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Postby RadioBloke198 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 7:07 am

Hi guys I am a Media Student from the United Kingdom and I have recently been in contact with Mediacorp about working at 987FM in the future and they have asked for my resume and a demo tape and they seem quite serious about it.

I would love to be able to move to Singapore because it seems such a nice city and I was wondering what impressed media bosses in Singapore.

I currently have a Demo, resume and reference from the boss of a major UK radio station I have connections to. Also it would be useful if anyone knew anything no to say.

Another thing that worries me is I have read that 987FM likes American Accents and I speak with a weak East Midlands English accent also in the United Kingdom there seems to be prejudice against foreigners is the same true in Singapore?

Also I have just turned 20 and I only have a diploma and not a degree will this make me look too inexperienced.

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 8:37 am

Have you listen to 987FM radio? There are iPhone apps for you to download Singapore Radio stations. You should listen to them for at least a few days (different timing) to have a feel on what kind of radio station (topics they talk about, songs they played, etc) it is and how you can fit into their style, while still be individualistic.

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Postby katbh » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 9:42 am

And they also like a non posh english accent - midlands would be seen as cool here.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 5:22 pm

katbh wrote:And they also like a non posh english accent - midlands would be seen as cool here.

^^^^ +1

Those dreadful fake American accents that many 'DJs', 'MCs,' 'Artistes', etc. here insist on using drive me NUTS! :x :mad: Just be yourself - that would be a refreshing change on the radio here (and many other places / stations too for that matter). Just remember - the late, great John Peel started his radio career in the 60s in the States by letting a station believe that because he had a Scouse accent he was a Beatles expert. So use your voice as a distinctive feature.

Excellent advice above to listen to the station for a while over the internet, then I'd suggest you make a demo that is NOT just copying what they already do, but rather think of something different that would fit in with their overall sound / format, but that also stands out from the crowd. It doesn't have to be incredibly noisy or aggressive of course, just different in an interesting way. There is still a liking for 'British' things here (culture, iconic products, etc., not to mention the bl00dy football), so maybe you could play that up.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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Postby RadioBloke198 » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 4:18 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
katbh wrote:And they also like a non posh english accent - midlands would be seen as cool here.

^^^^ +1

Those dreadful fake American accents that many 'DJs', 'MCs,' 'Artistes', etc. here insist on using drive me NUTS! :x :mad: Just be yourself - that would be a refreshing change on the radio here (and many other places / stations too for that matter). Just remember - the late, great John Peel started his radio career in the 60s in the States by letting a station believe that because he had a Scouse accent he was a Beatles expert. So use your voice as a distinctive feature.

Excellent advice above to listen to the station for a while over the internet, then I'd suggest you make a demo that is NOT just copying what they already do, but rather think of something different that would fit in with their overall sound / format, but that also stands out from the crowd. It doesn't have to be incredibly noisy or aggressive of course, just different in an interesting way. There is still a liking for 'British' things here (culture, iconic products, etc., not to mention the bl00dy football), so maybe you could play that up.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.


Cheers for that I am in the process of applying still but I hope I get is.

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:10 am

im surprised they like american accents for radio?? i thought they are using the british english... and be ready for your jokes to go over their heads. they don't get american humor.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:21 am

For strange reasons, I have yet to hear anything British in Singaporean radios (so far I've listened to 98.7FM and 95FM). Cuylenberg (half Dutch, half Asian?) and Tonelli (American) are not British either.

I've always had the impression that the radio culture here is leaning heavily towards things American.

@Mi Amigo, ditto on the Union Jack, British-colonial identity and football bit, but I fail to see that being reflected in radio stations here.

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:26 am

the lynx wrote:For strange reasons, I have yet to hear anything British in Singaporean radios (so far I've listened to 98.7FM and 95FM). Cuylenberg (half Dutch, half Asian?) and Tonelli (American) are not British either.

I've always had the impression that the radio culture here is leaning heavily towards things American.

@Mi Amigo, ditto on the Union Jack, British-colonial identity and football bit, but I fail to see that being reflected in radio stations here.


I have heard one girl on the radio who has an English Accent, she did the post lunchtime show on one of the stations.

Most of the ladies on the radio here seem to have faux American accents, it just sounds really odd!
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:08 am

the lynx wrote:For strange reasons, I have yet to hear anything British in Singaporean radios (so far I've listened to 98.7FM and 95FM). Cuylenberg (half Dutch, half Asian?) and Tonelli (American) are not British either.

I've always had the impression that the radio culture here is leaning heavily towards things American.

@Mi Amigo, ditto on the Union Jack, British-colonial identity and football bit, but I fail to see that being reflected in radio stations here.


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Postby the lynx » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:14 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
the lynx wrote:For strange reasons, I have yet to hear anything British in Singaporean radios (so far I've listened to 98.7FM and 95FM). Cuylenberg (half Dutch, half Asian?) and Tonelli (American) are not British either.

I've always had the impression that the radio culture here is leaning heavily towards things American.

@Mi Amigo, ditto on the Union Jack, British-colonial identity and football bit, but I fail to see that being reflected in radio stations here.


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Hmm... will try listening to that station some time.


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