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New radio stations T FM and Shabiba FM have officially launched in Oman
January 31, 2018 | 4:06 PM
 
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It was a great moment of celebration and pride as Oman saw the launch of a new FM radio. With promises of fresh, entertaining, and educative programmes catering to the youth of the Sultanate, T FM together with fellow Arabic broadcaster Shabiba FM, will drive the latest evolution in the media landscape in Oman. The new radio space in Oman will largely focus on events and issues pertaining to the nation.

During the official launch of the radio channel, Dr Abdul Munim bin Mansour Al Hasani, Minister of Information said, “With great effort and young energetic talents representing Oman, TFM will contribute to the growth and rise of Omani media.”

Highlighting on the role of the private radio stations, the Minister of Information said that the private radios add to the Omani media system in the Sultanate. He said that through radio or TV channels, these private stations play a complimentary role and have a valuable addition to the Omani media system. He felt that with programmes focusing more on the youth, be it social, art, culture, and sports, would benefit both Omani and non-Omani radio listeners.






Muscat Media Group that launched the new radio stations, was praised by senior officials for being at the cutting edge of technology when it comes to delivering news to the residents of Oman. The stations will go live across Oman, with a heady mix of news, views, music and chat. The frequency of Shabiba FM to broadcast in the governorates of Muscat and North Al Batinah is 97.5 MHz, and in Dhofar Governorate 98.5 MHz. Tune in online on the website: radio.shabiba.com.

The broadcast for T FM is 95.4 MHz for the governorates of Muscat and North Al Batinah and 91 MHz for Dhofar. Direct broadcast of T FM through the website is on: radio.timesofoman.com. It also intends to attract national talents to work in preparing and presenting the programmes.

Muscat Media Group Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Times of Oman Mohamed Issa Al Zadjali said: “We are moving ahead in the media field by embracing technology. These two new radio stations are a signal of our intent to harness the hi-tech delivery of news and music. It’s a great day for all concerned with Muscat Media Group and for the media landscape in Oman,”






CEO of Muscat Media Group and editor in chief of Al Shabiba, Ahmed Essa Al Zedjali, said that the launch of the stations comes as part of the group’s future outlook and vision for provision of integrated and comprehensive media services, adding: “We are keen to employ innovative technology for the provision of professional media, which achieves interaction with the public.

Khalid bin Hilal Al Mawali, chairman of Majlis Al Shura, said that the world now listens rather than reads, adding: “Hence, we are in need of whoever is able to communicate and convey the Omani culture to the audience in a more acceptable manner.”

Chairman of Oman Journalist Association (OJA), Awadh bin Said Baqwair said present and future generations will be delighted with the presence of such modern media.

He said Muscat Media Group was one of the first media institutions to immerse itself in all aspects of modern media in the Sultanate.

The event was also graced by the presence of Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and TV ( PART), Ali bin Khalfan Al Jabri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information and Nasser bin Sulaiman Al Sibani, Deputy Chairman of the PART and other dignitaries. —[email protected] was a great moment of celebration and pride as Oman saw the launch of a new FM radio. With promises of fresh, entertaining, and educative programmes catering to the youth of the Sultanate, T FM together with fellow Arabic broadcaster Shabiba FM, will drive the latest evolution in the media landscape in Oman. The new radio space in Oman will largely focus on events and issues pertaining to the nation.






During the official launch of the radio channel, Dr Abdul Munim bin Mansour Al Hasani, Minister of Information said, “With great effort and young energetic talents representing Oman, TFM will contribute to the growth and rise of Omani media.”

Highlighting on the role of the private radio stations, the Minister of Information said that the private radios add to the Omani media system in the Sultanate. He said that through radio or TV channels, these private stations play a complimentary role and have a valuable addition to the Omani media system. He felt that with programmes focusing more on the youth, be it social, art, culture, and sports, would benefit both Omani and non-Omani radio listeners.

Muscat Media Group that launched the new radio stations, was praised by senior officials for being at the cutting edge of technology when it comes to delivering news to the residents of Oman. The stations will go live across Oman, with a heady mix of news, views, music and chat. The frequency of Shabiba FM to broadcast in the governorates of Muscat and North Al Batinah is 97.5 MHz, and in Dhofar Governorate 98.5 MHz. Tune in online on the website: radio.shabiba.com.

The broadcast for T FM is 95.4 MHz for the governorates of Muscat and North Al Batinah and 91 MHz for Dhofar. Direct broadcast of T FM through the website is on: radio.timesofoman.com. It also intends to attract national talents to work in preparing and presenting the programmes.

Muscat Media Group Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Times of Oman Mohamed Issa Al Zadjali said: “We are moving ahead in the media field by embracing technology. These two new radio stations are a signal of our intent to harness the hi-tech delivery of news and music. It’s a great day for all concerned with Muscat Media Group and for the media landscape in Oman,”






CEO of Muscat Media Group and editor in chief of Al Shabiba, Ahmed Essa Al Zedjali, said that the launch of the stations comes as part of the group’s future outlook and vision for provision of integrated and comprehensive media services, adding: “We are keen to employ innovative technology for the provision of professional media, which achieves interaction with the public.

Khalid bin Hilal Al Mawali, chairman of Majlis Al Shura, said that the world now listens rather than reads, adding: “Hence, we are in need of whoever is able to communicate and convey the Omani culture to the audience in a more acceptable manner.”

Chairman of Oman Journalist Association (OJA), Awadh bin Said Baqwair said present and future generations will be delighted with the presence of such modern media.

He said Muscat Media Group was one of the first media institutions to immerse itself in all aspects of modern media in the Sultanate.

The event was also graced by the presence of Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and TV ( PART), Ali bin Khalfan Al Jabri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information and Nasser bin Sulaiman Al Sibani, Deputy Chairman of the PART and other dignitaries. —[email protected]

Let’s talk with T FM

Discussing the plans T FM Programme Director Garima Bhandari said that the new station will break all radio standards across the Sultanate. She also noted that, “Although we are in the test phase, we are working on presenting a platform for all palates to hear and be heard. We’re taking the groove to the next level with the support of Times of Oman and Muscat Media Group.”

The motto of T FM, “Let’s Talk”, sums up the main focus of the station precisely, as the station relies on listening to the voice of the listeners and interacting with them whether that is on air in live shows, through communication modes like Whatsapp and phone calls, or through the T FM social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

T FM also encourages its listeners and followers on social media to send in their own input to the station. This could be done easily by sending in video or audio clips of their suggestions on what should be talked about on the station. They can also tweet or snap their desired topics and may get the chance to be featured in one of the live shows.

T FM prioritises its listeners’ voice; “tune in to hear us, and you’ll find us more than willing to hear you back and get the conversation going.”

Come what may, T FM’s audience is always in for a special treat. This being through tuning in to the station on 95.4 in Muscat and 91 in Salalah or through Facebook on TFM Oman, Instagram tfmoman, twitter on the handle @TFMOman and snapchat on TFM Oman.


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