Cruz Teng bids farewell to 10-year morning show
Y.E.S, you heard it right. 93.3FM DJ Cruz Teng bid adieu to the listeners of his acclaimed morning show Morning Fanatics today, as he transitions into his new managerial role of Associate Programme Director at the popular radio station.
Taking over the duties and responsibilities of DJ-turned-Programme Director Foong Wai See, who has crossed over to Love 97.2FM, Cruz has been busy preparing for his new position by getting involved in numerous meetings lately.
While speaking to xinmsn in an exclusive phone interview, the 33-year-old mentioned that it is a “natural occurrence” for DJs to move on to other stations or fields, and that listeners should not expect him to remain as a “morning show host” forever.
The prominent DJ became part of the 93.3FM family in 1996 and remains as the youngest person to join the station to date. After going full-time in 2002 and taking on his first morning show in the following year, he has since become “the voice” that has accompanied thousands of listeners to work and school for nearly ten years.
He explained his reasons for leaving the number one morning show in Singapore, saying, “I feel like I’ve reached bottleneck in my DJ career in recent years and when I was given this option last year, I gladly took it up after discussions with the higher management.”
“I thought that it was time for me to try something different, to accept new challenges and to pick up new knowledge,” he continued, as he beamed about the gratification of having Morning Fanatics achieved a 20 percent rise in listenership since the program first began in 2005.
Cruz jokingly added that the listeners have already enjoyed many years of “bonus” as he had not intended to stay on for such a long time back then. However, his die-hard fans would still be able to catch his voice on air as he is slated to host a 10 to 12 noon program, starting from March 18.
Y.E.S 93.3FM DJ team in 2012