Time for a retune at Radio 3

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 January, 1995, 12:00am

IS RTHK's Radio 3 truly out of tune with its listeners? The new man in the hot seat, Martin Clarke, has taken over the reins of the ailing service amidst a barrage of criticism: the station has little to differentiate it from the BBC; it does little to cater for the local Chinese audience, preferring instead to stick to the expat 'market'; and it offers little to entice new listeners.

Many simply regard it as a throwback to a bygone era, offering a sound and 'feel' that has no place in today's Hong Kong.

Mr Clarke has swiftly risen to the challenge, offering this week to take those criticisms on the chin, by inviting all comers to a coffee evening to make their views known face to face.

But what do the professionals think? The Sunday Morning Post spoke to three respected and highly qualified commentators and asked them for their prescriptions for a better Radio 3.