HOT FM91.3 Hot
HOT FM91.3 (formerly Radio 91.3 before 1 August 2012) is an English-language radio station based in Singapore. It is a radio station of SPH UnionWorks, a joint venture between Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and NTUC Media, which also owns Kiss 92FM and UFM 1003.
The station works closely with its parent company to provide information and freebies to its listeners. For example, some articles read are selected from The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, My Paper, Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao.
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 9 user(s)
Funny, although best segment gone
I have been listening to radio 913 since 2011. It was practically the only station I would listen to. The music is always current and this is literally the place where I found most of my favourite songs. I have two major favourite segments.
The first is the hot 30 countdown, weeknights 7-10. This is usually the time I study, so I would tune in. The song choices are excellent. Also, immediately after this there is an opportunity to request songs. I would regularly request (although very rarely would I get my song on air). The Djs are fun and would carry out funny stuff, like "How Now Brown Cow" where the DJs would present the listeners with a situation and all kinds of funny ideas would be elicited.
The second is the morning segment. I will forever miss the Married Men, which were literally the funniest people on air at the time. The segment that got my attention was "Kena Pluck" which is when the DJs would play a prank on people who listeners request for. One of their pranks got a bit too far fetched and unfortunately they got fired. I will forever miss them.
And that's the reason why I stopped tuning in :(
91.3 certainly knows how to fuel up listeners with blazing hot music selection!
Not only are their music selections the best amongst the local radio stations in Singapore, the deejays stationed there are applaudable too. The journey to my school seemed equivalent to driving a heavy laden truck from Singapore to America. The road seemed to go on and on. Fortunately, Hot 91.3FM was there to conquer the boredom derived from the severely long journey.
I used to be regularly tickled by the ' Kena Pluck' Segment. I even 'Kena Plucked' my friend successfully via this segment! It was a segment like no other. I partially drowned in sorrow when I heard that this segment will cease to exist. I read the articles but couldn't find the offensive audio clip the offended proclaimed. However, I do think these people shouldn't be fired and be made to return. They should probably be send on a temporary hiatus where they upgrade and hone their deejaying skills to avoid any further controversies.
Otherwise, their music selection parallels a little with those in my iPod. It is truly the avenue to tune into whenever my shuffle playlist didn't sound like it was shuffled any longer.
91.3FM is like a doppelganger of 98.7FM. They both play the mainstream songs, repeating the popular ones over and over again...until I never bother to tune in anymore as I can feel like sleeping with the constant repetition of songs.
The DJs at 91.3FM seem redundant to me, not as entertaining as those over at 98.7. I preferred those days when 91.3 would at least play some old classics and oldies, as it stood out from 98.7. Alas, those days are gone and 91.3 has relegated into the standard teenage music station, that I only tune in when subjected to, such at as at a friend's house where 91.3 provides background music. If not, no thanks.
Good music and hilarious, irreverent DJs
I used to spend a lot of time on the road and listening to the radio was important in keeping awake. Of course, the radio station had to be good too, and 91.3 was my favorite.
They played mainstream hits which were fresh and up to date. One thing I liked was that the songs did not repeat so often as to become earworms. The DJs, especially The Married Men, were hilarious. Their irreverent pranks and antics certainly kept the long drives from becoming monotonous.
Replica of 987
I used to listen to this radio channel a couple of years back, when I was still in primary school. I used to enjoy that station back then, but times have certainly changed and 91.3 FM has certainly depreciated.
Nowadays, all 91.3 plays are mainstream pop songs that seems to me like a complete copy of 987. Like 987, 91.3 hosts special time slots dedicated to the top hit songs of the week, and pretty much hosts the same giveaways that 987 does.
I remember a time when this channel used to play a few oldies, and even featured ska bands like No Doubt. Those were probably the better days, and the 91.3 FM of today is but a shell of what it used to be. Now, it tries too hard to earn favour with the teenage (and pre-teen) crowd by fully dedicating themselves to mainstream pop.
When it comes to DJs, it loses out to 987, which definitely hires the better, funnier, and more popular radio DJs. I don't understand why 91.3 even tries to compete with 987 for the teenage crowd. Revert back to what you used to be, 91.3, and you'll earn yourself a devoted listener - me.
THIS IS HANDS DOWN ONE OF MY FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS ON EARTH. The songs that 913 plays are constantly the latest, with the likes of Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber. If you are ever in need of some time to unwind and chill, just lie on the sofa and turn up the volume on this station! You will definitely be in for a treat. Also, advertisements on this station tend to be rather minimal so you will never get disrupted by the constant advertisements that are especially common for other radio stations.
91.3FM is SPH's version of 987FM. They have the same concept - playing the mainstream hit songs that come out ever so often. If 987FM has a concert ticket giveaway, you can bet that HOT 91.3FM has a similar competition in mine.
I personally prefer 987FM over 91.3. It's nothing to do with the quality of the DJs or music; it's just that I grew up with the former and prefer to tune in to them as a habit. The likes of Boy Thunder and The Married Men are very entertaining, and most Singaporeans will be able to relate to them and their jokes.
Not a bad station, but I am still a 987FM fella. It's gonna take something special to convert me over.
Too much mainstream music!
Back in 2010, I used to listen to this station whenever I'm slogging my guts out for exams. It relaxed my mind a lot and I could giggle along with the deejays easily. It was because of this radio station where I discovered many talented musicians like David Archuleta, Tokio Hotel and Adam Lambert. Radio 913 (This was its name back then), was my source to finding catchy and upbeat pop music.
However, due to my shifting music preferences, I no longer find artistes like One Direction or Skrillex appealing to me (too much bubblegum pop and dubstep, I feel). I mostly listen to Alternative rock bands or folk rock, which this radio station doesn't play as much. I was actually quite dismayed to find out that Radio 913 has changed it's name to HOT FM, and the deejays are most probably encouraged to promote mainstream artistes like Justin Bieber/Nicki Minaj more.
If you are a fan of pop/dubstep/basically anything mainstream, HOT FM will be the epitome of great radio stations for you. For hipsters, perhaps the internet remains the best place for you to find suitable music of your taste.
Great FM for those who listen to mainstream.
Basically, the name HOT FM would more or less tell you that this radio station plays the current and latest music in the industry, most probably by artists who are very popular at the moment, such as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. If you are a fan of mainstream music from the famous artists of the moment, then you should tune in to 91.3, amidst other mainstream radio stations like 987 FM and Power 98.
Other than the latest tunes, HOT FM 91.3 also provides news related to pop culture, meaning celebrity gossip and news related to celebrities, so if you are very interested in the celebrity world, then you can always tune in for the hottest songs and trending topics of the moment.
Of course, if you are an anti-mainstream person, or just have a bigger taste in rock and indie music as compared to the latest pop tunes, then maybe you should go hunting for another radio station, or just listen to your MP3 instead.