Kang GURU English Language Interactive Radio
Presenter's Network Member Profiles
Last updated January 30th, 2008
On August 4th 2005, seven eager and hard-working radio presenters met at IALF Bali for
a two day meeting. All seven of these people present English language interactive radio programs in their respective
cities. They were invited to meet with each other, and with KGRE. The main reason for the meeting was to begin
the process of forming a KGRE English Language Interactive Radio Presenter’s Network.
Latest Members - RRI Pontianak radio presenters for Kang Guru interactive radio - Metty
Herawaty A.Md and Syahrul Sani. A.Md
Bowo Pranoto — Banyuwangi
My Name is Bowo Pranoto. I was born in Blitar on May 4th, 1966. I am an English teacher at SMPN 2 Banyuwangi.
I graduated from Jember University in 1988. I am also a teacher trainer and Managing Basic Education facilitator
in my area. I knew KGRE for the first time when Mr. Kevin Dalton presented a Kang GURU workshop
in 2001 at The Asida Hotel, Batu – Malang. The workshop was supported by the Education and Culture Department
of East Java. Province. I was so interested in KGRE programs so I asked Capt. KGRE some questions about the
program and whether KGRE could be broadcasted in Banyuwangi. A couple of months later I found a radio station
in my beloved town which was willing to broadcast KGRE.
Now KGRE is broadcast at Radio Suara Habibulloh and the manager of the radio station asked me to be the presenter
of this program. Being a presenter for the first time was uncomfortable for me but I kept trying to increase my
confidence and never stop making myself better presenting on KGRE. To tell you frankly I am very sad if there is
no one calling my English interactive show. But I always invite listeners to join the program by giving them challenging
and interesting the keenest listener to be a guest announcer on the radio to accompany me to present to great program.
It is hard work but I really enjoy it and I do appreciate KGRE programs supporting the improvement of English language
studies in my beloved country, Indonesia.
Bowo Pranoto, S.Pd Suara Habibulloh,
Perum Sobo Indah Permai Blok H. 11
Jawa Timur 68418
Fathul Muin — Tuban
My name is Fathul Muin. My date of birth is November 30th, 1968. I graduated from IKIP PGRI Tuban in 1993. I
am an English teacher of SMPN 5 Tuban. I have been a member if KGRE since around 1991. However I was not active
as it was difficult for me to listen to the KGRE program at that time in my town. In January 2003, after reading
the December 2002 edition of KGRE magazine, I found information that KGRE welcomed any radio stations to broadcast
their programs. I tried to contact the English department of IKIP PGRI Tuban, English Teachers Forum and Swara
Pantura FM Radio to cooperate with this program. They agreed and I sent my proposal to KGRE in Denpasar, Bali.
IKIP PGRI Tuban then asked me to be the coordinator as well as the presenter of this program.
To tell you frankly the public interest in English is still low in Tuban so I have to do many things to improve
my program. I have been developing it by coordinating with students, English teachers, English Students' Association
(SEA) and English Conversation Club (KGCC). We have conducted English debates, practiced reading English new articles
and developed English dialogues for our interactive program. Every first week of each month we have an ‘English
for Children’ segment on the show. It is hard work but I enjoy it very much because I consider this is very
useful and helpful to improve my poor English and at the same time help others. Thank you to the Australian government
for their AusAID programs in Indonesia especially KGRE.
Fathul Muin, S.Pd Swara Pantura Tuban
SMP Negeri 5
Jl. P. Sudirman 251
Tuban – Jawa Timur
The program named ‘English Funky Afternoon’. The duration was 2 hours including KGRE.
We present the program as simple and as light as possible. We use teenagers style to broadcast, but we don't
limit the listeners who is willing to join/call. Before broadcasting, we usually prepare certain topic to discuss
and also script to anticipate if we are speechless. We also accept poems from listeners by letter, we also give
information and tips in English, usually we give information about music, or profiles of foreign singers. The
callers may send their best regard to their friends or request song to play by calling at 4720362 or by SMS.
