TraXX FM is a 24/7 English-language radio station operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia. Established on 1 April 2005, it was previously known as the English Language Service in 1946, the Blue Network in 1959 and Radio 4 in 1993.[1][2][3]

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Broadcast areaMalaysia, Singapore, Brunei, part of Indonesia and Thailand
FrequencyVaries depending on its region
OwnerRadio Televisyen Malaysia
First air date
1 April 2005; 17 years ago (2005-04-01)

The station's name "TraXX" (in use since 1 April 2005, as a part of re-branding of RTM's radio stations) is derived from the word 'Track' and 'XX', the later denoting the old tagline 'Xperience the Xcitement'. The station's initial tagline was 'Travel and Music' after re-branding to a tourism-oriented radio station.[4] It then switched back to "Experience the Excitement" to suit its current role as an information-based and generalist radio station with a wide range of programmes and all kinds of music genres (K-Pop, English and Malay music).



Frequencies Broadcast area Transmitter site
90.3 MHz Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Tower
100.1 MHz Selangor Gunung Ulu Kali
98.7 MHz Perlis, Kedah and Penang Mount Jerai
105.3 MHz Taiping, Perak Bukit Larut
Kuantan, Pahang Bukit Pelindung
90.1 MHz Ipoh, Perak Bukit Kledang
88.7 MHz Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Gunung Telapak Buruk
97.4 MHz Malacca and Northern Johor Mount Ophir
102.9 MHz Johor Bahru, Johor and Singapore Mount Pulai
Batam, Indonesia
89.7 MHz Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Bukit Besar
104.7 MHz Kota Bharu, Kelantan Telipot
89.9 MHz Kuching, Sarawak Gunung Serapi
104.5 MHz Miri, Sarawak Bukit Lambir
102.3 MHz Brunei Bukit Mas
90.3 MHz Labuan Bukit Timbalai
90.7 MHz Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bukit Lawa Mandau
94.3 MHz Sandakan, Sabah Bukit Trig


TV Platform Channel
Astro/NJOI 872
myFreeview 702


Year Category Award Programme Results Ref.
2009 Best Radio Programme UNICEF International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Regional Awards Listen Up! Won [5][6]
2018 Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Media Red Ribbon Media Awards The Morning Show Special Interview on World AIDS Day: Treatment Literacy, Awareness and Sensitization Nominated [7]


  • January 1996: A listener from Penang called in during one of the station's shows to relate his recent experience with a member of the police force.[8] At a roadblock, a policeman had stopped him for allegedly drinking and driving, and asked for a bribe from the listener. When he said that he did not have money with him, the policeman allegedly told him that he could call someone to bring him the money. When he said that he did not have a phone, the policeman allegedly offered him the use of his mobile phone. After the show, SAC Supian Amat lodged a police report against Patrick[citation needed] under the instruction of Rahim Noor, then the Inspector-General of Police (Malaysia), resulting in Patrick Teoh being called to the police station for interviews. The media went to town with this issue; famous local cartoonist Lat drew a satirical cartoon on the incident which was published in the New Straits Times.
  • During a broadcast of 'Midnight Magic', broadcaster Teoh hosted a show in conjunction with the release of the American film Interview with a Vampire starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst. A listener claiming to be a vampire called in, wanting to dispel all myths associated with vampires. The show received very high listener ratings. The following day, RTM received multiple complaints from other listeners objecting to the 'promotion of myths', claiming that their children and elderly became traumatized from listening to the show. Teoh took a 2-week vacation to let the furore die down.


  1. ^ "That time we were interviewed on Malaysian National Radio: TraXX FM". Nomadic Boys. 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ Chen, Grace (31 March 2016). "Storyteller takes a break from radio to spend time with son and mother". The Star.
  3. ^ "HISTORY OF RADIO & CRM". Commercial Radio. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ Nurbaiti Hamdan (15 July 2008). "Traxx FM to help promote Malaysia to all". The Star. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Malaysia's wins regional children's broadcasting radio award". UNICEF. 28 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Radio ads record highest first quarter share in 10 years". The Sun (Malaysia). 22 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Red Ribbon Media Awards 2018: "Words, images as powerful as treatment, science in ending AIDS."". 13 July 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ Duck! It's That Man Teoh, Asiaweek, 12 April 1996

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