An instantly recognizable face on the local events stage and perhaps the loudest voice on air, JK has earned a reputation for being one of the most energetic radio jocks in recent years. As one of The Straits Times’ “DJs under 30 to look out for”, JK’s exuberant personality and humour has been a mainstay in local radio since 2010.
In his time at Power 98FM, JK has spearheaded many campaigns for a variety of clients including Ben & Jerry’s, Clear Men, Red Bull, and Nestle. Particularly, project “Operation Command & Deliver” (targeted at National Servicemen) for SingTel, won a Singapore Media Award for “Best Use of Radio”. This helped SingTel garner a 30% increase in Youth Plan Signups.
Experienced and excellent in interviews, JK has hosted stars like Mel B of the Spice Girls, Andy Cole & Denis Irwin of Manchester United, F1 legend Mark Webber, Olympic champion Allyson Felix, as well as YouTube stars like Bethany “MacBarbie” Mota, David Choi and Tosh Zhang.
JK is also particularly well known for hosting races. These include Nike’s We Run SG, the 2XU Compression Run, The SAFRA Singapore Bay Run, and many more. His hosting repertoire stretches from intimate to large-scale events, with clients like MINI, Exxon Mobil, SONY, American Express, NIKE, Reebok, Real Estate World Asia, LG Electronics and MINDEF.
JK is an alumnus of the University of Western Australia, and was the face for their UWA Open Day campaign in Singapore. He is also a massive football fan with a passion for sports, and dreams of being a football commentator one day. JK is engaged and hopes to acquire his dream flat at McNair Road, with a MINI Cooper, 2 beagles, and 3 kids.
THE POWER BREAKFAST SHOW
Weekdays : 6am – 10am
Michael’s love affair with radio began when he inherited his first hi-fi set at the age of 13. Tuning in to Power 98FM and making his first radio dedication later that night, Michael then made a promise to himself that he’d grow up to make everyone feel just as special as he did.
Armed with a mass communication major, Michael began his radio career with Radio Singapore International (RSI)– producing and presenting news and current affairs programmes for the nation’s only international radio station modeled after the UK’s BBC network. He also produced programmes and hosted a current affairs talk show on RSI’s compatriot station 93.8 Live. Answering a heartfelt call to join the world of music and entertainment, Michael then joined Power 98FM as a DJ – co-hosting the evening drive-time slot for a short time before helming a Saturday show while pursuing his studies.
Deciding to take a break so he could do a 360 and try something completely different, Michael took the skies as a flight steward with Singapore Airlines. His travels took him across major continents – where he got to speak different languages, meet people of every race and background and learn what it means to be kind and decent in a world shared by 6 billion people.
But globe-trotting adventures only go so far – and it wasn’t long before Michael realized that the only thing that would make him happy would be a long-awaited return to his one true love – radio. When he’s not busy with real life, Michael enjoys shooting the breeze with his best friends, racking up honour kills in World of Warcraft and playing in his little corner of the sandbox.
Kimberly Anne Tan
THE POWER BREAKFAST SHOW
Weekdays : 6am – 10am
At 22, Kimberly Anne Tan already has over 7 years of hosting experience under her belt. After coming in 3rd place in a prestigious national radio competition at the age of 18, Kim’s radio career kicked off as the youngest on-air talent at her previous station. Within the span of a few years, her drive, natural knack for public speaking landed her a spot on one of the country’s most popular English morning shows, all before stepping into University.
Even during her university days, Kim continued to fuel her passion for radio and hosting – she is the proud winner of Singapore Management University’s Voice Personality Hunt 2015, an emcee talent search involving high profile local judges from the radio and emceeing industries.
A versatile host, Kim is comfortable with a variety of event types and aims to ensure that at every event, she gives her audience a reason sit up and listen. Her regular lifestyle clients include well-known brands such as WingTai Asia (TOPSHOP/TOPMAN, i.t. Singapore), Timberland Singapore and Cycle & Carriage (KIA). No stranger to the world of sports hosting, Kim was a volunteer host under the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) in 2012 for the Singapore National Games. She later revisited her working relationship with the SSC as an official sports commentator for the 2015 ASEAN Para Games. Her formal D&D hosting experience includes hosting for officer commissioning balls under the Singapore Armed Forces.
Kim is a rising talent within the voiceover industry, with projects under her belt ranging from features in local movies (Ken Kwek’s Unlucky Plaza) to film animation projects based in Sweden. Commercially, her voice has been used for recognisable projects such as Lazada’s Great Singapore Sale advertisements – she is also the voice behind River Safari’s mascot on its official app! Her corporate voiceover projects include instructional videos for the government bodies such as the MOE and the LTA.
When she’s not entertaining crowds or amusing radio listeners with her offkilter sense of humour, Kim can be found writing, bopping along to rock and hip-hop or cowering under the sheets after a day spent on too many horror movies and games.
POWER UP! Weekdays : 10am – 2pm
THE POWER SPORTS SHOW Weekends : Saturdays, 11 am -12 pm
Jeremy Ratnam has been a local radio personality for over 22 years now. He kicked off his career at Safra Radio’s Power 98FM, where he managed to present on every time-belt! Jeremy is the first Radio DJ to cross-over to TV and present on the then TCS’ Sports City’s weekly LIVE show ‘The Big Match’ – which highlighted EPL games. However, Jeremy had already made his mark on TV from 1979 to 1985, singing and performing on the then SBC, and through the next few years performed on Rollin’ Good Times where he was the finalist; The FAME Awards, and was a guest on Tonight With Gurmit!
