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SPH Radio introduces Chinese music infotainment station 96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM) and English business station MONEY FM 89.3

Singapore, 10 November 2017 – SPH Radio introduced its two new radio stations: 96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM) and MONEY FM 89.3, at a trade event hosted by the SPH Integrated Marketing Division earlier today.

SPH Radio was awarded the tender to operate two new radio stations by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in March 2017. Since then, the teams at SPH Radio have been working hard in preparation for the launch of the two new stations in January 2018.

96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM)

Targeted to launch on 8 January 2018, 96.3 Hao FM will  take listeners a trip down memory lane with familiar mandarin pop tunes from the 80s and 90s. With a tagline of “Great Songs, Hao FM”, listeners can expect to hear classic hits from Wan Fang, Winnie Hsin, Wakin Chau, Faye Wong, Jacky Cheung and local xinyao music too.

The station, which is also part of the SPH Chinese Media Group, will work closely with the newsrooms to get hold of the most updated news and information to share with listeners. 96.3 Hao FM aims to be an all-in infotainment station where listeners can tune in to hear classic hits and gain insights on topics such as lifestyle, healthcare and finance/wealth planning.

Carine Ang, Senior Programme Director of 96.3 Hao FM, said: “This is a very exciting project for the entire team. We have a dedicated team, including the elite radio personalities, who are all working very hard to prepare the new station. After many months of hard work, we are finally closer to launching a brand new Chinese radio station in Singapore!”

The current 96.3 Hao FM lineup includes familiar radio personalities such as Jackie Liu, Tan Li Yi, Hong Wei Wen, and Wen Guo Xian. Joining them is veteran radio personality Anna Lim. Anna said: “I have previously launched two radio stations and they were new learning experiences for me. It is going to be exciting to see how our new station will develop in this new digital age.”

MONEY FM 89.3

MONEY FM 89.3, Singapore's first and only business & personal finance radio station in English, is expected to launch on 29 January 2018. The talk-format station will focus on business and money-related topics, as well as general news and discussion of wider social topics such as health, education, music and more. With the tagline 'Stay Ahead', the station aims to provide relevant and on-the-go information to help its audience to always be on top of the happenings in Singapore and around the world.

The station will have access to SPH's wide ranging content including business news and information from The Straits Times and The Business Times. It will also work with SPH's subsidiary ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, which has one of the largest investor relations networks in Asia. The radio station aims to reach the general listener who takes an interest in everyday personal finance matters like retirement planning, sensible investing and responsible saving, and to add value to both the savvy and novice investors. 

Loretta Lopez, Assistant Programme  Director of MONEY FM 89.3, said: “Safe to say, it is a rare experience for one to see a station up from ground zero. The team is working hard on their shows with the approach that every minute on-air matters. Expect industry veterans such as Claressa Monteiro, Yasmin Jonkers and Elliott Danker to name a few, on the airwaves very soon.”

 
Sim Hong Huat, General Manager of SPH Radio, said: “These are exciting times for SPH Radio as we gear up to the launches of our two new stations next year. With strong editorial support and great production teams, we are committed to offering the best to our listeners. Look out for our stations which will hit the airwaves in January 2018!" 
 
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For more details, please contact:

Chua Pei Ling
Corporate Communications & CSR Senior Executive
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1895
Email: plchua@sph.com.sg

Rebecca Chee
Corporate Communications & CSR Executive
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1124
Email: rchee@sph.com.sg
 
 
About SPH Radio Pte Ltd

SPH Radio Pte Ltd manages and operates five radio stations, ONE FM 91.3, UFM 100.3, Kiss92, MONEY FM 89.3 and 96.3好FM.  

ONE FM 91.3 is an English music station playing REAL MUSIC targeting males above 30. The station’s playlist features the likes of Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeren, Maroon 5,  Guns N’ Roses, Queen, Lenny Kravitz, U2 and more. Programs and promotions are male centric with up-to-date sports and lifestyle updates. The ONE FM 91.3 line-up includes ONE FM’s #1 Breakfast Show with Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman from 6am to 10am. Thereafter, Cheryl Miles takes over from 10am to 4pm. Wrapping up your weekdays  is the evening drive time programme, The Weekday Getaway with Divian Nair from 4pm to 8pm.

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, Xiaozhu and Weilong in the morning from 6am to 10am, followed by DJ Anna from 10am to 1pm. Yuling takes over from 1pm to 4pm and makes way for Jing Yun and Xinying 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, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classifieds businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has three English radio stations and two Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores.

SPH REIT 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's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley. 

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg