“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.
On Wednesday's 123 Show we're chatting about the history of the names behind some of our MTR stations ahead of the opening of phase 2 of the Tuen Ma line this Sunday. We're joined by Alan Chang, the founder of Protecting Hong Kong Names. That's at 1.30. After 2, our Radio 3 intern Dorothy Kam talks about philately -- or stamp collecting -- with historian Allen Pang and collector Andrew Cheung.
Good morning and welcome to Wednesday on Morning Brew. At 10.40 composer and conductor Colin Touchin returns for our weekly ‘classical’ music chat. Today: What makes a piece your favourite? What makes you come back time and time again to a piece, or a few pieces, of music? After 11.30 RTL France’s Hong Kong correspondent Philippe Dova will be with us for a summery musical tribute, and a few assorted French bits and pieces. At 12.10 we’re off to visit Chris Watts at his Motion Dynamics studio in Central, to fix your anterior compartment syndrome. Join Chris on Facebook live.
The Financial Times is reporting that electronics groups in Taiwan, including Japan’s Canon and Innolux, an affiliate of Apple supplier Foxconn, have been accused of locking up migrant workers in Taiwan as an outbreak of Covid-19 hits the country’s tech industry. As of April, 713,000 migrant workers, mainly from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, were employed in Taiwan, accounting for 8% of the country’s workforce. More than 60% work in factories, including those that dominate global supply chains for electronics components. According to the FT, the companies have forbidden migrant workers from leaving the dormitories where they live except to go to work.
On Thursday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Personal Wealth Adviser Enzio Von Pfeil and Carlos Casanova, Senior Asia Economist at Union Bancaire Privée. With a view from Taiwan is Ross Feingold, Business Development Director at SafePro Group.
On Wednesday's Backchat, Apple Daily; and Taiwan's representative in Hong Kong. Your hosts will be Hugh Chiverton and Steve Vines.
Apple Daily staff have been told the newspaper could cease operations this coming Saturday unless authorities release assets frozen as part of a national security investigation.
The media outlet has already stopped its English and online financial news.
Five executives were arrested on June 17 when 500 police officers raided the media group's office. The CE insisted that the arrest had nothing to do with journalism and it cannot be described as suppression of press freedom.
She accused the United States of "beautifying" acts that endanger national security with its criticism of the Hong Kong authorities' crackdown on Apple Daily, saying the territory's national security law must be enforced.
What does it mean to the news industry and what impact will this bring? Will other outlets close? Do you think the closure is politically motivated? What did you think of Apple Daily?
From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing Taiwan's representative in Hong Kong. Staff of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office returned to Taiwan last weekend after the office said they were asked to sign a statement to support the "One China" policy. What does the move mean?
This Saturday at 6.10pm on Radio 3 James Ross plays two hours of hits from the last five decades, and from around the world. In the mix this week: the latest from Olivia Rodrigo, Maneskin, Doja Cat & Sza, and Calvin Harris & Tom Grennan, plus #1’s from Tommy James & The Shondells, Steps, and the current #1s in Japan, Korea, and atop the US Billboard Hot 100. Plus classics from Queen, Supertramp, Blue Pearl, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Culture Club, oldies from Lesley Gore, Tom Jones, Neil Christian, and The Four Tops – and much more including the Mystery TV theme tune, and the Movie Minute.
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)
Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is an annual charity campaign jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and the South China Morning Post (SCMP). It aims to support the Hong Kong community and beyond, through the combined charitable fundraising power of two of Hong Kong’s most respected news organisations. Over the past 33 years, it has raised more than HK$333 million for over 300 charities in Hong Kong.
We are now calling for a new round of funding proposals:
· Applicants must be non-profit charitable organisations registered in Hong Kong and exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
· Maximum funding amount per project is HK$1 million
We welcome projects:
· Supporting children, youth, the elderly, physical and mental disability services
· Focusing on sustainability or innovative education (such as STEM)
Submission deadline: July 13, 2021 (Tuesday) 5:00pm. Finalists will be invited to present a proposal to the selection committee in August. Applications results will be announced in September 2021.
For details, guidelines and submission, please visit our website. https://oschk.org/
Radio 3's English Poetry Competition is back! After another successful year, we're doing it again. The theme this year is "White", which could involve weddings, funerals, the concept of purity, snow in the mountains: whatever you want to make of it.
If you're feeling creative, then send us your poem of 400 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can submit more than one entry and even have your winning piece read on air.
The deadline is July 12, 2021.
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