Eva — Banjarbaru
I know KGRE since I joined BELC (Banjarbaru English Lovers Club). I was a student of Forestry Faculty and also
being a broadcaster of another radio station (I mean, not the same with where I am working now (Borneo FM) at
that time. It's very nice and exciting, looks like they never lack of topics to discuss and games to play. Sometimes,
we gathered at RSPD Banjar and broadcast together. I fee so much fun! Coz my basic as broadcaster in Banjarbaru.
By the time's running, I'm out from that station, then apply to RSPD Banjar, thankfull that I was well-accepted
there. I'm not holding the English Program yet, at about a year I was a fanatic listener of English program.
There were Ana, Juni and Toni as the presenter of English Program in RSPD Banjar at about 2 years.
But after Toni leave to Australia to continue his study, and Juni leave to concentrate to his new job in Banjarmasin,
then Ana hold the program alone. Sometimes Ana ask me to accompany her, and of course I didn't refuse her. That
was a chance to study for me! Then someday Ana decide to quit from RSPD Banjar because she had to concentrate
to her job. Since that time, I was the host of English Funky Afternoon.
At first, holding the program alone, makes me so nervous. I realize that I've made so many mistakes. But I'm
so surprised that there was a caller which call me that time, it's a wonderful spirit for me!
RSPD Banjar Martapura
Jl. Pangeran Hidayatullah No.40
Martapura, Kab. Banjar
Kalimantan Selatan 70611
Fadel — Mataram
Fadel is the leader of the very active Alfa English Club (KGCC #013)
He is also the English language presenter on both of RRI's English languag einteractive programs in Mataram.
Fadel works hard helping students to practise and study their English. Listen to Fadel every frdiay and Sunday
nights on RRI Mataram.
Jack and Nada
On November 12th, 2004, Jack and Nada began their ‘Talk To Me’ radio program on RRI
Mataram. It has become a very successful program in Lombok. At a Listeners' Meeting on April 29th, around 150
listeners met at RRI Mataram for a farewell party for Jack and Nada. Sad to say, they left Indonesia in May.
Luckily a young Aussie has taken over the show. Violet Rish, an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development,
began working with Jack and Nada before they left RRI Mataram. Good luck to Jack and Nada for the future and
special thanks to them both for their enthusiasm and interest in KGRE. Thanks for volunteering guys!
Jack and Nada – bye for now from
Syahrir Badulu — Makassar
My full name is Syahrir Badulu. I was born in Majene on 31 December 1968. My senior high school was at SMA 1
Majene and I graduated in 1987 and from IKIP Ujung Pandang in 1991. In 1992 I was accepted at SMK Negeri 1 Makassar.
In 1996 I won a scholarship from Dikmenjur (Department of Vocational Education –
Jakarta) in conjunction with ADB to undertake a graduate certificate of TESOL at Hawthorn Institute, which is
affiliated to the University of Melbourne, Australia. I continued my post-graduate study at La Trobe University
in Applied Linguistics, in conjunction with the English department FBS UNM (Universitas Negeri Makassar). Finally
I finished my graduate studies in 2004.The first time I listened to KGRE was on RRI Makassar in 1994. Since then
I have been keeping in touch with KGRE through radio shows, magazines, cassettes and other souvenirs. I established
the Best Forum Club in 1995, and then officially linked to KGCC in 2002.
I thank KGRE for giving me the opportunity to be the chairman of the Organising Committee for the very first ‘KG
Connection Club Get Together’ in Indonesia held in Makassar. It was hard work but I found it fun. That hard
work brought about positive benefits too, not only for the hundreds of KGCC members in Makassar but also for me.
The ‘Clubs Get Together’ event held at RRI gave me the opportunity then to become an RRI Radio English
Announcer. So far I have been on air since October 2002. My schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11.00
am until 12.00. I also do the KGRE interactive show on Saturdays. I present many varied topics, including news about
AusAID projects and local issues as well. The KGRE interactive show plays an interactive show plays an important
role in promoting English as interesting an fun.
Drs. Syahrir Badulu
RRI PRO 2 Makassar
SMKN 1 Makassar
Jl. Andi Mangerangi No.38
Sulawesi Selatan 90223
Danielle and Emma — Jombang
Suara Warga, SURGA FM is a small community based radio serving the needs of urban poor and activist and student
communities in Jombang.
