• 1996

    Astro Radio launches hitz, MIX fm, Light & Easy, Talk Radio and Classic Rock FM shifting from block-programming to listener/research based format.

  • 1997

    Astro Radio launches street sampling unit to reach listeners and advertisers by taking radio to the streets.

  • 2001

    FRESH teen community launches – a “by the teens for the teens” digital initiative.

  • 2002

    Astro Radio goes digital with bringing new meaning to on-air, online and on-ground.

  • 2004

    SINAR fm begins broadcast with best retro hits to nationwide audience.

  • 2005

    THR joins the Astro Radio family.

  • 2009

    Astro Radio launched Malaysia’s first radio iPhone application and wins Best Mobile Application at Innovation Malaysia Award.

  • 2010 NOVEMBER

    Astro Radio launches localized content/shows for ERA fm, MY FM and hitz.fm in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

  • 2011 FEBRUARY

    Astro Radio launches Springboard, an ideas and insights division targeting creative agencies, media agencies and clients focusing on delivering brand experiental concepts.

  • 2011 JUNE

    Astro June crosses 1 million monthly unique visitors to the Astro Radio group sites. Source: Effective Measure

  • 2011 JULY

    Astro Radio launches on Blackberry App World so users can stream live on their mobile.

  • 2011 AUGUST

    ERA FM becomes The Longest Tour By A Radio Station in 48 Hours and featured in the Malaysian Guinness Book of Records. The team traveled 1,800km across 11 states and 2 federal capitals.

  • 2011 NOVEMBER

    Astro Radio’s team wins 4 Bronze and 1 Merit at Kancil Awards. (that’s more than 45 awards won since 2000)

  • 2012

    Nielsen Radio Diary Survey Sweep 1: 12.87 million listen to Astro Radio brands on FM frequency;79% audience reach.

  • 2012 FEBRUARY

    Astro Radio launches suite of radio brands for consumption on Android mobile platform achieving 300,000 downloads to date.

  • 2012 APRIL

    MY FM first radio station to win Putra Brand Award Bronze trophy for Media & Entertainment.

  • 2012 MAY

    hitz.fm, ERA fm, MY FM and SINAR FM in Top 10 websites across all categories and entertainment categories. Source: Effective Measure

  • 2012 AUGUST

    MELODY FM is launched for the mature Chinese audience with a taste for classic golden Chinese hit songs.

  • 2013 APRIL

    hitz.fm received an Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Radio & Podcasts category

    Astro Radio, extended MY fm, ERA fm and hitz fm’s Sabah coverage to Sandakan.

  • 2013 AUGUST

    Astro Radio extends MY fm, ERA fm and hitz fm’s Sarawak coverage to Miri.

    Astro Radio’s Sketsa Johara, a popular segment in JoHaRa Pagi ERA wins award for Segmen Komedi Paling Popular at the Anugerah Lawak Warna

  • 2013 NOVEMBER

    Astro Radio’s No.1 Morning Show radio program, JoHaRa Pagi ERA wins Favourite Radio Show at the Shout! Awards.

  • 2014 JANUARY

    Astro Radio upgrades digital audio streaming infrastructure to deliver high quality audio on all platforms and targeted advertising in stream.

    Lite Breakfast Show launches with a new hosts – Shazmin and Steve – focusing on real life, real people and real stories as their focus.

    MELODY FM launches a Hokkien belt only in Northern States of Peninsular Malaysia, catering its language and content specifically for to the dominant Hokkien Chinese listeners.

  • 2014 FEBRUARY

    Astro Radio’s No.1 Morning Show radio program, JoHaRa Pagi ERA was awarded Program Radio MeleTOP in Anugerah MeleTOP ERA.

    ERA fm awarded a ‘Sijil Penghargaan’ by Minister of Internal Affairs for their anti drugs Community Service Campaign on radio titled – Muzik Benci Dadah.

