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All MediaCorp radio stations back on the Internet and now also on Apple iPhones
Singapore, 06 May 2010 – All MediaCorp radio stations are now back on the Internet!
Six radio stations were re-launched on the internet in December last year. The remaining seven stations, namely Gold 90FM, Symphony 92.4FM, Love 97.2FM, Ria 89.7FM, Warna 94.2FM, Oli 96.8FM and Expat Radio 96.3XFM can now be heard online.
This comes about with MediaCorp and the Recording Industry Performance Singapore (RIPS) reaching an agreement to permit such simulcasts.
To stay connected with our audience, our radio stations are also available on the iPhone. iPhone users simply need to download the free app, MeRadio, to listen to their favourite MediaCorp radio stations through their iPhones, anytime, anywhere, even whilst playing games, texting or emailing.
The iPhone app’s first-in-its-class features include a unique background button that allows the user to listen to the station whilst navigating other functions and also the “call and email functions” which allows listeners to contact with the radio stations without having to dial or key in email addresses. With Twitter and email support, you can tell your friends what station and song you are listening to at the touch of a button!
Said Florence Lian, Managing Director, Radio, MediaCorp, “We’re excited to be able to answer to the clamour of our many listeners, who are accustomed to listening to us online, be it at work, on the go, at home or abroad. They have written in to plead with us to have the other radio stations back online. I’m especially excited that as a bonus, we have further enhanced the connectivity with our audience through the streaming of radio on iPhones. This means our listener takes us anywhere, anytime. Our next phase of roll-out will include the Android and Blackberry phones. The face of Radio is changing, stay tuned to find out more.”
MeRadio is available from 6 May 2010.
For more information, please contact:
Chua Pauline (Ms)
Corporate Services Manager
MediaCorp, Radio Division
DID: (65) 6359 7307
Fax: (65) 6258 1181
About MediaCorp Radio Division:
MediaCorp Radio division leads the local broadcasting industry by providing the best audio entertainment and offering up-to-the minute news and information. As a people-oriented business, MediaCorp Radio division is committed to meeting the varied listening needs of Singapore with her rich and diverse culture.
From its inception as a single radio station in 1936, MediaCorp Radio division has grown to become the largest radio network in Singapore. MediaCorp Radio operates 13 local FM stations, including 6 English stations, 3 Chinese stations, 2 Malay stations, 1 Indian station and an International Channel.
MediaCorp Radio division is the radio arm of MediaCorp. MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. MediaCorp has over 50 products in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), including online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast. Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asia Television's Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world. For more information, please visit www.mediacorpradio.sg
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