View Full Version : Favourite Radio Station while you drive

04-11-2004, 02:07 PM
Or do you listen to your tape because the radio stations bore you.?
Since my cassaste playback gone bonkers I have no choice but listen to FM105.7 Light and Easy. At least this station plays more soothing songs than the others. Less talk and lesser commercial breaks but of late more commercials are creeping in too :(

I dont want to spoil my morning so i dont listen Scam Boy and Greenman with their daily load of verbal diarrhoea. RTM's FM90.3 is no more the Radio Station that used to be many years ago with their well versed talented senior broadcasters....I dont know who is their present producer.... sure churning out some unqualified djs and boring shows.
Most radio staions, to attract more listeners to their station now conduct all sorts of contests which some listerners are hooked on to.
Got to replace my spoit cassaste tape deck soon, i guess.
Any particulaur Stn. you listen to and why?


04-11-2004, 02:26 PM
Mine is MIX FM for their upbeat songs and witty DJ's, Shaz and Richard. I also look forward for their call-in game, Perfect Match, where couples tell everyone listening in how they initiate 'a-hottie-nite' with thier partners, the spouses fav underwear colour, the last thime the other half cooked stark naked and much more 'interesting' revelations all in the hope of winning RM250 IKEA voucher :confused: . It sometimes confuses me how low people can stoop to get thier hands on a voucher! Yikes :eek: !!

Scamboy and whoever he is paired with is just a little too irritating for me, man. Well anyway, I never got the hang of Radio 4 anyway. Janet Ambrose and Alan Zachariah were just a wee too much for me, too old lah. And Janet, with her big mouth was just too 'noisy' especially her pitch :mad: !!! Beh tahan lah, gang!!

Hitz FM was my all time fav until Lil' Kev and Flyguy left the station. I then switched to Mix.

04-11-2004, 02:42 PM
My default channel in the car is Light & Easy and I enjoy listening to Simon De Cruz, Karen Bahrain and Caroline.

04-11-2004, 02:45 PM
Dont forget Ross too ;) he is not bad either.

04-11-2004, 02:48 PM
:) We (me and husband) used to listen Mix FM, but lately has changed to MY FM due to his work. According to him, in the morning MY FM chart will shoot up all the way till certain hour. :)

04-11-2004, 07:48 PM
Err...the radio in Orchi's car...has 10 preset stations....nationwide Orchi preset them all to light n easy only....splendid! :)

04-11-2004, 08:05 PM
Used to listen the car radio until it was stolen (twice!) from the car :(

Prefer to listen to the Mix.fm in the morning for jokes, comedies and, most importantly, Traffic news report.

At night with Night n Easy (both station belongs to Astro?)

04-11-2004, 09:15 PM
All station dump in the most adds when you really need those soothing music in the morning/evening rush hour .Piss off and start to compile mp3 songs on a single cd that last the day .Other than that light & easy is good listening on a long journey .

04-11-2004, 10:18 PM
I stick to Hitz FM at all time especially morning crew...

05-11-2004, 09:12 AM
"Light and Easy" my favourite, because I like oldies & sentimental songs! :D

06-11-2004, 10:25 PM
Err..Yes Herman :) ...welcome to the forum...where you would find plenty of sentimental oldies.... :D

08-11-2004, 12:04 AM
Mix fmfor me..Shaz and Richard are fun to listen too. What happen to Fly guy..where is he now?? His was fun to listen too when he was around..but now Mix fm for me.

09-11-2004, 09:33 AM
i remember the good old days in 1970 when i first started listening to radio malaysia rangkaian biru or the blue network. i was in standard 6.

i was so excited every saturday and sunday. i would listen to malaysia's top 20 every saturday afternoon. the show was at 3:00 to 4:30. the dj was alan zachariah. i would copy down all the top 20 songs every week and typed them on my father's trusty remington typewriter.

i also listened to singapore's top 10, bbc top 20, and australia's top 8 on my shortwave radio. sometimes i listened to emi singapore's top 5 and cosdel's top 6 on my shortwave radio too.

the malaysia's top 20 show then moved to thursday. it became "chart toppers" and it was shortened to one hour. it became the top 10 show. the dj was vickie skelchy.

it moved back to saturday and became the top 20 again with amos ooi as the dj.

i listened to the top 20 show until 1976 when i went to college.

i wanted to become a dj but i became an engineer instead.

09-11-2004, 10:43 AM
Most of the time MIX, sometime Hitz

09-11-2004, 12:27 PM
Hi Lilwing

Your posting do bring fond memories of Radio 2 or also known as Rangkaian Biru..those were the good ole days of fine music, shows and proficient Djs.
I enjoyed listening while my dad and mum had the radio on during Sunday nights with Rizal and Alan Zackariah playing old melodies.

09-11-2004, 12:40 PM
Light and Easy for me.

