SPH Radio to launch two new radio stations: 96.3FM and 89.3FM
The MONEY FM 89.3 team (L-R) Desmond Wong, Ryan Huang, Yasmin Jonkers, Loretta Lopez, Nadirah Zaidi, Claressa Monteiro and Elliott Danker.
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Two new radio stations will soon be available on the airwaves: Chinese music infotainment station 96.3 Hao FM and English business station MONEY FM 89.3.
Both stations are operated by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Radio, after being awarded the tender to operate the new stations by the Infocomm Media Development Authority in March.
96.3 Hao FM aims to 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 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.
MONEY FM 89.3 is Singapore's first and only business and personal finance radio station in English.
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.
Ms 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."
The new stations will be launched in January 2018.