On April 27, management agency Koen Stars announced they had signed an exclusive contract with Shin Jung Hwan. The agency stated, Having known of Shin Jung Hwan for a long time through different programs, and with many old mutual acquaintances, we have closely observed his growth. During the past years away from the public eye, Shin Jung Hwan refined himself through trial and error, and we spotted potential in him once again.
According to the agency, they had to spend a long time convincing Shin Jung Hwan to believe in his own true value as an entertainer. They explained that Shin Jung Hwan previously was the MC that the three main broadcasting stations loved to cast the most. Through different programs, he showed he was funnier than most comedians, and he particularly made an impression as an MC on Radio Star.