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UFM100.3 DJs volunteer their time and effort for good social causes

Singapore, 9 January 2015 - “UShine” (从关怀出发) is UFM100.3’s year-long campaign to address different social causes and issues monthly on air. UFM100.3 aims to highlight issues of minority communities and create public awareness to show concern and help the less fortunate. 

Through this campaign, UFM100.3’s fans will follow a monthly feature that brings them on a journey of discovery of helping and improving lives of the less privileged in our community. 

This year, UFM100.3 DJs make it a point to volunteer their time and effort for the cause or organisation they are working on. Their experience and interviews will be featured on-air daily over two weeks, generating awareness of the beneficiary or community of that month’s focus.

UFM100.3’s program director and evening drive DJ, Carine Ang (菁云), will kick start January’s edition of UShine with the focus on Lion Befrienders’ Befriending Program where volunteers befriend the elderly through home visits, to help lessen the loneliness and isolation of these elderly.  Carine will also join volunteers when they make their visits to find out more about how the program has brought smiles to the lonely elderly.  

Other upcoming features include volunteering overseas, saving street dogs and caring for the environment.

Carine Ang, Program Director of UFM100.3, SPH Radio, said: “I am thrilled that our DJs will be sharing their firsthand experience at volunteering with their listeners and fans this time round.  Through the UShine programme, we hope that UFM100.3 listeners will become more aware of the less fortunate around us and extend their care towards them.”

The January edition will be aired on UFM100.3 from 12-23 January at 7.30am11.30am4.30pm and 8.30pm. It will conclude with a volunteering event with 50 listeners on 24 January who will accompany the volunteers to do home visits around Bendemeer area.

Media Invitation

Your journalist, photographer and/or video crew are invited to cover the volunteering event. Details as follows: 

Date: 24 January 2015Saturday
Time: 10am- 12pm
Venue: Lions Befrienders (Bendemeer) SAC
  Blk 32, Bendeemer Road, #01-799 
Programme:
10.00am Short briefing at Lions Befrienders (Bendemeer) SAC
10.15am DJs and listeners set off to respective homes for volunteer work
12.00pm End of programme

Please RSVP to Chua Pei Ling at 6319 1895 or plchua@sph.com.sg by 23 Jan.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E


For more information, please contact:

Ms Lim Dengli 
Assistant Marketing Manager 
SPH Radio Pte Ltd 
DID: 6319 1990 
Email: dlim@sph.com.sg 

Ms Chua Pei Ling 
Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1895

Email: plchua@sph.com.sg

About SPH Radio Pte Ltd

SPH Radio Pte Ltd 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. The station engages with its fans through on-ground events such as its signature “Must DrinkFriday with free flow of drinks and interaction with their favourite DJs and in schools with HOT Attacks.

The HOT FM91.3 line-up includes The Shan & Cheryl Show in the mornings from 6am to 10pm. Charmaine Yee from 10am to 2pm, JJ at 2pm to 4pm followed by The Best Show Ever with Josh from 4pm to 7.30pm. Jill rounds up the day with the HOT 30 Countdown, which is the daily fan rated chart show.

Singapore's fastest growing station, 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 6am to 10pm followed by Claressa Monteiro jazzing up the afternoon from 10am to 2pm. Desiree Lai from 2pm to 4pm and John Klass taking fans home helming the 4pm to 8pm show.

UFM100.3 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 followed by DJ Anna from 10am to 1pm. Yuling takes over from 1pm to 4pm and makes way for Jingyun and Liangquan from 4pm to 8pm. Xinying rounds up the day from 8pm to 12am

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. UFM100.3 also supports various community, non-profit and charity organisations with its annual U-Shine program that raises public awareness of lesser known causes and charities.

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.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH also owns award-winning websites AsiaOne, STOMP, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like HardwareZone.comherworldplus.com and Luxury-Insider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. 

SPH Buzz, a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island, makes SPH’s newspapers and magazines easily available to readers alongside other daily necessities. 

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.

Online Classified 
SPH's online marketplaces are STJobs, STProperty, STClassifieds, STCars and sgCarmart as well as Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) under partially-owned subsidiary, Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 

In addition, SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. 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 in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps. 
SPH also invested in various new media businesses such as restaurant reservation site Chope and digital newsstand Magzter.

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