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The following radio stations are located in and transmitted from Singapore.

FM stations

As of August 2023, there are three licensed broadcasters of terrestrial radio in Singapore, offering a total of 19 FM radio stations; 12 are owned by the state-owned broadcaster Mediacorp, two are owned by So Drama! Entertainment, and five are owned by SPH Media. [1] The radio stations are broadcast primarily in the four official languages -- Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English to cater to diverse audiences. Owing to Singapore's history as a British colony, the English-language feed of the BBC World Service has been available in the region since its establishment, with Mediacorp relaying it as part of its FM services.

Foreign stations can also be received from the neighbouring regions of Malaysia ( Johor Bahru/ Johor Bahru District) and Indonesia ( Batam/ Batam Islands), with Singapore stations likewise being receptable in those areas as well.

Mediacorp Radio

Mediacorp operates twelve FM radio stations, with eleven domestic stations, as well as a relay of the BBC World Service. [2] The company's digital audio broadcasting service was discontinued on 1 December 2011. [3] In a 2022 survey, Nielsen reported that Mediacorp accounted for nine of the ten most-listened radio stations in the country, with C-pop station YES 933 being the highest-rated overall. [4]

Frequency TRP (kW) Station RDS Language Genre Broadcast area Transmitter site Opening date
88.9 MHz 5 BBC World Service BBC_WS__ English News/ Talk Singapore Bukit Batok Transmission Centre 19 December 1932; 91 years ago (19 December 1932) as the BBC Empire Service
89.7 MHz 6 Ria 897 RIA_897_ Malay CHR ( Malay) 1 December 1990; 33 years ago (1 December 1990)
90.5 MHz 6 Gold 905 GOLD_905 English Classic hits 1 March 1937; 87 years ago (1 March 1937) as ZHL (under British Malaya Broadcasting Corporation)
92.4 MHz 10 Symphony 924 SYM_924_ English Classical 18 July 1969; 54 years ago (18 July 1969) as FM Stereo
93.3 MHz 6 YES 933 YES_933_ Mandarin Chinese CHR ( C-pop/ K-pop) 1 January 1990; 34 years ago (1 January 1990)
93.8 MHz 6 CNA938 CNA938 English News/ Talk 2 October 1998; 25 years ago (2 October 1998) as NewsRadio 938
94.2 MHz 10 Warna 942 WARNA942 Malay Adult contemporary ( Malay), Religious 4 January 1959; 65 years ago (1959-01-04) as Radio Singapore and Malay Service
95.0 MHz 6 Class 95 CLASS_95 English Hot adult contemporary 1 April 1990; 34 years ago (1 April 1990) as Radio 7
95.8 MHz 10 Capital 958 CAPTL958 Mandarin Chinese Classic hits ( Mandopop) 1 January 1951; 73 years ago (1 January 1951) as Green Network
96.8 MHz 10 OLI 968 OLI_968_ Tamil Adult contemporary ( Tamil) 1 January 1951; 73 years ago (1 January 1951) as Red Network
97.2 MHz 6 Love 972 LOVE_972 Mandarin Chinese Adult contemporary ( Mandopop) 23 September 1994; 29 years ago (23 September 1994)
98.7 MHz 6 987 987FM___ English CHR 1 January 1989; 35 years ago (1 January 1989) as Radio 10 (also known as Perfect Ten 98.7FM)

SPH Media

SPH Media operates five stations:

