Calling all aspiring radio announcers!

Local Chinese language radio station 988’s Chan Fong is looking for an apprentice. If you have always wanted to be on air, then this is the perfect opportunity.

Ideally, the candidate should be articulate, engaging, and incisive. Even better, if you have an assertive nature, and are not afraid to stand up for what you believe in. And, if you already make it a point to stay up-to-date on current affairs, then you would be perfect as Chan’s apprentice.

988 stalwart Chan, who has 28 years of broadcasting experience under his belt, began his radio career with cable radio operator Rediffusion. In addition to being one of the most prominent radio personalities in Malaysia, he also runs a thriving advertising business.

Best-loved for dishing out tough love on his long-running show City Heartbeat (8pm-midnight every Friday), Chan also anchors Morning Up, 988’s breakfast show (6am-10am on weekdays).

Now, Chan wishes to share his knowledge and experience by taking on an apprentice. “This apprenticeship is my way of helping to nurture the next generation of on-air talent. The broadcasting industry is becoming more competitive, so those who want to get into it have to really be prepared.

“But, there’s only so much you can learn in the classroom and from books. Nothing beats real world tips and advice,” he explained.

Chan says his apprentice will also get to co-host Morning Up with him. “988’s Morning Up focuses on current affairs. It’s like a ‘must have breakfast’ for our listeners and that’s why they tune in without fail every day. “We work as a team across different departments to put this show together and whoever becomes my apprentice will be a part of that team.”

To be Chan’s apprentice, you have to be a Malaysian citizen, aged 21 and above. To apply, record a one-minute video in Mandarin or Cantonese of yourself “hosting” Morning Up. Email the video along with your contact details to by April 20. Shortlisted candidates will undergo another round of testing by Chan himself before he selects his apprentice.

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