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Singapore, 29 January 2018 –  MONEY FM 89.3, Singapore's first & only business and personal finance radio station, launched today. The English talk-format station by SPH Radio will not only focus on business and money-related topics, but will also branch out into general news and wider lifestyle topics. With the tagline ‘Stay Ahead’, the station will entertain listeners with relevant news and information to keep everyone 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.

MONEY FM 89.3 targets educated English speakers aged 35 years and above who takes an interest in everyday personal finance matters like retirement planning, sensible investing and responsible saving, and to add value to both savvy and novice investors.

Elliott Danker and Yasmin Jonkers will helm the morning drive time from 6am to 10am, giving you insightful discussions of the top business stories in Singapore and around the world, and provide you with the latest market updates to start your day. Tune in to Howie Lim during midday from 10am to 2pm where she will share the latest trends in property investments and challenges Small Medium Enterprises face in a changing economy. Hear Claressa Monteiro from 2pm to 4pm as she brings you the trendiest establishments in town and give you tips on how to stay savvy in the world of fashion. Desmond Wong will keep you company on the evening drive time from 4pm to 8pm, rounding up the day’s news and trading activities around Asia and Europe and discuss with thought leaders on issues behind the headlines. Hang out with Audrey Ying on weekends from 7am to noon to explore different ways to spend the weekend, from brunch places to flea market bargains and many more! 

Mr Sim Hong Huat, SPH Radio's General Manager, said: "2018 is definitely an exciting year for SPH Radio as we launch our second new radio station of the year. The idea of MONEY FM 89.3 came about when we were researching for new radio formats. We felt that it was the right time to introduce such a unique format to Singaporeans as the nation gets more affluent. MONEY FM 89.3 is truly a unique format that stands out from all other radio stations, with a clearly defined focus on understanding money on a personal and business front. We are confident that we have gotten the best team on board to deliver such information to our listeners. I am sure you will gain a lot of useful insights from this new station."

Ms Loretta Lopez, Assistant Programme Director of MONEY FM 89.3, said: "Everyone has worked extremely hard to get to this, our first day. But after all the pomp and hoopla has settled, now the real work begins! Getting behind the story, deep diving into issues and constantly talking to our listeners about subject matters close to their hearts. Whether you're a business owner, investor, homeowner, career seeker, we're truly excited to start this journey with you." 

Paul Norwood of AFEX Singapore said: “AFEX Singapore is very excited to be part of the MONEY FM 89.3’s launch. The station’s aim of providing financial information and data in an entertaining format, is aligned with our desire to ensure all Singaporean’s have the FX information they require, to make the best decision for them, whether they are a CFO of a business with international exposure, or an individual wanting to pay their child’s tuition abroad. Congratulations to the team and MONEY FM 89.3 for the launch. Wishing you all the success in 2018 and beyond!” 

Look out for MONEY FM 89.3 at various locations near your offices from 29 January to 1 February and you might walk away with MONEY FM 89.3’s goodies and other prizes. Tune in to SPH Radio’s MONEY FM 89.3 today to find out more.

The station is also available for online streaming at Alternatively, search for "SPH Radio" on iTunes or Google Play Store to download the app.


For more information, please contact:
Serene Lim
Head of Marketing & Business Development
SPH Radio Pte Ltd 
Chua Pei Ling
Senior Executive of Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited

About SPH Radio Pte Ltd

SPH Radio Pte Ltd manages and operates five radio stations: MONEY FM 89.3, ONE FM 91.3, Kiss92, 96.3好FM and UFM100.3.

MONEY FM 89.3 targets educated English speakers aged 35 years and above who takes an interest in everyday personal finance matters. The station's weekday line-up includes Elliott Danker and Yasmin Jonkers from 6am to 10am, Howie Lim from 10am to 2pm, Claressa Monteiro from 2pm to 4pm, and Desmond Wong from 4pm to 8pm. Tune in on weekends to hear Audrey Ying from 7am to 12pm.

ONE FM 91.3 plays REAL MUSIC REAL HITS targeting forward-thinking professionals ages 40 and above. The ONE FM 91.3 line-up kicks off with ONE FM’s #1 Breakfast Show with Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman from 6am to 10am, followed by Cheryl Miles from 10am to 4pm, Divian Nair from 4pm to 8pm and Charmaine Phua from 8pm to 12am. Spend your Saturdays with Cheryl Miles from 6am to 10am and weekends with Harry from 12pm to 6pm.

Kiss92, Singapore's fastest growing station, targets women and families. Start your weekday mornings with Maddy, Jason and Arnold in the Morning from 6am to 10am, followed by Carol Smith from 10am to 1pm and Charmaine Yee from 1pm to 4pm. Tune in to Shan Wee from 4pm to 8pm and Joshua Simon from 8pm to 12am. Keeping you company on Saturdays are Desiree Lai from 6am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm, Charmaine Yee from 12pm to 6pm, Joshua Simon from 6pm to 8pm and Jill Lim from 8pm to 12am. Stay tuned to Jill Lim on Sundays 12pm to 6pm and Shan Wee from 6pm to 12am.

96.3好FM, SPH Radio's brand new station, targets bilingual Singaporeans aged 45 years and above. Tune in on weekdays to hearJing Yun, Carine, (菁云), De Ming (德明) and Jie Qi (杰奇) from 6am to 10am, Anna Lim (安娜) from 10am to 1pm, Li Yi (丽仪) and Guo Xian (国贤) from 4pm to 8pm and Wei Wen (伟文) from 8pm to 12am.

UFM100.3 is a highly-charged Mandarin music station which targets working professionals aged between 35 – 49 years. The station’s weekday drive-time programmes are anchored by Wenhong (文鸿), Limei (丽梅) and Xiaozhu (小猪) from 6am to 10am,  Kemin (克敏) from 10am to 1pm, Yuling (于玲) from 1pm to 4pm, Xinying (欣盈) and Wei Long (伟龙) from 4pm to 8pm and Cheng Yao (承尧) from 8pm to 12am.

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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.

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