Rick O' Shea 李柯 has a unique connection to China, and his voice is known to millions! From 1996 to 2007, he hosted the very popular bilingual radio program, "Joy FM", carried in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities throughout China. Through this pop music and talk program, Rick became a part of almost 90% (according to surveys) of the university students' lives in those cities. After graduation, they've carried the program in their hearts as they have become the modern Chinese with a need and love for English.
"Loved by Chinese and foreign listeners alike, Rick has changed radio history in China." – CCTV 9
Rick has been profiled and featured on many CCTV programs, including "Up Close" on CCTV 9 and a CCTV 5 sports channel spotlight on him as a celebrity inline-skater around Beijing. He has also appeared many times on TV as a host or judge of national English speaking contests for CCTV and the China Daily. He's the voice heard on China Eastern Airlines as well as many promotional and advertising projects for major companies like Nokia, CAAC, IBM, etc.
He also consults international companies on English speaking, and writes about music for the nationally read "21st Century" newspaper.
Millions of modern Chinese throughout China know Rick 李柯 as the guy who's helped them embrace English, and a voice that Chinese have learned to trust and appreciate.
"Rick has made Joy FM a cozy place where cultural borders dissolve in the airwaves." – China Daily