MTI Countdown Alumni!

This page is dedicated to remember all of our hosts that have contributed to hosting the MTI Countdowns (even the current ones, yes that’s not exactly what alumni’s are but we want to include everyone here)! Please note that the order is from the oldest to newest host (top to bottom, respectively). Also, the number that is written down (for the number of times a host has been on MTI) includes the Japan Top 10 episodes and may include any brief small appearances they made (so if the host only said “hi” in that episode, this will still count as one episode that they appeared on). If there is a bracket beside the amount episode that a host has appeared on, then it means that there is a good chance that this host will be on future episodes (or is a current member of MTI).

 

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Host name: Producer Jack

When did they start: May 30, 2008

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host (well, producer).

How many episode(s) did this person host: 64 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: Well I started the show in 2008 after I decided that my previous YouTube “videos” which dates back to 2006, were not working out (like the team pretty much broke up) so I felt like doing a side project known as the MTI Podcast and here I am now! Who knew this project turned out so successful?

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Left= how he looked like when he did his first episode, Right= how he currently looks like

Host name: Retarded Petry (REAL NAME= Zilin)

When did they start: July 17, 2008

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: February 13, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 5 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I was actually part of Producer Jack’s previous YouTube team and when he started the podcast, he featured me on one of the first few episodes, as I was at his house at that time. We kinda lost touch with each other for a few years, but I made my come back in the summer of 2013, hosting the MTI Top 50 Countdown marking the podcast’s 5th year anniversary!

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Host name: Retarded Ben

When did they start: August 20, 2008

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: August 20, 2008

How many episode(s) did this person host: 1

How you began on the MTI: I was also part of Producer Jack’s YouTube “videos” team back in 2008 and he wanted me to do an episode of the podcast over the telephone with a script he wrote to me on email, so I did it.

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Host name: Allen Chen

When did they start: March 21, 2009

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: February 13, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 5

How you began on the MTI: I was in Producer Jack’s class and because of that, we had to work on a group project together and I was at his place to work on the project, but I wanted a can of coke but since Jack is an ass, he didn’t get me one unless I agreed to guest host an episode of the podcast. To much of my dismay of doing the podcast initially, I actually enjoyed doing it after I finished my first episode! I lost touch with Producer Jack for a while but I managed to come back and do a special MTI Top 50 Countdown in the summer of 2012 to celebrate MTI’s 4th year anniversary.

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Host name: Sandra Feng

When did they start: October 30, 2010

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 148 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I was at Producer Jack’s house back in October 2010 (it was literally Halloween) with Andy (below) and he asked myself and Andy to do an episode of the podcast! We met in the summer of 2010 from a China summer camp trip and we were gathering at his place for a mini reunion. It was initially just something casual that I agreed to doing, but it eventually continued on after Producer Jack asked me to do some future episodes! I began my hosting on the MTI Countdowns but after starting my own show which you should hear me on, Japan Top 10, I moved away from the MTI Countdowns and began to solely focus towards Japan Top 10.

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Host name: Andy Lin

When did they start: October 30, 2010

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 66 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: See Sandra’s commentary into how myself and I met Producer Jack, I won’t repeat anything she stated. The difference between my situation and Sandra’s was that I actually quit the show after doing 2 episodes in late 2010 and I kept it that way until January 2013, in which I began to be a regular on the show again (with the exception of the MTI Top 50 Summer of 2012, which I held a small guest host role). I am now focused only towards my show, KTop10 or Korea Top 10 and has departed from the MTI Countdowns.

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She was our amazing celebrity host! How many of these celebs can you name? It’s obviously the person the very right who is the most popular out of all of them!

Host name: Alisha Lee

When did they start: September 26, 2011

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: May 4, 2013

How many episode(s) did this person host: 15

How you began on the MTI:  I was in Producer Jack’s high school classmate and since we worked on a media arts project together (it was a course called Media Arts), he thought that I would be interested in doing the podcast. Which I was! So in September 2011, we would share the same lunch or break period together and go into the hallways of our high school and do the podcast! I had to eventually leave the show because of my medical condition which was not going too well along with my school work which was becoming quite overwhelming.

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Host name: Lara Issac

When did they start: May 5, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: May 31, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 31 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I met Producer Jack the same way that Andy and Sandra did (through the China summer camp trip) and after Sandra and Andy were both introduced to the show, I was also asked to join in around the spring of 2012. I had to officially call it quits during the summer of 2013 because I was not able to keep up with my courses and do an episode at the same time. But I did manage to give a special shout out for the 200th episode and guest host the last episode of the MTI Top 3 with Sam as it was the show I introduced when it first premiered.

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Host name: Zephyr (real name starts with a “y”)

When did they start: May 19, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: July 9, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 5 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I am a good friend of Producer Jack’s (same junior high + high school) and still am so he asked me to do an episode back in the spring of 2012. After that, I was asked to be an occasional host who would usually come on for the MTI Top 50’s.  Aside from hosting, I have also done lots of bug fixes for the website, yes including the one your looking at right now!

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Host name: Keith Guo

When did they start: May 26, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: February 5, 2013

How many episode(s) did this person host: 4

How you began on the MTI: I was with Petry and Producer Jack in our YouTube videos (which date back to 2006). I was asked to help out on the MTI Countdowns in mid 2012, but I had to leave due to personal reasons. I also sent out a special hello to the new MTI website episode.

