Last night, I was live on-air in Uncle Nizal Mohammad’s radio show, ‘When the Night Falls-Bila Larut Malam’ together with my parents and big sisters. It was the first time for me to be on-air on a radio show. I was so excited and I felt like it was a dream.
My sisters and I planned to sing the song, ‘Alhamdulillah’ by Dawud Wharnsby-Ali and I only had less than two days to practice because I was at the Palace of Justice for about half of the day on Wednesday. At first I could not get the tempo right for I kept singing too fast but after practising, I got much better and I was very happy.
On the way to the radio studio, we decided to sing the song but because I was so nervous thinking about we would be singing live on-air, my tune went all wrong and I was really scared if I would be singing that badly on radio.
When we reached the studio, Uncle Nizal was at the staircase to greet us. He welcomed us in and introduced us to everybody and introduced everybody to us. After we were seated, we started to sing the song again and when Uncle Nizal and his colleagues heard us singing, they decided to record the song and to air it before the show started.
So we went to the conti to record the song. I was so, so scared and suddenly I felt that I wasn’t ready. Anyway I tried my best and everything went well as we sang the song.
Then the show started and when Uncle Nizal asked me the first question, I felt very nervous again. I tried to calm down as I held up the microphone to answer the question. After answering a few questions, I felt better and started to enjoy myself.
We talked about our hobbies, ambitions, our blogs, about writing and others. It was fun because Uncle Nizal knows how to make us feel relaxed and calm. Uncle Nizal is fun to talk to and he is a wonderful DJ.
I learned a lot from the experience. It was not that easy because it was a live show, and as we were not told what were going to be asked, we had to think fast to answer the questions. There were people who thought that we were given scripts for the show but actually the questions were candid and I did not bring any notes with me.
Thank you Uncle Nizal, for giving me the chance to be on-air. I really hope that I could be on a radio show again or hopefully on a TV show in the future. Hopefully Uncle Nizal will have me in his other shows 🙂
I met Uncle Nizal Mohammad in 2011 at the book launch of Uncle Raja Ahmad Aminullah’s ‘Minda Tertawan’.
(Please read, Meeting Uncle Nizal Mohammad).
At that time Uncle Nizal was working for TV AlHijrah.
And tonight I’ll be meeting him again at the eWana FM radio station as Uncle Nizal has invited us to be on his night show, ‘When Night Falls-Bila Larut Malam’.
I am very excited for this will be the first time I’ll be on air in a radio show though I have been in a few radio contis before.
I will be on air tonight at 11p.m. (Malaysian time).
(Please click here for When the Night Falls – Ahmad Ali Karim & His Family of Bloggers).
I’ll be on-air together with my parents and siblings at 11p.m. with DJ Nizal Mohammad in ‘When Night Falls-Bila Larut Malam’ on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
This is the first time I’ll be on-air in a radio show!
For international listeners, please note that time stated is 11pm on March 6, 2014 (Malaysian time) which is +8:00 GMT.
TV AlHijrah is a television company owned by JAKIM.
It is one of the new television channel in Malaysia.
I love to watch TV AlHijrah because most of the programs promote good values and do not have much violence.
My favourite program is ‘3rd & Bird’ but sadly the program is now replaced by ‘Peep and The Big Wide World’ 😕
I enjoy watching ‘Peep and The Big Wide World’ but I prefer ‘3rd & Bird’ because its story line is more interesting, it has lots of wonderful songs and the animation is so beautiful and so cute 🙂
‘3rd and Bird’ is created by Josh Selig, who is also the creator of ‘Wonder Pets’.
Please >>>click here<<< for my post on ‘3rd & Bird’.
I also like to watch ‘Tao Shu‘, ‘Muhammad Utusan Terakhir’, ‘Ejen Halal’ and ‘Menu Alam’.
I told him to air a new animation series, ‘Small Potatoes’ on TV AlHijrah 😉
‘Small Potatoes’ is created by Josh Selig who wrote one of my favourite songs, ‘Imagination’ 🙂
Please click below for my posts on:
On 9th April, 2011, I met Uncle Nizal Mohammad at the book launch of “Minda Tertawan’,
Uncle Nizal used to work for TV3.
But now he works for TV AlHijrah.
The programs that TV AlHijrah airs promotes good values.
I told him that TV AlHijrah should buy the rights to air ‘Small Potatoes’ and ‘The Olive Branch’ because both television series promote good values, fun and the animations are very beautiful.
They have nice and beautiful songs too.
‘Small Potatoes’ and ‘The Olive Branch’ are produced by the Little Airplane Productions.
TV Al Hijrah used to air another animated series from the Little Airplane Productions that I really love watching named ‘3rd & Bird’.
Uncle Nizal is a very nice man.
I love to talk with him and I wish to meet him again 🙂
Yesterday I attended the book launch of ‘Minda Tertawan‘ at the Rumah Universiti, Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.
The book was written by YM Raja Ahmad Aminullah.
YM Uncle Raja Ahmad is the owner of RA Fine Arts.
‘Minda Tertawan‘ is a political book, written in Bahasa Malaysia.
The book was launched by Dato’ Baharuddin Zainal (Baha Zain).
There was also a discussion session about the book by:
Prof. Dr. Zakaria Ali (Prof. Sejarah Seni, UPSI)
Mr. Tan Sei Hon (writer and curator)
Prof. Dr. Syed Husin Ali (senator and a former president of Persatuan Sains Sosial)
Mr. U-Wei Hj. Shaari (film maker).