DJ Jillian Lim – co-host of Kiss92 FM’s The Morning Show with Carol, Josh and Jill – has something to get off her chest. “You can’t be [about] fake positivity, that’s not real. You’ve got to be your authentic self,” she declares.
The outspoken 32-year-old then goes on to share how she was “suckered” into cooking a meal for her co-host Joshua Simon while visiting him at home – on air, no less.
Joshua sheepishly admits to putting her on the spot, and their banter reveals a clever segue into the topic of the day: What to do with friends who use you to do their chores for them?
Together with Caroline Smith, the trio tackle life’s everyday challenges on their breakfast show through candid observations and brutally honest anecdotes, engaging their audience on subjects ranging from relationships to career advice. They share an easy chemistry, but it’s also the result of months of hard work since their debut in July.
“No one starts off being the best of friends. With three people hosting a show, it’s very difficult. For very diverse individuals to come together and talk about the most random things, or having three different opinions about pertinent topics, but from three different angles, takes a lot of effort,” says Jillian.
Caroline, who tables the talksets and helps to manage the flow of the show in real-time, admits that helming a prime-time slot is a big responsibility.
“It’s about growing and evolving. You may not know how the show will flesh out eventually, but radio itself is about creating magic for our listeners, so we do have to be aware of what we can or should say on air. We are also always checking in with each other. Is everyone ok? What’s going on at home? Is everything alright? Josh is always going, let’s put on a good show! And this energy is infectious. It’s simple things like these, and we’re drawn back to the present moment.”
With that said, the three DJs take us on their journeys of self-discovery, and share how they are coping with being in the spotlight.