Pilihan FM

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Pilihan FM
Broadcast area Brunei Darussalam
Slogan Simply Your Choice!
Frequency 95.9 FM and 96.9 FM
First air date 2 May 1957 07:45 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).

Schedule[edit]

The following is the schedule of segments on Pilihan FM.

Segment Language Time Period Notes
Info Tracks English Everyday, 11:00PM to 06:00AM Includes Azan (the call of prayer of) Subuh (the dawn prayer)
Morning Buzz English Everyday, 06:00AM to 09:00AM
Morning Express Chinese Monday to Thursday, 09:00AM to 11:00AM
Weekend Kaleidoscope Chinese Friday to Sunday, 09:00AM to 11:00AM
One One Two English Everyday, 11:00AM to 02:00PM Includes Azan Zohor (the midday prayer) (Saturdays to Thursdays)
or Azan Sembahyang Juma'at (the Friday prayer) (Fridays)
Pilihan Goldies English Sunday to Friday, 02:00PM to 04:00PM; Saturday, 02:00PM to 03:00PM Requests only open for oldies
Includes Azan Asar (the afternoon prayer) (Sundays to Fridays only)
Programmes in Nepali Nepali Saturday, 03:00PM to 04:00PM Includes Azan Asar (the afternoon prayer)
959 Info Mag Chinese Monday to Thursday, 04:00PM to 07:00PM Includes Azan Maghrib (the dusk prayer)
Lifetime.com Chinese Friday to Sunday, 04:00PM to 07:00PM Includes Azan Maghrib (the dusk prayer)
Programmes in Nepali Nepali Everyday, 07:00PM to 08:00PM Includes Azan Isyak (the evening prayer)
Night Scope English Everyday, 08:00PM to 11:00PM

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 07:30AM
Main News Chinese 10:00AM
Regional News English 12:00PM
Main News English 01:00PM
Business News English 02:00PM
Main News Chinese 05:30PM
Main News English 09:00PM
Sports News English 10:00PM