Warna 94.2FM

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WARNA 94.2FM
Warna94.2FM.jpg
Broadcast area Caldecott Broadcast Centre
Singapore
Branding 1994 as Radio Corporation of Singapore
Slogan Serentak Semasa
Frequency 94.2 FM
First air date 1959 as Radio Singapore
1994 as Radio Corporation of Singapore
Format Malay adult contemporary music
Language(s) Malay
ERP 500.000 MHz
Class 200 Kw
Former callsigns Radio 2 (or Radio Dua)
Owner Mediacorp
Sister stations 938 LIVE
Ria 89.7FM
XFM 96.3
Webcast Web Stream
Website toggle.sg/warna942

Warna 94.2FM is a Malay language contemporary music radio station operated by Mediacorp. The station plays a unique blend of international Malay top 40 music from 1950s and beyond, and provides Islamic General Service for Singapore.

It is one of the nation's oldest stations, having began operating out of Singapore with the independence of Malaya on 31 August 1957 as RTS Radio 2. The branding stuck even as the network the station was in changed names several times until 23 November 1991 where the station gained its current name as Warna (Malay: "Colour").

It is currently Singapore's #1 Malay Radio Station according to the latest Nielsen Radio Survey as of 1 December 2016[citation needed].

Programming schedule[edit]

Programme Start Time End Time Notes
Monday to Sunday
Majulah Singapura(National Anthem) 5:00am
Seruan Ilahi 5:00am 5:05am
Santapan Rohani 5:05am 6:00am
Firman & Sabda 6:00am 6:30am
Weekdays
Espresso Warna 6:30am 10:00am
Ceria Keluarga 10:00am 2:00pm
Warna Vaganza 2:00pm 5:00pm
Warna Sensasi 5:00pm 8:00pm
Warna Malam 8:00pm 12:00am
Serentak Semasa 12:00am 5:00am
Saturdays
Retro Pagi 7:00am 11:00am Flagship talk show, interspersed with playing of 80s music
Muzik Warna 11:00am 3:00pm Back-to-back playing of songs (picked from the 1970s to 1990s) at the top of the hour.
Muzik Warna 3:00pm 8:00pm
Muzik Warna 8:00pm 12:00am
Warna Rave 12:00am 2:00am
Serentak Semasa 2:00am 5:00am
Sundays
Retro Pagi 7:00am 11:00am Flagship talk show, interspersed with playing of 80s music
Muzik Warna 11:00am 3:00pm Back-to-back playing of songs (picked from the 1970s to 1990s) at the top of the hour.
Sayang Di Sayang 4:00pm 8:00pm Programme alotted for classical Malay music from the 1940s to the 1970s, while special weekly guests are invited for an hour interaction with listeners by phone and social media.
Muzik Warna 8:00pm 12:00am Back-to-back playing of songs (picked from the 1970s to 1990s) at the top of the hour.
Serentak Semasa 12:00am 5:00am

Religious programming geared to the Muslim community is also integrated in the station's schedules. The adhan, or prayer call, is broadcast 5 times a day on the station in comparison to sister station Ria 89.7FM only announcing the prayer times. A recording of the weekly Friday prayer sermon is also relayed on this station every Friday evening at 6:30pm. There was a dedicated programme to Koran readings plus its translations in the Malay language broadcast every Friday night hosted by Ustaz Ahmad Sonhadji in the early 1960s.

This also extends to religious holidays as well. Regular songs in the playlist would be replaced with tracks of the nasyid genre when the Maulidur Rasul holiday is observed. The station also provides live broadcasts of the Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji prayers from the local mosque between 7am to 9am.

Current music playlist[edit]

  • "Holy Morning songs (prayer songs for holy prophet Muhammad) (Daily 5am-6am)
  • "50s & 60s, for music released from 1950. (Weekends after 6.30am)
  • "70s & 80s, for music released from 1970. (Daily after 6.30am)
  • "90s, for music released from 1990. (Daily after 6.30am)
  • "Raya Special, a mix of Raya songs and regulars on Warna 94.2 playlist (only on 18 Ramadan to 20 Syawal and 7 Zulhijjah to 13 Zulhijjah).

Former programming[edit]

  • Warna Xpress/ Samrah Mentari
  • Milenia
  • Vista Warna/ Warna Mart/ Ceria Keluarga
  • Rentak Warna/ Rentak Kota
  • Jalan Kenangan/ Warna Petang/ Medan Minda
  • Paradigma/ Cakap Tuan Puan/ Variasi Petang
  • Terapi Petang
  • Gema Senja
  • Pilihan Anda/ Ritmasari/ CD Pilihan/ Variaskop
  • Larut Malam/ Cakra Warna/ Warna Malam/ Yuk Sampai Pagi!
  • Malam 567
  • Cerita Kedai Kopi
  • Rock Klasik Warna

Special shows

  • Sekapur Sireh (Tazkirah perkahwinan)
  • Kemusykilan (Soalan berkaitan agama)
  • Meniti Usia

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