Cats FM is a private FM radio station airing from Jalan Bako, 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.
|Broadcast area||Sarawak, Brunei, Indonesia, United Kingdom and United States|
|Frequency||Varies depending on its region|
|First air date||8 August 1996|
|Format||Contemporary hit radio|
|Owner||Kristal Harta Sdn. Bhd.|
Cats FM is Sarawak's first private radio station.
|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|
Pantun Sarawak (Bermukun)Edit
It is announced in February 2011 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 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;
|2009||Berperang Dalam Petang||Winnie Albert|
|2011||Aku Nemu (I Know)||Hevance|
|2012||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. The program aired from 5 pm on 7 August and ended at noon on 8 August 2015.
Kumang Gawai pageantEdit
- 99.3 MHz (Kuching, Kota Samarahan)
- 88.4 / 99.9 MHz (Sibu)
- 93.3 MHz (Miri)
- 88.3 MHz (Bintulu)
- 88.7 MHz (Limbang)
- 99.9 MHz (Mukah)
- 96.7 MHz (Sarikei & Saratok)
- 88.7 MHz (Sri Aman & Betong)
Cats FM also can be listened online at .
- "Nang Antap ~ CATS FM Radio Station". Catsfm.my. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "19-hour marathon kicks off Cats FM Anniversary Celebrations". New Sarawak Tribune. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- "Archives | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- 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?]
- Paren Nyawi (1 June 2011). "NGEMUJUR LAGU KITAI:Anugerah Juara Rentak Ruai 2011 (AJARR 2011) from CATS FM". parenbonjour.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- Showbiz (14 May 2012). "Kumpulan Hevance ditabalkan juara Lagu Terbaik AJARR 2011" (in Malay). The Borneo Post. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- Showbiz. "Big win for Gabriel at sixth Ajarr Iban songs singing competition". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- NewsDesk (6 August 2015). "19-hour marathon kicks off CATS FM Anniversary celebrations". The New Sarawak Tribune. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- "23-year-old Unimas student wins Gawai beauty pageant". The Borneo Post. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "Cats FM launches application for Apple users". The Borneo Post. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2015.