We aim to provide a community service by raising issues of poverty and development with poor communities and
social organizations. We invite community members and government representatives together to mediate discussion
of relevant issues, government policies and societal needs.
We broadcast on 107.7 from 3pm until midnight. We have a mainly volunteer staff base with some paid positions.
KGRE in Jombang — 2006
Danielle joined SURGA FM in mid 2006 — welcome!
Warga Desa: A news program about the issues and needs of local urban poor. Intrix:
Information and tips based on modern and traditional culture. Surga Wacana: General news, local,
national and international. Infavo: Our pop culture program tailored to needs of students and
youth in Jombang. Dapor Democracy: A program aimed at raising the communities awareness of democracy
and responsible political participation. Dendang India and Dendang Arabic: In touch with multi-culture
music, news and trends. Dendang Surga: Brings us back to our local musical roots providing listeners
with relaxing sounds and a sense of community spirit. Surga Malam: Our golden oldies hours.
Late at night we provide tunes to pass the evening away.
Kang GURU News Connection: Providing
English language teachers and students the opportunity to listen to the KGRE program as well as interact and
participate in the formulation of an English language program in collaboration with a Native Speaker.
Our Program Presenter is EMMA. She has been working with SURGA FM since June Last Year. She loves working with
KGRE because it helps her with her English and she likes to test her English through the program. She has recently
been working to develop the interaction level of listeners. There is a quiz segment on every program with prizes
for the winners. She went to Kediri in February and met with Kevin and Ririn from
the KGRE Presenters network at Bonanza FM. She thinks the key to being a great presenter is to bring a lot of
personality to the airwaves. Her broadcasts are always lively and energetic and she brings her love of the language
to the air.
Jojo Jumba – Palu
It was my good moment to be able doing live on air program with The Captain of Kang GURU Kevin Dalton last
August 2005 in Palu over Pro2 FM and it’s hard to believe that I could do that with him. At least dream
comes true. Ever since I wrote my first letter through email some five years ago and knowing Kevin Dalton and
Kang GURU in deep relation even more is also my other pride side story. I should thank KGRE for its chance
letting this happened.
As I now work in RRI Palu, it brings new things and more challenges especially dealing with the Indonesian Government
Radio. I start orking here in early January 2003 and everything begins here particularly. RRI Palu has three-FM
channels — Pro1, Pro2, and Pro3. These FM channels have their own devoted listeners and it is basically
more focus on to the segment I reckon and I am extremely happy to talk about Pro2 especially the English Chat
Program that I host for over a year.
Pro2 FM, 105 Pro2 FM is one of the RRI Palu important channels beside two other channels as they mentioned above.
Long before RRI rent out this channel to private business outside from RRI management, Pro2 has been on air.
It was then Ari Wowor a private businessman officially started regular program for a year on 24th September
2001, soon as he stopped the contract and afterwards RRI management until now directly controls it. Pro2 FM
is segmented for teenagers, university students and young professional and to make people's appreciation through
the radio programs offered. The target object program covers Palu municipality and local neighborhood regions
which are able to catch the signal clearly — Donggala, Parigi Moutong and some areas in Poso. The Vision
and Mission of Pro2 FM is to make RRI as the professional public broadcast institution throughout its daily
programs. Mrs. Hj.Netty Soriton is the in charge person for Pro2 F, and she is very responsive and communicative
manager especially when it talks about programs in routine meeting with all crew-formal or informal one.
English Chat The program is an English live interactive. It was actually started last year February 2004. It's
on every Sunday afternoon at 16.00 - 17.00 PM. Listeners address their opinion relating to the topic that is
being discussed between the radio announcer and the special guess speaker. If they don't have any easy access
to grab the given topic they can also tell about something else, perhaps the announcer can ask some other things
that might be known well by them and get them talking freely and have information as many as possible — schools,
family, work placement, English studying experience, and local issues. These are also bringing some new ideas
for other listeners to get information from the real resource. If they are already brave enough they straight
away call the radio, if they are too lazy and very shy to talk, sending SMS to radio mobile number would be
just fine and radio announcer read out the message they have delivered.
