Radio Klasik

Radio Klasik is a national Malay language-radio station operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia. Its main motto is Menggamit Kenangan (Reaching Memories).

Radio Klasik
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CityKuala Lumpur
Broadcast areaMalaysia, Singapore & Brunei
FrequencyVaries depending on region
Programming
Language(s)Malay
FormatClassic hits, Oldies
Ownership
OwnerRadio Televisyen Malaysia
Ai FM, Asyik FM, Minnal FM, Nasional FM and TraXX FM
History
First air date
1 April 1946; 75 years ago (1946-04-01)

(Klasik Nasional)

1 January 2012; 10 years ago (2012-01-01)

(Radio Klasik)
Links
Webcastrtmklik.rtm.gov.my/channel/radio/KLASIK
Websiteradioklasik.rtm.gov.my

EtymologyEdit

The station was formerly known as Nasional FM and before that as Radio 1, Radio Malaysia Channel 1 and Klasik Nasional (National Classic).

HistoryEdit

The station started out as Radio Malaya operating out of Singapore in 1946. With the independence of Malaya in 1957 Radio Malaya was split into two; the original studios in Singapore was taken over by a new station called Radio Singapura (currently known as Mediacorp Radio) and Radio Malaya moved to Kuala Lumpur, going on air from the new location on 1 January 1959.

On 19 April 1971, Radio Malaya which was known as Rangkaian Nasional (National Network) started broadcasting 24 hours a day, the first station in the country to do so. It went through a few name changes, to Radio 1 on 1 January 1992, Radio Malaysia Saluran 1 on 1 September 1998, and finally to its current name in June 2005.

Saluran 1 started to become available online on 1 January 2001.

On 12 August 2006, Nasional FM and Klasik FM (which was formerly known as Radio Irama Melayu Asli (RIMA) and afterward as Klasik FM ) have officially merged to form Klasik Nasional FM where they will broadcast classical Malay music together with its main program 24 hours a day.

However, the merger survived for only five years. Because of the merger, the station began losing listeners to sister stations and private competitors such as Sinar FM and Era FM, as well as then-upstart Bernama's Radio24. Owing to this, Klasik Nasional was demerged on 1 January 2012 at 12 midnight, and Nasional FM relaunched nationwide, using the same frequencies as the former Muzik FM. Klasik Nasional is now known as Radio Klasik.

FrequencyEdit

Frequencies Broadcast area Transmitter site
87.7 MHz Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Tower
98.3 MHz Selangor Gunung Ulu Kali
94.9 MHz Penang, Perlis & West Kedah Gunung Jerai
101.7 MHz Penang Bukit Genting
88.3 MHz Ipoh, Perak Gunung Keledang
87.9 MHz Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Gunung Telapa Buruk
93.6 MHz Malacca & North Johor Gunung Ledang
106.7 MHz Johor Bahru, Johor & Singapore Gunung Pulai
Batam, Indonesia
103.3 MHz Taiping, Perak Bukit Larut
107.9 MHz Kuantan, Pahang Bukit Pelindung
92.5 MHz Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Bukit Besar
101.1 MHz Kota Bharu, Kelantan Telipot
92.9 MHz Kuching, Sarawak Gunung Serapi
91.9 MHz Miri, Sarawak Bukit Lambir
97.1 MHz Brunei Bukit Mas
88.1 MHz Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bukit Lawa Mandau
91.1 MHz Sandakan, Sabah Bukit Trig
87.6 MHz Labuan Bukit Timbalai

The Radio is Also Available On MyFreeview Channel 705.

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