Jeremy Ratnam has emceed at countless of events; from Dn’D’s to NDPs, the Millennium Swing, the much anticipated Toy, Games & Comic Convention and even to events outside of Singapore! Jeremy has also given talks at numerous institutions not just about Radio and Presentation Skills but also on his first love as well, Astronomy! He is also a student coach and instructor for Singapore Polytechnic’s Student Comperes and his voice is heard right across the globe, from TV Commercials, Radio ads to In-flight programs and is also the main Voice-Over on Sentosa Island, covering up-to-date news and exciting information on Sentosa’s attractions, tram rides, bus rides, and even Welcome Messages to Security and Emergency announcements. Jeremy is also a recording artiste, and to date, has released 3 singles from his self-titled debut album, which came out in 2000, plus a special Christmas single titled “Christmas Eve” found on the Home-grown Christmas List album in 2005. He is also an artist, graduating from NAFA. Within the last 22 years, Jeremy Ratnam has gone on to venture into 3 other radio stations and was part of the pioneer batch in setting up a brand new radio station 2012.
In November 2015, Jeremy returned to the place he first started his career, at POWER 98FM, now under So Drama! Entertainment. And besides being the Music Director for the station, he is currently the host of POWER UP, a weekday lunch time show from 10am to 2pm that’s filled with requests and dedications from fans; and a whole slew of interviews from local and international celebrities, who never fail to take up the #PowerUpChallenge! Jeremy also co-hosts a weekend sports show, POWER SPORTS between 11am to 12noon on Saturdays.
POWER UP! Weekdays : 10am – 2pm
Carmen is a petite and bubbly girl, the girl-next-door that you can hang out with to have a cup of tea with. She loves singing, dancing (especially when nobody’s watching) and writing her own music. Not one to shy away from a good challenge, she loves planning her solo adventures outside of Singapore to experience new cultures. Carmen best enjoys her free time, hanging out with her loved ones and eating good food. Unafraid to laugh at herself, and fully self-aware that she is mistake-prone from time to time, she goes through life with an easy-going attitude, and with an even heartier laugh.
Weekdays : 4pm – 8pm
Young, or Mister Young (and Young isn’t even his surname… what kind of weirdo adds a title to their name like that?!) could very well be the type of guy you want take home to meet your parents… until he opens his mouth.
Quirky, flippant, or just plain weird… call it what you want, he’s been bringing his left-of-centre humor to radio for almost 15 years. He’s done everything from morning shows, to graveyard shifts. And the scary part? He’s only just getting started.
He currently wears two hats- drive time DJ & and Assistant Programme Director on Power 98FM.
Mister Young’s no stranger to live hosting as well, having hosted a wide range of events, including road-shows, artist press conferences, as well as year end countdowns. Listen carefully and you might just recognize his voice on a myriad of TV and radio commercials as well. As a highly sought after voice-over talent, his voice has been used in commercials for a wide variety of clients, over many product types, including Audiohouse, Courts, Singtel, MDIS, MOM, Slumberland… just to name a few.
When he’s not thinking about radio, Mister Young juggles being an MMA enthusiast (he throws a mean right uppercut!), a comic book aficionado, a tech gadget freak (iMad!), and a video game junkie.
Weekdays : 4pm – 8pm
Jacqui first entered the entertainment industry in 2006 when she won a one week stint on radio from The New Paper New Face Contest: Ms Personality, after which she signed up for a radio course at MediaCorp when the VP of English Programming picked up on her talent & hired her for 987FM.
She has also done a series of commercials for McDonalds, computer & electronics products and television commercials for brands like McDonalds, Canon & Nike. She’s hosted press conferences for the likes of Maroon 5, Lawson & FUN, & interviewed artists like Flo Rida, David Archuletta, Rihanna, Lawson, One Direction & Justin Bieber, to name a few. She has also hosted events for brand names such as Lancôme, Toni & Guy, Jay Gee Group (Levis, Denizen, etc).
Besides being an on-air and on-site host, Jacqui has also been on Okto & Channel 5. She was also the first Roxy Girl back in 2001, on the cover of FHM in 2011 & has been featured in several publications over the years including The Straits Times & 8 Days. Jacqui first started out hosting 987fm’s flagship show ‘Say It With Music’ & has had radio as her passion ever since.
UP ALL NIGHT
Weekdays : 9pm – 12am
Darryl Ian Koshy also known as Dee Kosh has been reigning as one of Singapore’s most loved and viewed YouTube personalities since 2010.
With over 172,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and more than 11 million views to date, 88,000 followers on Twitter and 109,000 followers on Facebook.
He has rubbed shoulders with the biggest stars in the industry, from One Direction to Big Bang to hosting the FHM Model search of 2013. Dee Kosh – a force to be reckoned with!
OWN TIME OWN TARGET Weekdays : 8pm - 9pm
BENJAMIN “MR MIYAGI” LEE
Benjamin started a blog (miyagi.sg) in 2004 which became incredibly popular. He was then asked to write podcasts, radio and video commercials, theatre productions and a comic book.
More famously known as “Mr Miyagi”, he is responsible for some of the nonsense spoken by some of the best comedians in Singapore like Hossan Leong, Kumar, Judee Tan, Pat Mok, Suhaimi Yusof, Mark Lee & Gurmit Singh, for shows performed ‘live’ at the Esplanade and Drama Centre theatres.
Benjamin also wrote the best-selling comic book commemorating 40 years of National Service, “In My Time” (Marshall Cavendish 2007), a pictorial chronicle about his days in NS, and absolutely loves telling Army stories, whether it’s his own or someone else’s.
He can be found lurking on Twitter @miyagi, and Facebook at fb.com/miyagisg