|Chinese name||丁志勇 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Dīng Zhìyǒng (Mandarin)|
18 September 1979 |
|Occupation||Assistant programme director, Y.E.S. 93.3FM
He began heading Y.E.S. 93.3FM as its Assistant Programme Director in March 2013.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Stage host
- 4 Beyond Radio
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Personal life
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and education
Teng was educated at Anderson Secondary School and joined Y.E.S. 93.3FM after finishing his O Levels. He completed a Diploma in Business Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1999. He enrolled in a part-time degree course in 2009, but announced that he was quitting school the following year. It was later confirmed that he obtained his bachelor's degree in mid-2012.
Upon completing NS, he became a full-time Radio Presenter and hosted the evening drive time show. He then hosted the morning show for two years, before being transferred to the night dedications show in early 2005.
|2002||Qing Chun Niao Wang||青春鸟王||5－8pm||Chen Liyi|
|2003||Kuai Le Qi Lai||快乐起来||7－10am||Lin Lingzhi|
|2003||Kuai Le Niao Wang||快乐鸟王||7－10am||Chen Liyi|
|2005||Xian Ge Ji Yi||弦歌寄意||9－11pm||-|
2005－ WRM Morning Show
Cruz Teng returned to the morning show by the end of 2005. He repeatedly mentioned that he was unable to adjust to the demands on the morning shift. The six-month period in the dedication show finally made him appreciate the morning programme.
The morning show was relaunched in September 2005, and a new era began as "WRM" (就是万人迷, translated at "That's a total stunner!") became the most listened to morning show across all stations and languages in Singapore.
Cruz Teng has remained as the constant anchor of the morning show. He has had six partners on the show.
- 2005 - Lin Lingzhi
- 2006 - Lin Lingzhi & Wuxu Mali
- 2007 - Cai Weibin
- 2007 - Lin Peifen & Chen Aiwei
- 2008 - Lin Peifen
- 2009–2012 - Xiao Jiahui
- 2012–2013 - Lin Peifen & Chen Aiwei
Long Hu Bang- Top 20 Chart Show
It was announced in Aug 2012 that Cruz Teng will stop hosting the show from Sep 2012.
It was announced in Feb 2013 that Cruz Teng would bid farewell to his listeners after ten years on the morning show. He would be appointed Assistant Programme Director to take over Foong Wai See who moved to head Love 97.2FM, which was another station in the Mediacorp group. The announcement surprised many, and saw listeners leaving messages on the station's Facebook page and his personal blog. 
From an early stage in his career, Teng was picked to host several large scale award ceremonies. He has since hosted the Global Chinese Music Awards Ceremony in Shanghai, Taipei, Beijing and Singapore. He has also been hosting the Singapore Hit Awards Ceremony since 2005.
Teng became the first male celebrity spokesperson for beauty chain, Bioskin in 2008. He was featured in the television commercials and print advertisements for the brand. A year later, he was the spokesperson for Singtel AMPED, a digital music download service.
Despite being one of the prominent names in the radio industry, Teng has shied away from television and chose not to follow colleagues Dennis Chew and Dasmond Koh, both of whom have successfully ventured in television. Apart from a few guest stints in television game shows, he has never hosted nor starred in a TV show, unlike most of his counterparts. His only appearance in a drama series was in the second season of Channel U drama series Perfect Cut in which he made a cameo appearance as the brother of Michelle Tay's character. He was also appeared in several television game shows, twice emerging winner in intellectual Q&A format shows.
Cruz Teng was one of the supporting actors in Resonance, a Chinese theatre production commissioned for MediaCorp Radio's 75th anniversary. He was cast as a comedic radio presenter in the 1980s. He later appeared in the final scene in the 2000s as a middle-aged man.
Cruz Teng has publicly declined movie opportunities. He announced on his blog that he declined a role in Da Xi Shi, starring Fann Wong and Christopher Lee. A few years later in 2012, Jack Neo expressed interest in casting Cruz Teng for his new movie project but Teng declined, citing a lack of interest in acting.
Awards and nominations
Teng was nominated for five awards at the Golden Microphone Awards in 2004. He did not win any awards and expressed his disappointment in a newspaper interview. A few months later, the Singapore Hit Awards was created. Teng refused to do any promotion, but won "Most Friendly DJ". He won "Most Popular DJ" a year later, and has since continued to hold on to the title. During this period, the Chinese media in Singapore and Johor Bahru began to refer him as "No 1 Big Brother".
|2011||Singapore Radio Awards||Most Popular Radio Personality||Nominated|
|2010||Singapore Blog Awards||Best Local Celebrity Blog||Nominated|
|2010||Singapore Radio Awards||Most Popular Radio Personality||Won|
|2010||Singapore Entertainment Awards||Best Male DJ||Nominated|
|2010||Singapore Entertainment Awards||Best Radio Show||Nominated|
|2009||Asia Pacific Blog Awards||Best Celebrity Blog||Nominated|
|2008||Asia Pacific Radio Awards||Best Radio Drama||Nominated|
|2007||Singapore Radio Awards||Most Popular Radio Personality||Won|
|2006||Singapore Radio Awards||Most Popular Radio Personality||Won|
|2005||Singapore Radio Awards||Most Popular Radio Personality||Won|
|2004||Singapore Radio Awards||Friendliest Radio Personality||Won|
|2004||Golden Microphone Awards||Best Radio Host||Nominated|
|2002||Golden Microphone Awards||Best Radio Host||Nominated|
Teng was one of the earliest DJs to begin a blog. He was nominated for Best Celebrity Blog at the 1st Nuffnang Regional Blog Awards in 2009, Best Radio Personality Blog at the Singapore Radio Awards in 2010  and Best Local Celebrity Blog at the omy Blog Awards 2010.
