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. He currently rocks the night time airwaves on Power 98FM.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 : 6 am – 10 am
WEEKENDS WITH MIKE
Saturdays : 5 pm - 7 pm
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.
Weekdays : 4 pm – 8 pm
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 : 4 pm – 8 pm
WEEKENDS WITH JACQUI
Saturdays : 7 pm - 9 pm
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.
POWER UP! Weekdays : 10 am – 2 pm
THE POWER SPORTS SHOW
Weekends : Saturdays, 11 am -12 pm
Jeremy Ratnam has been a local radio personality for over 20 years now, kicking off his career at Safra Radio, Power 98FM, where he managed to present on every time-belt! Jeremy was the first DJ on radio to cross-over to TV and present on TCS’ Sports City’s weekly LIVE show ‘The Big Match’ – which highlighted EPL games. He had already made his mark on TV from 1979 to 1985, Singing and Performing on the then SBC, and through the years performed in Rollin’ Good Times where he was the finalist; The FAME Awards, and was a guest on Tonight With Gurmit!
He has also 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! 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 singer, and to date, has released 3 singles from his debut album, which came out in 2000 and 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. Jeremy joined RADIO 91.3 in 2006 and immediately jumped onto host the nightly chart show, The HOT 30 Countdown and was the station’s Music Director.
After leaving Power 98FM in 2006, Jeremy went on to present on 4 other different radio stations, including being in the pioneer team in setting up a brand new radio station in Singapore in 2012.
In November 2015, Jeremy returned to the place he first started his career, at POWER 98FM, SAFRA Radio, and besides being the Music Director for the station, he is set to make a return On-Air in early 2016!
THE IMPROMPTU TWO
Weekdays : 9 pm - 12 am WEEKENDS WITH CHARMAINE
Saturdays : 9 am - 11 am
Charmaine Phua began her career in radio in 2008, and has hosted the just about every timebelt before her move to “The Impromptu Two” at 9pm.
A graduate of Sociology and Communications, she has been trained in Speech and Drama since young, and taught Drama during her under-graduate years. Having the extraordinary ability to fall asleep to the pounding sounds of trance, and known to enjoy alternative tunes too, Charmaine’s love for music across the genres and her sense of adventure fuelled the passion and desire for a career in radio.
Since joining Power 98FM, she has hosted many events – the Army Open House 2009, Get Your Sexy Back (Asia Pacific Breweries’ campaign against binge drinking), the SAFRA Bitez Club’s Food Trail, Salomon X-Trail Run 2010, Hard Rock Café’s Battle Of The Bands 2011, Mizuno Mt Faber Run 2011, RunBikeSwim Expo 2011, Sundown Marathon 2011, Mizuno Wave Run 2011 and more!
THE IMPROMPTU TWO
Weekdays : 9 pm – 12 am
POWER PARTY HITS
Saturdays : 9 pm – 12 am
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 : 8 pm - 9 pm
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
WEEKENDS WITH ADORA
Saturdays: 12pm - 5pm
In 2011, Adora Sarah landed her first #ONAIR radio show on Singapore radio. Since then, she’s the familiar voice you cruise with over weekends. Ever smiling and seeing things in a positive light, Adora enjoys travelling (with every given opportunity), music, nature and outdoor sports, occasional chic flicks and having a good time. Her belief… “Live life for the moment, because everything else is uncertain.” – Louis Tomlinson
WEEKENDS WITH CARMEN
Sundays: 2pm - 5pm
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.
WEEKENDS WITH NICK
Sundays: 11am - 2pm
As a bonafide ’90s kid who spends his days reminiscing about his childhood, Nick has dreamed of being on radio since the age of 12, when all he had to keep him company during those long nights studying were the voices of his idols over the airwaves.
As a former award-winning journalist, public relations practitioner, photographer, and videographer, he has had experience working in different corners of the media industry, while maintaining an interest in fitness, good food, and all things Liverpool FC.
The guy who spends too much time reading up on interesting but mostly useless bits of information, tune in to Nick as he does his best to help you power through your day!
THE POWER SPORTS SHOW Saturdays : 11 am - 12 pm
Close to 2 decades in the Singapore Sports Broadcasting scene, Raj Kumar has worked at Power 98FM, MediaCorp TV Sports (SportsCity) and MediaCorp Radio’s 938LIVE.
He first began his broadcast career as a rookie sports journalist in 1997. And at the turn of the millennium, he left his job as the Sports Editor and turned towards television and signed with SportsCity as a Sports Producer/Reporter. In 2002 though, he returned to Radio and joined the ranks at 938LIVE. And during his 15 years with MediaCorp, he became the ‘Sports Guru’ on Channel News Asia and also appeared LIVE in more than 300 segments on Friday mornings from 2003-2011. From 2002 – 2015, Raj also produced and presented more than 350 Sports Talkshows on Saturday mornings on 938LIVE. Also known as “The RAJMAN”, he is also the only English Radio reporter to have been sent to cover the Olympic Games on back-to-back occasions in 2008 and ’12 in Beijing & London respectively. He still remains the only reporter in MediaCorp’s history to have filed LIVE reports simultaneously from a single event, on multiple stations including Class 95, 987, Gold 90.5, Oli 96.8, 938LIVE, Radio Australia and CNA.
In 18 years as a Sports journalist, he’s interviewed more than 500 local athletes and up to 100 top international names. And from 2000-2014, “The RAJMAN” also became the unmistakable voice and the face of the Live televised S.league matches with his profiles ranging from Producer, Presenter, Pundit, Colour Commentator and Ground-Reporter.
In March 2016 though, the Liverpool FC fan returned to Radio by linking up with his former on-air partner Jeremy Ratnam, as they re-launched the “Power Sports” show – 1-hour Live talkshow on Saturday mornings on Power 98 and with its main focus on local and european football! Since the launch of the new show, they’ve interviewed the biggest and most prolific names in Singapore football during their Live talkshows. Armed with the knowledge and experience from also having worked with several PR agencies, Event Organizers, Marketing & Sales Teams, Sports-governing bodies, Athletes and Officials etc, Raj decided to embark on a new passion and adventure, when he left MediaCorp in June 2015 and launched “RAJMAN Entertainment” on Aug 9th 2015. And his sole purpose – is to create and execute projects and events which will serve to Excite and Entertain the Fans of All races, colours, creeds, beliefs and ages.