30 April, 2007

A classic music radio station is finally on the airwaves of Amman, on 105.1 FM

Yes, the station that was recently opened by "Modern Media Corp" the owner of Play 99.6 will be officially the first Classic and Symphonic radio station in Amman. after the death of RFJ (The Official Jordanian French FM station on 90.0 FM that is not that french any more!).

Quite a smart move, and this is exactly what i was talking about like a couple of years ago. That there should be like a radio station for each and every major genre of music, watch and learn arabic stations, watch and learn.

Yes, we do really miss Classic and symphonic music on the seen in all this loudness! Way much before the boom in the radio seen in jordan (or as it is called, ill tell you later what i do call it), there was RFJ, which is still there, physically speaking, which used to play Classic and Symphonic music for like over half of its 6 AM – 8 PM's 14 hours transmission. And trust me, there where quite a lot of people who used to listen to it, and in the afternoon at the requests and up-beat music shows, the children of those people who used to listen to classic music where enjoying their time listening to French music, in addition to some western. So, conclusion, RFJ's listeners where much more at that time then now when they play ARABIC, junk English, and a piece of news headline in French! Yes, Even the radio announcers now speak in arabic more than French and English! Listeners, well, I dunno, but i hear the same names and callers all the time ,,, it turned like a family radio, or a wanna-be gang radio! From a radio station that used to give dedicated weekly hours for great names like Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Georgy Zamfeer. And air the most tabooed and liberal news casts in their news, in contrast with the official Jordanian Radio and TV that used to have a total different story about the same news title!

Anyway, back to the station on 105.1 FM, the station is, still, names less, but i started already to be listener of it. I'll be feeding you back with a post as soon as i get to have new information about it.

UPDATE 7-May-2007: The station has stopped, after switching back to hear Play 99.6 on this frequency for a couple of days. that is most probably due to the fact that this was only a test transmission. the station still has no declared name. and didnot officially start. I will post about it when its back


kinzi said...

Thanks Nasim!! Classical is my main choice and NOW...I have a care with a radio!!

kinzi said...


Anonymous said...

Where is the Classical music? I only get wishshshshsh. I tried at different times of the day and got nothing.

nasimjo© said...

anonymous, yeah ... they have stopped.. apparently, they are still trying the instruments :P

the station didnot open officially, its still testing ... and it has no name yet either ...

anyway, thanx for reminding me, i wrote an update on this post, but apparently saved it rather than publish it.