Singapore's first business radio station - Money FM89.3 - goes on air on Monday

Besides investment tips, Singapore's first business radio station will also feature general news and discussions on wider social issues such as health, education and music.
Besides investment tips, Singapore's first business radio station will also feature general news and discussions on wider social issues such as health, education and music. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Radio station, Money FM89.3, dedicated to business news and personal finance, will go on air on Monday (Jan 29).

The English station, which uses a talk show format, will cover topics from sensible investing to responsible saving.

It is Singapore's first business radio station.

Besides investment tips, the station will also feature general news and discussions on wider social issues such as health, education and music.

The station will have access to its parent company Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) wide-ranging content, including business news from The Straits Times and The Business Times.

The station will also work with SPH subsidiary, ShareInvestor, which has one of the largest investor relations networks in Asia.

Money FM will have four main programmes.

At 6am, veteran DJs Elliott Danker and Yasmin Jonkers will discuss the top business stories in Singapore and around the world, give market updates and identify companies to watch and other trends.

 
 

DJ Howie Lim then takes over at 10am to talk about property investments and the challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises here.

At 2pm, DJ Claressa Monteiro will helm a lifestyle segment.

DJ Desmond Wong follows at 4pm with a round-up of the day's news and trading activities around Asia and Europe. He will also look ahead to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange and discuss the day's headlines with analysts.

On weekends, listeners can tune in from 7am to noon for tips from veteran DJ Audrey Ying on how to spend the weekend.

SPH Radio, which runs Money FM, launched 96.3 Hao FM, an infotainment station aimed at Mandarin-speaking listeners aged 45 and above earlier this month.

It also operates three other radio stations: One FM 91.3, Kiss92 and UFM100.3.