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Era FM

Era FM
City of license Kuala Lumpur
Broadcast area Malaysia
Slogan Muzik Hit Terbaik
Frequency see below
First air date 1 August 1998 (1998-08-01)
Format Contemporary hit radio
Language(s) Malay
Owner Astro Radio Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Airtime Management & Programming Sdn. Bhd.)
Sister stations hitz.fm, Mix FM, LiteFM, Sinar FM, Melody FM, THR.fm, MY FM
Webcast .pls/listen.com:9100.rastreamsc
Website .fm.erawww

Era FM is a Malaysia national radio station operated by Astro Radio Sdn. Bhd. The contemporary hit radio station uses Malay language as to communicate with listeners. The radio station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The radio station went on air on 1 August 1998. In the past few years, this station played a better mixture of music from 80's to current, but now it plays Malaysian and international hit songs, including Korean songs.

History

The frequency slot, which is 103.3 FM in Klang Valley, was originally known as Classic Rock, which was one of the five radio stations first introduced by AMP Radio Networks. It launched into Malaysian FM airwaves in January 1997 after being one of Astro's audio-only channels since the launch of the satellite network in October the year before. Over the one year period, demand grew for radio content in Bahasa Malaysia, as radio listeners who were exposed to AMP’s English brands wanted the same formats but in other major local languages. This compelled AMP to make changes to its lineup, and swapping Classic Rock to Era FM, leaving Classic Rock as an Astro-only radio station.[1]

On 1 August 1998, Era FM went on air as the first private radio station to be broadcast in Malay-language completely, with Hijau by Zainal Abidin, which is a trademark for the radio station, being the first song to be played on the radio station, ending the monopoly of Malay-language radio stations by government-owned radio stations. Prior to 2000, like its sister stations, Era FM did not have any frequency in Sabah and Sarawak. The radio station was once the leader in Malay-language FM radio stations, but has lost its popularity to its sister station, Sinar FM. In 2012, Era FM regained the top spot as the most popular radio station in Malaysia with close to 5 million listeners.

Era FM is the first radio station in Malaysia to hold 3 records in The Malaysia Book Of Records since 1998. In 2010, Era FM expanded to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia, with full operation of on air studio and on ground team, with local announcers conversing in local dialects.

Station motto

  • Rentak Muzik Terkini (The latest music style) (1998 - 2008)
  • Muzik Terkini (The latest music) (January 2009 - May 2010)
  • Kini Hanya Memainkan Muzik Hit Yang Terbaik (Now only plays the best music hits) (June 2010 - 14 January 2013)
  • Muzik Hit Terbaik (Best Hits Music) (14 January 2013 – present)

Monday - Friday Programme

Programme Air Time DJ(s)
JoHaRa Pagi ERA 6:00am – 10:00am Johan, Haniff and Ray.
Muzik ERAthon 10:00am – 1:00pm Dina Nadzir
Muzik ERAthon 1:00pm – 4:00pm Ira
Petang ERA 4:00pm – 8:00pm Adi & Zahid
MeleTOP 40 ERA 8:00pm – 12:00am aril
Dansa ERA 12:00am – 6:00am Nazpoleon, Lil G & Fuzz
Hujung Minggu ERA 8:00am – 11:00am First-round (Saturday)
Hujung Minggu ERA 4:00pm – 11:00pm Second-round (Saturday)
Hujung Minggu ERA 2:00pm – 10:00pm (Sunday)

Frequencies

Frequencies Broadcast area Note
90.3 Melaka, North Johor
90.7 FM Langkawi Went on air since 2007
95.2 FM Taiping
96.1 FM Kuching Went on air since 2000
98.0 FM Kuantan, Pahang
101.3 FM Miri & Brunei Darussalam Went on air since 2007
102.0 FM Tapah The frequency 102.0 FM was formerly used by THR Raaga, then it was taken over by ERA FM since 2009.
102.4 FM Kota Kinabalu Went on air since 2000
103.0 FM Sandakan
102.8 FM Kuala Terengganu, Marang and Hulu Terengganu
103.3 FM Klang Valley & Kota Bharu
103.6 FM Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah & Perlis
103.7 FM Ipoh, Perak
104.5 FM Johor Bahru & Singapore
98.6 FM Kemaman INACTIVE/ DEFUNCT

References

  1. ^ About AMP

External links

  • Era FM
  • Era FM Official Website
  • Era FM Tune in

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