Glenn Ong

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Glenn Ong
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Glenn Ong at the Circle Line Stage 1 & 2 Open House.
Native name 王书佳
Birth name Glenn Francis Ong Su Kar
Born (1970-06-22) 22 June 1970 (age 48)
Singapore
Alma mater Siglap Pre-University Institute
Station(s) 987FM (former)
Class 95FM (former)
Network MediaCorp Radio (former)
Station(s) One FM 91.3
Network SPH Radio
Style Disc Jockey
Country Singapore
Spouse(s)
Kate Reyes
(m. 2000; div. 2003)

Jamie Yeo
(m. 2004; div. 2009)

Jean Danker (m. 2016)

Glenn Francis Ong Su Kar (Chinese: 王书佳; pinyin: Wáng Shūjiā; born 22 June 1970) is a Singaporean DJ at SPH Radio's One FM 91.3, a Singapore English radio station, hosting the morning show with The Flying Dutchman. A radio veteran of over 20 years, Ong has been described as "foul, politically incorrect but refreshingly candid".[1]

Biography[edit]

An alumnus of St Patrick's[1] and Siglap Pre-University Institute,[2] Glenn became a full-time DJ at Perfect 10 987FM in 1993, and is also an emcee and voice-over talent for commercials. He hosted radio shows like Say It with Music, ATrax, Top 20 countdown and, in 1995, the hit late-night show called The Ego Trip,[1] which aired every weeknight from 11pm to 2 am.

It was on the Ego Trip that the characters short fart, Simone, The Godfather and the Honky Tong Man were born. He performed all of the voices and soon had a cult following. Known for his wit and mean remarks to callers, the Ego Trip became a controversial, and a much appreciated and discussed late night radio show among students studying at that time of the night.

Ong was once suspended from broadcasting for two weeks by MediaCorp after being fined by the Media Development Authority of Singapore due to inappropriate content on the show, Five Guys And A Girl which he hosted with Rod Monteiro.[1]

Glenn through the years has been involved in TV and movies, he was on Showbuzz, radio TV with Jean Danker, The Dancefloor with the Flying Dutchman, movie wise, he was the radio voice in the film The Teenage Textbook Movie.

In January 2000, Ong married Kate Reyes, another DJ; they divorced by April 2003.[3] Ong then married former FHM girl / 987FM DJ, former Star Sports personality and current Power98FM DJ Jamie Yeo in December 2004 [4] On Friday 13 February 2009, he announced on air that they had 'parted ways'. In June 2011, he announced that he was getting married to Jean Danker, another radio DJ in 2012.

Ong's fourth Jack Russell (now in Jamie's care) named Fudge, was born in 2002. On 8 December Ong announced that he was going on leave indefinitely. Then on the First Friday of the new year Mediacorp confirmed that Ong had quit with immediate effect. Five days later, Singapore-based F&B hospitality and consultancy firm CIRVIS's managing director Chris Glaessel announced in a press release that Ong was now Director of the company.

In July 2015, six months after Ong left Class 95FM, Glenn joined rival radio station, SPH Radio's One FM 91.3 in the mornings, this time alongside The Flying Dutchman, Andre Hoeden and Elliott Danker. He currently hosts 'ONE FM #1 Breakfast Show', weekday mornings from 6 to 10am.

In 16 December 2016, Glenn Ong and Jean Danker were married in a seaside solemnisation ceremony at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kim Hoh, Wong, "Ego tripped?" (15 May 2006), Straits Times
  2. ^ "The nasty king of night radio" (9 May 1999), Straits Times
  3. ^ "Kate Reyes succumbs to cancer". Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Streats, Kate Reyes, WKRZ station, facebook. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Radio DJs wed" (3 December 2004), Straits Times
  5. ^ http://www.herworld.com/weddings/real-weddings/radio-djs-glenn-ong-and-jean-danker-marry-intimate-wedding-ceremony