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Cats FM is a private FM radio station airing from Jalan Bako,[1] Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The radio covers areas of Sarawak and Brunei. The radio airs in Malay and Iban. The station used to air programmes in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Cats FM
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CityKuching
Broadcast areaSarawak, Brunei, Indonesia, United Kingdom and United States
SloganNang Antap!
FrequencyVaries depending on its region
First air date8 August 1996; 22 years ago (1996-08-08)[1]
FormatContemporary hit radio
Language(s)Malay
Iban
OwnerKristal Harta Sdn. Bhd.
Websitewww.catsfm.my

Cats FM is Sarawak's first private radio station.[2]

Contents

Program line-upEdit

Program Day Time Announcer Description
Antap Breakfast Weekdays 6 AM - 10 AM Adi & Ardin Loyar Pagi Tok, Recap CATS Top 30, 7 Antap
#CATSMuzik 10 AM - 2 PM Fyra #dedikasiCATS, Hit di CATS!, CATS Non Stop Music
Ruai Pemerindang 2 PM - 5 PM Mathew Abu (Monday), Ijau (Tuesday), Emma (Wed & Thursday) Ivy (Friday) Chapuh Yu, Seleksi DJ, Retro Corner, Dua Sebuat, Blog Pemerindang, Mejeng Yu Yu, Pesan Hari Lima, CATS 3
Cats DriveTime 5 PM - 9 PM Rezz Topik, Ulangan Loyar Pagi Tok, TOTD, Lagu Tanpa Henti
CATS Night Out 912 9 PM - midnight Nezz Love Diary, Lagu pilihan Kitak
Cats Weekend Saturday 6 AM - 10 AM Wan Annisa Salam Hujung Minggu, Info Artis, Info Media
Cats 30 10 AM - 2 PM Nezz Nazmi Carta Mingguan
Lagu Tebilang Cats 2 PM - 5 PM Ijau Carta Mingguan
Cats R&R 5 PM - 9 PM Ardin Info Isu Semasa
Seleksi 9 12 9 PM - 12 AM Zue, Faez Retro Music
Cats Weekend Sunday 6 AM - 10 AM Wann Anisa Salam Hujung Minggu, Info Artis, Info Media
Cats Xposed 10 AM - 2 PM Ardin Carta Mingguan
Cats Ujung Minggu 2 PM - 5 PM Ivy Cats Previu, Pesan Ujung Minggu
Cats R&R 5 PM - 9 PM Nezz Nazmi Info Isu Semasa
Seleksi 9 12 9 PM - 12 AM Zue Salam

Special programsEdit

Pantun Sarawak (Bermukun)Edit

It is announced in February 2011[3] that Cats FM will re-air the traditional Pantun Sarawak after an absence of two years. The Pantun Sarawak also known as bermukun or berpantun is a Sarawakian art, not only confined to the Malays but also to other ethnics as well. The program airs every Friday from 9.30pm-11pm, with presenters Cassie and Wan KAK.

CATS ExposedEdit

CATS Exposed is a segment that features Sarawakian acts that aired since 2008. Interested acts may send the radio their demos and the radio then will air their songs. Also, on Sundays (11 a.m) there is a chart program that features these local acts.

Anugerah Juara Rentak Ruai (AJARR)Edit

Ajarr is an annual song competition organised by Cats FM since 2008. The competition is equivalent to Anugerah Juara Lagu organised by TV3. List of past winners of Best Song of AJARR are as following;

Year Song Title Singer
2009[4] Berperang Dalam Petang Winnie Albert
2010[5] Sinu Masterpiece
2011[6] Aku Nemu (I Know) Hevance
2012[7] Genggam Jariku (Hold My Hands) Gabriel Fairuz Louis

19th anniversary celebrationEdit

On 7 August 2015, the station celebrated its 19th anniversary by airing a 19-hour marathon. The marathon highlighted Cats FM achievements and how much it has grown since 1996.[8] The program aired from 5 pm on 7 August and ended at noon on 8 August 2015.

Kumang Gawai pageantEdit

In 2017, Cats FM organised its inaugural CATS Kumang Gawai Darlie 2017 beauty pageant in collaboration with Darlie.[9] The pageant is held in conjunction with Gawai Dayak celebration.

FrequenciesEdit

OnlineEdit

Cats FM also can be listened online at [1].

MobileEdit

Cats FM app is also available on Google Play and Apple App Store.[10]

AnnouncersEdit

Section Announcers
Bahasa Melayu
  • Adi
  • Ardin
  • Fyra
  • Nezz Nazmi
  • Rezz Fairez
  • Wann
  • Wayne
Bahasa Iban
  • Ijau
  • Mathew Abu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nang Antap ~ CATS FM Radio Station". Catsfm.my. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ "19-hour marathon kicks off Cats FM Anniversary Celebrations". New Sarawak Tribune. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Archives | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ supportsarawakmusic (1 May 2010). "Tahniah Kepada Pemenang AJLRR 2009; Cats FM rancang naik taraf siaran di seluruh Sarawak" (in Malay). supportsarawakmusic.blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.[unreliable source?]
  5. ^ Paren Nyawi (1 June 2011). "NGEMUJUR LAGU KITAI:Anugerah Juara Rentak Ruai 2011 (AJARR 2011) from CATS FM". parenbonjour.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  6. ^ Showbiz (14 May 2012). "Kumpulan Hevance ditabalkan juara Lagu Terbaik AJARR 2011" (in Malay). The Borneo Post. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  7. ^ Showbiz. "Big win for Gabriel at sixth Ajarr Iban songs singing competition". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  8. ^ NewsDesk (6 August 2015). "19-hour marathon kicks off CATS FM Anniversary celebrations". The New Sarawak Tribune. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  9. ^ "23-year-old Unimas student wins Gawai beauty pageant". The Borneo Post. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Cats FM launches application for Apple users". The Borneo Post. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2015.

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