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Mediacorp celebrates Radio 80 with year-long initiative

Mediacorp Singapore is marking 80 years of radio broadcasting in 2016 with its year-long initiative – Radio 80. Back in June 1936, Radio transmission began in Singapore with one radio station operating from a government building in Empress Place.

Mediacorp today has a network of 13 FM stations that broadcast mainly in the four national languages. Mediacorp’s radio stations play an integral role in the lives of Singaporeans reaching out to more than 80% of the population.

To celebrate the occasion, Mediacorp has planned a series of activities to engage its listeners, advertisers and the community.

Debra Soon, Head, Family (English) and Premier Segments and Chair of Mediacorp’s Radio 80 Committee said: “People love radio for its personal and portable nature. Our radio stations have thrived by focusing on listeners, and remaining informative and entertaining. In a disruptive media landscape, we will continue to adapt, so look forward to more innovations from us, to take radio beyond 80 years.”