988 celebrates 20 years with big bash

988 celebrates 20 years with big bash

Chinese radio station 988 turns 20 this year, and to give back to its listeners, it will be throwing a grand anniversary party at the Arena Of Stars, Genting Highlands on Sept 24.

The show will feature an exciting line-up of performances by well-known artistes. Fans can also look forward to seeing their favourite 988 announcers performing!

The deejays have been divided into two groups, Team MooMoo and Team LaaLaa, led by Cheryl and KK Wong respectively.

Team MooMoo consists of Piao Min, Leaf, Anson, Xiao Ma, Chloe, Sean, Cassey and Chan Fong while Team LaaLaa is made up of Jiun, May, Haumin, Blue, Jason, Sam, Cynthia and Mike. The teams will be competing in a sing-off and dance-off on the big day.

Learn how you can be a part of the celebration by tuning in to 988.

Also in conjunction with its 20th anniversary, 988 launched #988MoveLa Be Fit which saw announcers and fans completing a series of physical challenges during a half-day event.

988 also travelled to Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru to meet with fans. Called #988MoveLa Super OB, there were fun games and activities plus performances by various artistes – all broadcasted on 988 directly from these locations.

988 first went on air May 8, 1996 as a trilingual radio station, with 46% Chinese content, and was the first private Chinese radio station in Malaysia.

Before it was named after its frequency – 98.8 in the Klang Valley – it was known as “Rediffusion”, a cabled broadcasting box widely installed and managed by Radio Rediffusion Sdn Bhd.

It later evolved to become a full-fledged Chinese radio station in December 1997 and is currently a part of Star Media Radio Group.

It is among the top Chinese-language stations in Malaysia, attracting 1.7 million listeners weekly nationwide. It has emerged as the leading Chinese radio station in Penang.




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