Can you handle the new Power 98 EXperience? Starting today, every weekday from 5pm to 8pm, tune in to Power 98 for The Ex-Factor. Listen as ex-lovers DJ Mister Young and Jacqui T. host the evening drive time show, and expect lots of sarcasm, bitch slaps on air juxtapose with pockets of charming moments and lots of laughter in this first of this kind radio show in Singapore.
Radio has always been an integrated part of my life since the high school days. So imagine my excitement and glee when I received the invitation for a backstage tour of Power 98 studio and a chance to meet the voices behind one of my favorite radio stations, that spins music from the 90s and latest hits.
The Ex-Factor is the first radio show of it’s kind in Singapore. Honestly, the programme director must have gone nuts to put two ex-es together on the evening show. Oh wait, the programme director may have been one of the ex-es, Mister Young himself!
Mister Young (the weirdo who uses this pseudonym) is the Power 98’s Assistant Programme Director and on-air talent will be hosting the new evening prime time with his former lover, Jacqui T. Once romantically involved, they will now be hosting a juicy, no-holds-barred show set to rock the airwaves of our island.
That afternoon, we had an “intimate time” with the DJs, starting off with a game of ‘guessing your partner’s correct answer’. Each blogger got a chance to ask the DJ a question about his/her partner and he/she has to guess the correct answer from the partner. Eventually it was a tie between the two ex-es, and we proceed to the recording room to create our own sound clips.
Jacqui has been in the entertainment industry since 2006. Started out with a one-week stint on radio as Ms Personality from The New Paper New Face Contest, and moved on to host 987FM’s flagship show ‘Say It With Music’.
Mister Young is a veteran on-air talent with 11 years of experience entertaining folks through radio shows. He currently wears two hats at Power 98, one as a DJ and the other as the Assistant Programme Director.
“It’s must hear radio as the chemistry is definitely there but so is the drama! I think it’ll be interesting because we can’t bullsh*t with each other. It will be us at our most raw and unfiltered,” quips Mister Young. “This is definitely a show where sparks will fly!’
It was certainly a fun-filled afternoon with the two DJs and blogger pals Damien Wong (Uncle Teh Peng), Gin Wong, Kenny Tang, Andrea Chong and Jemimah (from That F Word) and Benita from Time Out magazine.
The Ex-Factor premieres on 10 June 2013, weekdays 5-8pm only on Power 98FM. Live streaming available at www.power98.com.sg