Wednesday, July 04, 2007

New Yes FM Morning Show from July 9th onwards

Yes FM will be launching their new look morning show from July 9th onwards. The Morning Show will be from 7am to 11am. Information has not been released on who the new DJ's are. Many are looking forward to the return of Mark though.

The Yes FM Morning Show has arguably been the most popular morning among English Radio Stations in Sri Lanka.

Please keep us updated on any news regarding this new look morning show.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

That should be 11 AM... Thank you very much for all the media updates admin...

just a question any idea if the concert for diana was shown in Lanka....???

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...
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TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Anony @ 9:16:00AM

Thanks, the correction has been made.

The concert for Diana has not been shown yet on local television.

Admin

Anonymous said...

they should bring back kevin j , he rocked the boat on the evening show for the last few years !

Anonymous said...

ya , they should bring back that guy kevin jay .he was the best thing to listen to on the evening show and that movies show they had. bad move however putting that japaneese girl on that show. she is not funny and makes me not want to listen to yes fm . fix it guys ! bring back the original people !

Anonymous said...

i hate yes fm now . thank you for posting that whoever you were . they've hit rock bottom this year . they lost mark , brad stevens , and kevin j as well . they have sucky dj's left now as the powerhouse is gone now . the great voices they had have all left . and anyone who listened to the morning show when jo benzi did it whould know how boring it was . i almost crashed my car !

Anonymous said...

Where is Shaq? He is suddenly out of action. Miss listening to him on the morning show. Became such a routine for a long time and now its a bit boring and drag! Any news?

Anonymous said...

HI ADMIN

ANY IDEA IF ANY CABLE CHANNEL EVEN SHOWED THE CONCERT FOR DIANA IN LANKA... I DOUBT ANY LOCAL CHANNEL WOULD UNLESS MTV OR ART TV SHOWS IT ITS NOT LIKE RUPAVAHINI'S EVER GONNA SHOW SOMETHING LIKE THAT...

THANKS...

shaqmark said...

yesfm ratings have gone down big time.Kevin J in Australia,Brad Stevens now work @ DIALOG GSM. So I dont think they will make a comeback again. Shaq on leave.Mark Kross @ efm(www.efm.lk). Yesfm evening show host is not Japanese, she is Philipino.She is trying her best.But Sunfm evening show i.e SUNDRIVE is trying hard to make it big with Nilan & new female DJ. I listen to LITE fm.(89.2fm).they have a decent morning show called Lite cafe.They play best of yesterday & today.good mix of music.More importantly they protect the dignity of both listner & radio presenter.

shaqmark said...

yesfm new morning show will have three djs.along with shaq there will be a guy and a gal. No details were revealed about the gal, but the new guy is from litefm. At Lite, he was known as Ross. So i like to see how yesfm is going to recreate thier Morning show madness with this new RPs.

GAVIN said...

HEY ALL,

I AGREE WITH SHAQMARK ON LITE 89.2 FM'S LITE CAFE VERY COOL PRESENTATION,GREAT MUSIC PERFECT CHANNEL IN GENERAL FOR THE WHOLE DAY BE IT IN THE OFFICE,HOME OR IN THE CAR.I'VE BEEN A LITE LISTENER FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

GAVIN

Dammika said...

hi,

good choice of a radio station guys! My office is into IT, we tried so many radio stations, finally settled to Lite fm. cos their music do not disturb the work. whereas when we had Yes and Sun we were so annoyed listening to the same songs many times during the day and every day. Also i thin it can be listened by all generations, because they play a good mix

Anonymous said...

Srilakvahini TV... I know this is not this topic..

But anybody knows if Srilakvahini TV still exists?

I can find it on satellite...

Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Sri Lanka TV industry hit by penal tax

July 07, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's television industry aimed at English speakers have sought relief after a penal tax brought by Sinhala teledrama artistes threatened to put them out of business, officials said.

Media reports said last week that several television stations including the mass-market state-owned Rupavahini, ITN as well as privately owned Sirasa and Art TV had delayed the payment of the penalty after advertising revenues fell.

Media Minister Anura Yapa confirmed that a television station had asked to delay the levy due to financial difficulties.

"Recently a media firm requested us to give them some time to pay the taxes due to financial issues in their firm," Yapa told reporters.

"I then informed them to forward their request to the finance ministry."

Sri Lanka's television stations catering to the small English audiences say they are under threat due to the special levy. The industry says the jobs of about 1,250 people are now in jeopardy.

Sri Lanka brought in a controversial tax on imported television content last year in a bid to force television stations to air more than 400 locally made tele-dramas in the majority Sinhala language that were not accepted for broadcast.

It is not known whether they have now been aired, but privately-owned Sirasa TV, which makes its own dramas said at the time that most of the programs were of poor quality and they had to reject them.

There are now stiff penalties for popular Hindi programs that are dubbed in Sinhala broadcast by the Sirasa TV channel, though the penalty for English programs was reduced from the original level.

Due to opposition by Tamil parliamentarians, Tamil language programs were exempted and the tax on English programs was also reduced by President Mahinda Rajapakse following protests.

However, with a downturn in the advertising market, channels catering to the small English market, which is the first language of the country's burgher community and is also used by other ethnic groups, have run into financial difficulties.

Industry officials said a delegation met treasury officials last week, but the meeting had turned fiery with representatives of tele-drama artistes also being there.

The three English language broadcasters, MTV, ETV and Art TV have said that while mass-market channels like state-owned Rupavahini could charge 125,000 rupees for a 30 second spot advertisement, English channels could only charge about 5000 rupees.

The channels have to pay 10,000 rupees for every half hour of entertainment programs aired by them and pay a similar penalty for repeat telecasts.

An imported English film has been hit with a penalty of 25,000.

All other films especially popular Hindi films had been hit by a 200,000 penal levy.

English television stations have told the treasury the industry is now in crisis as the levies were too high compared with the market, and they have not been able to increase the rates to pass on the cost to advertisers.

The industry was also hit by a 500,000 rupee tax on imported television commercials with a large number of advertisers leaving the television industry altogether.

The current downturn in advertising spend had also generally hit television revenues.

Minister Anura Yapa says state-owned television stations have now made their dues up to date, and he has no power to give relief to stations who have requested relief.

"I have no such power to do so," he told reporters.

"Only the finance ministry can come to a final decision on this."

The government had collected 160 million rupees and the money has been put in treasury bills Yapa said while a decision is made on what to do with it.

shaqmark said...

some celebrities like Ravindra Randenniya & Sangeetha weerarathna dont want to see village youth learning English by watching these English tv channels.These rich bastards are so jealous about English programming content.They claim that they want to save sri lankan tele drama industry, and to protect it,they endorse unfair taxation on English channels.Its like taxing CNN to protect Hollywood.These stupid mother****ers force us to see low quality Teleshit, so that they can suck the glory and live comfortably and preach how good life in Sri lanka for them.As per, rest of Sri lankan youth,they are confined to 24/7 teleshit & political debates.Seriously who wants view these kind of boring programming.Not everyone can afford satelite tv.So FREE TO AIR tv channels like MTV,ETV & ARTTV bring refreshing change to our Tv,they indeed bring viewing pleasure for our mind.We have to protect these Tv channels.

Anonymous said...

I never heard Ravindra & Sangeetha are against to English programming. I know after implementing tax to imported television contened. As I know they started that kind of taxation, because of Hindi craps showing in Sirasa TV, such as Mahagedara, Praveena, etc. Its indeed a good thing to restrict those kind of low quality hindi craps, but they should have to find some other way to give relief to English programs & Tamil programs showing in English & Tamil channels,and same time they have to encourage Sri Lankan television stations to produce & promote our very own quality Sinhala programs, without showing dubbed hindi craps & re-broadcasting foriegn channels.

Anonymous said...

i was rather dissapointed at the fact that Yes Fm wasnt able to resurface there morning show. They need to understand that mark is not there anymore, and the 'Hey baby's' and shirtless jokes are not on anymore....that was all mark. I love yes fm, but sadly i too swiched after mark left like many many others. I have hope for the new show, but the level of preperation and content just didnt cut it...i would have preferred to listen to the shaq and marks morning pointless banter than this trail and error stuff. maharaja management shouldnt discredit the station by trial and error shows like this one.

isnt there any better content to talk on air than doing a voice test (hey baby) for close to an hour??

I am a shaq and mark fan...mark please come back, we need you, if not atleast get back on air, somewhere anywhere.

charith

Anonymous said...

What on earth was today's mornings show about ? This radio business has also become a case of "crossing-over" like our politicians.

So shaq's new buddy is Ross from TNL Lite and there is supposed to be a 3rd addition from August. I think Shaq & Ross sound on their own, but they dont "click" together. Surely MBC could have found someone better for Shaq, or why couldnt they let Shaq do it on his own ?

Anonymous said...

both of the above commentss i agree with, new morning show not up to standard and dj's crossing over.

Loyalty is non existant, in marks case he had been at MBC for about 7 years, he left cause he realised he had much more he could be chewing on his plate than most of the others there. Ross used to be a pretty ok presenter but now just sounds very un sure of himself.

I heard that YESFM IS BRINGING DOWN THE DOHL FOUNDATION ON THE 21ST, inside info!! So that is what the hype is all about.

The 3rd edition on the morning show is still unknown but i have a feeling it will be a girl, i also heard that a very ancient DJ called 'Angel Wild heart' or something like that might be intrested in coming back to SL?? someone related to her might have been pulling my leg?? but she has been inquisitive about a radio job from what i know.

Anyway its sad that SHAQ and the MBC team went on to dig a further hole for themselves, shaq should have mustered up the couarage and done things himself. And yes who ever wrote the posts above got one thing spot on....all the shaq and mark humour needs to go, this shows what a lasting impact the the true shirtless hero(mark) had on us and shaq.

happy radio listening, and radio people out there reading, please give us some original stuff..

shaqmark said...

Yesfm morning will never be same again.Its very hard to REPLACE Mark,so a person like ROSS has to find his own way of doing the show.I agree with the fact that Shaq and Mark dont click together.So Shaq & Mark morning show will be highlighted as one true radio show experience in history.Any attempt to recreate that magic will be a mistake.Shaq can add many co hosts to his show, but he cannot earn it again. Ross is not confident enough to challenge Shaq. In case of Mark,he didnt give a damn about Shaqs bossy talks and took the shit out of Shaq very easily.Thats why show achieved huge popularity,because it was lively and entertaining.Now it is just another morning show with shaqs boss EGO.

shaqmark said...

correction,it should be, Shaq and Ross dont click together.Not Shaq & Mark .Sorry guys

Anonymous said...

it was a better show today by shaq & Ross. Ross kida admitted that he was not ok yesterday (on air).

anyway since this is a totally different ball game altogether compared to Lite, Ross should be given time to adjust to the change.

my thinking is that time to come he will make a statement as one of the more popular presenters with the Yesfm crowd as well.

All the best Ross!!!!!

Anonymous said...

eeeww ! this ross guy sucks ! he sounds gay and talks like a child molester as well ...bring back mark !

Anonymous said...

somebody please save yes fm ! it used to be so good with dj's like rick guys , mark kross , kevin jay , brad stevens , nilan , etc...please save the station guys ! don't let your viewers tune in to sun and the other rotting stations !

Anonymous said...

Ok, ive read through this whole blog and just one thing went thru my mind... give the station a break. All you guys claim to be die hard Morning Show fans, but cant stand by its presenters thru change.

Mark has left, end of story. There is no more Shaq and Mark. Get over it already. This is Radio folks. Presenters come and go, you cant expect them to stick to the same place for decades just coz they have a good show going. Sure Shaq and Mark were something else, yes they were great together and yes we know there will probably be no other like them... hell, ppl used to say the same when Afdhel Aziz did the TNL morning show, when Tracy did it after him and when Anita did it the past few years. Same reaction when they left... no noone even remembers them. Bigger and better ppl came along and took over. Same here... give it time and things will pick up. Has Yes ever let its listeners down that way? especially on the morning show?

The Shaq and Mark era is over. Its Shaq and Ross now. I dont think they are trying to revive the show to what it was when Mark was around. The point is its a BRAND NEW SHOW now. Not a replica of the old show. Give the new guy a chance. He did brilliantly on the Lite Drive and was the voice of TNL Lite. Hes new to this show and needs time to adjust to the crazy Yes FM culture. Dont kick him before he proves himself. Its not fair that your comparing him to Mark... HES NOT MARK, HES NOT TRYING TO BE MARK AND HE MOST DEFINITLY WONT BE MARK!HE DOESNT NEED TO BE. HES GOT HIS OWN PERSONALITY AND IT'LL COME OUT IN TIME!

If your such avid fans... give the show a break, give the station a break... have some faith... they'll be back bigger and better. If your avid Mark fans... then keep listening to E. he should surface on it somewhere soon. But if thats the case, stop bitching about Yes. Grow up folks...

Nathan said...

I so much agree with anonymus!!

Ross is different - he was the best available at Lite and each one has his or her own personality.

