About the station (and fun-facts)
ABN Radio Network was the station back then from 2010 - April 2014, and the station is named ABN Radio FM. It started as a hobby internet radio project with only the owner managing it. We play various hits but mainly CHR format, the owner tried to introduce another station named Vibe Radio FM, but those plans never materialized. Fast-forward to April 2014, it's been decided to create a network and revamp ABN Radio FM.
Then on April 22, 2014. Xtreme Radio Network was established, with a single station on its roster, introduced as "Xtreme Radio." On July 12, 2014. The network is now defunct as the owner focuses on managing only one station with plans for multiple radio channels that will materialize in the foreseeable future.
On July 12, 2014, A name and logo change was finalized and named "Xtreme Radio," keeping the ABN Radio FM format as it is. It lasts for about 2-3 years until a name and logo change has been in plans again since the radio station name doesn't match the station's Variety and CHR format. Up until now, the station name is still lingering on some radio directories and website, but most of them has changed to the current station name "Hitz 983".
And on June 12, 2016, After Waiting for the final hour of the Radionomy Schedule, it's time to finally shut down Xtreme Radio FM and change its name and logo for the third time. Bounce FM should be the next name for the station, but due to the owner's busy schedule and life, the name and logo change was never finalized and materialized. It took five months to decide to keep it as is or subject it to change. But of course, eventually, the change has been made once again.
And on November 19, 2016. New Logo, New Design, and New Domain, But retaining the same format as CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) and Variety hits. The new radio station's name is now "Hitz 983". Ever wondered why the name chose to be like that? Well, it is because the owner is planning to launch a local radio station in the area with a frequency of 98.3 FM (hence the number "983" in the end). But that will soon be materialized in the future. (hopefully)
We always adapt into change and the station is currently testing some broadcast technology for internet radio. These are the following:
- FLAC Streaming - We are planning to re-introduce a lossless stream to Hitz 983. It will be streamed via Lossless FLAC with CD Quality audio. The FLAC stream will be available on our website and in other radio directories soon. It's currently on testing phase.
- Visual Radio - With more and more visual radio stations opening up in this day and age, it's been decided to launch a visual radio station for Hitz 983 (colloquially named as "Hitz 983 TV"). It will be expanded with more visual content soon. It's currently on test broadcast however, you can watch it now via the "WATCH LIVE" page.