“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.
The Pop Fugitives return for another Sunday Escape, with Paul and Carolyn playing all the finest in new music plus whatever else lurks in their record bags. That means new tracks from Lorde, The Felice Brothers and The Front Bottoms plus on the LP front there’s Sleater Kinney’s first album since the departure of drummer Janet Weiss, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s eighteenth album in ten years and more. This week also saw the release of a new box set from Noel Gallagher covering his solo career to date, which presumably contains no trace of his brother Liam… It’s a long holiday weekend in Hong Kong, so there’ll be some appropriate tunes to mark the occasion, along with whatever Paul and Carolyn managed to pick up on Record Store Day. That’s along with quality B-sides suggested by listeners and of course the latest Super Clever Music Mystery Quiz and of course more biscuits! Tune in from 9am to 1pm on Sunday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 )
On this week's #Hashtag Hong Kong, Dane Cheng, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, talks about local tourism amid the pandemic. (Sundays, 8:15am-8:25 am)
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 email@example.com, or give us a call on 2338 8266.
This week Colin celebrates the words and music of George and Ira Gershwin as performed by some amazing musicians over the years. Slim & Slam, Lena Horn and seriously swinging Johnny Desmond, to name a few, are included in this weeks collection of vintage discs. Familiar favourites and wonderful arrangements that you may not have heard. Let us know! See you Sunday.
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