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An­Son Kow, who has been in the Chi­nese ra­dio in­dus­try for over seven years be­fore tak­ing a five-month break, re­turns to 988, join­ing Chan Fong and Sam on Morn­ing Up.

“I feel hon­oured to be given the op­por­tu­nity to co-host Morn­ing Up with Chan Fong and Sam. They have years of ex­pe­ri­ence and flair in ap­proach­ing the break­fast show topics, which I can learn from. I am glad to take up this chal­lenge,” says Kow.

He was dis­cov­ered by 988 in a ra­dio con­test to men­tor young ra­dio an­nounc­ers, back in 2007. Al­though he was new to the in­dus­try, Kow was given the op­por­tu­nity to host var­i­ous pro­grammes.

“He has the ex­pe­ri­ence, ex­po­sure and tal­ent that would ap­peal to our lis­ten­ers and 988 is glad that most of our lis­ten­ers are thrilled to see his re­turn,” says 988 se­nior pro­gramme di­rec­tor Lim Tock Peng.

Kow took a short break from ra­dio to do a lan­guage course in Spain in 2013. How­ever, he was still very much con­nected to the in­dus­try through so­cial me­dia.

“Pas­sion is the rea­son that brought me back to 988. I have al­ways been pas­sion­ate about ra­dio. In fact, dur­ing my stay in Spain, I con­tin­ued lis­ten­ing to 988 online. I have never been dis­con­nected from the in­dus­try,” says Kow.

Kow will re­place Athena, who co-hosted Morn­ing Up. with Chan Fong and Sam for three years. now, Athena co-hosts Mu­sic Gets Crazy with Hau Min on week­days from 12.30pm to 4pm.

“Host­ing Mu­sic Gets Crazy is in­deed a chal­lenge. I have sort of be­come fa­mil­iar with heavy topics af­ter host­ing Morn­ing Up. now, I will need to adapt to the mu­sic scene on Mu­sic Gets Crazy,” says Athena.

Lis­ten­ers can tune in to Kow on Morn­ing Up start­ing to­day from 6am to 10am.

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