The program inserts some mini info taken from English book materials, English magazine, English tape scripts, Kang GURU tape
script, etc. The segment is called snapshot. In the end of the program there is a mini record playing contains
of people who are being recorded by announcer on field. It could be any one who loves English not only famous
guy but also people from different background level Delon, Ari Wibowo, Brad, Aiyep alumnae taken from Kang GURU tape
script. This is called English Chat Profile. The songs are English and mostly new hits. Well I guess that's going
to be brief information from me, and I hereby affirm to join KGRE's Interactive Program Presenter's Network.
And I am very sorry for this late replying letter to your invitation, I really am! I do always support Kang GURU magazine
by giving brief information for listeners and people in Palu. RRI Palu has been doing some great changes at the
moment and I am self-assured this can also give me a big support in making anything easy and possible especially
for our future cooperation.
KGRE in Palu
Pro2 RRI Palu
Jl. Kartini 39 (Gedung Madamba Pura Lt.2)
Studio Phone : (0451) 454 515
Studio Mobile : 0811 45 1105
Ririn and Ulfa — Kediri
We'll received your email and a lot of thanks for you. Of course I like to join with Presenters Network, to share
everything in English Interactive (Topics, etc). And I really appreciate if KGRE gives that chance for me. Just
for information, I have a program, named BES (Bonansa English Show) every Tuesday. For the first
time this program start at 8 until 9 pm. 20 minutes for KGRE's Topic and 40 for interactive with the topic had
related with KGRE's. But now, we start it at 7.30 until 9 pm, because we have more callers and messages from
listeners, so we decide to gave them more time. I always discuss with 2 permanent guess stars (Mrs. Dyani and
Mark Avery) before start the topic. An hour we had for interactive always not enough for all callers. So that's
why I realy want to join with this network, I want to make my listeners more interesting in English. They make
some English Clubs and I have Bonansa English Forum here. All of that base on Bonansa English Show. Sometimes
if Mark can't broadcast, I try to invite one of English Teacher in Kediri (From High School or Lectures). Sometimes
we have a guest who was an English Teacher (foreigner).
And I hope my listeners already make a contact with KGRE, for asking magazine and information. Thank you for
your email mrs. Ogy, also all merchandises from KGRE. It makes my listeners more interested to listen KGRE in Bonansa
Thats all my description of my English Interactive program here.
KGRE at Kediri at Bonansa
Bonansa FM, Kediri 0354-
Jl. KH. Agus Salim No.134
Jawa Timur 64117
Sophie Fanumbi — Jayapura
My name is Sophie Fanumbi. I was born in Sentani, October 23 1981. I'm a student of English Department, Faculty
of Teacher Training and Education, Cenderawasih University at the 9th semester. That's why right now I take
PPL (Practice Teaching) at SMK N 2 Jayapura (SMEA). I'm also an English Teacher of UPT Bahasa UNCEN. I have
been a member of KGRE since I was in Malang in the year 2000 when Mr Kevin, Project Manager of KGRE, visited
RRI Malang at that time. I registered myself to be a member of KGRE and after that I always receive Kang GURU
magazine regularly. In 2001, I went to Papua because I was accepted in UNCEN so that I tried to stay tuned on
KGRE program in PRO 2 FM, RRI Jayapura. On September 2004 because I was so interested on Interactive English
Program as some of my friends did in Malang, therefore I contact Pro 2 FM and Thanks God, a week later the Coordinator
of Pro 2 FM asked me to present that program. I called it “JEV” (Jayapura English Voice) broadsast
every Sunday, at 7-9 PM on 90,1 MHz, Pro 2 FM. The Best Radio station in town because I bet that this is the
one and only attractive English Program here in Papua. Sometimes I invite some guests to present that Program.
For example English Department Students of UNCEN, UNICEF, etc.
There are many loyal listeners who always join “JEV”. Sometimes we have quiz also, I really love
this program considering that English is very important in Papua at the moment especially as the second language
for Education in 2010.
To let you know one of the interesting part to present my interactive English program is by presenting a quiz.
Many Listeners are eager to join the quiz because they want to practice their English directly and automatically
they wanna get the prize. Of course so far we got all of them from KGRE. Thanks a million for the great cooperation.
