MTI Countdown Alumni!

This page is dedicated to remember all of our hosts that have contributed to hosting the MTI Countdowns! 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: 49 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: MTI Countdown episodes back in the day from 2008 to 2011.

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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 May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: One episode in 2008, then used audio from that show to the first MTI Top 50 Countdown. I later came back in summer of 2013 to be on the MTI Top 50 Countdown, to commemorate the 5th year anniversary.  After that, I followed up with future MTI Top 50 Countdowns as a special guest host and other special shoutouts or shows.

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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

Contributed mostly to: One episode in 2008, did it over the telephone.

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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 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: One episode in 2009 and I came back to guest host the first MTI Top 50 Countdown. I also guest hosted the MTI Top 50 Countdown for summer 2013 to commemorate the 5th year anniversary. I also gave a special shout out message for the 200th episode.

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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: 129 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: You hear me on literally 95% of all the MTI Countdown episodes from 2010 to now (well more concentrated through 2012 to now). But currently my focus is shifted more 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: 40 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: A few MTI Countdowns (2 to be exact) in 2010 and I’m working through much more starting from the beginning of 2013 to now.

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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

Contributed mostly to: I was Sandra’s co-host back in late 2011 and early 2012, before I took a 6 month long hiatus. I started again in November 2012, and I began to contribute a lot to my show, the MTI Top 5 CountUP, until April 2013, where I officially announced that I’ll be resigning from the MTI Countdowns.

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Host name: Lara Issac

When did they start: May 5, 2012

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: February 13, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 30 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: I was Sandra’s co-host back in mid 2012. After being Sandra’s co-host, I focused primary on the MTI Top 3 Countdowns. I announced my final departure from the MTI Countdowns in the summer of 2013. I gave a special shout out message for the 200th episode.

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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: February 13, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 4 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: I guest hosted an episode of the MTI Top 10 Countdown for the third week of May 2012. I also sent out a special hello for the announcement of the new mymti.org website! I came back in the summer of 2013 on the MTI Top 50 Countdown to celebrate MTI’s 5th year anniversary! I gave a special shout out message for the 200th episode.

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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

Contributed mostly to: 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

Contributed mostly to: A lot of MTI Countdowns in the summer of 2012 and a few in late 2012. I also made 3 small appearances in 2013. I sent a special shout out message via text message for the 200th episode but I was unable to read it so Sandra did it for me.

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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: 56, excludes last appearance as it is not released yet.

Contributed mostly to: I was a very dedicated host back in mid to late 2012. Unfortunately, my school work caught up with me and I had to temporarily quit my position on the MTI Countdowns. I did, however manage to give an introduction into the MY MTI Top 3 Show that started in March 2013 and made 3 additional appearances in early 2013. I started back onto the MTI Countdowns in June 2013 (as high school ended) and through focusing primarily on my show, MTI Top 3 Countdown, I made a lot of appearances after I started back again. I finally finished my appearances through announcing in May 2014 that the MTI Top 50 Countdown July 2014 episode will be my last appearance on the show.

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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: 30 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: I first contributed to the MTI Top 25 Countdowns in late 2012. In 2013, I began to do various shows on the MTI Countdowns and contributing significantly not only to the podcast itself, but also to the website. I needed to take a small break from May to August 2013 because of a surgery I had on my jaw, but I’m back now as a full time host on the show!

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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: 39 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: I was added to the MTI Countdown crew in late 2012 to help ease some of Michael’s work on the show (as he is really feeling the heat of university), but starting 2013, I began to focus on being a regular host (due to Michael’s departure), primarily on the MTI Top 10 Countdowns. After going through plenty of episodes throughout the year and a half, I announced my departure from the MTI Countdowns in May 2014 and ending it off with the MTI Top 50 July 2014 edition. I may come back in the future to guest host special shows, but obviously, I can’t guarantee anything!

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

Contributed mostly to: 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: 31(as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: I was taken in January 2013 and I’ve been making about 1 to 2 episodes per month!

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

Contributed mostly to: 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: May 31, 2014

How many episode(s) did this person host: 30 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: Since our previous host (right above) Jay had some busy school work to tackle, I was asked by Producer Jack to replace Jay and focus my position on the MTI Top 5 CountUP’s. I also join the others in other shows,  whenever I am needed, such as the first episode I started in which was a MTI Top 25 Countdown. After a year of being on the show, I had to call it quits as I had to prep for the MCAT’s, if you guys know what it is, it’s a very challenging exam that requires full attention. I may come back in the near future, but I can’t guarantee anything.

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Host name: Simone Santerre

When did they start: December 14, 2013

Last appearance on the MTI Countdowns: Current host.

How many episode(s) did this person host: 8 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: 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’m your primary host on the MTI Top 10 Countdowns and you may also find me on other special shows!

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: 9 (as of May 2014)

Contributed mostly to: 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!

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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: 2 (as of June 2014)

Contributed mostly to: 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: 1 (as of June 2014)

Contributed mostly to: 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!