Singapore, 26 October 2013 – It was a perfect gift for a bride and groom-to-be as they won $60,000 worth of prizes earlier today for their upcoming nuptials.
Nicholas Amet, 24, and Victoria Hoo, 23, were crowned Kiss92’s Perfect Match at the finale of the station’s inaugural contest targeting soon to wed couples. The event, which took place at PARKROYAL on Pickering, was a culmination of the six-week competition organised by SPH UnionWorks' Kiss92.
Kiss92’s Perfect Match is a first of its kind radio “reality-show” game, offering a huge prize pool for a couple’s dream wedding. It included - $8,888 cash prize from Kiss92, a $10,000 intimate wedding party at PARKROYAL on Pickering, a $10,000 Vera Wang by Serta mattress, $20,000 renovation credit from Icon Interior Design and more services to ease the bill of the couple’s wedding. (Refer to Annex A for detailed list of prizes)
The contest to find Kiss92’s Perfect Match was developed with an aim to encourage couples to understand each other better. Challenges and tasks were created to make them discuss and deal with issues that couples may not have dealt with in their relationship, and of course to have some fun while at it!
Scores were tabulated based on social media challenges where they had to get friends' and fans' support to follow them on various social media platforms, which contributed 20 per cent to the total score. 40 per cent of the scores were attributed to on-air challenges, where couples were tested on their knowledge of each other and even face their future in-laws and partner’s best friend. The final 40 per cent of the scores were from the on-ground challenges that required couples to work closely as a team. (Refer to Annex B for challenges and score breakdown)
After an intense final battle at the finale, Nicholas and Victoria were crowned as Kiss92’s Perfect Match.
The winning couple said: “We are extremely grateful for not only the $60,000 worth of prizes but also the Kiss92 Perfect Match experience as we learnt a lot more about each other. It is a prize not every couple receives and it gave us a head start for the next phase of our lives. “
Maddy Barber, who helms the morning show and is the station’s Assistant Programming Director, said: “Kiss92’s Perfect Match was organised as a fun contest for a lucky couple’s chance to win a huge prize. It was heartwarming to witness how the contest made each couple closer and for the station to be part of their journey in their new phase in life.”
The three couples were selected for their fun, dynamic personalities from about 100 video entries received in early September.
Kiss92 is Singapore’s only radio station targeting women and families. Based on the latest AC Nielsen Radio Survey (Wave 1, 2013), Kiss92 garnered 419,000 listeners weekly, in less than a year of its first broadcast.
For more details, please contact:
Ms Foo Shu-Yi
Assistant Marketing Manager
SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 5561
Mobile : 8499 0749
Mr Gary Yeo
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
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 three radio stations, HOT FM91.3, UFM 100.3 and Kiss92.
HOT FM91.3 is an English Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) music station playing new and current top 40 hits targeting listeners under 30. Programs and promotions are injected with loads of fun and quirkiness with a key focus on engagement and the listener’s experience. Hot FM91.3 has become well known for identifying and playing hits before they are hits. Listeners are given control over the playlist through Hot FM91.3’s online feedback platform called “Rate The Hits” which allows listeners to directly influence which songs they want to hear and how often.
The station is also focused on engagement with its listeners through on-ground events such as its signature “Must Drink ” held on the last Friday of the month with free flow of drinks and interaction with their favourite DJs. Hot FM also engages its listeners on the street with car decal giveaways and live broadcast, in school with Recess Express school visits, online with Facebook and the station website, and on Mobile with Hot FM’s iPhone & Android apps.
The HOT FM91.3 line-up includes the HOT Breakfast with BT, Adam and Josh in the mornings from . JJ plays non-stop hits from followed by The Shan & Cheryl Show during the evening time belt from . Charmaine Yee of the HOT 30 Countdown rounds up the day with the daily fan rated chart show.
The newest radio station to hit the local FM market, Kiss92, launched on 3 September 2012 targets women and families. It provides in-depth women and family content, coupled with adult contemporary music. Women aged 30 and above, and families will find the channel informative and entertaining.
Kiss92 brings on experts to share their knowledge on topics such as Relationships and Family Matters, Health and Wellness issues, Financial Planning and Career Advancements. It also covers Fashion and Beauty, Shopping, Entertainment, as well as offer listings of family friendly and community events. Tapping on its collaboration with SPH Magazines,
Maddy, Jason and Arnold in the morning start the day from followed by Claressa Monteiro jazzing up the afternoon from . John Klass takes fans home helming the show.
UFM 100.3 is a highly-charged Mandarin infotainment station targeting at working professionals aged between 35 – 49 years that is specially catered to their lifestyle. Its creative, lively and engaging delivery style is able to consistently hook listeners on for a far longer period of listening. Program content is designed to cater specifically for the busy individuals with timely updates and discussion on current affairs, health and wellness, financial planning, property investment, communication, lifestyle, music and entertainment.
The station’s drive-time programmes are anchored by veteran DJs Wenhong, Limei and Xiaozhu in the morning, and DJs Anna and Jingyun in the evening. Lunch time programme is helmed by Yuling from to 2pmfollowed by Liangquan from .
The station actively engages its listeners through various interactive events such as dinner gatherings and enrichment workshops. To further strengthen loyalty, DJs also reaches out to the public through its outdoor activations, conducting games and giveaway prizes while introducing the station to new potential listeners. UFM 100.3 also supports various community, non-profit and charity organizations with its annual U-Shine program that raises public awareness of lesser known causes and charities.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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. SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages, and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. On an average day, – 3.05 million individuals or 76 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.