Mix? I only turn it on when Richard and Shaz are up.

09-11-2004, 07:38 PM
MIX!!! yes... mix rules.... but seems funny that the signal is not that strong sometimes, so will have to keep on scanning to get the freq.
if not.... maybe just my plain old cd player :)

09-11-2004, 07:44 PM
Heh Romi..looks like U R back in civilisation..tot U will be there for the Teh Tarik.. :)
No prb lah..next one in Dec..is Potluck session..! :D

10-11-2004, 09:30 AM
"hey, all you good people out there! this is jeremyh star of the rock and soul hit music show."

do you guys remember this radio show on radio malaysia rangkaian biru back in the mid-1970s? it was on every sunday at 9:00 a.m. it came on the air after the "music city" show moved to 11:30 a.m.

i used to spend the whole sunday morning listening to radio malaysia rangkaian biru. the program was as follows:

9:00 music city (with ean jay and then radhakrishnan)
10:00 fantastic facts and fancies (with constance haslam)
10:30 the young world
11:00 the cool and swinging show (with patrick teoh)
11:30 dunia muzik WEA (with nor nikman dadahmeah)
12:00 RM Playhouse
12:30 interlude
12:45 star-galaxie radio show (with hennessey lee)
1:30 news
1:45 interlude
2:00 your record shop (with paul cheong)

does anybody remember those good old days???

i used to go to the anderson school in ipoh for form 4 science and form 5 science. the headmaster was lam kok hon. before that, i went to the seri kepayang lower secondary boys school in ipoh.

ah, those were the days, my friend.

i am now 46 years old and i miss those days.

my kids will be going to college soon and they really don't know what it's like listening to AM radio.

10-11-2004, 09:51 AM
lilwing, how on earth can you remember such details. The programme at 10.00am is better known as Kee Huat Fantastic Facts and Fancies and the product advertised then was the Zannusi washing machine. I clearly remember that though I was too young to understand. I thought that there is this guy named Zannusi who went around washing people's clothes. My mother also washed clothes for others. It is a small world - she washed for Nor Nikman Dadahmeah who lived in Greenlane, Penang. The Cool and Swinging Show was sponsored by Coca Cola and I won one of their contests. I was so happy when the postman came with my prize money - RM 2.50!!! The 12:00 Radio Malaysia Playhouse show must have run for years even before the TV era where those without TV would follow the drama written by locals but very well delivered over the air with sound effects. The man behind this is Bosca De Cruz. He passed away sometime ago. Talking about radio show today, they have gone the anjing way.

24-12-2004, 01:03 PM
Hey, dude! You're absolutely correct in that it's Kee Huat's Fantastic Facts and Fancies. I remember that the Music City program (sponsored by Hup Hup Sdn Bhd) at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday got moved to 11:30 a.m. because it lost the CBS label. The MCA and Life labels didn't have a big enough repertoire to sustain 60 minutes. The 9:00 a.m. slot became the Rock and Soul Hit Music Show (sponsored by Baal Records) which featured the music of Baal, Avco, Scepter, and ABC records. The DJ was Jeramyh Star (anagram for Jay Shotam of the October Cherries). I am 46 years old now. I first started listening to Radio Malaysia Rangkaian Biru when I was in Standard 6 in 1970 (I was 12 years old) and I really got into listening to the radio until I was in Lower Form 6 in 1976 (I was 18 years old). I used to write down all the Top 20 songs of the week and forecast what positions they would be the following week. I had a shortwave radio then and I would listen to the BBC Top 20, Radio Australia's Top 8, and Singapore's Top 8. There were also the EMI Singapore's Top 5 and the Cosdel Singapore's Top 6. I wanted to be a DJ. I would type up all the listings on my father's trusty Remington typewriter on 8.5" by 14" newsprint paper. I would also pretend to be a DJ (Allen Zechariah or Nor Nikman Dadahmeah) and announce into my cassette player that my father bought me. "This is Allen Zechariah, and for the next 60 minutes you'll be listening to the Top 20 songs in the whole of Malaysia this week." Those were the days.

24-12-2004, 01:21 PM
I like the Hitz FM when Flyguy and Litter Kelv were around. Now I stick to Mixz FM b'cos is my wife favorite station when she is in the car. :p

In old day, my favorite was the cantonese Lee Tay Soh story. I wonder is he still around?

He was my best story teller then......

24-12-2004, 01:25 PM
Something big and surprising is cooking up in Radio 4. I feel very nostalgic about the good old days Blue network. I lost interest in Radio 4 about 4 years ago when the morning show made the traffic jam even worse. I wonder how they can allow the two DJs to have verbal diarrhea and tortured us. I have personnally wrote two emails to complain about Scamboy cracking a vulgar joke which I even could not take it and also insulted a beautiful Christmas hymn (if it is a song, I would not mind) by replacing the wordings with something degrading. Pity I deleted both emails or else I would like to show you here. After listening to them for a while, I reprogrammed that channel and replaced it with 98.8FM. Eventhough I don't understand Mandarin, at least they are a consolation channel when my favourite Light n Easy is bombarded with too many advertisments. I hope that Radio 4 can be rejuvenated with a branding and differentiate itself from the many stations currently having the "Me Too" type of offerings - call in with stereotype subject matters for dummies.

