“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.
To celebrate Dragon Boat Festival Day, Paul and Carolyn take to the airwaves for a special one-off show focusing on one of the most revolutionary decades in the history of modern music. The 1960s saw the rock and roll of the previous decade evolve into pop rock, psychedelia, folk and garage rock, whilst r’n’b, funk and soul began to dominate the airwaves and become an influential force in modern music, not least with the rise of Motown. The decade also saw the emergence of artists who remain legendary to this day, such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Jimi Hendrix and of course The Beatles.
Over four hours, Carolyn and Paul will plot a roughly chronological musical path through the 1960s, playing some much loved hits as well as a few more obscure tracks from the decade. There’ll be some of their favourites, some records suggested by listeners, and a trip back to a vibrant musical era influenced by the Age of Aquarius, the Cold War and of course, at the end of the decade in 1969, Woodstock. Tune in from 2pm to 6pm on Monday 14 June.
Join Peter Lewis for a special holiday show from 6 to 10 am on Monday. There is no business or money talk. Instead he is going to play some of the best in soul and R&B music. Four hours of classic soul, R&B, jazz, funk, Motown, disco, hip hop, rap and everything in between, featuring hits from some of the greatest artists, some classic soul album tracks and some forgotten R&B gems, to ease you into a holiday mood. As always, you can join in with your messages, requests and dedications by texting 63 93 59 25, emailing email@example.com or posting on Peter’s Facebook page – Peter Lewis on RTHK Radio 3.
Join Luisa Tam every Saturday morning for Yum Cha. Just like the popular Cantonese tradition, when family and friends gather together to sip tea and enjoy a variety of dim sum' dishes, so Luisa will treat you to lots of fun, introduce some interesting guests, and play some great music, in an energetic and cheerful combination. ( Saturdays 9am -- 12 noon )
Money Talk returns on Tuesday after the long weekend with Richard Harris sitting in for Peter Lewis. He’ll joined by Dickie Wong, Head of Research at Kingston Securities and Tariq Dennison, Portfolio Manager at GFM Asset Management to review the latest business and finance headlines. With a view from Japan is Tokyo-based journalist and author, William Pesek.
On Tuesday's Backchat, Covid-19 updates. Your hosts will be Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong.
Hong Kong children aged 12 to 15 will be able to start getting their BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on June 14.
The government said shuttle bus services could be arranged to run between vaccination centres and schools, so that students and their parents can get the jab in groups. Medical staff could also be deployed to give vaccinations at campuses.
Officials said schools could resume full-day classes if around 70 percent of teachers and students are vaccinated. But some parents and pupils remain cautious, worrying about possible side effects.
Do you think Covid restrictions should be relaxed in schools? How will this boost the vaccine take-up rate?
Meanwhile, the private sector tries to boost vaccination rates with incentives including $20 million worth of shopping coupons, free insurance policies and gold bars. What do you think? Will you join in?
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave your comments on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 2338 8266.
With the retirement of Uncle Ray Cordeiro (see below), 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 email@example.com.
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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