I am a Yes Fm fan and will always be. Each one has its ups and down they will be back before you can say "jack robinson"

Anonymous said...

well, yes ross, needs to find a way of fitting into the morning show. its only been 3 days, just give the guy a chance and see how it goes....

Anonymous said...

i just found out that the person who wrote that comment on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:40:00 AM ..was ross himself !!!! ha haa..what a weiredo ! writing about the fact that he is good ! god he's so full of himself ! pity the station is full of such loosers now !

Rishard said...

You who wrote the last article before my one you man are insane give a person a chance to prove himself .If you don't have anything to do listen to some other radio station.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha i too heard that the comment on wed @11:40 was written by ross, or someone else at Yes, got to know thru inside sources....when you do something like that(writting your own blog entry)...dont fucking tell anyone, you get gimped!!

HA HA...

'Avid' mark fans yes keep listening to E...thats the only place they could pay enough to retain a quality presenter like mark.Apperently there paying the guy 300k??(good job big guy)we all miss you, infact one of my friends dads wants to put out a print add in the paper, asking people to rally and get you back into radio. he was seriuos too.

yes fm you lost the battle this time no matter how much you go on about Bigger and better, the biggest asset you had is gone, and wherever mark is thats where all of us are, even if he turns up at Gold, so be it we will listen.

thanks blog master, site is surving a purpose. anne

Anonymous said...

I happen to know Ross pretty well, and im quite sure he doesnt even know about all these blogs. And he most definitely wouldnt be bothered posting stuff about himself. Hes got better things to do. Dont know who your inside sources but their talking absolute bollocks.

The person that wrote that comment on the show and giving Ross a chance was GIRL, and she doesnt work at yes.

She was right... you people DO NEED TO GROW UP! - Mels

Anonymous said...

Ross definitely DID NOT make that post on Wedenesday at 11.40. NOW THATS 4 CERTAIN... Proper inside sources have confirmed.

Anonymous said...

who cares whether Ross wrote that or not.i have been listening to Yes for a very long time and must say shaq has been handling it really well (in his own way) for a very long time. marky came in very recently. even before Marky came to the scene Yes had a very good following.

Sri Lankans are always against change. change is good. it gives us variety. so lets just give this guy a chance.

gibbs said...

HEY WAZZUP MAN
WHEN WILL BE MARK ON AIR IN THE NEW STATION ..WANTS TO KNOW VERY MUCH COZ HE GOT SOME EXCELLENT SKILLS AND CAN MAKE SOME THING HAPPEN ...SOME ONE LAUGH IN HIS OWN WORDS..AND ... I DONT KNOW IN SRI LANKA NO OTHER RADIO PRESENTER COMPARE TO HIM (APART FROM SHAQ)...WE KNOW SHAQ IS VERY EXPERIENCE GUY FOR LAST 15 YEARS...MISSS YA VERY MUCH IN THE MORNING SHOW ...IT IS TOO DIFFRENT MORNING SHOW THESE DAYS ..I WAS LISTNING FOR LAST THREE DAYS BUT CANT SEE ANYTHING DIFFRENT FROM ROSS HE IS NOT THAT MUCH GREAT WHEN U COMES TO YES FM...WAHT IS LOOSE SIDE IS HE WANTS TALK DAT MUCH...........

Anonymous said...

ah..the inevitable..the blog is finally turning out to be the mark kross a** kissing,ross-frustration venting device that it should be..if i might not be seen as a high horse climbing,condescending yuppie...let me point out that those of you in love with mark,seriously need to meet up with him and clarify details..it'l help your tortured loser souls..for chaps who'll like yes fm's crap taste in music regardless..keep listening to whiny boy shaq the whack trying keep up with his ego and his pay packet..for others who really hate what's happening and looking for better entertainment...get a cd collection of your favorite songs and listen to it on your way to work..or better yet save up and get urself satellite radio..you'll figure out what real radio is..

Anonymous said...

Aww look at this poor guy. Whats wrong bro... your parents didnt tell you they loved you enough times when you were a kid? If your so against Yes FM and its morning show hosts, why are you even in this blog... bet you got better things to do.

All you others... i suggest you have a listen to the TNL morning show with Fuzz and the other 2 geezers. Fuzz i think is an excellent host, she's got potential, but the other 2 morons just kill the show. You have a listen for 2 mins and you'll realise what a class act Shaq's got going.

Bottom line, radio has a tuning device for a reason, dont like what you hear on Yes FM? Then change the channel. They wont be missing you!

Tooc chicken to do that? then give the new bloke a chance till gets on track and keep listening.

