91.3FM unveils its brand new weekend programming
Singapore, 25 July 2011 - 91.3FM, the English language radio station of SPH UnionWorks, is set to revamp its weekend programming in August.
Listeners can look forward to the debut of two brand new shows direct from Hollywood - Cannon’s Countdown with Nick Cannon and The Fab 30 with Perez Hilton - from 8pm to 12 midnight on Saturdays and Sundays respectively, exclusively on 91.3FM.
Mr Jamie Meldrum, Program Director for 91.3FM, said: "We're thrilled to welcome Nick Cannon and Perez Hilton to the line-up at 91.3FM. Nick is one of the hottest young stars around today and is a genuinely funny guy so you can expect hot music, laughs and major celebrity guests every week on Cannon's Countdown. And of course, Perez Hilton is THE source for Hollywood gossip and celebrity exclusives”.
Late-night listeners will be able to catch the repeat broadcast of both shows at midnight on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively. Both programs have produced outstanding international ratings, with Cannon’s Countdown being ranked No.1 in the United States among teenagers.
There is also a brand new Saturday Morning Show - "Charmaine Over Easy" - with 91.3FM newcomer, Charmaine Yee, from 6am to 12pm. Then, it's requests time with Hot 30 duo Boy Thunder and Adam the Intern's “Reques-Tickles” from noon till 6pm, while veteran Jeremy Ratnam takes the reins on Sunday from noon till 6pm for "The Weekend Wind-up".
91.3FM has been Singapore's fastest growing English radio station over the past two years, with a jump from 198,000 listeners to 286,000 listeners (Wave 2, 2009 vs Wave 1, 2011).
"This major boost in the quality of its weekend programming is a clear demonstration of 91.3FM's commitment to build Singapore's best integrated multi-platform audio entertainment experience,'' added Mr Meldrum.
For more details, please contact:
Mr Mohd Aidil B Md Yusof
Advertising & Promotions Executive
DID: 6319 4004
Ms Hannah Teo
SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 4017
Mr Gary Yeo
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
About Radio Perez with Perez Hilton
Hosted by the internet’s most notorious gossip columnist, “Perez Hilton”, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, the show “Radio Perez” has generated an overwhelming response since its debut in 2008. Launched as an alternative to “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest”, the dominating radio countdown show that debuted in 2004, Radio Perez is differentiated by Hilton’s own handpicked set list which supplements the countdown in addition to celebrity updates from his blog that attracts approximately five million page visits daily.
Hilton’s unapologetic approach and bold opinions with regards to musicians, actors and celebrities have generated a wide range of responses internationally, resulting in his immense popularity. Having been consecutively named the Web Celebrity of the year by Forbes Magazine, Radio Perez was highly anticipated by before its launch. Hilton’s influence on the music industry is undeniably strong and his rapport and connection with the music industry has created a large audience and fan base who actively seeks his unique point of view and style.
About Cannon’s Countdown
Having been cited by People Magazine as one of the top 10 most successful young people in Hollywood, Nick Cannon, husband of the legendary Mariah Carey, was already a distinguished figure in the entertainment industry at a young age. In addition to being an actor, comedian, rapper, record producer and television personality, multi-talented Cannon is now also a radio host whose program is broadcasted on CBS RADIO stations and syndicated to international markets. His reputable show that was launched earlier this year features a combination of exclusive celebrity interviews and music consisting of a countdown list of the most popular pop songs.
Cannon is recognised as a trusted source for music and pop culture. His uncanny sense of humour and candid expression of insights creates an engaging and relevant style on air that appeals to young listeners. Nick Cannon’s works include Nickelodeon’s “The Nick Cannon Show” and “All That”, “America’s Got Talent”, “Drumline”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and hit single “Gigolo”.
About SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd
SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd is an 80-20 joint venture between SPH Multimedia and NTUC Media. SPH UnionWorks manages and operates two radio stations, 91.3FM and Radio 100.3.
91.3FM is an English Contemporary Hits Radio (CHR) music station playing new and current top 40 hits targeting listeners under 40. Programmes and promotions are injected with loads of fun and quirkiness with a key focus on engagement and listener’s experience. 91.3FM also has a midas touch to music and has been known for identifying hits before they are hits. Its growth momentum has been going from strength to strength. Against other local mainstream English music stations*, 91.3FM saw its share doubled from 8% in 2009 to 16% in 2010 with listeners 15-39 years old, making it the third most popular music station with the under 40. Its capture of the 15-19 youth segment is even more phenomenal with its share** growing from a mere 3% in year 2006 to 25% in 2010, making it now the second most popular music station with the youths.
Radio 100.3 is a highly-charged Mandarin infotainment station targeting at working professionals in their 20s to 40s. Its unique, lively and engaging delivery style is able to consistently hook listeners on for a far longer period of listening. It added a whopping 136,000*** new listeners last year, bringing its total listener-ship to 355,000***.Programmed content is designed to cater specifically for the busy individuals with timely updates and discussion on current affairs, financial planning, property investment, communication, lifestyle, music and entertainment. The station’s latest alliance to the Global Golden Chart meant Radio 100.3 listeners are the first to hear exclusive new song releases and interviews with today’s hottest pop artistes.
Both 91.3FM and Radio 100.3 provide a great synergy of content with tie-ups with SPH Newspapers, Magazines and SPH Multimedia Platforms.
*share compared against Class95, 987FM, Gold 90.5 and Power 98.
** share compared against Class95, 987FM and Power98
*** Past week cumulative listener-ship (Cume). Mon-Sun. 24 hours. Increase is difference in cume between Wave 2, 2009 and Wave 2, 2010.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.