Give us a brief Career Synopsis:
My name is Teddy Eugene Otieno. I am a journalism student at USIU-Africa, pursuing a degree in Journalism and a minor in Marketing.
I joined campus radio in the fall of 2012 as a news anchor and thereafter hosted my show-to date. It has been a long way, but an experience worth the sacrifice.
I have done voice overs for MR & MISS USIU and CAMPUS AWARDS
What led you to a career in radio? I have been keen on what happens on radio since my childhood. I used to imitate radio presenters and most of the time read news in front of my family. This grew to a hobby and I have been here ever since.
What led you to becoming a voice artist? Well, being a voice artist is not something I had considered earlier on. I was once watching a movie with my younger sisters and the voice introducing the movie was similar to mine. They claimed I did it- and of course I laughed it off. However, I thought about it and said why not?
How would you describe your first time on air? It was intense. I remember fumbling here and there but as they say there is always a first time for everything.
What is your favorite part of the job? The thought that I am making my listeners happier every time I am on air and the numerous guests I have met as they come for interviews.
Who is your favorite air personality not on your team and why do you like them? My favorite on air personality would have to be Tim Westwood. He has grown no matter the criticism he has faced over time. The profile of his show is also highly ranked; something every budding presenter looks forward to.
What was your favorite station to listen to when you were a kid? I listened to BBC Radio with my folks but locally, I listened to Nation FM, KBC Radio English Service and many other stations.
What are you doing social media-wise? I have online presence on both Facebook and Twitter. My Facebook page TEDDY IMAN Reggae has 920 likes currently (FB personal account is TEDDY EUGENE OTIENO). I am @teddyeugene on Twitter
What music do you listen to when you're not working? I listen to all genres of music. As a presenter, it is good to have varied expertise across the board. It is very important.
Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio? When I am not on radio, I love reading a lot. Keeping myself up to date with current affairs improves my interaction ability with the audience.
Who would be a "dream guest" to have on your show? The day I will host the last guest on earth….that would be it!
What makes USIU FM unique? It allows for growth of on-air personalities as well as production enthusiasts. It is a great platform for aspiring presenters.
What advice you would give people new to radio presenting/being a voice artist? Follow your heart. A lot will come your way; but do not forget what you wanted in the first place.
The money, fame and ‘friends’ will come your way. Be very careful-but passionate about what you want to achieve.
Discipline is key; and when you get there, it is not time to announce your arrival, but time for you to put to reality all you dreamt about.
Radio Interview with UK DJ’s SILVER STAR SOUND on USIU RADIO 99.9FM
After radio Interview with UK DJ’s SILVER STAR SOUND on USIU RADIO 99.9FM