“Uncle Ray” Cordeiro recently retired from Radio 3, after an amazing 70-year broadcasting career. He’s a music legend, and is known the world over by anybody with any connection to Hong Kong. In this short film by Phil Whelan, Ray shares a few childhood memories of the music and the close family he dearly loved.
Follow Radio 3’s coverage of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, on air and online. Join our experts every weekday throughout the games, with the latest news and results. Danny Hicks will be reporting live from Tokyo on Morning Brew each day at 9.40am, and Atom Cheung in Hong Kong will be with you at 6.50pm during Newswrap.
Stay on track… with Radio 3’s Summer Olympics coverage.
Every Friday on the 123 Show, Cissy Radford talks to athletes, coaches and fans to get their perspective on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. We'll also hear from young people aspiring to take their sport to the next level.
On Thursday's 123 Show we're chatting about swing dancing in Hong Kong, with dancers Thomas Latter and Aurore Alauze. That's at 1.30. After 2, Saadia Usmani joins us for our Thursday Chinwag. This week Saadia will talk about vaccination uptake. After 2.30, Andrew Dembina joins us with his global and local update of arts news in Artsing Around.
Good morning and welcome to Thursday on Morning Brew. The Summer Olympics is in its final stretch, and will end on Sunday. AFP’s Danny Hicks will be with us at 9.40 for today’s report, live from Tokyo. Do put your comments on our Facebook page or in an email. After 11 our vet Dr. David Gething will make his Thursday house call to talk about fat cats and round hounds. Again, do ask him any questions you may have. At 12.10 we’re off to Abruzzo in Italy for our monthly wine chat with Maestro JC Viens. Join JC for some wonderful views on Facebook live.
The private sector in Hong Kong continued to expand last month but at a slower pace. The IHS Markit Hong Kong PMI was at 51.3 in July, little changed from 51.4 a month earlier. This was the sixth straight month of growth in the private sector, as the COVID-19 pandemic was under control, with both output and new orders expanding for the fourth straight month.
Growth in China's services sector accelerated in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday, but the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant across the country threatens to undercut the recovery. The Caixin Services PMI came in at 54.9 last month, compared to expectations of 50.5, and the previous month’s reading of 50.3.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Andrew Freris of Ecognosis Advisory and Carlos Casanova from Union Bancaire Privée. With a view from Taiwan is Ross Feingold at SafePro Group.
On Thursday's Backchat, possible development in the wetland; and red tides. Your hosts will be Jim Gould and Jenny Lam.
The government said on Monday that it would consider loosening restrictions on development around wetland areas.
Secretary for Development, Michael Wong, said wetland buffer areas, as they are known, are not necessarily "off-limits" and their development potential has to be considered.
But the statement draw a backlash from environmentalists. Green groups said allowing higher-density development would affect the whole wetland habitat, as fishponds and wetlands usually provide food and habitat to migratory birds.
What do you think? Would this be a way to provide much needed new housing? Would the environmental cost be too great?
From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing the increasing number of red tides phenomenon in Hong Kong.
Take a trip back in time with Peter King through the midnight hour of “Pete's Magical Mystery Tour” here on Radio 3. Stay with Peter after 12 for an hour of music from a different era. An era of the big bands, classic ballads, wonderful cinema, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Glenn Miller, and some of the greatest love stories ever told in music. Between 12 and 1 every Tuesday to Saturday morning enjoy a ‘Sentimental Journey’ with Peter King, here… on Radio 3.
With the retirement of Uncle Ray Cordeiro, Radio 3 has a new evening line-up of programmes, starting from May 17. Long-standing presenter Peter King moves from his mid-evening show to the late-night hours with Pete’s Magical Mystery Tour. The style of music will be similar to that already enjoyed by listeners, with hits from the sixties and seventies in the first hour, followed by more of a nostalgia feel as midnight approaches, and golden oldies in the final hour’s sentimental journey. (Mon – Fri 10pm – 1am)
From 7pm to 9pm every weekday evening you can listen in to another of Radio 3’s long-established DJs, Simon Willson, bringing you the best in international music. Simon will also continue to host his live show on Sunday afternoons. (Mon – Fri, 7pm -- 9pm; Sundays, 1.10pm – 4pm)
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