Kool FM (Malaysia)

Kool FM is a Malaysian private radio station owned by Media Prima Berhad, which broadcasts in the Malay language. It was launched on 1 March 2016 and targets listeners from the country's Generation X,[1] with songs being played mostly from the 1980s and 1990s, but it also includes some songs from the early 2000s including songs from 2010s.[2] It is the fourth radio station of the Media Prima company after Hot FM, Fly FM and One FM. Based on what are they playing, the name is based on the band Kool and the Gang.[3]

Kool FM
Kool FM Logo.png
CityPetaling Jaya
Broadcast areaWest Malaysia & Kuching
SloganTemanmu · Muzikmu (Your Friend · Your Music) (2016-2019)
Suara Semasa (Current Voices) (2020-current)
FrequencyVaries depending on its region
First air date1 March 2016; 3 years ago (2016-03-01)
FormatTalk radio, Hot adult contemporary
Language(s)Malay
OwnerMedia Prima Bhd.
(Copyright Laureate Sdn. Bhd.)
Sister stationsHot FM, Fly FM and One FM
Websitewww.koolfm.com.my

The radio station is based on the acquisition of Copyright Laureate Sdn. Bhd. in October 2015, which owns Ultra FM and Pi Mai FM.[4]

On 6 January 2020, Kool FM have changed the radio format into talk radio (but not fully all-news radio format unlike Bernama Radio) with the new tagline Suara Semasa, with providing current issues such as social and community, and various talk shows and infotainment programmes while retaining the same announcers and plays 80s, 90s and current songs.[5]

AnnouncersEdit

  • AG
  • Haiza
  • Muaz
  • Rea
  • Linda Onn

ScheduleEdit

Monday - FridayEdit

Programme Time Announcer(s) Description
Kool FM AG, Haiza & Muaz 06:00 - 10:00 AG, Haiza & Muaz This segment highlights the current issues locally and globally, covering topics like policies, technology, sports, lifestyle, health and community.
Kool FM Rea 10:00 - 15:00 Rea Rea provide the listeners the latest lifestyle, viral, motivation and entertainment topics.
Kool FM Linda Onn 15:00 - 19:00 Linda Onn End your work day more relaxed and casually with Linda Onn providing listeners with national and international news, as well entrepreneurship, sports and entertainment topics.
Refleksi Kool 19:00 - 20:00 - Listeners can reflect on themselves with religious talk from the guest ustaz.
Malam Kool 20:00 - 00:00 - Endless selection of music from the 80s until now playing.

SaturdaysEdit

Programme Time Announcer(s) Description
Spectator Sukan 10:00 -12:00 AG Listen to sport updates and reviews in the spectator way.
Kool Sabtu-Date 12:00 - 14:00 - More music and news selections to be shared.
H&L Kool (Health & Life) 17:00 - 19:00 Linda Onn A new health-related talk segment hosted by Linda Onn.
Refleksi Kool 19:00 - 20:00 - Listeners can reflect on themselves with religious talk from the guest ustaz.

SundaysEdit

Programme Time Announcer(s) Description
Dimensi Kool 10:00 - 12:00 Rea A show hosted by Rea which is a motivator providing listeners about motivational advises.
Spotlite Kool 12:00 - 14:00 - Spotlite Kool bring the listeners the entertainment-related news about the artists inside and outside Malaysia, updates, gossips and many more.
H&L Kool (Health & Life) 17:00 - 19:00 Linda Onn A new health-related talk segment hosted by Linda Onn.
Refleksi Kool 19:00 - 20:00 - Listeners can reflect on themselves with religious talk from the guest ustaz.

FrequenciesEdit

Frequencies Broadcast area Note RDS
101.3 FM Klang Valley
(included Genting Highland)
Formerly Ultra FM YES
90.2 FM Pulau Pinang (included Sungai Petani) Formerly Pi Mai FM YES
93.6 FM Kuala Terengganu
(included Marang)
Starting 13 July 2016 YES
88.6 FM Kota Bharu
(included Besut)
Starting 5 Oct 2016 YES
107.3 FM Alor Setar and Perlis Starting 6 Oct 2016 YES
104.3 FM Kuching
(included Kota Samarahan)
Starting 29 Nov 2017 YES
105.9 FM Kota Kinabalu
(included West Coast)
Coming Soon -
104.0 FM Langkawi Coming Soon -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New radio channel Kool.FM targets Gen X listeners". TheHive.Asia. The Malay Mail. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ Awaina Arbee (1 March 2016). "Kool FM to play songs from the 80s and 90s". New Straits Times. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ Rezwana Manjur (4 March 2016). "Media Prima launches fourth radio station". Marketing Interactive. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Media Prima buys two radio stations!". Marketing Magazine. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ Serimah Mohd Sallehuddin (3 January 2020). "Kool FM fokus isu semasa, sosial dan komuniti". Berita Harian. Retrieved 3 January 2020.

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