End of story!

dan said...

Ross does an okay show with shaq but my favourite show with the political scoop has to be with Lite 89.2 's lite cafe it's different to all other duo or trio shows not annoying at all and great music to complement Jay's chatter also the show that follows that is great as well anne jay on spellbound I love the friday edition with the local musical personalities who come for the interview and perform there as well, overall the mix of music is great for my working day keep up the good work .

Anonymous said...

one of my close friends who is a very reliable source told me that kevin j and rick guys will be returning to sri lanka again before years end. what radio station do you think they;ll join ?

Anonymous said...

What you guys think if Kingsley Rathnayake returns to Sri Lanka's most popular morning show "Suriya Sirasa"?

Anonymous said...

Ok so ive been listening to the NEW Yes FM morning show. First off its sounding a lot better with Shehara in the pack. Ross and Shaq both seem to have finally woken up from their stupor now that a girl is in their midst. But MAN does that girl talk. It takes you to the brim of insanity wishing she would shut the hell up sometimes. its a long string of high pitched chatter that just goes on and on.

Starting from the odd ball comments given in between songs that are now rarely played, and the non stop chatter, these three seem to have very little to do on this show now.

We experienced this same verbal diarrhoea when it was just Shaq and Mark on the show, but at least the 2 of them were interesting to listen to. These 3 just go on and on and on and ON about some topic or the other long past the point that listeners have switched off.

Ive actually got people in office telling me to shut the radio off when i put the show on.

Its so sad what has become of this show. Mark leaving was a downer no doubt... but still im sure these guys can come up with something better than non-stop chit chat on "My Weather Prediction for today" to keep us glued on.

If any of you 3 are reading this... Its nice to have you 3 on air, and its nice hearing you guys having fun, but please keep the chatter to a minimum so dont we dont fall asleep at the wheel listening to you. And please bring back the Gordon calls. Now that Mark has left you guys have 2 new voices to prank people with. DO something with yourselves on the show other than just talk talk talk! PLEASE!

Shiyan

Anonymous said...

Shaq really needs to be on the show !.. For the last couple of days its only been Ross and Shehara and its been nothin but absolutely senseless,idiotic and childish chatter which is absolutely irrelavent to any1 who is listening !!.. Just irritates the hell out of u !.. Atleast wen shaqs around he keeps things relevant and listenable !

Anonymous said...

Did anyone listen to todays show? It was beyond most of us.The last 2 days without Shak have been complete misery. Ross and Shehara are like 2 kindergardeners who were placed in front of the mike and told to go to town. Which they did. Ive never felt so stupid listening to 2 morons making complete asses of themselves and what used to be my favourire show.

Thankfuly Shak returned today but strangely enough... the show didnt improve. Some of the comments that were made by those 2... God save that show! I had the highest regard for Ross coz he used to do a very good Lite Drive. Very high profile, intelligent content on that show. Dont have an incling of a clue whats happend to him here.

Ross is the joke of the show, who gets picked on by Shak and Shehara. Shehara on the other hand is blissfully ignorant to the fact that she has her own asinine, idiotic, utterly blonde moments that put Shak and the morning show to shame. Other than being able to talk a mile a minute and giggle every 2 minutes this girls presence on the show is a mystery to me and makes me really miss the all man show that used to be Shak and Mark, or even Shak and Ross. At least there was intelligent talk back then. Shak seems to be getting dragged under by these 2 and doesnt even notice how stupid he and the show sounds now.

What has happend to our favourite radio show? Guys please, bring back the good old morning show we all loved. Someone please tell Shak to do the show alone, help us keep our sanity.


KC

nimal guruge said...

Having read through all the old posts (ya, am that jobless machang) on the topic of the New Yes FM morning show and its presenters, there is something most poeple dont know about the modus operandi employed by most middle and senior management at MTV. The first and only rule there is: To begin with, keep the bar very very low . Unlike anywhere else in the world of private enterprise, here the ideology is - performance be kept as shitty as possible for some time. Let the Big guys hear lots of complaints and start making a noise about the poor quality and the screw ups. Wait till these complaints start snowballing thick and fast. THEN, do something to up the standard a leetle bit . Just a little is enough mind you. Because when you keep the bar very very low, even a small improvement will get you the relieved applause and pay rise that no amount of hard work and consistent effort from day one would. Result : mediocrity prevails. Ross must have been well briefed by his immediate bosses on this unique and effective strategy and the poor guy is proabably just following instructions and keeping his job.