Frequency TRP (kW) Station RDS Language Genre Broadcast area Transmitter site Opening date Notes
89.3 MHz 15 Money FM 89.3 MONEY FM English Financial news/ Talk Singapore Bukit Batok Transmission Centre 29 January 2018; 6 years ago (29 January 2018) Previously carried an audio simulcast of TVMobile (before 2010)
91.3 MHz 12 One FM 91.3 ONEFM Adult hits 2 March 1991; 33 years ago (2 March 1991) Previously known as HOT FM, a Top 40 CHR station (before 2015)
92.0 MHz 6 Kiss92 FM KISS 92 Adult contemporary 3 September 2012; 11 years ago (3 September 2012)
96.3 MHz 6 96.3 Hao FM HAO FM Mandarin Chinese Classic hits ( Mandopop) 8 January 2018; 6 years ago (8 January 2018) Formerly launched as XFM 96.3 by Mediacorp
100.3 MHz 11 UFM100.3 UFM1003 Adult contemporary ( Mandopop) 2 March 1991; 33 years ago (2 March 1991)

So Drama! Entertainment

So Drama! Entertainment, owned by the SAFRA National Service Association, operates two stations:

Frequency TRP (kW) Station RDS Language Genre Broadcast area Transmitter site Opening date Notes
88.3 MHz 5 883Jia 88.3JIA Mandarin Chinese Adult contemporary (mostly Mandopop/ K-pop) Singapore Bukit Batok Transmission Centre 12 June 1995; 29 years ago (12 June 1995)
98.0 MHz 12 Power 98 Love Songs POWER 98 English Adult contemporary 31 October 1994; 29 years ago (31 October 1994) Both contemporary and classic hits genres relocated as online radio station

Internet stations

Station Operator Language Genre First air date Website
973FM Blasts That Last Independent English Freeform radio ( Top 40 (CHR)/ Indie music) 7 December 2010 (7 December 2010) Link
Asia Expat Radio (AXR) AXR Singapore Adult contemporary
News/ Talk
1 November 2016 (1 November 2016) Link
CatholicSG Radio Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore Various Religious broadcasting 2 June 2019 (2 June 2019) Link
IndieGo [5] Mediacorp English Urban adult contemporary
Indie music
Modern rock
13 September 2021 (13 September 2021) Link ( Singapore only)
Radio Chutney Independent Hindi
Marathi
Telugu
Freeform radio ( Adult contemporary/ Indie music) 25 October 2020 (25 October 2020) Link
Radio Masti 24x7 Radio Masti (Independent) Hindi Freeform radio ( Bollywood music) 1 October 2016 (1 October 2016) (as Radio Masti 96.3fm with Mediacorp's XFM) Link
Vintage Radio SG VintageRadio.SG (Independent) Various Oldies
Classic hits
15 September 2020 (15 September 2020) Link
XRadio XRadio (Independent; via Second Life) English Freeform radio 1 July 2019 (1 July 2019) Link

Radio stations from neighbouring countries

Due to Singapore's proximity to Malaysia and Indonesia, radio stations from these countries can also be received; in particular, stations from the Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Batam, Indonesia regions are typically receptable in the country.

Malaysia

Frequency Station Owner Language Genre Broadcast area
87.8 MHz Sinar Astro Radio Malay Classic hits
Adult contemporary
Johor Bahru District
90.1 MHz Hot FM Media Prima Malay Top 40 (CHR)
92.8 MHz Zayan Astro Radio Malay Adult contemporary Islamic
94.6 MHz Lite Astro Radio English Classic hits
Soft adult contemporary
95.4 MHz My Astro Radio Mandarin
Cantonese
Top 40 (CHR)
97.6 MHz Hitz Astro Radio English Top 40 (CHR)
98.4 MHz Melody Astro Radio Mandarin
Cantonese
Classic hits
Soft adult contemporary
99.1 MHz Mix Astro Radio English Adult contemporary
99.9 MHz 988 Star Media Radio Group Mandarin
Cantonese
Top 40 (CHR)
101.1 MHz Minnal FM Radio Televisyen Malaysia Tamil Adult contemporary
101.4 MHz Suria Star Media Radio Group Malay Hot adult contemporary
101.9 MHz Johor FM Radio Televisyen Malaysia Malay Adult contemporary
102.5 MHz Fly FM Media Prima English Hot adult contemporary
102.9 MHz TraXX FM Radio Televisyen Malaysia English Adult contemporary
103.7 MHz Raaga Astro Radio Tamil Adult contemporary
104.1 MHz Best FM Suara Johor Sdn.Bhd Malay Adult contemporary
104.5 MHz Era Astro Radio Malay Top 40 (CHR) ( M-pop/ I-pop with occasional K-pop)
104.9 MHz Ai FM Radio Televisyen Malaysia Mandarin
Cantonese
Teochew
Hokkien
Hakka
Chinese-language oldies
105.3 MHz Eight FM Media Prima Mandarin
Cantonese
Top 40 (CHR) ( Mandopop/ Cantopop with occasional English)
105.7 MHz Nasional FM Radio Televisyen Malaysia Malay Adult contemporary
News/ Talk
106.2 MHz IKIMfm Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) Arabic
Malay
Religious broadcasting
106.7 MHz Radio Klasik Radio Televisyen Malaysia Malay Oldies
107.5 MHz Bernama Radio Bernama Malay
English
News/ Talk

