A familiar voice will soon be heard over the airwaves again, after a five-year absence from the radio industry.Yes, Singapore deejay, host and actress Jamie Yeo is part of Power 98FM’s newest line-up.In its first major revamp in 18 years, the 24-hour Safra station will be relaunched on Monday.Jamie Yeo will helm The Power Breakfast Show – on from 6am to 10am, Mondays through Fridays – along with deejays Hubert Tang and Sonja Steinmetz.
In a phone interview with my paper on Wednesday, the 34-year-old revealed that the decision to return to her radio roots took a lot of consideration.”I’ve always loved radio because it’s very fun, but now that I have a baby, she’s my first love and my priority,” Jamie Yeo said.”It was something I really had to think through and talk through with my husband.”
Jamie Yeo, a former Star Blogger with citizen-journalism website Stomp, has been married to Briton Thorsten Nolte, 36, since 2010. Their daughter, Alysia, is 15 months old.Still, the team behind Power 98′s revamp, including programme consultant Shareen Wong, managed to convince her.”I didn’t think I would be able to make it to work by 6am every day, so I asked in a very jokey, cheeky way, ‘Can I do 7am to 10am instead?,” Jamie Yeo said, laughing.
Jamie Yeo: This marriage is for keeps
“At any other station, that wouldn’t fly, but they said ‘yes’… They were very flexible and generous.”After finishing her last radio stint with MediaCorp station 98.7FM, Jamie Yeo turned to television, becoming the face of several ESPN Sports shows.Jamie Yeo left the channel to have Alysia, and co-owns marketing firm Upfront Media with Nolte, who is a Singapore permanent resident.
As for what listeners can expect from her newest venture, Jamie Yeo declined to go into too much detail.”We want to be fun, yet not inane, or slapstick… We want to be different,” she said.And does former husband, Class 95FM’s Glenn Ong, know that Jamie Yeo is making her on-air comeback?
Jamie Yeo joins new line-up of DJs on Power 98FM
Watch out radio heads, Power 98FM is undergoing a major revamp and they want to take you on an aural adventure with them!Part of their new crew will see actress and TV host Jamie Yeo returning to the airwaves, amongst other familiar faces (or voices) such as Mister Young and Hubert Tang.
Featuring a brand new modernised logo and tagline “Hear the difference”, the exciting change-up also includes a slew of new programmes, which will feature more lifestyle-centric content and contest segments that are poised to provide listeners with a brand-new level of entertainment.
Speaking to Yahoo! Singapore, Jamie Yeo was a picture of vigor and zest and enthused her return to the airwaves. “It feels great, I’m really excited about it. It feels like I’ve never left and I can’t wait to begin!”Since her departure from the radio scene in 2006, Jamie Yeo has gone on to be the face of television shows such as “Nokia Football Crazy” and “Football Extra” as well as being a mum to a baby girl with husband Thorston Nolte.
Jamie Yeo (Chinese: 杨薏琳) is a TV host, actress, radio deejay and model, known for co-hosting the ESPN/Star Sports Castrol Football Crazy and Maxis Football Extra television shows in Asia and portraying Tammy in the TV show Growing Up, arguably the role that made her famous.
Jamie Yeo was born in Singapore on April 17, 1977, studied in Fairfield Methodist Primary School and Nanyang Girls’ High School before moving to Dayton, Ohio, for four years, where her father was posted as an engineer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Jamie Yeo attended Dayton Christian High School and graduated with ‘a near 4.0 GPA’. On returning to Singapore Jamie Yeo entered Ngee Ann Polytechnic and studied mass communications, graduating in 1998. Jamie Yeo began dating DJ Glenn Ong in 2001 and the couple married in New Creation Church three years later, but separated in early 2009.
In February 2009 Jamie Yeo started dating English man Thorsten Nolte whom Jamie Yeo met at the Prodigy Concert in Singapore The NewPaper reports. Thorsten Nolte and Jamie Yeo got engaged on April 17, 2010 when Mr. Nolte asked Jamie Yeo to marry him on a trip to Tokyo, Japan (MSN Interview). The couple are now expecting their first child, a girl, and looking to get married soon (Pregnancy stories release).
From 2000 to 2006, Jamie Yeo was a full-time DJ at MediaCorp Radio’s 987FM.In 2005 Jamie Yeostarted with ESPN and became the face of shows like Nokia Football Crazy and Football Extra. In 2009 Nokia Football Crazy was renamed Castro Football Crazy due to changes in sponsorship and it went off air in 2010.
Besides football, Jamie Yeo is a blogger on a website called Stomp which is a youth portal in Singapore and Jamie Yeo is a co-owner of a company called UPFRONT MEDIA which is a marketing communications agency in Singapore.In an interview with TheSportsCampus.com Jamie Yeo shared that Jamie Yeo is a die hard Thierry Henry and Arsenal fan, and contrary to popular perception showed that Jamie Yeo is more than just a pretty face.