Survey shows increase in weekly radio listeners for Media Prima Audio in 2022

ACCORDING to the GfK Radio Audience Measurement Survey (RAM), listenership for Malaysian radio is now up to 96 per cent of individuals in Peninsular Malaysia, or 21.3 million weekly listeners — a 217,000 increase from the previous survey.

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The Radio Audience Measurement study included a sample size of 6,639 people and was conducted over six weeks using a mixed methodological approach.

As one of the most influential radio networks in the country, Media Prima Audio (MPA) continued to shine, kicking off the year with a full slate of new material, new talent, creative ads and activation, resulting in impressive audience figures.


Hot FM continues to be one of the country's most popular radio stations, with 3,513,000 weekly listeners. 

Hot FM boosted its listenership by 8 per cent in the 30 to 34 age group and 18 per cent in the 35 to 39 age group. 

Listeners with a household income of RM8,000 and above also increased by 11 per cent. 

In addition, with 1.8 million Twitter followers and 1 million TikTok followers, Hot FM is one of the most popular radio stations on social media. 

Since the beginning of the year, Hot FM has run several campaigns, including Hot JLHot FM Rakyat Rangers Pegang Apa Tu?#RewangRakyatRangers, and Hot FM’s Peralihan ke Endemik Showcase

Listeners won cash prizes and interacted with well-known broadcasters including Fara Fauzana, AG and Fad, who host the Rakyat Rangers breakfast show on Hot FM.

Buletin FM

Buletin FM, MPA's Malay News Channel, has attained a total of 263,000 weekly listeners, up 31,000 weekly listeners from the second survey held in 2021. 

Buletin FM also strengthened its status as a respectable radio station for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Businessmen (PMEBs), with a 40 per cent rise in listenership. 

Buletin FM has also launched several projects, including Usahawan Buletin FM, which aims to support small local businesses and Masterclass Buletin, which invites speakers to come on the show and share instructive business information with the audience.

Molek FM

In January, MPA launched Molek FM, a fresh new radio station dedicated to entertaining and celebrating the East Coast's communities through lifestyle, culture and tradition. 

Molek FM reaches out to a wider audience in the East Coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu. 

The station has a total of 246,000 weekly listeners. Molek FM has registered 7 hours 46 minutes of Time Spent Listening (TSL) per week despite its recent inception. 

Molek FM also ran a few campaigns, including Cek Mek Molek Tati, a search for a new radio announcer and listeners won cash prizes from Duit Geng Molek

On March 24 and April 24, Kamilia and DJ Nazz joined the Molek FM family.

Fly FM

Weekly listeners on Fly FM totaled 1,033,000. The Breakfast Show has had a 70 per cent rise in listenership, while the Drive Show has seen a 32 per cent increase in listenership among those aged 30 to 34. 

Fly FM has increased its weekly exclusive listenership to 96,000 people. 

The radio station also conducted contests like Fly FM Boomerang Tunes, in which listeners could win cash by guessing the title and artist of boomerang tracks. For example, listeners had to guess the artists' names and the titles of all five beats to win cash prizes in Fly Five Beats.


MPA's Chinese radio station, 8FM, now has 447,000 weekly listeners, including growth in listeners in the 10 to 14 and 20 to 29 age groups. 

There has also been a 54 per cent increase in listeners with a household income of RM8,000 or more. 

SPM Saya Pun Mampu过好生活之你好夏天(8FM Hello Summer), and 过好生活之跟我揾食 (8FM Food Award) were some of the 8FM campaigns led by 8FM breakfast broadcasters Royce and Angeline. Listeners participated in these campaigns by calling in and winning cash prizes.

For more information, readers can visit the MPA website.

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