Indonesia

Frequency Station Owner Language Broadcast area
87.6 MHz Radio Discovery Minang FM Independent Indonesian
Minangkabau
Batam, Batam Islands, Riau Islands
88.0 MHz Radio Mercy Independent Indonesian
English
88.6 MHz Pro 3 RRI Tanjungpinang Radio Republik Indonesia Indonesian
88.7 MHz Radio STB Independent Indonesian
90.9 MHz Pro 3 RRI Batam Radio Republik Indonesia Indonesian
91.7 MHz Serumpun Radio Etnikom Indonesian
Malay
92.1 MHz Pro 2 RRI Tanjungpinang Radio Republik Indonesia Indonesian
English
93.0 MHz Radio O Nine Independent Indonesian
English
96.5 MHz Radio Bintan Independent Indonesian
Malay
97.8 MHz Radio Gurindam Independent Indonesian
Malay
98.3 MHz Pro 1 RRI Tanjungpinang Radio Republik Indonesia Indonesian
Malay
100.7 MHz Batam FM Ramako Group Indonesian
Malay
101.3 MHz Pro 4 RRI Tanjungpinang Radio Republik Indonesia Indonesian
Malay
101.6 MHz Zoo FM Ramako Group Indonesian
102.3 MHz Hijrah Radio Independent Indonesian
103.2 MHz Juan FM Independent Indonesian
103.5 MHz Radio Azam Independent Indonesian
103.9 MHz Radio Pandawa Independent Indonesian
Malay
104.3 MHz Seila FM Independent Indonesian
104.7 MHz Big RadioQu Independent Indonesian
Arabic
105.1 MHz Pro 1 RRI Batam Radio Republik Indonesia Indonesian
Malay
105.3 MHz Radio Canggai Putri Persada ID Indonesian
Malay
105.5 MHz Pro 2 RRI Batam RRI Indonesian
English
106.0 MHz Radio Hang Independent Indonesian
Arabic
106.5 MHz Sing FM Independent Indonesian
107.0 MHz Radio Be Independent Indonesian
107.9 MHz Radio Inspirasi Independent Indonesian
Malay
Community radio
107.7 MHz Radio Alfa Omega Community Indonesian
English
Batam, Batam Islands, Riau Islands
107.8 MHz Radio RG FM Community Indonesian
Arabic
107.9 MHz Radio Komunitas Hang Tuah Community Indonesian
Arabic

References

  1. ^ https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/singapore/#communications
  2. ^ "MediaCorp: Radio". Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Digital radio from MediaCorp to cease". Channel NewsAsia. 1 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Mediacorp radio stations land 9 out of the top 10 spots in Nielsen survey". CNA Lifestyle. Retrieved 19 May 2024.
  5. ^ "Mediacorp Goes Indie with indiego – the Latest Offering from Singapore's Largest Digital Radio Network". Mediacorp (Press release). 16 December 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2022.