Warna 94.2FM

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WARNA 94.2FM
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Broadcast areaMediacorp Campus 1 Stars Avenue Singapore 138507
Branding1994 as Radio Corporation of Singapore
SloganSerentak Semasa
Frequency94.2 FM
First air date1936 as Radio Singapore
1994 as Radio Corporation of Singapore
FormatMalay adult contemporary music
Language(s)Malay
Former callsignsRadio 2 (or Radio Dua)
Former frequencies675 kHz
OwnerMediacorp
Webcast
Websitetoggle.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 on 1 June 1936 as Radio Singapore 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").

The station's DJs include Suharti Ali & Zakiah Halim, who have more than 30 years of experience in the radio industry.

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

Directorial and management[edit]

  • Senior Programme Director, Warna 94.2fm : Morniyati Tukimin
  • Assistant Programme Manager, Warna 94.2fm : TBA
  • Station Administrator, Warna 94.2fm : Asmah Bee
  • Music Director, Warna 94.2fm : Aura Shai

Full time DJs[edit]

  • Mariam Mas'od
  • AB Shaik
  • Suriani Kassim
  • Fadhli Kamsani
  • Suharti Ali
  • Md Tahir Ghalib (TG)
  • Razak Rahim (RZ)

Digitalised programmes[edit]

Seruan Ilahi

Santapan Rohani

Firman & Sabda

Shows on Warna 94.2FM (as of 26 August 2019)[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

  • 06:30 - 10:00 - Espresso Warna with Mariam & Shaik
  • 10:00 - 14:00 - Ceria Keluarga with Su Kassim
  • 14:00 - 17:00 - Warna Vaganza with Suharti Ali
  • 17:00 - 21:00 - Dinamika Warna with TG & RZ
  • 21:00 - 23:59 - Warna Malam with Fadhli Kamsani

Saturday[edit]

  • 07:00 - 10:00 : Muzik Warna
  • 10:00 - 14:00 : Muzik Warna
  • 14:00 - 18:00 : Muzik Warna
  • 18:00 - 21:00 : Muzik Warna

Sunday[edit]

  • 07:00 - 10:00 : Muzik Warna
  • 10:00 - 14:00 : Muzik Warna
  • 14:00 - 18:00 : Muzik Warna
  • 18:00 - 21:00 : Muzik Warna

Espresso Warna[edit]

Mediacorp’s top rating show lead by Mariam Mas'od and Ab Shaik. The top rating show has had its current lineup for almost eight years, and is currently the highest rating Morning show nationally.

Weekend longest automated music programme[edit]

It is currently the one and only Mediacorp Station that end its transmission at 9pm and secured with the most longest automated regular music playlist for up to 8 hours on weekends.

General Islamic service[edit]

The station is unique among all other Singapore-based stations (including sister Malay station Ria 89.7FM) as it provides content to the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore.

Daily religious programming and Azan Solat broadcasts[edit]

Every morning at 05:00 hrs., an automated programming service is used for 90 minutes of religious programming, with live continuity in the radio studios. For five times a day, the prayer call or azan solat is played on the station at the assigned time calculated and deliberated by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore; the practice is differed from Ria where it only announces prayer times. Due to its timezone alignment with other UTC +8 countries since 1 January 1982, the Azan Subuh (Fajr) airs (currently for 2019) between 05:27 and 05:59 for Singapore (about 30 minutes ahead of its previous UTC+7:30 time zone); thus, instead of 06:00, Mediacorp prompted the station to begin its broadcast day by playing the national anthem at 05:00 to prevent overlapping with the call.

Khutbah broadcasts[edit]

On Fridays at around 18:30, a recording of the Solat Juma'at service is broadcast to recap the Khutbah (sermon) of the Imam during the period. Yearly on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, the station broadcasts the live Malay-language dominated sermon from a mosque at 08:00.

Special programming[edit]

During the Mawlid holiday, the station airs Nasyid music dedicated to Muhammad while also playing regular music at the same time, throughout the day.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eight out of top 10 radio stations are from Mediacorp: Nielsen". Channel NewsAsia. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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