With over a thousand visits since going online two months ago, Chill FM is Ipoh’s latest online radio station offering a wide range of music and songs for its listeners.
Chill FM’s programme coordinator, Erdayu Abdul Rani, known fondly as Along wants to promote more bands and talents, especially from among Ipohites.
“We’ve a special session dedicated for the underground called X-Corner where our presenter will play and introduced new bands,” she told Ipoh Echo.
According to Erdayu, apart from good food, Ipoh has plenty of talented people in music, arts and literature but, unfortunately, there are no viable platforms for them to showcase their talents. “And that’s why Chill FM is here, to give local talents an opportunity to be heard,” exclaimed Erdayu.
There are currently 12 disc jockeys on Chill FM’s payroll and some have their own devoted listeners.
“Instead of doing it at home, all DJs are broadcasting live from our recording studio. It allows us to monitor them,” she added.
Chill FM was appointed broadcaster of a karaoke competition held recently at Lubuk Timah Waterfall and Hot Spring in Simpang Pulai. This one of the many engagements the station gets to perform for time to time.
As its official launch is still in the planning stage, Chill FM uses social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as the medium to interact with the public.
Listeners can hear a wide selection of Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, English and even dangdut music played by the disc jockeys. Songs can be requested through Chill FM’s official Facebook page.