Parts of Kedah
Perlis FM 102.9 MHz RTM Malay Perlis & Northern Parts of Kedah
Terengganu FM 88.7 MHz (Kuala Terengganu)
97.7 MHz (Southern Terengganu)
90.0 MHz (Cerul & Kuantan)
96.2 MHz (Northern Terengganu)
88.9 MHz (Hulu Besut)
RTM Malay Terengganu, Parts of Kelantan, East Pahang
Sabah FM various[4] RTM Malay Sabah
Sabah V FM RTM English, Kadazan, Dusun, Mandarin, Bajau, Murut[5] Sabah
VOKFM Sabah 106.6 MHz Malay Kota Kinabalu
Sandakan FM 90.1 MHz RTM Malay Sandakan
Tawau FM 100.1 MHz RTM Malay Tawau
Labuan FM 103.7 MHz RTM Malay Labuan
Keningau FM 98.4 MHz RTM Malay, Dusun, Murut[6] Sabah Interior Division
Sarawak FM various[7] RTM Malay Sarawak
Red FM RTM Chinese (Mandarin), English Sarawak
Sibu FM 87.6 MHz RTM Malay, Iban & Chinese (Mandarin) Sibu, Mukah, Sarikei & Kapit
Wai FM Various[8][9] RTM Iban, Kayan, Kenyah & Bidayuh Sarawak
Miri FM 95.7 MHz RTM Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), Iban, Kayah & Kenyah Miri & Bintulu
Bintulu FM 97.5 MHz RTM Malay Miri & Bintulu
Sri Aman FM 89.5 MHz RTM Malay Sri Aman & Betong
Limbang FM 104.9 MHz RTM Malay, Bisaya & Lun Bawang Limbang & Lawas
Cats FM 99.3 (Kuching), 88.4 / 99.9 MHz (Sibu), 93.3 MHz (Miri), 88.3 MHz (Bintulu) and 88.7 MHz (Limbang) Kristal Harta Sdn Bhd Malay, Iban, Mandarin Chinese Sarawak, parts of Labuan & Kota Kinabalu, West Kalimantan & Brunei
Gegar 88.8 MHz (Kuantan)
106.8 MHz (Kuala Terengganu)
88.1 MHz (Kota Bharu)
Astro Radio Malay Parts of Kelantan, Terengganu, East Pahang
KK12FM 89.5 MHz English
Malay (Sabah Malay)
Kota Kinabalu
KKFM Sabah 91.1 MHz Malay Kota Kinabalu
kupikupifm 96.3 MHz Ooga X Sdn Bhd Kadazan-Dusun
Chinese
Murut
Malay
English
Kota Kinabalu
Manis FM 95.1 MHz (Kuantan)
102.0 MHz (Kuala Terengganu)
90.6 MHz (Kota Bharu)
Nusa Network Sdn Bhd Malay South Thailand, Kelantan (Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Jeli, Tanah Merah, Bachok, Pasir Puteh, Machang & Northern parts of Kuala Krai), Terengganu & Pahang
Molek FM 93.6 MHz (Kuala Terengganu)
105.1 MHz (Kota Bharu)
Media Prima Malay Part of Kelantan & Terengganu
TEA FM 102.7 MHz (Kuching)
102.8 MHz (Kota Kinabalu)
100.7 MHz (Sibu)
KTS Group Mandarin
English
Kuching, Kota Kinabalu & Sibu

International radio stations (Defunct)[edit]

Frequency Station Operator Language Area served
Various Voice of Malaysia RTM English,
Mandarin,
Indonesian,
Thai,
Arabic,
Tagalog,
Burmese,
Malay
Worldwide[10]

Defunct radio stations[edit]

