Singapore, 8 January 2018 - 96.3好FM, an all new Chinese infotainment radio station, has been launched. The latest Chinese station to be launched in 23 years, Singaporeans can finally look forward to tuning in to a new Chinese radio station.
From the time SPH Radio was awarded the 96.3 FM frequency in March by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), the team has been gearing up their preparations for this momentous occasion. After a long wait, the 96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM) team is now all set to bring listening pleasures to listeners.
96.3好FM is targeted at bilingual Singaporeans aged 45 years and above. The station aims to bring you down a trip on memory lane, awakening the teenage fond memories with classic hits by Wan Fang, Winnie Hsin, Wakin Chau, Faye Wong, Jacky Cheung and our very own local Xin Yao favourites.
Jing Yun, Carine, (菁云), De Ming (德明) and Jie Qi (杰奇) will helm the morning drive time from 6am to 10am, delivering the latest news headlines and current affairs discussions; Anna Lim (安娜) will bring you through lifestyle and healthy being segments from 10am to 1pm; while Li Yi (丽仪) and Guo Xian (国贤) will be on-air from 4pm to 8pm, keeping you company on your evening drive back home. Wei Wen (伟文) will be on at night with a playlist of classic ballads from 8pm to 12am.
Mr Sim Hong Huat, SPH Radio's General Manager, said: "We're excited to bring Singaporeans this brand new station, which is a refreshing mix of music and a wealth of informative programmes that add towards all aspects of an active, meaningful lifestyle. The synergy we have forged with the SPH Chinese Media Group will ensure 96.3好FM puts forth timely and useful news and updates, which many listeners appreciate."
Ms Carine Ang, Senior Programme Director for 96.3好FM, said: "I'm delighted that we have gathered a wonderful and enthusiastic team for 96.3好FM. The team has been working conscientiously over the past few months, carefully curating the station's playlist. Since our test run in December 2017, we have been deeply encouraged by the positive feedback from our listeners and we'll only strive to do better."
As part of the station's launch, 96.3好FM has partnered Royal Caribbean International for a special station launch cruise sailing in March 2018. This will be 96.3好FM's first sail-off with listeners on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas, where fans will get to spend time with the radio personalities of 96.3好FM.
Listeners can look forward to a host of events and activities, where great prizes can be won through exciting games. Tune in to SPH Radio's 96.3好FM today to find out more.
The station is also available for online streaming at www.fm963.sg. Alternatively, search for "SPH Radio" on iTunes or Google Play Store to download the app.
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About SPH Radio Pte Ltd
SPH Radio Pte Ltd manages and operates five radio stations, ONE FM 91.3, Kiss92, UFM100.3 MONEY FM 89.3 and 96.3好FM.
ONE FM 91.3 is an English music station playing REAL MUSIC targeting males and females above 40. The station plays adult pop from the 80s to present. The station features lifestyle news and the latest on sports. The ONE FM 91.3 line-up includes Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman from 6am to 10am. Thereafter, Cheryl Miles takes over from 10am to 4pm. Taking you home from work is The Weekday Getaway with Divian Nair from 4pm to 8pm and wrapping up your weekdays is Charmaine Phua from 8pm to 12mn.
Singapore's fastest growing station, Kiss92, targets women and families. Kiss92 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. The weekday line-up kicks off with Maddy, Jason and Arnold in the Morning, from 6am to 10am. Carol Smith takes over the lunchtime show from 10am to 1pm, followed by Charmaine Yee from 1pm to 4pm. From 4pm to 8pm, Shan Wee helms the evening drive time show, while Joshua Simon wraps up the day with Josh’s Goodnight Kiss from 8pm to 12 midnight.
UFM100.3 is a highly-charged Mandarin music 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. The station’s drive-time programmes are anchored by veteran DJs Wenhong, Limei and Xiaozhu in the morning from 6am to 10am, followed by Kemin from 10am to 1pm. Yuling takes over from 1pm to 4pm and makes way for Xinying and Wei Long from 4pm to 8pm. Cheng Yao rounds up the day with his show from 8pm to 12am.
In March 2017, SPH Radio was awarded another two new frequencies to operate: MONEY FM 89.3 and 96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM). MONEY FM 89.3 is Singapore's first and only business & personal finance radio station in English, which aims to reach out to the general listener who takes an interest in everyday personal finance matters like retirement planning, sensible investing and responsible saving. 96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM) is a Chinese infotainment station which plays the classic hits of the 80s and 90s, while equipping listeners with insights on topics such as lifestyle, healthcare and finance/wealth planning.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall.
SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It built an upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road, and is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh Road. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore’s largest private nursing home operator.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg