He’s a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist . Soon to be , at least. Ameer always had the wildest dreams and the craziest ideas (he IS INDIAN), so it’s no wonder that you’ll soon see him on the big screen. Yep, the BIG screen. He is the future Actor/Director extraordinaire, the likes that the world has never seen. The No.1 fan of Robert Downey Jr and Cristiano Ronaldo, Ameer takes after his idols in terms of dreamy looks, a thunderous sense of humor, and an uncanny ability to get the ladies.
Ameer loves any kind of sports, relaxing, gaming, flirting, flirting, flirting (did I mention flirting?) and music. Oh sweet music. Anything Linkin Park. ANYTHING. He also doesn’t mine Imagine Dragons, 1 Direction (YES HE’S UNIQUE OKAY) and Maroon 5. He is, in SHORT, the most brilliantly amazing guy you will ever meet. Period.
Find him on Battle of The Sexes with Ysabel, Thursday 2-4pm.
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they meet someone amazing. Someone so brilliant, so talented, and so hilarious that they’ll change your life forever. Ameer, or as he’d preferred to be called, Ammzey (pronounced /æm'zi/) is not that person. But he’s a pretty cool guy. And is a little too obsessed with video games, movies and anime than he’d like to admit. But don’t let that stop you from having a crush on him.
Ammzey is a loose-cannon pseudo-hipster who’s too tall for the kid’s table. He likes to take a swim in the main stream every so often, and finds current events just right. Interests in music range from the indie-est of indie songs to the most popular in pop, and interests in everything else is about just as varied, there’s never a dull moment with this one. (He even does impressions!) Catch him every Monday 12-2pm on Heatwave Charts with Celeste and maybe you’ll get to hear his Stephen Hawking. Maybe.
Chris J Ratnam
This station needs a new hero - and we seem to have found him - in the form of the Dark Kni… Uh, I mean Chris!
Ladies & Gentlemen we have an engineer in the house! Hailing from the far reaches of the campus (i.e. School of Engineering) while pursuing Aerospace Technology, Chris has proven that engineers don’t only crunch numbers and build complicated stuff. This multi-talented child is also a sailor, photographer and foodie.
Usually found in his native habitat of fast-food joints and cafes, Chris also dreams of one day soaring the skies as a pilot. If and when you see him you’d definitely recognize him as the the tall (and botak) life of the party. With a sense of humour that would put Jerry Seinfeld to shame, be prepared to laugh till you cry. Did he also mention that since the studio is so near Splash N’ Decker, he will get a never ending supply of his favourite tuna sandwiches?
So catch him if you can every Friday 12-2pm on Geek Speak with Jonathan as he flies you to the moon to play among the stars!
Danish - known to be more commonly associated to the pastry than his actual being - is nothing short of a do-a-little-of-everything kinda guy. As an app developer, media communicator and writer, he’s a media-techie mess. At least he’s always up for making new friends, learning something new and sharing life's tips and tricks.
You can find him organising events, connecting people, or figuring out how to make the most difficult strangers talk. On the flip side, this extrovert has his own alone-time tendencies where he spends them writing, photographing or digital designing it to express his inner thoughts, feelings and perceptions about the world.
Nonetheless, music is one of his passions, even more so when evangelising our local talents, while keeping tabs on the latest and greatest in the worldwide industry today. He’ll gladly talk to you about pop, soul, EDM; you name it! Just don’t go screamo on him, it’s an acquired taste that he has yet to get used to. Spotify Show on Thursday 12-2pm is where he is to bring you his eclectic taste in music.
It has been said that Joel puts the Mass in Mass Communication. That should give you a good idea of what he looks like.
Joel thinks his true calling is comedy and proved it by winning his Secondary School’s talent competition for just that. People never believe him when he says he’s funny but he figures that it just means he’s unbelievably funny. In desperate need of a good diet plan but in more desperate need for good food, Joel is a self-proclaimed Grammar Nazi but a Dietary Democrat. After talking his way of out many situations, he realises that he loves the sound of his voice and therefore feels obligated to share it with the rest of the world.
Joel’s hobbies include flirting, getting shot down, eating to drown the pain, reading, playing the guitar, and generally being awesome in life. He listens to anything under the Sun that catches his ear. That includes Screamo, J-Rock and Justin Bieber. Wait no. Not Justin Bieber. NEVER Justin Bieber.
Joel has a problem maintaining his ego but it doesn’t matter to him because he’s amazing. His philosophy is that there are two types of people in this world. People who say they like him, and those who think it.
If the chairs over at Heatwave studios can still take his weight, Joel will be there every Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm, on ROCKOUT, helping to bounce your worries away.
Jon, a final-year Mass Communication student, recollects only snapshot glimpses of his past – white laboratory walls, fluorescent lights, bulletproof glass and strange men in hazmat suits and biohazard signs. He was the demented illegitimate lovechild of strategy and creativity.
Now neither parent admits to conceiving him, resulting in his solitary confinement within the four walls of his arch nemeses – apathy, gravity, entropy and inertia. One night, they left his cage open and he has never looked back since.
At best, he’s conscientious. At least, he’s conscious. Somewhat. To catch him, you must be fast. To find him, you must be smart. To be him, you must be kidding. When approaching him, if you’re the type to predicate your decision on who to talk to based on profile pics, great; he can be just as self-deprecatingly one-dimensional as you. If you actually bother reading all this extraneous text, great; he loves conversation. Oh, and in case you were wondering, he’s rather brilliant. But don’t tell anyone.
Heatwave will continue maintaining its namesake when you hear him breathing his brand of eccentricities on the mic every Friday from 12pm to 2pm on Geek Speak, in true arsonist fashion.
Currently pursuing a diploma in Mass Communication, Joshua has always dreamed of 2 things. Being a Radio Jock and dating Vanessa Hudgens. Although obviously deluded, a man can dream can’t he?
While people have always told him his voice can put them to sleep, he’s terribly over excitable and has a sense of humour so lame its a wonder how he is still able to walk. Apart from school, he can almost always be found curled up with his mac at some cafe sipping on a latte like a pretentious movie character. His past times include singing (horribly) in the shower and running around with his camera like a tourist.
if you were to steal his earbuds and listen in (though not advisable), you’d hear a range of music, from bands ‘you haven’t even heard off’ to EDM, except Justin Bieber. Theres no place on his playlist for that.
Come chill with him and Kim on Winddown Wedsneday every Wednesday (goes without saying :) ) from 4-6pm.
It’s Semester 2 and that means there’s a whole lot more of Joseph for you because he believes the holidays are best used restocking his inventory – his belly. With witty puns and a knack for satire, Joseph thinks that his gifts lie in his ability to take any situation and make you laugh.
As far as music goes, Joseph loves everything from artists such as Adam Lambert & Katy Perry to the much more understated Christina Perri & Sam Smith. Throw a few boy bands into the mix like One Direction and Bastille, and you’ve got his playlist in your hands.
Having hosted many events in school and in public, Joseph’s passion is to entertain the masses while watching his audiences stare blankly/in awe (delete as appropriate) as he bewilders them with jokes so lame, they lose their ability to walk.
And as long as Joseph can fit into through the door of the Heatwave studios, he’ll be there every Friday, from 2pm-4pm, on Muscle Hustle, giving you a ride on the wilder side of life.
Tong Khoon Mun
A speed addict who spends his days hurtling through roads on a bicycle at speeds in excess of 40km/h, Khoon Mun spends his rare coffee breaks between complaining (raging) about irresponsible road users, and hosting Rock Out every Wednesday 2-4pm with Joel on Radio Heatwave.
Having a temper that sets off as quickly as the revolutions of his bike wheels means frequent eruptions of road rage and also a lack of tolerance of puns, especially the extremely terrible ones by his many fellow DJs. Despite his straight line velocity on the vélo, Khoon Mun still struggles to pronounce his name on air with a quirky any-mor accent without getting his tongue in a twist.
And also despite preferring to make love to his sleek, sexy race bike, this dangerous man would also be standing beside your bed at night if you don’t tune in to his show. Beware.
Leon is a Year 2 Student, majoring in the Diploma of Early Childhood Studies. (No it isn’t a taboo- this guy really loves kids!) A socially awkward yet socially inclined individual, with nothing but loads of lame jokes and a passion for keeping his hair in shape. There would never be a gel-less moment when he’s around.
With that being said, his other talents includes, performing at bars, events and private parties. As a musician Leon goes by Li-ONN and has been invited to perform in places like the Esplanade Waterfront, Marina Bay Sands and The 2014 Singapore Arts - Nights Festival.
Being the first runner up of 987tv star didn’t hurt either. Meeting his long time radio crush Sonia Chew (which was awesome!) and under his mentor’s (Vernon. A) tutelage, Leon is hoping to inculcate his wackiness on Focal Local sharing local music goodness with Amirah and Liane every Tuesday 4-6pm.
Max likes... games. And games. And more games. He loves games so much that he generally spends his free time in school playing tabletop games in the school library’s Board Games Zone. At home, he studies (ahem, studies) and designs games. He also spends a lot of his free time at home watching anime, Thai television shows, the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, and TED-Ed, a series of educational animations.
Other than being the “studious” FMS student, Max also spends his time in school perked at the counter of the school gym. If you see him, don’t be afraid to say hi. (Or send flowers. Or chocolates. He likes chocolates.)
Though a Mass Communication student, Max’s general interest covers a broad range of topics, from theoretical mathematics and personality psychology, to social sciences and theatrical arts. His dream, he says, is to live in a house with all the game consoles in the world, a loved one, and a toy dog.
Listen to Max on Food Fighter with Stefan every Monday 4-6pm on Radio Heatwave. ;)
Mohd Faris Zlatan
Faris is a year two mass communications student who enjoys most of the beats he hears on radio, bar heavy metal. Other than listening to music, this smooth jock enjoys playing and officiating football matches, dueling a friend at Scrabble and eating nasi lemak. Faris also appreciates men’s fashion and grooming.
Faris is the livewire of every group, and only wants to share an enjoyable experience with anyone he converses with. He believes that his physical macho-ness and vast knowledge on the sporting scene makes him the "Abang Sports" in the station. Outside of sport, he strives to make positive differences in the lives of his peers, as well as his listeners everyday, no matter how small it may seem to be.
Often known as the guy who says what he means and means what he says, Faris’ determination is unparalleled once he sets his mind to completing a task. “Go je, don’t scared, no fear!”
Hear your favourite abang on air with Sathia and Joseph on Muscle Hustle, every Friday 2-4pm.
A Spa-chin-dian by trade, this sports-loving, music-raving, son-of-a Spanish-Indian dad and Chino-Chinese mum has an insatiable appetite for SPICY food. Raised as a child under the heavy influence of curry abuse and chilli padi overdose, Reuben now keenly shares his expertise on spice to anyone and everyone who has the time for a spicey chat ;)
When it comes to his taste in music, you’ll find an extremely close-knit father and son combo. He spends his nights in his cozy little room chilling to genres like Acoustic Alchemy, Special EFX, Jazz and New Age.
Having also grown accustomed to warm lights as a kid thanks to his dad, Reuben does express his distaste for white lights from time to time, much to the disapproval of his sweet and loving mum. They do however share a very similar interest, and that is the love for football, the guitar… and good old Manchester United.
Having captained his school’s basketball team in Secondary school, Reuben also appreciates a warm sense of camaraderie with the people he has known for a long while. Apart from his love to socialise, Reuben swims, gyms, and enjoys a good laugh from time to time, hoping one day to fly the skies as a cabin crew for SIA just like his dad.
Join the Indian duo Dhurrgah and Reuben every Tuesday from 12-2pm for your dose of Cinemania.
Rishiiy is his name but everyone from friends to lecturers call him rish. A year one mass communications student, he may just look like your average friendly neighbourhood indian, but he’s also a weird and funny optimist.
Rish has hosted his fair share of events in both his Secondary School and Ngee Ann Poly. Having taken part in many random competitions, he has a wide pool of knowledge in things that is somewhat useless to the field of study he is pursuing now, but can be applicable to life in general.
Oh whats playing on those headphones you ask? Well Rish listens to everything from Queen to Taylor Swift to Maroon 5 and as you may know, its kinda hard to fall asleep on the way home when the Bohemian Rhapsody is playing on full volume.
Awkward situations are rare for this one.
And if you’re looking for someone to laugh with(or at) on a Thursday afternoon, he’s gonna be hosting the Spotify Show with his awesome co-host Danish from 12-2pm.