Friday, March 16, 2012

Jamie Yeo returns to the airwaves after 5-year absence

SINGAPORE: Former radio deejay Jamie Yeo will return to the airwaves soon as part of Power 98FM's massive revamp recently, after 18 years of broadcasting.

From March 19, Yeo will host a weekday breakfast program with Hubert Tang and Sonja Steinmetz on the radio station, which will also begin to feature more lifestyle content in its programmes from then on.

This is Yeo's first radio gig in five years.

"It feels like just yesterday (that I was on radio)!" gushed Yeo, in a phone interview on Friday.

"I am excited!"

Yeo expressed that her love for radio has not waned even after five years away from the radio scene.

"I love radio! I still listen to radio even though I wasn't on it, because I have so many friends in radio. I love it," said Yeo.

"I love talking to people, I like to give my two cents worth, and I think radio is a great media to be on."

As an added bonus, the breakfast show would only take up three hours each weekday, leaving the rest of the day free for her to spend time with her daughter and help her husband, Englishman Thorsten Nolte, run their communications and marketing agency Upfront Media.

The only thing about her return to radio that worries Yeo is how she will manage to wake up, haul herself to work, and do the breakfast show at the crack of dawn every day.

"It is something I feel a bit apprehensive about.

"I am always grumpy when I wake up early in the morning. I am not a morning person

," said Yeo sheepishly.

"We'll see what happens; hopefully the adrenaline rush [of going on air] will override my grumpiness. I've got my coffee mug ready. Thank god for caffeine!"

Even though the days ahead seem filled with work and groggy swigs from her coffee mug before she heads off to the studio, Yeo said she will learn to deal with it and carry on.

After all, she won't be able to work when her next baby arrives.

"One day, I might be stuck at home again, because I'll have another kid in a couple of years and that means staying home to really care for the baby again," Yeo said.

"So while I'm not [pregnant], I'll just work as hard as I can."


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Source From Channel News Asia

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