You hear them everytime on the radio. Their magical voice travels through the airwaves. Radio Jockeys (RJs) stay in the background and give you company when and where you need it. Teenz caught up with nine of the best RJs in Nepal to put a face on the voices you love to hear.

Name: Sujita Gurung
Station: Hits FM
Shows: The Buzz, Raise da Roof, Campus Mania

What is the one thing you want your fans to know about you?
Apart from being an RJ, I am also a Zumba and aerobics instructor and a teacher.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
The best part is that you are reaching out to many people. I feel proud when people recognize me on the road and say they listen to my shows.

One memorable incident that happened to you on air?
Once I could not start my show on time due to load shedding. That was a memorable moment even though I had to start a half an hour late as I got to start my show Live with two of my colleagues.

Name: Supriya Pradhan
Station: Hits FM
Shows: Radio Active, One Way, Hit Ways, Staying Alive, Mega Talks.

What is the one thing you want your fans to know about you?
I am infamous amongst friends for being late for everything but when it comes to work, I am a perfectionist.        

What is the best part of being an RJ?
I think it is more discreet than T.V. I love music and as a RJ, I get to listen to music and introduce it to people as well.

One embarrassing incident that happened to you on air?
Once I let out a huge cough while I was talking to one of the listeners. I had a sore throat and was trying my best to hold it, but a loud cough came unannounced. I did not know what to say but apologized about it later.

Name: Thendup Sherpa
Station: Image FM
Shows: Reflection (Thursdays, 8PM), Wanna Talk About It (Sunday, 8PM)

What is the one thing you want your fans to know about you?
Most of my fans think that I’m invincible and can do anything but I’m just like everyone else. The fact that I understand them better is only because I listen to them.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
I can reach out to more people. I am more of a Radio Presenter as most of my shows are about counseling and I have always loved helping people.

One memorable/funny/embarrassing incident that happened to you on air.
That would be a seventeen-year-old girl proposing to me through e-mail first and then on air.

Name: Alok Thapa
Station: Hits FM
Shows: Namaste Kathmandu, Box Office, Bumper to Bumper, Nepali show: Anurodh.com

What is one thing you want your fans to know about you?
People think I am very vocal but in real life, I am an introvert. They also think I am fat and have a dark complexion. Apart from music, I am also into movie making.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
The incredible reach you have with the masses is the best part. You don’t have to dress up for your shows, you can conduct a show wearing your PJ’s and it wont make a difference.

One funny incident that happened to you on air?
I asked one of my callers to spell the word ‘BANANA’ but she teasingly asked me to spell it. The funny part was that I couldn’t spell it myself.

Name: Prasan Syangden
Station: Radio Kantipur
Shows: Jumpstart, Music Jam, Wish U All The Best, Voice of Nepal

What is one thing you want your fans to know about you?
I can’t go to the restroom without taking something to read like newspapers or magazines. In worse cases, I’ve even read labels of toothpastes.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
Everything! Being an RJ is not even like a job. It is a passion. I feel like I get paid for having fun.

One memorable/funny/embarrassing incident that happened to you on air?
The funniest incident that happened to me was when I was hosting Music Jam. One leg of the chair I was sitting on came off and I fell with a big thud. I couldn’t stop laughing for quite a while.

Name: Deepanjali Lama Shah
Station: Image FM
Shows: Sahayatri (Sunday, 12-2), Golden Hits (Saturday, 9-10), Ek Aapas (Friday, 12-2), Maya Ta Maya Ho (Monday, 4-5), Sing with Me (Thursdays, 5-6)

What is the one thing you want your fans to know about you?
People think that being an RJ is very easy but you need to deal with technical problems and you should always have a stable mind. You never know when you have to talk for a long time.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
No matter how low you are feeling or how unhealthy you are, you forget everything when you are on air. When you start connecting with people, the show rejuvenates you.

One memorable/funny/embarrassing incident that happened to you on air?
Once, when I was on-air the lights went out. The computers stopped working so I had to speak for eleven minutes or so non-stop.

Name: Raymon Shrestha
Station: Radio Kantipur
Shows: X-treme Show, Jam Session, Hit List, Happy Hour, House Of blues, Request Zone, Style Max, New Releases

What is one thing you want your fans to know about you?
I love travelling a lot. I go around every now and then on my bike. And also, I am really lazy which makes me late sometimes.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
Everything about RJ-ing is good. I always wanted to be one. The part I love the most would be the opportunity to connect with so many different people.

One memorable/funny/embarrassing incident that happened to you on air?
It was my very first show on radio six years back. I was so nervous that I went blank for about 5 minutes on-air. That was very embarrassing.

Name: Chirag Bangdel
Station: Image FM
Shows: Me and You (Monday, 8-9), The Evening Groove (Thursday, 7-8), Kathmandu Kraze (Wednesday, 7-8)

What is the one thing you want your fans to know about you?
My shows would mean nothing without my fans, so I would like to thank them for participating and for always being there.

What is the best part of being an RJ?
I’m attracted to the radio and I always feel wonderful on air. I’ve always loved my listeners and I hope that I’m providing a platform for them to be heard.

One memorable/funny/embarrassing incident that happened to you on air?
That would be when I was on an English music show and the technician played Arati Music instead of the requested song.

Name: Sabeena Karki
Station: Radio Kantipur
Shows: Yo Maya Bhanne Chiz Yastai Ho, Hindi Hungama, Music & More, Mid Week Music, Price Tag, The Human Face, Request Zone

What is one thing you want your fans to know about you?
Right now, I am practicing what I am preaching (wink! wink!)

What is the best part of being an RJ?
The best part is that my listeners live in a fantasy. They only hear my voice and imagine the kind of person I am.

One memorable/funny/embarrassing incident that happened to you on air?
One time, a listener proposed to me on air. I kiddingly asked him to come over to the office and meet me. He really showed up with his mom. Gosh! I had to convince him and his mother too that I was joking.