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SPH Radio awarded tender for two new radio stations

Singapore, 13 March 2017 - SPH Radio Pte Ltd has been awarded the tender to operate two new radio stations by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The new stations are FM89.3 and FM96.3, and will be launched in December 2017.

SPH Radio, Singapore's second largest radio broadcaster, currently operates 3 radio stations - ONE FM 91.3, UFM 100.3 and Kiss92.  It will go on a recruitment drive to fill the key positions for the two new radio stations in the next few months.

One of the new radio stations will be Singapore’s first business and personal finance radio station in English.  It aims to reach a wide audience with a broad range of financial topics and enhance Singapore’s positioning as Asia's economic hub.  The station will have access to SPH’s wide ranging content including business news and information from The Business Times, which has established itself as South-east Asia's leading business daily, as well as the Business section of The Straits Times, SPH’s flagship newspaper.   It will also work with SPH’s subsidiary, ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, which has one of the largest investor relations networks in Asia.  Listeners can expect up-to-date financial information and programming that will help elevate the population’s financial expertise and literacy.  The radio station will also aim to reach the general listener who takes an interest in everyday personal finance matters like retirement planning, sensible investing and responsible saving.  This will ensure that the station adds value not just to the savvy but also to novice investors.

The other new radio station will be a Chinese infotainment station for active seniors aged 50 and above.  Besides memorable tunes of the 80s and 90s, there will be content tie-ups with SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao and its two Chinese evening dailies, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News.  It will also work with StarHub under the MOU that was signed between SPH and the telco in 2016, and like-minded community organisations to produce appropriate programmes. Through these content tie-ups, listeners get expert insights and ‘life-hacks’ on different aspects of being an active senior while being informed of activities best suited to their lifestyle.  They will benefit from a wealth of news and information to empower them to lead active and meaningful lives, and to adapt to the ever changing world around them. 
Mr Patrick Daniel, Chairman of SPH Radio and Deputy CEO of SPH, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the licences to operate two more radio stations in Singapore.  They will cater to new listener segments and increase the vibrancy of the local radio industry with their unique positioning and programming.  Together with our three existing radio stations, we will deliver engaging and enriching content for both our listeners and advertisers.”

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For more details, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang 
Head, Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1216

Ms Chua Pei Ling

Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1895

Ms Serene Lim
Head, Marketing & Business Development
SPH Radio Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 1514

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.

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 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.

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. 

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