Bintulu FM goes on air
The soft opening of the new radio station of Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) in Bintulu, locatd at Jalan Sommerville, was launched by Bintulu Resident Dr Razali Abon.
The old Bintulu Development Authority building is being transformed to house RTM Bintulu, with just a studio for its DJ ready, revealed acting Sarawak RTM director Monshi Abdullah.
A recording studio, TV studio and editing studio will be added later, Monshi said in his keynote address.
For now, he said they ha ddeployed some 10 to 12 staff from Kuching and Miri, with locals to be recruited after they have received the operating licence.
Bintulu FM will operate for 10 hours in two languages- Bahasa Malaysia and Iban-at about three hours per segment. The morning segment from 9am to 12pm would be in Bahasa Malaysia followed by Iban and back to Bahasa.
For the beginning, the programme will find out taste of the local audience in Bintulu with the DJ opening an interactive line to interact with listeners.
Monshi hoped listeners in Bintulu will give their ideas on how to make the station enjoyable and educational.
RTM engineering director (Radio) Abdul Wahid Hamit who represented RTM director Datuk Abdul Rahman Hamid was among those present at the function.