Managed and operated by Syncrosound Studio Sdn Bhd, Hot FM is one of the prominent radio stations in Malaysia. Its slogan is ‘Muzik Paling Hangat’ where the station is a subsidiary of Media Prima Berhad, the largest media company in the country.
Hot FM started its broadcast in 2006 where it airs in Bahasa Malaysia and transmitted from Sri Pentas, where Media Prima is based in. The station was formerly known as WaiFM and started by renowned actress Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina before Media Prima bought over and expanded the reach and branding of the station.
This radio station plays the latest Malay hit music throughout the day where it runs for 24 hours. Apart from that, Indonesian and English hits are aired as well. In fact, compared to many other radio stations, Hot FM has one of the highest listeners in the country where it is closely competing with Era FM which is operated by another media group, AMP Radio Networks from Astro.
Hot FM had in 2009 topped the ratings when it recorded 3.9 million listeners weekly ahead of Era FM then which had around 3.7 million listeners. In the Klang Valley, listeners of Hot FM tune into 97.6 MHz while those in other states and regions listen through other frequencies.
Its Hot FM AM Crew which comes on from 6.00am to 10.00am on weekdays is among the most tuned-in programme on Malaysian radio as well as its evening edition, the Hot FM Jam which comes on between 4.00pm and 8.00pm on weekdays.