監製：Yu Sai Man
Eric KOT has long been publicly recognised as a genius of the broadcasting industry. His one-of-a-kind, cartoon character-like voice has almost redefined the long-established standard of DJ’s “beautiful voice” imposed by the industry.
Eric KOT started his performance career at Hong Kong Commercial Radio and formed a duo “Softhard” with Jan LAMB. Since Eric KOT had a rather soft personality, he was called “MC Soft”. Back in those days, “Softhard” produced all kinds of programmes with its unique creativity and unconventional mindset. Its bantering, ridiculous style had made the audiences burst into laughters. Moreover, Eric KOT had turned into “Kot (God) of the road” to report traffic news in an innovative way, which was a great hit at that time.
In this episode, we will reminisce Eric KOT’s old days at Broadcast Drive and see how “Softhard” remains iconic in the hearts of a generation of people.
Host: Sandy LAMB
Guest: Eric KOT
Producer: LAU Ying Keung
It is no secret that Christopher (Chris) WONG is a DJ singer who sings well and turns to composing. In fact, however, he worked his summer job at the classical music channel when he first joined Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Chris recommended himself to Raymond NG, the then Head of RTHK Radio 2, by presenting NG an audio programme tape he recorded at leisure. Since then, Chris had become a member of that channel. He received formal training by his respected teacher Blanche TANG together with other budding DJs, including Vivian CHOW and Jennifer CHAN. Chris also broadcast songs recorded by himself in radio programmes and got recommended by Raymond NG, who appreciated talents, to record companies. Chris had thus debuted officially as a singer.
Programmes such as “Wandering Love”, “World for Two” and “Fall in Love at Night” were all well-received by the audience. Chris had therefore risen to be a sought-after DJ, yet he could not always get everything he wanted. He could not help giving up his career as a DJ which was at its prime, but to say goodbye to his good partners like YU Kim-ming, Vivian CHOW and Ocean CHAN, and became a full-time singer-songwriter.
After leaving the Hong Kong music industry for years, Chris has found another way out in a foreign country and got to know himself again. He met musicians with different backgrounds overseas while he did not blindly follow the trend. So he could have even more room for his development and could be even more faithful in his own belief in music.
Host: Sandy LAMB
Guests: Christopher WONG
Producer: Anthony FONG