Station Frequency Operator Language Format Area served Note
BBC World Service 15335, 9740, 6195, 11750 BBC Malay News Klang Valley (Now Nationwide) Malay-language radio stations stretching over 50 years from the British colonial period through independence, between 2 May 1941 until 31 March 1991. Now replaced by English language and can be heard nationwide.
TalkRadio 101.8 MHz AMP Radio Networks English Talk Klang Valley Short-lived radio station aired between 1997 - 1998. The FM slot was taken over by "MY FM".
Classic Rock 103.3 MHz AMP Radio Networks English Music Klang Valley Short-lived radio station aired between 1997 - 1998. Classic Rock can be heard on Astro. Its FM slot was taken over by "ERA FM".
RfM 98.8 MHz, then 91.5 MHz and lastly was 104.9 MHz Radio Rediffusion Sdn. Bhd Malay, English, Chinese Talk, Music Klang Valley Radio Rediffusion Sdn. Bhd was taken over by The Star Publication Berhad and changed its name to STAR RfM Sdn. Bhd in 2003. The Rfm brand name was changed to "Red 104.9" and is now known as "Red FM". In 2001, "Ikim.FM" took over the previous Rfm slot.
Time Highway Radio (original) 99.3 MHz Time Highway Radio Sdn. Bhd. English, Malay, Chinese Talk, Music West Peninsular Malaysia Time Highway Radio was taken over by Astro Radio in 2005. It became a Tamil-language station known as "THR Raaga" on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. On the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia it became known as "THR Gegar", broadcasting in Malay.
WOW FM, then WA FM 97.6 MHz Synchrosound Studio Sdn. Bhd. English then Mandarin Talk, Music Nationwide WOW FM/WA FM was taken over by Media Prima Berhad in late 2005 and then became a Malay-language radio station known as "Hot FM".
Wanita FM 88.1 MHz Radio Wanita Berhad Malay Talk, Music Klang Valley Wanita FM was taken over by Media Prima Berhad in January 2009 and then became a Chinese-language radio station known as "One FM".
XFM 103.0 MHz AMP Radio Networks Malay Talk, Music Klang Valley XFM FM frequency and Astro slot was taken over by the sister Chinese station "Melody FM" on 9 July 2012 for test transmission, and began broadcasting on 15 August. XFM could be heard as an Internet-only station before it stopped streaming in 2017.
Ultra FM 101.3 MHz Copyright Laureate Sdn. Bhd. Malay Music Klang Valley The owner of Ultra FM, along with Pi Mai FM was acquired by Media Prima in October 2015. In early March 2016, it became Kool FM, a Malay-language radio station. It is now used by Buletin FM.
Pi Mai FM 90.2 MHz Copyright Laureate Sdn. Bhd. Malay Music Penang Pi Mai FM ceased transmission in October 2015, and the frequency was used by Kool FM for listeners in Penang. It is now used by Buletin FM. The radio station also can be heard in Kedah and Perlis.
Capital FM 88.9 MHz STAR Rfm Sdn.Bhd (Star Radio Group, The Star) English,Malay Music Klang Valley and Penang Capital FM ceased transmission in October 2015, and it has since been sold to Astro Radio by Star Radio Group and then became a Chinese-language radio station "goXuan FM"
Red FM 104.9 MHz STAR Rfm Sdn.Bhd (Star Radio Group, The Star) English,Malay Music Peninsular Malaysia Red FM ceased transmission in December 2015, and it has since been sold to Astro Radio by Star Radio Group and then became a Malay-language radio station "Zayan FM"
iM4U FM 107.9 MHz iM4U Radio Sdn. Bhd Malay Talk, Music Klang Valley iM4U FM ceased broadcasting on 29 June 2018. It became a Malay-language radio station known as "Rakita" and began broadcasting on 8 January 2019.
Buletin FM 93.6 MHz Media Prima Malay All-news radio, Talk radio, Adult Contemporary Kuala Terengganu Buletin FM ceased transmission in Kuala Terengganu on 29 November 2021, and the frequency is now used by Molek FM.
88.6 MHz Kota Bharu From 29 November 2021, Buletin FM was replaced by Molek FM and the frequency was changed to 105.1 MHz in Kota Bharu. Hot FM now broadcasts on 88.6 MHz.
Hot FM Kelantan 105.1 MHz Media Prima Malay Contemporary hit radio
CHR/Pop
Top 40
Kota Bharu The original frequency of Hot FM in Kelantan, 105.1 MHz was taken over by the Malay-language radio station "Molek FM" on 29 November 2021 for test transmission, and began broadcasting on 9 January 2022. Hot FM now broadcasts on 88.6 MHz.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All the frequencies below can be heard in the Klang Valley area.
  2. ^ "Preserving our heritage — Sin Chew Daily". Malay Mail. 14 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-23. Retrieved 2016-07-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-14. Retrieved 2016-07-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2014-12-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2014-12-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Wai FM Iban frequency".
  9. ^ "Wai FM Bidayuh frequency".
  10. ^ Voice of Malaysia