Singapore breakfast host Mike Kasem to speak at Radiodays Asia

Thursday 08 August, 2019

Mike Kasem, the son of legendary American Top 40 presenter Casey Kasem, will speak at the upcoming Radiodays Asia conference later this month.

The Gold 90.5 Singapore breakfast presenter will discuss East meets West radio formats, with his co-host Vernetta and will also talk more personally about his own journey through radio and about his famous father.


Born in Los Angeles in 1973, Kasem is the son of the late American disc jockey Casey Kasem and Linda Myers. Born into a show biz family, his sister Kerri Kasem is also radio and television personality. Casey Kasem hosted the iconic countdown show American Top 40, from the 1970s until his retirement in 2009. The syndicated show was heard in most countries of the world and was well known in Asia.

Mike Kasem started his Singapore radio career in 2011 when he joined Mediacorp Radio's Class 95FM co-hosting with Jean Danker. He later moved to Mediacorp's Gold 905FM, co-hosting the morning drive (breakfast) show with Joe Augustin and, from 2016, Vernetta Lopez.

Kasem is also a film and television actor. He was a VJ on MTV Asia from 1994 to 1999 hosting MTV's Most Wanted, among other shows, and has hosted and acted in numerous TV shows for Mediacorp’s Channel 5.  He made his film acting debut in 2014 in the feature film Afterimages, and also starred in the period drama movie 1965.


Radiodays began in Europe ten years ago and is now considered the world’s best radio conference due to its positive energy and forward-thinking approach to reinventing the radio and audio industries.

Radiodays has come to Asia at the invitation of various Asian broadcast organisations and will bring a selection of the best speakers from Radiodays Europe to this year’s inaugural event in Malaysia.


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Other new speakers include Renuka Arora Bhagat - the founder of Singapore's only Hindi radio and the first live Bollywood radio, Radio Masti 24x7 (earlier Radio Masti 96.3fm, a part of Mediacorp Expat Radio, XFM) and recipient of the Indian Women Entrepreneur Award in 2012.

Along with this Bhagat is recognized as one of the Top 50 most influential women in Singapore with the publication 'Doyenne, Voice not an echo' supported by the Government of Singapore.


Indonesia’s Kemal Mochtar is another new speaker, who started by hosting shows on Sky 101.6, Jakarta, in 2000 and has been a part of 98.7 Gen FM’s breakfast show sine 2007.  

Radiodays Asia will be held at the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, next month, on August 27 & 28

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