On Tuesday 20th November, we will be hosting a Backchat special – The Legislative Council Kowloon West Geographical Constituency By-election Forum. Before the by-election takes place on 25th November, candidates will join this special live broadcast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and answer questions submitted in advance from you. What are the key issues for you? What do you expect the to-be-elected legislator do in Legislative Council?
Christmas is a time to give! The launch ceremony for Operation Santa Claus 2018 was held on November 13 at the Parade Ground at Tai Kwun, in Central. This year's theme is Spread some Joy this Christmas. Thirteen good causes will benefit from this year’s community-wide charity campaign.
On Monday's Backchat, the PLA in Hong Kong. There are suggestions that the role of the PLA here is changing, with troops mobilised to help clear up after the typhoon, and talk of uniformed soldiers appearing on our streets. At least one poll suggests that a higher profile would be welcomed by the HK public. Last month also saw Chinese troops moved to other Asian countries via Hong Kong, with giant transport planes using Chek Lap Kok for the first time. At the same time there is a lot of talk about the 19 military sites, and 2700 hectares of land given to the PLA, which would be very welcome in our land-starved city. There is still controversy over the PLA dock on the Central Waterfront, and just how garrison law applies here. What do you think of the way the PLA has behaved over the last 20 years and is there room for a bit more freedom now? Is the land properly used, or is it actually idle, and a waste of space?
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give us a call on 23388266.
After 9.20, the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018.
On Friday's 123 Show, our reporter Queenie Man talks to author Leta Hong Fincher -- one of the authors at this year's Hong Kong International Literary Festival -- about the feminist movement in the mainland and her latest book Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. That's at 1.30. After 1.50, we find out about the Hong Kong Federation of the Blind, one of the 13 beneficiaries of this year's Operation Santa Claus. After 2, on the Agender Cafe we're talking about how to be an influential woman, which was partly inspired by the Women of Influence conference, staged by the American Chamber of Commerce. Hosts Noreen Mir and Karen Koh talk to Tara Joseph, the president of Amcham; Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic of The New York Times; Vivian McGrath, an author and blogger; and Czarina Leung, a humanitarian doctor. (1:15pm-3pm, email@example.com, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
It’s time once again for the Macau Grand Prix. This weekend one of the motor racing world’s favourite events will take place for the 65th time. Throughout the weekend our crack commentator, pundit, and former GT team owner Tim Huxley will be reporting extensively on the action, and meeting many of the great names of the sport. Join him on Saturday morning during The Juice, Sunday morning with The Pop Fugitives, and a little later that afternoon with Simon Willson.
Producer: Phil Whelan
Congratulations to our popular colleague Steve James, who’s been declared top on-air personality in the main Asia-wide broadcasting awards, the ABU Prizes. Steve has been hailed as number one for his weekday afternoon show by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – which has a network of members that can reach 3 billion people across the region! It’s great recognition for Steve, who’s been with Radio 3 for the past 17 years. As well as hosting his show, The Steve James Afternoon Drive – to give it its full title – with its comic social observations, parody songs and social media engagement, he’s also the producer of Vintage Chart Toppers, and works his magic on lots of the Radio 3 trails and theme tunes that you hear every day. In all, RTHK won four top prizes in the seven radio categories – an unprecedented success – the others coming in the documentary, news reporting and community service announcement sections.
Broadcasting Workshop Series 2018/19 school year
Hi Teentimers, we’re running the Broadcasting Workshop Series again in this school year 2018/2019. DJs, producers, and a technical support team from RTHK Radio 3 will arrange on-campus training and give you all-round guidance on creativity and delivery.
What you need to do is to send your audio demo (under 3 minutes, 128kbps) echoing our theme – Local Hidden Gem via your school together with the nomination form (Download the form HERE ) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ten selected schools will then be invited to attend a *Broadcasting 101 Workshop, and send us another demo with a new theme to win a tailor-made on-campus training session plus a guided tour of RTHK and in-studio experience. You’ll also have a chance to get your work aired on RTHK Radio 3’s Teen Time.
Deadline: 31 January 2019
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