Last but not least, I do appreciate for the best work of KGRE Team. It really help me much.
KGRE in Jayapura — 2005
KGRE in Jayapura — 2006
RRI PRO 1 Jayapura
English Interactive Presenter
“Jayapura English Voice”
RRI Cabang Madya Jayapura
Jl. Tasangkapura 23
Jayapura, Papua 99222
Radio Mapan Mandiri, Selayar,
Jl. Jendral Sudirman 42 Benteng
Selayar, Sulawesi Selatan 92812
Every Monday at 20.00 wita on 98,3 FM Contrend Radio.
Program Telp. (0414) 21695
Fadhli — Selayar
My name is Fadhli. I was born in Selayar Island on November 2nd 1979. I have been istening to KGRE since August
2004. I knew KGRE from the website and I really interested to join the program. First, I just try to subscribe
the free Kang GURU magazine, and then try to helping Kang GURU to broadcast KGRE on my friends radio
station in Selayar is called Contrend FM. Its just a Radio Liar with simple broadcasting equipments, but its
really ysefull to present ny actual information and entertainment for the community in Selayar.
We also present an english interactive program after KGRE is called Say Something that hosted by me. I always
try to prepare a topic to talk about on the show. To make this program get good responses, I have introduced
it by a bit of presentation about KGRE and my interactive show in SMU and SMK in Selayar. And its worked. One
by one listener start to join the progam whether a teacher, students or others. Actually is not easy for me
to present the show with my poor English for an hour. But Its a challenge, and the important thing for me is
how the listeners understood what I say. I always use bahasa campur on the show so that all listeners feel easy
to join. A regular quiz is presented on it as well. And thats became a favourite segment coz the prize is provided
Donna — Ponorogo
I have been broadcasting a weekly Interactive English program called
“Sunday English Show” (SES) on Romansa 99.9 FM Ponorogo for almost 2 years. At the beginning, it
was not easy to socialize an Interactive English program in a small town like Ponorogo where not many people
especially young generation, courageous enough to speak English, but as a presenter (and also an English lover)
I insisted on having this program broadcasted in this town in order to make the youth accustomed to, at least,
listening to a
‘real’ English conversation, as English is the international language which is very important for
The duration of Sunday English show is 90 minutes since we have now KGRE's program, we allocate 20 minutes of
SES duration for KGRE program. Now the program runs very well especially after it is supported by KGRE and I
would be very pleased if you can assist me in further developing that program.
I am really eager to join KGRE's Interactive Program Presenters' (English) network. And I am definitely sure
that there will be a lot of benefit that I, as an English lover and English presenter, and my station can gain
by joining the network.
Radio Romansa FM, Ponorogo
Radio Romansa FM
Jl. Pacar No. 12
Every Sunday at 16.30 WIB on FM 99.9 MHz
D/A. Binaul Fikri Foundation
Jl. Gajah Mada No.19
(Dpn. Museum Samparaja) Karara
Every Sunday at 16.00 WITA on FM 103.2MHz
Inah – Bima
My name is Inah, I was born in Jakarta, on May 18th 1982. I am the chief operational officer in Bina’ul
Fikri Foundation in Bima. I have been presenting KGRE since august 2005. English is my hobby. I have no special
background in English but in my job in Bina’ul Fikri compelled me to make some acceleration in English.
I knew KGRE from my best friend Sri Hastuti (WSLIC Worker now) from her I got KGRE'S address then I tried to
contact KGRE immediately as by the KGRE travel plans I knew that KGRE would does some travel to eastern Indonesia
among other was in Sumbawa. Actually, to get Sumbawa someone must transit to Bima because the airport is in Bima.
So, at that time I thought KGRE should visit Bima. Thanks God, KGRE has a good management just about 2 days I
got the answer.
Finally, I met mbak Ogi that really friendly woman. From her I got a lot of information about KGRE. At the time
I directly tried to offer myself to present KGRE broadcasting in Bima. Although my English was poor but I thought
it was a challenging job for me, I must take it up. KGRE really contributed to the acceleration of my English.
