Let’s Take a Look at Some K-Idol Groups as Radio DJs, Here!
K-pop idols are always performers who have a lot of talent, whether you’re talking about singing, dancing, modelling, or even broadcasting a radio show, as well! Some K-Pop idols are also getting to experience being radio show DJs, and they are becoming audience favorites. Through this article, Channel Korea will explain the details about that, so stay tuned!
Basically, these K-Pop idols have been chosen to be DJs for certain radio shows. They broadcast various famous radio shows, each with their own concepts. Even though there are other K-Pop idols who became DJs that we’re not going to talk about, here are some of people’s favorites!
MBC ShimShimTapa with Super Junior’s Shin-dong
Let’s start with Super Junior’s Shindong, while he was involved with MBC’s ShimShimTapa! Through that appearance, Shindong was turning into a DJ! Shindong has started his DJ career on ShimShimTapa in April 2008. For the ShimShimTapa name, its English translation is “Stop the boring time.”
Just like the program’s name, ShimShimTapa has a concept of being a Radio Show to ‘wipe’ the boring time out with small talk or discussion, which is led by Super Junior’s Shindong as a DJ. Not only that, Shindong also invited some guest stars to playing certain games with him in order to “stop the boring time”!
Since there have been a lot of special guest stars who have visited MBC ShimShimTapa, one of the favorite special guest stars was Super Junior M! That episode also marked Shindong’s 6th anniversary as ShimShimTapa‘s DJ. The Super Junior M members came and played some games along with Shindong!
For one of the memorable moments during MBC ShimShimTapa with Super Junior’s Shindong, it was when Super Junior was becoming the guest star! Even though Super Junior’s sub-unit, Super Junior M, once appeared as the guest, it still felt different because Shindong was one of the Super Junior members! At that time, Shindong jokingly said that Super Junior was famously known for having fun and making some noise, as well!
You can watch some of the ShimShimTapa episodes on YouTube! Unfortunately, after 6 years being the show’s DJ, Shindong stepped down from ShimShimTapa in 2014 due to his needing to fulfill his military enlistment. He was replaced by the male singer Jung Joon-young.
KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio
There’s also KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio, which was broadcast by Super Junior’s members! KBS Kiss Radio had the concept of focusing the content with K-Pop music mostly, and they also brought several famous K-Pop idols as their hosts. Super Junior were some of the hosts.
Even though all of the members were on the show, Lee-teuk, Eun-hyuk, Ryeo-wook, Yesung, and Sung-min were mostly seen as the DJs. The show was broadcast for almost ten years. It became extremely popular since it was the longest-running radio show broadcast by K-Pop idols!
One of the special guest stars on the show was EXO, an event which was EXO’s first time appearance on the radio show with the group’s full membership! During that episode, EXO-K and EXO-M members were gathering together. All of the EXO members and the DJs spent a lot of happy time during the show, while they talked about EXO’s current activities at the time, and their new albums. Then they did a mission, or a game, together!
For the memorable moments during KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio, one of them was about Super Junior’s Ryeowook and EXO’s D.O! On the same episode where EXO visited the show, Ryeowook and D.O sang a duet. Since both of them were famously known with their great vocal skills, they gave a great performance of Missing You by Fly To The Sky.
Not only that, both Ryeowook and D.O were getting emotional within their singing performance. It made the other EXO members shed a few tears due to the touching moment!
Meanwhile, KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio could be heard from a live streaming broadcast!
SBS YoungStreet Radio with Super Junior’s Heechul
Super Junior’s Heechul also used to be famously known as the DJ for SBS Kim Heechul’s YoungStreet Radio! He broadcasted the show for a year and three months, from 2010 until 2011. Even though Heechul’s DJ era passed since a couple years ago, his appearance through SBS YoungStreet Radio has become one of the most favorite among K-Pop idols!
Previously, Heechul also appeared as a DJ in 200,6 along with Park Hee-von, through Young Street Radio, then, several years later, he came back to the show with his own radio show! Since SBS Kim Heechul’s YoungStreet Radio was a part of SBS Power FM, then the show could be heard through the syndication with local Korean FM stations, such as HLDG-FM in Busan, HLDE-FM in Daegu, and many more.
Basically, the Radio Show concept was kind of the K-Pop music radio station. Heechul also talked about a lot of things that related to K-Pop idols, and also he was visited by various K-Pop idols as guest stars on his show. One of the memorable moments from Heechul’s appearance as a DJ, which also becoming his fans’ favorite on SBS Kim Heechul’s YoungStreet Radio, was when the SoccerChul appeared!
During his broadcasting session, Heechul was suddenly playing soccer! Wearing his own jersey, he was playing around and doing some soccer techniques, as well. During that episode, Heechul talked about Korean soccer, which also made him play the game at that time. That’s why his fans were called him as SoccerChul, for his soccer appearance in that radio show!
And also, there’s one of the special guest in SBS Kim Heechul’s YoungStreet Radio, it was 4Minute! Even though they’re also K-Pop idols who became the guest stars on that show, 4Minute’s appearance gained attention since they were joking around along with Heechul!
When the 4Minute members came to the show, all of them were simultaneously bowing to Heechul, since he was known as the senior singer in the world of K-Pop idols at that time. Not only that, the group also jokingly said that their first impression toward Heechul was full of fear! Then Heechul replied to the joke by posing in front of camera with his two sides: Angelic Heechul and Devilish Heechul!
MBC Jong-hyun Blue Night Radio
There’s also Kim Jong-hyun as one of the favorite K-Pop idols’ DJ session! He appeared as a DJ through MBC Jong-hyun Blue Night Radio, broadcasting the show for just over three years. He was the DJ from February 2014 until April 2017. During his performance as a DJ, Jong-hyun was famously known for his sincerity while he communicated with his listeners!
Basically, MBC Jong-hyun Blue Night Radio consisted of music-related content. No wonder, the reason why MBC has choosen Jong-hyun to be a DJ in MBC Blue Night Radio was because of Jong-hyun’s dedication and passion for music. During his performance as the DJ, Jong-hyun was often revealed that he loved the radio show, and loved to talk about music!
One of the memorable moments from the show was when SHINee’s Minho suddenly surprised Jong-hyun by visiting him on the last day of his broadcast of the show! While Jong-hyun was broadcasting the show, Minho came to him and hugged him tightly. Not only that, the moment made Jong-hyun burst into tears!
Minho also explained that since it was Jong-hyun’s last broadcast, and he has been received a lot of letters and gifts, he decided to gave him a pack of tissue as a gift instead. It was a soft tissue, because Jong-hyun’s skin was precious according to Minho’s statement. Then Jong-hyun burst into laughter while he wiped off his tears with the tissue.
One of the special guest stars in MBC Jong-hyun Blue Night Radio was Red Velvet, which is also Jong-hyun’s junior group in SM Entertainment! Even though Red Velvet’s Joy didn’t make an appearance at that time, the rest of the members happily appeared together along with Jong-hyun on the show.
Jong-hyun and Red Velvet talked about a lot of things, such as what Red Velvet was doing while the midnight, how they’d spent their days, and much more! Not only that, they also spent two hours broadcasting the show while listening to music and joking around together!
The broadcasts could be heard through MBC Mini app, as well.