KBS' 'Kiss The Radio': BTOB's Minhyuk to host show after Day6 YoungK's enlistment
On October 12, YoungK who had held the fort on the ongoing radio show, ‘Kiss The Radio’ bid fans farewell given his mandatory military enlistment. YoungK was the host of KBS’ midnight radio program, ‘Kiss The Radio’ and was soon replaced by special DJs or hosts from the fourth generation of K-pop.
After Young K left for his enlistment, the show was hosted first by Stray Kids' Seungmin who followed his labelmates lead from October 11 to October 15. Seungmin was followed by Kino from Pentagon who was the host of the show on October 16 and 17. Golden Child's Joochan was the third fourth-gen idol to host 'Kiss the Radio' from October 18 to 24. Joochan hosted his last episode of the ‘Kiss The Radio’ yesterday, October 24.
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Fourth-gen hosts on ‘Kiss The Radio’
Following Joochan, HYBE’s popular fourth-gen group TXT will have all five members take turns hosting the radio show starting October 25. TXT’s Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Hueningkai will all be DJs of 'Kiss the Radio' for a total of six nights starting from tonight, October 25. The show airs on KBS Cool FM every day at 10 pm KST (9 am ET). With the show looking for its host starting from November, after the fourth-gen male idols take off, the network has announced a new second-gen idol to be the new host of KBS 2 FM’s ‘Kiss The Radio’.
On October 25, KBS announced that second-gen group BTOB’s member Lee Minhyun has been finalized as the new DJ for the late-night radio show, 'Kiss the Radio'. This means after the members of TXT get done with their special hosting, the radio show will have its new permanent host in the form of BTOB’s Minhyuk.
Minhyuk becomes the DJ
Minhyuk has proven himself and his talents, despite being the outsider, that he is with BTOB’s latest sub-unit, BTOB 4U’s comeback with ‘Outside’. The album as well as its title track did amazingly on charts and added a few notches to BTOB’s belt of achievements. This also goes on to add that BTOB is still proving its popularity even after ten years since its debut. Fans are anticipating this new venture with Minhyuk and are waiting for his first appearance as a radio show host given his excellent sense of humor and his overall entertaining nature and his lovable personality.
While talking about why the network chose BTOB’s Minhyuk to host the show, KBS Radio said, “BTOB's Lee Minhyuk is a musician respected by younger idols. It is expected that he will show a friendly charm while communicating comfortably with not only younger musicians but also listeners." To congratulate his fellow member and leader of the group, Seo Eunkwang will appear as Minhyuk’s first guess on ‘Kiss the Radio’. The first episode with Minhyuk as the guest will premiere on November 1 at 10 pm KST (9 am ET).