Pilihan FM

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Broadcast area Brunei Darussalam
Slogan Simply Your Choice!
Frequency 95.9 FM and 96.9 FM
First air date 2 May 1957, 7:45 PM (as a combined radio station)
-- -- ---- (as an independent radio station)
Format Request station (songs are mainly chosen and played as requested by the public)
Language(s) English (main)
Mandarin Chinese
Nepali (broadcast by radio station as Gurkhali)
Owner Radio Televisyen Brunei
Website Official Website

Pilihan FM is the first and only 24-hour English language radio station in Brunei. Its main language of broadcast is English, followed by Mandarin Chinese and Nepali. Pilihan FM broadcasts over the whole of Brunei on the frequencies 95.9 FM and 96.9 FM. The word Pilihan means 'your choice' in Malay, from which its slogan, "Simply Your Choice!", is derived. Pilihan FM is a request station. The public can choose any song (mainly English songs) they would like to listen at any time during the English broadcast period (except the Pilihan Goldies segment when only oldies can be chosen).


The following is the schedule of segments on Pilihan FM.

Segment Language Time Period Notes
Info Tracks English Daily, 10:30PM to 6:00AM Includes Azan (the call of prayer of) Subuh (the dawn prayer)
Morning Jam English Daily, 6:00AM to 9:00AM Wake up with the Morning Crew keeping abreast with the latest happenings in Brunei & abroad.
Morning Express Chinese Monday to Thursday, 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Weekend Kaleidoscope Chinese Friday to Sunday, 9:00AM to 11:00AM
One One Two English Monday-Friday 11:00AM to 2:00PM Includes Azan Zohor (the midday prayer) (Saturdays to Thursdays)
or Azan Sembahyang Juma'at (the Friday prayer) (Fridays)
Weekend 959 English Saturday-Sunday 11:00AM to 4:00PM A relaxing weekend with the latest in local and foreign currents affairs, sports and entertainment.
Pilihan Goldies English Sunday to Friday, 2:00PM to 4:00PM; Saturday, 2:00PM to 3:00PM Requests only open for oldies
Includes Azan Asar (the afternoon prayer) (Sundays to Fridays only)
Programmes in Gurkhali Nepali Saturday, 3:00PM to 4:00PM Includes Azan Asar (the afternoon prayer)
959 Info Mag Chinese Monday to Thursday, 4:00PM to 7:00PM Includes Azan Maghrib (the dusk prayer)
Lifetime.com Chinese Friday to Sunday, 4:00PM to 7:00PM Includes Azan Maghrib (the dusk prayer)
Programmes in Gurkhali Nepali Daily, 7:00PM to 8:00PM Includes Azan Isyak (the evening prayer)
Night Scope English Daily, 8:00PM to 10:30PM

News Broadcasts[edit]

Pilihan FM also broadcasts news at certain times. The following is a list of news broadcasts on the station.

Type Language Time
Main News English 7:30AM
Main News Chinese 10:00AM
ASEAN News English 12:00PM
Main News English 1:00PM
Business News English 2:00PM
Main News Chinese 5:30PM
Main News English 9:00PM
Sports News English 10:00PM

DJs on Pilihan FM (English)

  • Frankie
  • Enny
  • Marilyn
  • Conia
  • Reza
  • Sean
  • Allen
  • Amy
  • Hisham
  • Kevin
  • Don