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Host name: Michael Liu

When did they start: June 23, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: April 10, 2013

How many episode(s) did this person host: 24

How you began on the MTI:  As a friend of Producer Jack’s back in junior high and high school, he asked me to be on the show around the early summer of 2012. After a few episodes, I did have to call the show quits as I had a lot of school work on my hands.

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Host name: Zoe Foo

When did they start: July 21, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: July 9, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 57

How you began on the MTI: I was classmates with Producer Jack back in our Grade 11 English class (Tim, the current host of Japan Top 10 was also in our class) and Producer Jack asked me to join the podcast around the same time Michael did. After being on the podcast for over 2 years, I had to conclude my appearances on the podcast in the MTI Top 50 Countdown for the summer of 2014, as my work and life caught on and I could not maintain my commitment to being on the podcast.

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Host name: Manjima Doha

When did they start: September 22, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 38 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: As I was one of Sandra’s closest friends, I was first intrigued by the podcast when I saw the logo that Producer Jack made back in the spring of 2012 and how it was not very professional looking. So I made a new logo for the show and that’s how I sorta began my stint on the show. Later that year in the fall of 2012, Producer Jack asked me to be on the podcast because he needed new hosts to join. I agreed and I’ve been on the show since then!

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Host name: Angela Cheng

When did they start: November 10, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: July 9, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 42 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI:  I first noticed on Facebook that one of my friends, Michael (who was a previous host) was part of the podcast and I felt like that was something that I wanted to join in to do! So I was introduced to the show by Producer Jack, as we were good friends already (we’re in the same post secondary program & school plus we were classmates back in high school). After being on the show for 1 and half year, I had determined to the leave the show, but I may come back in the future to guest host on special episodes!

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Host name: Ruth Snitman

When did they start: January 1, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: May 12, 2013

How many episode(s) did this person host: 11

How you began on the MTI:  I was taken in as a regular host on the MTI Countdowns in the beginning of 2013 and I had to leave in mid 2013 due to personal issues.

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Host name: Sigma (Paul)

When did they start: January 1, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 41(as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I am very good friends with our Producer Jack (we were in the same junior high and high school) and he asked me to join on the podcast in the end of 2012 to begin hosting on the start of 2013. So I agreed and I’ve been on the show since then!

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Host name: Jay (Jiashu) Xing

When did they start: April 20, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: May 15, 2013

How many episode(s) did this person host: 3

How you began on the MTI: I joined the MTI Countdowns in April 2013 and I had to leave due to my school work, which was really piling up!

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Host name: Sam Wang

When did they start: June 1, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 31 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I first met Producer Jack in Chinese night school classes back in grade 9 and back then, I was actually shown the podcast when I went over to his place to do a project. But back then, I wasn’t interested in being a host on the show. And that changed in the spring of 2013 as I agreed to start hosting the show, when Producer Jack asked again for me to be on the podcast because he needed a host to be on the MTI Top 5 CountUp’s (but now I’m focused towards the MTI Top 10’s, as that show has been cancelled). And I’ve been on since then!

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Host name: Simone Santerre

When did they start: December 14, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: September 13, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 24 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI:  I started my show on the MTI Countdowns in the beginning/mid December because I listened to a few episodes since I am Sandra’s good friend and I immediately wanted to take part of it cuz I think it’s a super awesome experience! I was your primary host on the MTI Top 10 Countdowns and you also found me on other special shows, like my Francophone show, Les Decompetes MTI giving you guys the top 10 French music hits from Western Europe and Quebec! But because of school, I have decided I needed to concentrate on the work that comes with it, so I have to leave the show.

Host name: Tim Liu

When did they start: December 30, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 22 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I was asked by Producer Jack in early December to help Sandra out on the Japan Top 10 Countdowns because he believed that I was a perfect fit for the show. I joined because I know how interesting doing this show will be and I love being part of the MTI Countdowns crew and bringing everyone the best J-Pop hits! I knew Producer Jack the same way as our previous host, Zoe did! We had the same grade 11 English class and we were involved with group projects back then!

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Host name: Shane Liu

When did they start: June 7, 2014

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 12 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I found out about the podcast after Sandra shared an episode of Japan Top 10 on her Facebook profile and I really wanted to join the podcast after that because I’m really into dancing and singing! But even though the podcast has nothing related to those 2 things, it is nice to doing something with my voice on the show right?

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Host name: Tauben Averbuch

When did they start: June 25, 2014

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 12 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I was introduced to the podcast by Sandra who told me that Producer Jack was looking for someone to host the podcast! I agreed to it as I wanted to try doing something completely new! You hear me with Andy on the MTI Top 10’s and many other special countdowns too!

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Host name: Nicholas Wong

When did they start: September 27, 2014

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 1 (as of September 2014)

How you began on the MTI: I was aimlessly wondering about on Gould St. on Ryerson’s campus when I bumped into Angela Cheng, a previous host from MTI. She thought that it’d be fitting to introduce me since I’m studying Radio and Television Arts. I’m actually streaming into TV Studio production instead of radio production, but don’t tell anyone that. I’m in the MTI Top 10 with Tauben right now, so tune in near the end of each month for us!