The Keningau FM radio station, which began broadcasting on 1 January, can now be listened to throughout the world live on the Internet through audio streaming. Sabah Broadcasting director Datuk Jumat Engson, said the proactive measure by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) Sabah in making the Keningau FM broadcast accessible through the Internet was mooted by Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
“We thanked the Information Minister for his commitment in helping to promote the uniqueness of the culture and language, including those of the Murut and Dusun in the Sabah interior areas,” he told Bernama here today.
He said the Keningau FM broadcast could be accessed through the Internet at www.rtmsabah.gov.my.
Keningau FM is a 10 hour broadcast which starts from 7am (2300 UTC] daily and can be listened at frequency 98.4MHz. The Bahasa Malaysia broadcast is at 0700-1000 hrs [2300-0200 UTC] and 1400-1700 hrs [0600-0900 UTC], Murut 1000-1200 hrs [0200-0400 UTC] and Dusun 1200-1400 hrs [0400-0600 UTC].
Jumat said currently the Keningau FM could be listened by residents staying within a 12km radius of the Keningau town, adding that the coverage would be expanded to other districts like Nabawan, Sook and Ranau with the installation of the FM transmitters at Bukit Sigapon and Layang-Layang under phase two of the project.
Andy Sennitt adds: To access the stream, click on the graphic at the bottom right hand corner of the home page. At times when the station is not broadcasting, this produces an error message. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who successfully hears the station between 2300 and 0900 UTC.