In 2007, Teng fell into a drain and broke five bones in his left foot. He was admitted to hospital and did a surgery the following day. A week later, fellow DJ Dennis Chew also met with an accident. He fell off a bicycle and fractured his arm and suffered other injuries on his face and legs.
Record company ban
After the Singapore Hit Awards in 2007, Cruz Teng allegedly declared online that he was banning a certain record label in Singapore. He said that he would not be playing any songs from the company for the next six months. The reporter understood that Cruz Teng encountered a particularly rude and uncooperative record executive, and whose label publicly attacked the Singapore Hit Awards, accusing it of not being transparent. Cruz Teng never clarified the incident publicly. The radio station also refused to issue any statements.
Rivalry with Dennis Chew
Teng was reportedly involved in a long standing feud with fellow veteran radio DJ Dennis Chew. In 2008, Chew was transferred to host the graveyard shift, which had the lowest number of listeners in the entire lineup. Cruz Teng, meanwhile, continued to host the highest rated morning show. This was interpreted as a tactic to boost Cruz Teng's popularity, while undermining Dennis Chew's standing in the station. Cruz Teng declared online that "人不是我杀的。不要什么都算在我头上". It is literally translated as "I'm not the culprit. Don't shift the blame on me."
In March 2010, Teng and Chew were named winners at the Singapore Radio Awards. Cruz Teng, as the incumbent for the "Most Popular DJ Award" retained his title for the 4th time, while Dennis Chew won "Media Choice Award" for the 2nd time. The press published photos of them hugging and congratulating each other. This was perceived to be a stunt to clear the tension between them.
In Feb 2013, it was announced that both Teng and Chew would cease to be the headlines of 93.3FM. Cruz Teng would take on a management role, while Dennis Chew was transferred to 97.2FM as a DJ. Responding to rumours that he was responsible for transferring Chew away, Teng responded in a media interview he had nothing to do with his long-time rival leaving the station. In any case, the rivalry ended there. 
Teng celebrated his 30th birthday in 2009, and held a party at the Singapore Turf Club. When interviewed by Xin Ming Ri Bao, Cruz Teng said that he blew a month's salary on the event. Netizens blasted this move as an excessively extravagant move. Teng later clarified that he had asked guests to make donations to charity.
Teng was on leave for 30 days in August 2010. When contacted by Lian He Wan Bao, he insisted that he only wanted a break, and there were not any hidden reasons. The morning shift was substituted with Dennis Chew during this period. A few days later, an anonymous reader left a comment on Teng's blog saying that he/she enjoyed listening to Dennis Chew more than Cruz Teng. Teng simply replied that he "was glad to know that the listener was finally enjoying the show". This led to another online verbal war between fans of the two camps.
- "Cruz Teng bids farewell to 10-year morning show". XinMSN. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
-  Singapore Radio Awards 2010 Singapore Radio Awards 2010
-  Official Bio on MediaCorp
- "I’m quitting school. | :: WOOHOO ::". Cruzteng.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "The final lap | :: WOOHOO ::". Cruzteng.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- 娱乐. "就是万人迷 - Y.E.S. 93.3FM尽在xinmsn". Entertainment.xin.msn.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
-  Entries on Morning Show
-  Jiahui gives her most precious to Cruz Video interview
- "Cruz Teng bids farewell to 10-year morning show - xinmsn Entertainment". Entertainment.xin.msn.com. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- ":: Woohoo ::". Cruzteng.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "Bio Skin® | Performance, Preventative and Post-Injury Bracing". Bioskin.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- [October 2008, TODAY, Mediacorp]
- [October 2004, Channel 8, Mediacorp]
- [March 2005, Channel 8, Mediacorp]
- December 2007, Channel News Asia, Mediacorp
- December 2011, Channel News Asia, Mediacorp
- [October 2006, cruzteng.com]
- [June 2012, omy, SPH]
- June 2004, TODAY, Mediacorp
- November 2008, Sin Chew Daily, Malaysia
-  电台1003“不给一口叮！” 蝉联最佳电台节目 - OMY 09/03/2010
- "First One | :: WOOHOO ::". Cruzteng.com. 2004-11-25. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
-  Nuffnang Blog Awards
-  Singapore Radio Awards
-  omy Blog Awards
- May 2010, Lian He Wan Bao, Singapore Press Holdings
- May 2010, Channel News Asia, Mediacorp
- May 2010, Shin Min Daily News
- May 2010, The New Paper, Singapore Press Holdings
- May 2010, I Weekly, Mediacorp
- November 2007, Lianhe Wanbao, Singapore Press Holdings
- January 2008, www.omy.sg, Singapore Press Holdings
-  周崇庆疑年纪大 被调主持深夜节目 13/03/2009 OMY
-  Dennis and Cruz end their feud at the SRA, March 2010, xinmsn.com
- September 2009, Xin Ming Ri Bao, Singapore Press Holdings
- [August 2010, Lian He Wan Bao, Singapore Press Holdings]
-  丁志勇被嗆自滿 聽眾喜歡周崇慶 08/08/2010 Sin Chew Daily
- August 2010, Xin Ming Ri Bao, Singapore Press Holdings
|Singapore Radio Awards Most Friendly DJ
|Singapore Radio Awards Most Popular DJ
- Profile on xinmsn