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XFM 96.3

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XFM 96.3
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Broadcast areaSingapore
Frequency96.3 MHz
Programming
FormatInternational music
Ownership
OwnerMediacorp Pte Ltd (Mediacorp Radio)
History
First air date
12 October 1998; 23 years ago (1998-10-12)[1]
Last air date
30 September 2016; 5 years ago (2016-09-30)[2]
Links
WebcastWeb Stream
Websitetoggle.sg/xfm963

XFM 96.3 was a Expat radio station of Mediacorp in Singapore. Broadcasting on 96.3 MHz, it was Singapore's only radio station that broadcast a mix of Japanese, French, Hindi, Bangladeshi and German programmes. A blend of World Music from Brazil, Greece, Italy, Lebanon and Spain would also be played during an automated music marathon daily.

Closure

Both the Media Development Authority (MDA) and Mediacorp have done a review and mutually agreed to cease transmission of the station on 30 September 2016, given the rapidly changing radio landscape. Mediacorp stated that the review was "driven by new technologies and evolving radio listenership preferences". Staff will be redeployed to other positions thereafter.[3]

In 2016, the reused frequency (as well as a newly-vacated 89.3 frequency) were tendered and won by SPH Radio. In 2018, 96.3 Hao FM was launched and broadcast using the 96.3 frequency.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Launch of FM 96.3 - The International Channel". NAS. 12 October 1998. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  2. ^ Ng, Jing Yng (16 June 2016). "MDA calls for bids for two new radio stations". Today. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  3. ^ Ng, Jing Yng (16 June 2016). "MDA calls for bids for two new radio stations". Today. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  4. ^ The Hindi (bollywood) Radio Masti 96.3 continues digitally as a 24 hours LIVE radio from their studios as Radio Masti 24x7 available on iOS, Android and their Facebook page. "SPH wins tender for two new radio stations | AsiaRadioToday.com". www.asiaradiotoday.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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