Something that become a big problem for me to present KGRE that is sometimes I can't help myself to reduce my
nervous. Fortunately, I have got a best partner now who always encourage me to get better whose name's miss
Feny from SMU 1. She is an English teacher. We have a lot of things to discuss and a lot of fun too in our broadcasting.
Every week we have some special guests, we have a chat and we talk about everything to them. Moreover when Kevin
came to Bima in early November he brought many interesting tips that really help us to run this nice work here.
KGRE in Bima — 2005
KGRE in Bima —
Tri Ristiana — Malang
RRI provides one hour for the English program every Sunday morning from 8.30 to 9.30 am. The first 20 minutes
is for KGRE cassette package played and the rest is for the interactive one. Lately, I use 1 hour for only interactive
in the case that the cassettes are late sent from Bali, or it can be to 10.00 am if there's a sudden schedule
change RRI makes.
I am, who's writing this profile, the only presenter of KGRE at RRI Malang. I've been the part-timer since July
2003. It was the very first time KGRE broadcast in RRI Malang. So, it's almost three years to now.
As a single broadcaster, I prepare all myself. From preparing the cassette package, selecting the songs, inviting
a guest and choosing a topic for the interactive. Since I am only a part-timer, I rare go to RRI but Sundays
when it's my time to bring KGRE to the listeners. And it's only one to two hours there.
So, what do I do with the program? The aim is of course to encourage everyone to learn English especially in
speaking. But I think it will be useless if the callers and I only speak here and there without any conclusion
or something that I always call ‘new knowledge’. Thus I bring different topic every Sunday. It cannot
be any topic of course. You know, the listeners are varied from different religion, race, educational background,
age, and female or male. That's the reason I am trying my best not giving topic which possibly offends somebody,
or a group of people (Indonesian are so sensitive lately). But it cannot also be that simple. Once I gave a
topic about ‘How to Improve Our English’, nobody called. The point is I have to be creative. I read
a lot, listen a lot, browse the internet, keep up with what happens in Indonesia and in the world lately, and
of course be alert with what the listeners want.
The Sunday before Mr. Kevin came, it was close to Valentine's Day. Did I bring Valentine's Day as the topic?
The answer is NO! There are some reasons why I didn't pick it.
I did a small survey by myself, asked some friends how they see Val's day. I was so surprised, that some believe
that it's prohibited in Islam. Well, to be honest I am a Moslem but I didn't know that some of us stay far away
from Val's day. Now, I know that not everyone celebrates Valentine, even only agrees to celebrate. Then I decided
that ‘Valentine Day’ should not be on-air. It came to my mind that I had to change the topic to ‘If
you are given chance, what is the best gift for your beloved person?’ (I wished someone would relate it
to Val's day). Thank God, it worked! I was surprised for the second time; every time before the callers ended
up their calls, I asked them if they celebrated Val's day, the answer was always the same, NO. Some even added
that it's a westerners' culture and giving best gift, it had no relationship with the day.
About the best gift, the idea was also varied. Some preferred books, money, love letters, but some preferred
immaterial ones, such as love and attention.
Before completely end up my every interactive, I thank everyone who's joined the program by mentioning their
names. Reviewing what every caller has given as their perspective about the topic is the best way to appreciate
them spending their time joining the program.
Sometimes I can have five callers in 1 hour, 4 in 30 minutes, sometimes three or two in one hour, and once I
got none. What I love from this program is that every week I have a new caller. I ask him/her if that is his/her
first time calling KGRE and they will say YES. It seems that every week there's always somebody interested in
joining the program and of course practicing their English.
At the very end I give a conclusion from what we've discussed during the interactive. I resolve it from the callers'
ideas about the topic given, and of course add mine as the separator between the main two different ideas. Finally,
saying ‘Keep on Learning!’ is what I always do before leaving my seat.
Frankly, so many things I don't yet mention here. But I think I will do it when I have joined the Presenters'
Network. So, see you around KGRE!
KGRE in Malang
RRI Malang, Jawa Timur
Jl. Candi Panggung
Every Sunday at 8.30 WIB on FM 94.6 MHz
Alan — Persada FM Blitar
My name is Agus M. Setiawan, S.S. but my nickname on air is Mr Alan. I was recruited to host English Interactive
program after Persada FM made cooperation with Kang GURU Radio English (KGRE) to broadcast KGRE program.
