Tuning in to EPL, local style

Tuning in to EPL, local style
Previously known as HOT FM 91.3, ONE FM 91.3 is the only English radio station in Singapore that caters to males 30 and above.

And to get the men revved up for the weekend English Premier League (EPL) matches, The New Paper football columnist and author Neil Humphreys (right) will be on ONE FM every Friday to talk about the beautiful game.

"It will be fun. We'll be talking about the upcoming matches for the weekend," said Humphreys, 40, who will make his debut this Friday afternoon.

The one-to-two-minute segment will be a regular spot every Friday at around 6pm. Gary Lim from TNP Sports will also be on the show.

Humphreys said he will be looking at EPL matches in a lighthearted and offbeat manner.

"Content for EPL is available everywhere - on radio, TV and online. I'll be localising it because I'm not talking to a global audience. I'm talking to Singaporeans," he said.

He added jokingly: "I can promise listeners that I will give them the world's worst EPL predictions."

The football segment is just one of many changes at the station, which started broadcasting yesterday.

Previously known as HOT FM, ONE FM was created to fill a gap in the market for the male demographic in Singapore, said Mr Sim Hong Huat, general manager of SPH Radio.

The station will feature a playlist with rockers such as AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2.

Morning show jock Part-Time Pete kick-started the new station and will be hosting ONE FM's #2 Breakfast show from 6am to 10am.

DJ Desiree Lai takes over from 10am to 1pm, after which Melody Chen will keep listeners company until 4pm.

Shan Wee pairs up with Cheryl Miles for The Escape Plan evening drive-time show, after which Joshua Simon and Jill Lim will helm the ONE FM Reality Check from 8pm to midnight.

Mr Jamie Meldrum, ONE FM and Kiss92's senior programme director, said: "This is a monumental occasion for the local radio scene.

"The whole ONE FM team is all charged up to deliver a great station for the guys, and this is just the beginning."

I can promise listeners that I will give them the world's worst EPL predictions.

This article was first published on January 20, 2015.
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