List of radio stations in Singapore
The following radio stations are located in and transmitted from Singapore.
There are three radio broadcasters in Singapore, namely Mediacorp Radio, SPH Radio and SAFRA Radio. There are 18 radio stations in Singapore. Most Singaporeans are able to receive FM broadcasts from Malaysia and Indonesia if the signal is strong enough. RDS transmissions are utilized to all stations.
Listeners who do not have a FM tuner can listen to web streams of all FM stations by either visiting the stations' websites on a desktop or downloading the stations' respective apps on a mobile device. There might be a delay of up to 90 seconds compared to the live FM transmission.
|Website||Station||Operator||Language||Genre||First air date|
|Kinternational Radio (Discontinued)||Kinternational Holdings Asia||English||CHR/Pop, Top 40||1 January 2009|
|Plush 898 (Discontinued)||Plush 898 Entertainment Network||Chinese||Freeform radio, Contemporary hits||29 November 2009|
|Link||973FM||RadioChat (Independent)||English||Freeform radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40, Independent music||7 December 2010|
|Sonar Radio (Discontinued)||RADIOactive Pte Ltd||English||Freeform radio, Contemporary hits||5 May 2011|
|The Live Radio (Discontinued)||Chat Chat Media Pte Ltd||English||Freeform radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40||5 August 2012|
|Link||Desinetworks||Desinetworks Pte Ltd||Hindi||Bollywood, Bhangra,||27 December 2013|
|Link||Asia Expat Radio||AXR Pte Ltd||English||CHR/Pop, Top 40||1 November 2016|
Listeners can find out the title of the previous, current and next song being played on air for Mediacorp stations by texting the following codes to 146072346. (Singapore postpaid mobile users only)
- Other services
- Traffic Watch (Mon-Sat 7am-9pm): TW
- English stations
- GOLD 905: G90
- Symphony 924: 924
- 938LIVE: 938LIVE
- CLASS 95: C95
- 987: 987FM
- Lush 99.5FM: LUSH
- Chinese stations
- YES 933: YES
- CAPITAL 95.8FM: CAPITAL
- LOVE 97.2FM:-
- Malay/Tamil stations
- Ria 89.7FM: RIA
- Warna 94.2FM: WARNA
- Oli 96.8FM: OLI
Listeners can send messages via SMS or Whatsapp at these numbers:
- 987FM: 9005 0987
Listeners can text in via SMS or WhatsApp at these numbers:
Listeners can send messages via SMS or WhatsApp at these numbers:
In the latest Nielsen Radio Survey on 15 June 2017, eight Mediacorp stations are among the top 10 most-listened-to radio stations for the fifth consecutive time. Of which, its Chinese radio stations Capital 95.8FM, Love 97.2FM and Y.E.S. 93.3FM continue to be among the top three for 23 consecutive years. Meanwhile, English radio station Class 95FM remains as the number one English radio station for over 20 consecutive years, while 987FM saw an increase in listenership by 70,000.
Over at SPH Radio, Kiss 92FM regained its position as the number one English music station based on percentage share of listenership, and jumped from 567,000 from the previous survey by almost 100,000. Along with UFM100.3, both stations saw leaps in listenership, while One FM 91.3's listenership remained stable. SPH Radio is set to launch two new radio stations - FM89.3 and FM96.3 - around this year. 
According to findings from Nielsen’s Radio Diary Survey 2017 and available data from Mediacorp and SPH Radio, the listenership figures of radio stations in Singapore are as follow:
- The first 24-hour radio station, Perfect 10 (now known as 987), was launched on 1 January 1989. All radio stations started broadcasting 24/7 starting from 1 January 2008.
- Mediacorp used to offer Visual Radio service on Nokia phones. The first radio stations to utilise Visual Radio are 987 in December 2005 and YES 933 in June 2006. The service has since been discontinued.
- The 89.3 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by TVMobile. An audio simulcast of the TV channel was available until the station closed down on 31 December 2009.
- The 99.5 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by Passion 99.5FM, a station set up by the National Arts Council in December 1997 that supported and played local music. The station closed down on 31 December 2003 due to the bad economic climate as there was insufficient sponsorship and advertising revenue to cover operating costs. The frequency was then awarded to Mediacorp in May 2004 and the new station, Lush 99.5FM, was launched 9 months later.
- The 96.3 MHz frequency on the FM band used to be occupied by Expat Radio XFM 96.3 by Mediacorp. Formerly known as International Channel set up in 1998, the new name reinforces the station’s role in providing a variety of content for the expatriate communities in Singapore, while redefining the experience of feeling closer to home. Expat Radio XFM 96.3 ceased operations on 30 September 2016.
Mediacorp used to operate Digital Radio, a radio service using digital audio broadcasting technology which simulcast eight FM stations, namely Class 95FM, Gold 905FM, 987FM, Y.E.S. 93.3FM, Love 97.2FM, Lush 99.5FM, Symphony 92.4FM, and 938LIVE and broadcasts six digital-only stations, namely Cruise, Club Play, JK-Pop, Chinese Evergreens, Planet Bollywood and Bloomberg.
The service was discontinued on 1 December 2011 as the low adoption of DAB radio (compared to FM radio) and the prevalence of listening to Internet radio streams on computers and mobile devices has rendered DAB radio irrelevant.
Launched in 1994, Radio Singapore International (RSI) operated as the external service for Singapore. The station launched a signature program in 1996 called ‘Friends of the Airwaves’ reaching out throughout South-East Asia. The station featured programs in several languages, and was chiefly run by MediaCorp Radio. RSI ceased operation on July 31, 2008.
- Singapore Radio Stations on FM, shortwave and DAB - Asiawaves.Net
- IMDA Awards Frequencies for Two New Radio Stations - Infocomm Media Development Authority
- Eight Mediacorp radio stations among the top ten for the fifth time (Mediacorp)
- Kiss92 is once again Singapore's No. 1 English music radio station based on % share of listenership; Mandarin station UFM100.3 sees big leap in listeners (SPH)
- All MediaCorp Radio stations to run 24/7 from 1 Jan - Channel NewsAsia
- Freeman, B.C., & Ramakrishnan, Y. (2012). Red dot on the dial: Singapore radio then & now. In J. Hendrick's (Ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio, pp. 299-319. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Victoria Chorale • View topic - Passion 99.5 to shut down
- MediaCorp Radio Awarded 99.5FM Frequency For New Radio Station
- Singapore's Lush 99.5 FM Delivers 24-Hour Downtempo - News - Properly Chilled - Downtempo Music & Culture
- Digital Audio Broadcasting service to stop transmission - XinMSN Entertainment
- Freeman, B.C., & Ramakrishnan, Y. (2016). Singapore Radio: Then & Now. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.