98.7FM was formed in 1989. It was originally known as Perfect 10. They scrapped that name after discovering that a pornographic company elsewhere has the same name. Hence, they're now known simply as 98.7FM. 98.7FM blasts top 40 hits from America and Europe regularly. However, they do play local artists songs once in a blue moon. The DJ line ups currently includes Bobby Tonelli, Rosalyn Lee, Justin Ang, Vernon A., Divian Nair and Dee Kosh. These DJs are said to be an ecstatically dynamic bunch who will feed fellow listeners with the latest gossips, music release, contests, interviews and even hilarious pranks.
I like the programmes on 98.7FM though. To be honest, it was a bit irritating in the mornings when the DJs got into 'wake-up' call mood as it reminded me about how I was not pre-destined to have a sleep in on my comfy bed in the morning. But as the day progresses, you find that 98.7FM reports pertinent news, not to mention frequent traffic updates that helps me while i'm driving (so that I know which roads to avoid). Moreover, their festive season shows are fabulous, and I especially love the New Year Countdown just 3 weeks ago. Taking the New Year Countdown as an example, the programme was humour ladled, interesting and insightful. Not to mention the friendly voices of the DJs (A shoutout to Sonia, whom makes broadcasts lifely and interesting!) . Whilst the radio station is not more of a 'song-geared' variety, they play good hits from the UK and US, which I found was quite acceptable.
Worth taking some time to listen to the station!
Although DJs have joined and left 98.7fm over many years, it was the only radio station that I have stucked on with.
One of the favourite parts of listening and tuning in to 98.7 is the top 10 count down every weekend and at the end of the year the top 100 countdown. This keeps us excited about which song has managed to bag the top spot for the week - some weeks we cheer like hooligans in the car when our favourite artists make it to the top 10 and others, we sulk grumpily when an annyoying song manages to beat one of our favourite songs up to date.
987 is quite a popular radio station amongst Sinaporeans and they regularly are official radio stations for movies and the like. Hence, they sometimes have a tad too many advertisements and talking for my liking and too little music being played! However, if you are the kind who loves listening to witty DJs chatter on, I think 987 is a good station due to excellent DJs like The Muttons and Dee Kosh, one of Singapore's most prominent YouTubers. The Muttons offer slapstick humour and commentaries, while Dee Kosh is more of a critical person who isn't afraid to air his sometimes controversial views.
Overall a great channel worth listening to.
Songs wise, I don't really fancy the songs played in 987 so after The Muttons, I usually switch the radio off or tune into another station (99.5 or 92.0). Their songs are mostly mainstream songs, teeny bopper songs (lots of taylor swift, selena gomez and the like) and songs that I don't know and don't really enjoy. That being said, music taste can be quite personal and do tune in to find out if you really like them! It's free anyway :)