  • 2014 APRIL

    hitz fm wins Bronze award in the Media & Entertainment category at the Putra Brand Awards

  • 2014 MAY

    Johan of Johara Pagi ERA in the Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2013 (ABPBH2013), for Penyampai Radio Lelaki Paling Popular category.

  • 2014 JUNE

    Astro Radio is first radio station to partner with Waze to bridge traditional media with social networks and crowd sourced content to augment radio traffic reporting.

    Astro Revamp of all radio mobile apps now covering features such as streaming, podcasts, entertainment news, photos, videos and social media integration.

    Astro Radio launches Arena Radio - Malaysia’s first Digital Malay Sports Radio Station.

  • 2014 AUGUST

    Astro Radio wins Gold at the Spark Awards for Best Media Solution – Radio for the Eratkan Jalinan Permanis campaign. Note: Permanis recorded a 28.5% increase in brand loyalty for Tropicana Twister & grew its market share during the period of this campaign.

  • 2014 SEPTEMBER

    Astro Radio’s Sketsa Johara, a popular segment in JoHaRa Pagi ERA wins award for Segmen Komedi Paling Popular at the Anugerah Lawak Warna – 2 years running.

    29 September – ERA fm changes its name for just one day (in celebration of World Coffee Day with Wonda Coffee) WondaERA fm.

  • 2014 OCTOBER

    Aungerah Meletop ERA wins Silver for Excellence in Viral Marketing @ A&M Marketing Excellence Awards.

  • 2014 NOVEMBER

    Ean from the hitz Morning Crew makes history as the first Malaysian personality to be featured on the traffic and navigation smartphone app - Waze. A great example of how we are incorporating technology to help improve the lives of our listeners.

  • 2015 JANUARY

    A fresh new Sinar FM for the new year! Designed to appeal to a the 25-39 year old Malay audience, the radio brand has evolved to a more contemporary look and feel, with more positive and inspiring content and a revamped music playlist.

  • 2015 APRIL

    Malaysians can stream millions of songs, videos, listen to more than 20 live radio stations and podcasts, with the launch of Malaysia’s very own radio and music streaming service, RAKU, on their smartphones, tablets and PCs.

  • 2015 SEPTEMBER

    Astro Radio extended the production of local content for ERA fm Sarawak to 14 hours daily with the launch of ‘Carta Era Kamek’.

  • 2015 NOVEMBER

    Astro Radio extended the production of local content for MY FM in East Malaysia to 10 hours daily with the launch of ‘MY FM Super Drive’ in Sarawak and ‘MY FM Music Brunch’ in Sabah.

  • 2015 DECEMBER

    Sinar FM launched ‘SEPAHTU Sinar’, a new Breakfast show helmed by Jep, Shuib and Rahim on Sinar FM to give our audience a fresh listening experience.

  • 2016 JANUARY

    Malaysia’s finest English acts were honored at hitz fm’s MET10 awards, a celebration to recognise Malaysian English artists who topped the weekly Malaysian English Top 10 (MET10) chart which airs every Sunday.

  • 2016 FEBRUARY

    Lite FM unveiled its new tagline ‘Relaxing Favorites’, after a brand health exercise done with its listeners.

  • 2016 APRIL

    RAKU, Malaysia’s free radio and music streaming service was awarded the Malaysian Entrepreneurial Company of the Year award in the Digital Media (Music-on-Demand) category by Frost & Sullivan..

  • 2016 MAY

    THR Raaga’s News Team bagged the consolation prize for the Best Radio Report category at MPI-PETRONAS Journalism Awards.

  • 2016 AUG

    Astro Radio wins 3 Gold and 1 Bronze at the Spark Awards for Best Creative Team, Best Media Solution for Integrated Media and Best Media Solution for Radio.

  • 2016 AUG

    Astro Radio wins 3 Gold and 1 Bronze at the Spark Awards for Best Creative Team, Best Media Solution for Integrated Media and Best Media Solution for Radio.