More listening to SPH radio stations

More listeners are tuning in to English radio station Kiss92, according to the latest Nielsen radio survey results released on Nov 30.

Listenership rose by 18,000 in the second half of this year. This brings the cumulative listenership up to 679,000, its highest since the station went on air in 2012.

Kiss92, a Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Radio station that airs music and programmes targeted at women from the ages of 30 to 50, also had the top English evening drive time show, which is hosted by Shan Wee.

People are also spending more time on another SPH Radio station, UFM100.3. Its listeners spent an average of 11 hours and two minutes a week tuned in, the highest amount of time for the 16-year-old station.

Kiss92, UFM100.3 and the third SPH Radio station, ONE FM 91.3, are also making an impact with their special events and tie-ups. Kiss92 recently attracted 5,500 fans at a picnic at Marina Barrage to celebrate its fifth birthday, while Mandarin music station UFM100.3 was the official station for major concerts by top artists such as Jay Chou, Jacky Cheung and Mayday.

English station ONE FM 91.3, which has a stable listenership of 230,000, ran a popular segment that tracked the top 800 songs from the 1980s.

SPH Radio general manager Sim Hong Huat says listeners can expect even more quality content, especially when it expands with two new radio stations that will hit the airwaves early next year.

He says: "The results are encouraging and the team is constantly trying to improve itself for its fans. Things will get more exciting with two more stations launching in January 2018."

First up is 96.3 Hao FM, which will play Mandarin pop tunes from the 1980s and 1990s and air programmes centred on lifestyle, healthcare and finance planning. It will launch on Jan 8.

Next is Money FM 89.3, a talk-format station. The first English business and personal finance radio station in Singapore will start broadcasting on Jan 29.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2017, with the headline 'More listening to SPH radio stations'. Print Edition | Subscribe