Dan Foster is one of the most respected, loved and in demand On Air Personality in Africa with about twenty years in radio Broadcasting. As a young man, he joined the Marines and attended the Morgan State University in Baltimore where he studied Broadcasting and Drama. After cutting his teeth with a number of radio stations in the United States including the Mix 106.5 where he honed his skills in broadcasting, he moved to Lagos, Nigeria where he joined Cool fm and overhauled the Morning radio format into something to look forward to every morning and dominated the airwaves with his unique brand of hilarity, and engaging banter of an American on Nigerian soil. His broad expertise includes not only presenting, but producing and directing of programs and has created so many interesting contents that spice up shows and make listeners long for more.
His Morning Kiss Shout Out is a delight to couples and listeners find his phone taps hilarious. He is perceived to be a mentor to many and has personally trained a number of the nation’s best presenters in radio. As a direct result of his professionalism and rare talent for presenting as well as his ingenuity, Cool fm rose to be one of the top radio stations in Lagos and Nigeria at large. In 2002, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the Year and has since won the 2003, 2004 and 2005 editions of Nigerian Media Merit Awards for Best Radio Personality. He was also recognized by the City Peoples Awards, a respected organization known for recognizing outstanding individuals who have touched the lives of the community. They named him the Media Person of the Year in 2004 and again in 2005.
He has taken his unrivalled style to Inspiration fm, the Number 1 family radio station in the country, where he helped create and brand the new radio station “Inspiration fm, the new sound of family radio” and the hot Sunday Morning Praise Jam. His always inspirational style and his uniqueness was a perfect fit as Head of Programs and production for 3 years. Currently, he is not only the presenter of the # 1 morning show “The Breakfast Jam” and the hot Sunday Morning Praise Jam; he has also been promoted to the position of the Director of Business Development. He created the Inspiration Family Praise Jam and a number of Programs such as the Inspiration Kids Club, the I-Network for job seekers, the ‘Redbook’ for singles, and other family inspirational programs on Inspiration fm. He is also a major advocate of the 92.3fm Inspiration Family Network.
Dan Foster has had a fruitful association with corporate Nigeria having served as consultant to a number of blue chip companies in their media campaigns such as Airtel, Globacom, MTN, e-Tranzact, Nokia, Etisalat, Samsung and many others etc.
Dan Foster’s good standing within the industry, wide experience and diverse talents have made him a brand name to be reckoned with, not only in Nigeria, but across Africa and in the Diaspora. He is married to Lovina Foster, with children, Joshua, Daniella and Somtochukwu.
PROGRAMS ON DAN FOSTER’S BELT
1. BREAKFAST JAM: 6AM-10AM.
An inspirational family program that shares real life situations, problems and solutions pertaining to the family.
A show that has to do with delivering love messages, apologies and healing of relationships.
A show that connects singles together.
A platform for jobseekers to be connected with prospective employers
A show that has to do with calling unsuspecting members of the public to wind them up. Inspiring messages and music for the listening pleasure of the public.
3. SUNDAY MORNINGS 6am -12noon.
The Sunday morning show that inspiring Christian music and messages are aired for the listening pleasure and edification of listeners.