I worked with three hosts before i.e. Mrs Lisa Dorothy (from South Africa), Mr Huda and Ms Icha. But since last
year I became the only host for the program because Ms Lisa moved to Surabaya, Ms Icha moved to another division
of the radio organization and Mr Huda studied overseas.
In April 2005 we offered the English teachers of junior and senior high schools in Blitar with ‘Students
In Studio’ (SIS) program. With this program teachers were asked to send their students who have good English
‘guest’ or ‘co-host’ the interactive program. It got very good response and it seems
there is competition among schools to prove that they are the best in training students in getting better English
Kang GURU Radio English with its information about Australia, Aussie language and culture, scholarship and
experiences of people who join the scholarship, also great success stories of public figures such as Indonesian
artists, TV presenters, etc. give listeners of SIS program stimulation to be the same at least through their
capabilities in speaking English.
The program of ‘Students In Studio’ is done aiming at not only giving more motivation to students
of senior and junior high school but also giving support to teachers of English in Blitar by offering them a
media to actualise and improve their students’ knowledge and their English proficiency. We hope that KGRE
will give us support to run it successfully.
James and Joyce — RRI Manado
James B. Dalige
Civil Servant Dinas DIKNAS - Kab. Minahasa Utara and Radio Announcer (Pro 1 RRI Manado)
Date/Place Of Birth : Laikit, April 9th 1975
Address : Laikit, Jaga I Kecamatan Dimembe, Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara, 95373.
Starting Date of Broadcasting English Program - at RRI Manado : November 1st 2003.
Latest Education : Seminarium Augustinianum, Tomohon.
Hobbies are Singing, Music and Movies
Marital Status : Single.
Joyce Grace Wantania
Radio Announcer (Pro 1 RRI Manado)
Date/Place Of Birth: Laikit, June 4th 1978
Address : Laikit, Jaga VI, Kecamatan Dimembe, Kabupaten Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara, 95373.
Starting Date of Broadcasting English Program at RRI Manado : November 1st 2003.
Latest Education : Sam Ratulangi University — Manado.
Hobbies : Eating Healthy Food, and Pretending Cooking
Marital Status : Single.
KGRE in Manado — 2006
Wibowo and Rani - Medan
My name's Saptari Wibowo. I am the head of Medan English Speaking-Club (MES-C) KGCC #50. Our club has been linked
with KGRE for more than six years, starting from 2001. I am also active as the English interactive presenter
on RRI Medan (PRO 1) 94.3 FM broadcasting AFTERNOON CHAT on wednedays, at 16.20 till 17.00. Afternoon Chat broadcasts
on Wednesdays after KGRE shows. I and Rani (official announcer of RRI) work hand in hand to help people in my
area confident to use English, especially when I am on air with her. This interactive shows has been on air
for almost nine months, starting in January. There have also lots of activities I have done with our club members,
especially students. Though we sometimes encounter some technical matters, but we still run our activities in
Medan. I am proud of being one of the KGRE's champions cause it's one of the most unforgettable achievements
presented by KGRE. I could hardly believe how it could be. KGRE has been one of the most responsive organization
helping people be confident and active with their English
Thanks KGRE, wishing this good networks continue in the future times.
My GSM no is 0813 611 99 7 22
My CDMA no is 061 77 67 6321
Hobbies are watching news on Metro TV, surfing the Net, especially KGRE, and organizing the events in Medan.
Every Wednesday I am on air together with Rani, my loyal fellow presenter on PRO I FM (RRI Medan). We often use
new ideas every week, to invite more listeners through direct call or SMS . the result is that they love to
respond our show through SMS rather than direct call. what's up with this idea? pls help us. It sometimes make
us not really confident because we have to read all the SMS sent on air. Do you think it's effective or not?
We thought that by giving two different options to our listeners, their sense of belonging to the 'Afternoon
Chat' is getting increased. We also did some promotions through the banners and flyers in Medan. The result
of such promotions is quite successful though they ( listeners ) are still reluctant to be involved in on air
shows especially in English. Should we use both English or Indonesian language? please help us with this situation.