XFM 96.3

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Expat Radio 96.3 XFM
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Broadcast areaSingapore
SloganExperience Home Closer
Frequency96.3 MHz
First air date1998
Last air date30 September 2016
FormatInternational music
OwnerMediaCorp
WebcastWeb Stream
Websitetoggle.sg/xfm963

Expat Radio 96.3 XFM was a radio station of MediaCorp in Singapore. Broadcasting on 96.3 MHz, it was Singapore's only radio station that broadcast a mix of Japanese, French, Hindi, Bangladeshi and German programmes. A blend of World Music from Brazil, Greece, Italy, Lebanon and Spain would also be played during an automated music marathon daily.

Closure[edit]

Both the Media Development Authority (MDA) and Mediacorp have done a review and mutually agreed to cease transmission of the station on 30 September 2016, given the rapidly changing radio landscape. Mediacorp stated that the review was "driven by new technologies and evolving radio listenership preferences". Staff will be redeployed to other positions thereafter.[1]

In 2016, the reused frequency (as well as a newly-vacated 89.3 frequency) were tendered and won by SPH Radio. In 2018, 96.3 Hao FM was launched and broadcast using the 96.3 frequency.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MDA seeks proposals for two FM frequencies". Channel NewsAsia. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ The Hindi (bollywood) Radio Masti 96.3 continues digitally as a 24 hours LIVE radio from their studios as Radio Masti 24x7 available on iOS, Android and their Facebook page. "SPH wins tender for two new radio stations | AsiaRadioToday.com". www.asiaradiotoday.com. Retrieved 2017-08-10.

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