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Taiwanese singer Yoga Lin launches the fifth edition of UFM100.3’s U1000 Music Countdown

Singapore, 14 February 2017 – Taiwanese singer Yoga Lin, who was recently in Singapore for his solo concert, launched  UFM100.3's annual music chart campaign, U1000 Music Countdown (U1000), with a video addressing his fans and rallying for nominations.

The 10-week long campaign commenced yesterday (13 February) with a 3-week nomination period. Listeners can nominate their favourite Mandarin songs of all time so that they may top the 1000 best Mandarin song chart.  

During the video interview, UFM100.3 DJs Xinying and Weilong invited a “special guest” to bring Yoga Lin some good luck for this year’s campaign – a human-size standee of Hebe Tien, whose song “A Little Happiness” 《小幸运》 topped the chart in 2016. For a slight moment when the standee was brought out, Yoga mistook Hebe as his fiancée, Kiki Ding.

When asked if he was confident in surpassing his label-mate Hebe’s past results,  he shared that he is hopeful his fans can make it happen. However, he encouraged them to use only 70 percent of their efforts to nominate and vote for him.  He hopes his song “Bo Le”《伯乐》will be the runner up in the chart, so that Hebe’s song can remain the champion. 

Carine Ang, Program Director of UFM100.3, SPH Radio, said: “U1000 has always been a very special and important campaign to our team. It has not only helped strengthen the brand and music positioning of our station, but also helped us identify and understand the trends andpreferences of the public year after year. This year, we have decided to give more songs a chance to go through the voting stage. We will be shortlisting 2000 songs (instead of 1500) in the voting stage. I’m looking forward to this year’s countdown and would like to welcome you to be part of it too”.

U1000 Music Countdown Campaign is proudly presented by Vitagen Less Sugar. Listeners who participate in the nomination, voting and countdown phases of U1000 Music Countdown will stand to win up to $10,000 in cash, as well as other attractive prizes.

Campaign Schedule

Nomination Phase : 13th Feb – 8th Mar
Listeners to nominate their favourite Mandarin songs via SMS.

Voting Phase: 13th Mar – 28th Mar
Nominated songs will be consolidated and listed on an online poll for listeners to vote. 

Countdown Phase: 31st Mar – 14th Apr
The final top 1,000 most voted songs will then be played on-air according to their ranks.

About U1000 Music Countdown

U1000 Music Countdown (U1000) is UFM100.3’s annual campaign that gives listeners the power to determine the songs to be played on UFM100.3 through nominating and voting for their favourite songs. The top 1000 songs as voted by listeners will then be featured on the music countdown on-air. Last year, the station garnered over 8,000 listeners participating in the various phases of the campaign. A crowd of over 2,500 supporters went down to witness the final chart results on the last day of the countdown via a Live Broadcast session by UFM100.3 DJs at Bugis Junction. Concurrently, the radio station also garnered over 7,000 video views of the live video streaming of the broadcast on-line. Digital streaming of the radio station tripled its average listenership on that day as well.

Past  years’ champion song

2013 = Faye Wong “Hong Dou” 
2014 = Tiger Huang “Mei Na Me Jian Dan” 黄小琥《没那么简单》
2015 = Kit Chan “Home” 陈洁仪《家》
2016 = Hebe Tien “A Little Happiness” 田馥甄《小幸运》

Photos from Yoga Lin’s session with UFM100.3 -->
Video link to Yoga Lin's interview with UFM100.3 --> 

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About SPH Radio Pte Ltd

SPH Radio Pte Ltd manages and operates three radio stations, ONE FM 91.3, UFM100.3 and Kiss92.

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, Guns N’ Roses, Queen, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Def Leppard 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. The radio legends anchor the morning show, weekdays 6am to 10am. Thereafter, it is No Repeat Workday with Jill Lim and Melody Chen, from 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm respectively.  The evening drive time shift, The Escape Plan with Shan and Cheryl is from 4pm to 8pm wraps up the weekday line-up.

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.

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 1pm, Charmaine Yee from 1pm to 4pm and John Klass taking fans home helming the 4pm to 8pm show, and Joshua Simon wraps up the day with Josh's Goodnight Kiss from 8pm to 12midnight.

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 music played on UFM100.3 includes popular and familiar hits which the listeners love, while program content is designed to cater specifically for the busy individuals with timely updates and discussion.

The station’s drive-time programmes are anchored by veteran DJs Wenhong, Limei, Xiaozhu and Weilong in the morning followed by DJ Anna from 10am to 1pm. Yuling takes over from 1pm to 4pm and makes way for Jing Yun and Liang Quan from 4pm to 8pm. Cheng Yao 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 organizations with its annual U-Shine program that raises public awareness of lesser known causes and charities.

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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 classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one 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 also 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.

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