List of radio stations in Singapore

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The following radio stations are located in and transmitted from Singapore.

FM stations[edit]

There are 3 radio broadcasters and 19 radio stations in Singapore in total; 11 are owned by Mediacorp Radio, 5 are owned by SPH Radio, and 2 are owned by So Drama! Entertainment. Most Singaporeans are able to receive FM broadcasts from Malaysia and Indonesia if the signal is strong enough.[1] RDS transmissions are utilized by all stations.

Listeners who do not have an 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.

The radio stations utilised RCS Master Control broadcast automation software. An upgrade to the newer RCS Zetta was rolled out across all Mediacorp stations from August to November 2014.

Frequency Station RDS Operator Language Genre First air date Webcast
088.3 MHz 883JiaFM 883JIAFM So Drama! Entertainment Chinese, English Adult Contemporary, Chinese pop 24 November 1997 Web Stream
088.9 MHz BBC World Service BBC_WS__ BBC Radio English Talk radio, News radio 1960 Web Stream
089.3 MHz Money FM 89.3 MONEY_FM SPH Radio English Talk radio, Classic hits 29 January 2018 TBA
089.7 MHz Ria 89.7FM RIA_897_ Mediacorp Malay, English Contemporary hit radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40 1 December 1990 Web Stream
090.5 MHz Gold 905FM GOLD_905 Mediacorp English Classic hits, Oldies 1 June 1936 Web Stream
091.3 MHz One FM 91.3 ONEFM913 SPH Radio English Mainstream rock, Classic hits, Adult Contemporary 2 March 1991 Web Stream
092.0 MHz Kiss 92FM KISS_92_ SPH Radio English Adult Contemporary, CHR/Pop 3 September 2012 Web Stream
192.4 MHz Symphony 92.4FM SYM_924_ Mediacorp English Classical music 1 June 1936 Web Stream
093.3 MHz Y.E.S. 93.3FM YES_933_ Mediacorp Chinese Contemporary hit radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40 1 January 1990 Web Stream
093.8 MHz CNA938 cna938 Mediacorp English Talk radio, News radio 1 January 1998 Web Stream
094.2 MHz Warna 94.2FM WARNA942 Mediacorp Malay, Arab Adult Contemporary, Infotainment 1 June 1936 Web Stream
095.0 MHz Class 95FM CLASS_95 Mediacorp English Adult Contemporary 1 April 1990 Web Stream
095.8 MHz Capital 95.8FM CAPITAL958 Mediacorp Chinese Talk radio, Classic hits, Oldies 1 June 1936 Web Stream
096.3 MHz 96.3 Hao FM HAO_FM__ SPH Radio Chinese Talk radio, Classic hits 8 January 2018 Web Stream
096.8 MHz Oli 96.8FM OLI_968_ Mediacorp Tamil, English Tamil music, Infotainment 1 June 1936 Web Stream
097.2 MHz Love 97.2FM LOVE_972 Mediacorp Chinese, English Adult Contemporary, Chinese pop 23 September 1994 Web Stream
098.0 MHz Power98FM POWER_98_LOVESONGS So Drama! Entertainment English Soft AC 31 October 1994 Web Stream
098.7 MHz 987FM 987FM___ Mediacorp English Contemporary hit radio, CHR/Pop, Top 40, US Top 40 1 January 1989 Web Stream
100.3 MHz UFM100.3 UFM1003_ SPH Radio Chinese Adult Contemporary, Chinese pop 2 March 1991 Web Stream

SMS and Dialing Services[edit]

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 (Monday–Saturday 7 am – 9 pm): TW
  • English stations
    • GOLD 905: GOLD
    • Symphony 924: SYMPHONY
    • CNA938: CNA
    • CLASS 95: CLASS
    • 987: 987
  • Chinese stations
    • YES 933: YES
    • CAPITAL 95.8FM: CAPITAL
    • LOVE 97.2FM: LOVE
  • Malay/Tamil stations
    • Ria 89.7FM: RIA
    • Warna 94.2FM: WARNA
    • Oli 96.8FM: OLI

Mediacorp Radio[edit]

Listeners can send messages via SMS or Whatsapp at these numbers:

  • 950: 9125 9500
  • 987: 9005 0987
  • 933: 8876 6933
  • 958: 9623 3958
  • 972: 9672 8972
  • 942: 9831 8414

Listeners can call in to studio at these numbers:

  • 905: 6691 1905
  • 924: 6691 1924
  • 938: 6691 1938
  • 950: 6691 1950
  • 987: 6691 1987
  • 933: 6691 1933
  • 958: 6691 1958
  • 972: 6691 1972
  • 897: 6691 1897
  • 942: 6691 1942
  • 968: 6691 1968

SPH Radio[edit]

Listeners can text in via SMS at these numbers:

Listeners can call in to studio at these numbers:

So Drama! Entertainment[edit]

Listeners can send messages via SMS or WhatsApp at these numbers:

Listeners can call in to studio at these numbers:

Listenership[edit]

In the latest Nielsen Radio Survey on 17 June 2019, eight Mediacorp stations are among the top 10 most-listened-to radio stations for the fifth consecutive year,making it the number one radio network in Singapore. Of which, its English radio station 987FM has clinched the position of the Number 1 radio stations with 19.6 per cent of the weekly listenership.

Closely following CLASS 95 are Mediacorp's LOVE 972, CLASS 95 and CAPITAL 958, which remain Singapore's top radio stations with weekly listenership at 19.5 per cent, 16.1 per cent and 13.7 per cent respectively. The top three stations with the longest time-spent listening are Warna 94.2FM, CAPITAL 958 and Oli 968.

According to findings from Nielsen's Radio Diary Survey 2018, the listenership figures of radio stations in Singapore are as follows:

History[edit]

FM stations[edit]

  • The first 24-hour radio station, Perfect 10 (now known as 987), was launched on New Year's Day 1989. All radio stations started broadcasting 24/7 from New Year's Day 2008.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6] The frequency was then awarded to Mediacorp in May 2004 and the new station, Lush 99.5FM, was launched 9 months later.[7][8] The station ceased operations on 1 September 2017 as part of a rationalization of Mediacorp's network of radio stations.
  • 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. The Bollywood belt Radio Masti continued as the first independent LIVE digital radio as RADIO MASTI 24x7 and can be tuned in from anywhere anytime across the globe by downloading the APP Radio Masti 24x7. Visit www.radiomasti.com.sg for details.

DAB stations[edit]

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, Symphony 92.4FM, and CNA938 and broadcast 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.[9]

Shortwave stations[edit]

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 31 July 2008.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singapore Radio Stations on FM, shortwave and DAB - Asiawaves.Net
  2. ^ [Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mediacorp-best-radio-network-in-singapore-nielsen-survey-11634554 (Mediacorp)]
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ All MediaCorp Radio stations to run 24/7 from 1 Jan - Channel NewsAsia
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Victoria Chorale • View topic - Passion 99.5 to shut down". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  7. ^ MediaCorp Radio Awarded 99.5FM Frequency For New Radio Station
  8. ^ Singapore's Lush 99.5 FM Delivers 24-Hour Downtempo - News - Properly Chilled - Downtempo Music & Culture
  9. ^ "Digital radio from MediaCorp to cease". Channel NewsAsia. 1 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  10. ^ Freeman, B.C., & Ramakrishnan, Y. (2016). Singapore Radio: Then & Now. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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