29-12-2004, 02:17 AM
Speaking of old favourites and Radio4, in during the 80s PatrickTeoh used to host the 12midnight Ghost Stories thingy which I closely follow during my primary schooling days. I used to wait all night for this segment and feeling creepy all night, but what a good show! Due to the protest of the parents it was taken offline and was replaced by "Skeleton in the closet" segment which didn't hit the same effect as the earlier show. To my surprise, my cousins from outstation was also following the show, and together we will sit and listen to it then hit the bed later. Those were the days... ;)

29-12-2004, 08:48 AM
Speaking of Radio 4..... their morning DJ's are the worst I have ever heard. they sound so fake trying to sound American, and more often than not, they are just rambling on and on. Their evening DJ's were not too bad, Double D and his partner (can't remember name). They sound like normal Malaysians. But they have recently been replaced with another 2 DJ's who also have fake accents trying to sould 'hip-hop'. RTM, please get rid of them.

What's wrong with speaking in our own natural way? Yes, some of the DJ's in hitz.fm do have american accents, but at least it sound natural and pleasant to the ears.

29-12-2004, 09:50 AM
Although I said that I have reprogrammed the Radio 4 channel to other channel, I am still addicted to their hourly news. Last evening 6pm news was read by this lady who a heavy and a fake American accent and it was torturing to listen to. She co hosted with Double D on "Drive home on 4" between the hours of 4 and 7. I knew it. A lady listener immediately called up and commented that her reading was totally not the usual Radio 4 fare. The two DJs were taken aback as they didn't expect to get such call. They are also used to getting 'praises' and they were helpless in handling this one. Instead the lady DJ asked "Are you calling me to criticise my reading?" Gosh, I was shocked and she ended up arguing with the caller who tried very hard to be polite and in the end said "I guess I have to hung up on you guys who can't take criticism." You bet I will forward this complaint to RTM. Her reading was atrocious.

29-12-2004, 10:05 AM
Hey PCyeoh, totally agree with you on the news at 6. Its been a long while since I tuned in to Radio 4, and lo and behold, I heard this lady with the irritating accent reading the news trying to impress listeners on how western she is.

Gosh, and I thought it was only me full of complaints...hehe.

10-01-2005, 02:11 PM
When the Astro launch the Hitz FM Radio (Now is Hitz.fm), it was quite impressive, hot songs all the time. It is even better with the Morning Crew which obviously change the way the Radio deejaying. I was totally hooked up to them (of course! with Lil' Kev and Fly Guy). :D

Before that, Time Highway Radio (you bet it! It's Fly Guy) was the only radio station I listen.

Did tried to give some chance to Radio 4. And then I heard 2 cranky guys tried to sounds like the morning crew, my gosh...they sounds so horrible. :mad:

I guess, all dj's should be themselves, not a copycat. No matter if you don't have a western accent (in this case, like americans or something else). I guess the manglish is quite good enough to keep me fresh in the morning. :D

10-01-2005, 02:27 PM
I think Shaz of the Mix Breakfast Show has been too self-absorbed the past year. Seems that the show revolves around her pregnancy and now her baby. Even callers are invited to call in and talk bout pregnancies, babies, in-laws...just coz she has married and given birth.

Not that I'm not happy for her good news, but I think some restraint is needed with regards to a DJ sharing too much about oneself's 'achievements'.

Ika did a great job in her absence and I'd rather have her back.

30-01-2005, 01:57 AM
Speaking of old favourites and Radio4, in during the 80s PatrickTeoh used to host the 12midnight Ghost Stories thingy which I closely follow during my primary schooling days. I used to wait all night for this segment and feeling creepy all night, but what a good show! Due to the protest of the parents it was taken offline and was replaced by "Skeleton in the closet" segment which didn't hit the same effect as the earlier show. To my surprise, my cousins from outstation was also following the show, and together we will sit and listen to it then hit the bed later. Those were the days... ;)
And also on the subject of midnight slots,whatever happened to our beloved Joey,the Dj for 'Midnight Memories' who would actually 'torture'everyone of us with those absolutely unforgettable songs , the faintly familiar songs that we had somehow forgotten but those that would invoke an incredible nostalgic feel when listened to again after all these years.I feel radio 4 should have people like Joey,Rizal Abdullah and Alan Zechariah presenting these songs again on air as frankly,' light and easy' is way behind the presenting abilities of these veterens