10 Things You Didn’t Know About Play 99.5

If your go-to radio station has to have today’s top songs, then chances are you have Play 99.5 programmed in your radio favorites. But how much do you actually know about Jordan’s Number 1 Hit Music Station?


Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Play


Play is the first privately-owned English radio station in Amman.


They changed their frequency this year from 99.6 to 99.5 (to accommodate the owners of American cars which they cannot listen to even frequencies).

car radio


Lee McGrath is still waking up the Kingdom on The Big Breakfast Show after 13 years in Jordan.

dana darwish lee mcgrath


Their newest presenter Dana Darwish on The Drive Back Show is a soccer maniac and she used to do “Soccer Analysis Reports”.

dana darwish play 995


In 2016, Play 99.5 brought the Grammy award-winning Enrique Iglesias to Amman.

enrique iglesias amman


Play held the craziest competition in Jordan “Live in it to Win it” where four people lived in a car for two weeks to win it.


For the FIFA World Cup in 2014, Play did a competition “What would you do to win?” and the video submissions are hilarious. See them all on the Play 99.5 YouTube channel.


The team at Play 99.5 consists of 7 people only.

play 995 amman jordan team
not pictured: Lee McGrath


Their music is based on the Top 40 Chart, that’s why their slogan is #1 Hit Music Station.

play 995 jordan hit music station


Play 99.5 reaches Palestine territories.

palestine radio 995

One thought on “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Play 99.5

  1. Their new drive back show with Dana Darweesh is amazing and chilled which helps to relax your brain after a rough day!!


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