TraXX FM

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TraXX FM
TraXX FM.png
City Kuala Lumpur
Broadcast area Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, part of Indonesia and Thailand
Slogan Travel N Music
Frequency Varies depending on its region
First air date 1 January 1950; 66 years ago (1950-01-01)
Format Talk, contemporary hit radio
Language(s) English
Transmitter coordinates Coordinates: 3°6′47.8″N 101°40′18.7″E / 3.113278°N 101.671861°E / 3.113278; 101.671861
Owner Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Sister stations Ai FM
Asyik FM
Minnal FM
Nasional FM
Radio Klasik FM
Webcast myklik.rtm.gov.my/radio/10158
Website traxxfm.rtm.gov.my

TraXX FM is an English-language radio station operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia. It started broadcasting on 1 January 1950 as the Blue Network and the station broadcast nationwide thus reaching neighbouring Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand.[1] The station operates 24-hours a day, with the news at every hour.

According to Nielsen's Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) done in 2009, TraXX FM is the fifth most listened to English radio station in Malaysia.[2]

History[edit]

The station was formerly known as Blue Network,[3] Radio 4[4] and Radio Malaysia Channel 4. TraXX derives from the word 'TRACK' and the 'XX' denotes the old tagline 'Xperience the Xcitement'. TraXX FM tagline is 'Travel and Music' after re-branding to a tourism radio station. It then switched back to "Experience the Excitement" to suit its current role as an info-based radio. The current name was in use since April 2005, as a part of re-branding of RTM's radio stations. It was Malaysia's only English radio station until the 1990s.

News broadcasts[edit]

As with all its sister channels, TRAXX FM broadcasts the news every hour.

Time Coverage
07:00 Main news
09:00 National news
11:00 World news
13:00 Main news
17:00 Main news/parliament report: Afternoon edition
19:00 Business news/main news (non-working days)
21:00 Main news/parliament report: evening edition
23:00 Main news

Each news bulletin above is about 10-minutes long. Other news updates are three-minutes long.

Radio frequencies[edit]

Frequency Broadcasting Station Coverage
90.3 MHz Kuala Lumpur Tower Kuala Lumpur
100.1 MHz Gunung Ulu Kali Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, West Pahang, and South Perak (including Tapah)
101.1 MHz Gunung Brinchang Cameron Highlands
90.1 MHz Gunung Kledang Ipoh and Central Perak
105.3 MHz Bukit Larut Taiping, North Perak and southern parts of Pulau Pinang
88.7 MHz Gunung Telapa Burok Negeri Sembilan and South Selangor
97.4 MHz Gunung Ledang Melaka and North Johor
102.9 MHz Gunung Pulai South Johor, Singapore and Batam Islands
88.5 MHz Bukit Genting Balik Pulau, Penang. Frequency used to be 90.1 MHz, changed in early 2013.
98.7 MHz Gunung Jerai Kedah, Perlis, Penang and Langkawi
98.4 MHz RTM Gerik Grik
105.3 MHz Bukit Pelindung East Pahang
98.9 MHz Bukit Bauk Dungun, Terengganu
89.7 MHz Bukit Besar Central Terengganu
97.0 MHz Bukit Bintang Besut, Terengganu
104.7 MHz Teliput Kota Bharu, Kelantan
89.9 MHz Bukit Istana Jerantut, Pahang
105.9 MHz Bukit Dedap Sik, Kedah
91.7 MHz Bukit Palong Baling, Kedah
92.9 MHz Bukit Tinggi East Johor (Mersing)
90.8 MHz Bukit Tangki Air Jeli, Kelantan
98.5 MHz Bukit Bakar Machang, Kelantan
105.3 MHz Gunung Kinabalu Central Sabah
90.7 MHz Telipok Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
97.1 MHz Gunung Andrassy Tawau, Sabah
94.3 MHz Bukit Trig Sandakan, Sabah
90.3 MHz Bukit Timbalai Labuan
90.5 MHz Gunung Silan Lahad Datu, Sabah
89.9 MHz Gunung Serapi Kuching, Sarawak
104.5 MHz RTM Miri Miri, Sarawak
92.3 MHz Sarikei, Sarawak
98.5 MHz Bukit Setiam Bintulu, Sarawak
102.5 MHz Bukit Lima Sibu, Sarawak
102.3 MHz Bukit Mas Limbang, Sarawak and Brunei
94.7 MHz Bukit Senggora Maran, Pahang

Awards[edit]

Year Category Award Programme Results
2009 Best Radio Programme UNICEF International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Regional Awards Listen Up! Won[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "That time we were interviewed on Malaysian National Radio: TraXX FM". Nomadic Boys. August 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Radio ads record highest first quarter share in 10 years". The Sun (Malaysia). May 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Storyteller takes a break from radio to spend time with son and mother". The Star (Malaysia). March 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Malaysia’s TraXX.fm wins regional children’s broadcasting radio award". UNICEF. September 28, 2009. 

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