New lineup as Teacup in a Storm goes off air

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 October, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 October, 2004, 12:00am

Controversial morning talk show Teacup in a Storm bids farewell to fans today after a decade as the most popular radio programme in town.

Commercial Radio ran an advertisement on its new public affairs programmes in Chinese-language newspapers yesterday.

A new show, On a Clear Day, will replace the popular talk show, which used to be hosted by legislator-elect Albert Cheng King-hon, who claimed he was fired because of political pressure on the city's most popular radio station.

On a Clear Day will run on Commercial Radio 1 and 2 but will be hosted by different people.

The show on channel 1, from 7am to 10am, will be hosted by film producer Shi Nan-sun and Cheung Chor-yung, a senior social studies lecturer at City University.

The hosts on channel 2, which will run between 8am and 10am, will be award-winning actress and comedian Sandra Ng Kwun-yu, veteran disc jockey Jan Lamb and actor Chapman To Man-chak.

The broadcaster refused to disclose the new programmes' format. It said details would be announced on Sunday morning.

It is understood On a Clear Day is taken from the station's vice-chairwoman Winnie Yu's famous motto 'Under the bright and clear sky, I start my journey again'.

The show aims to undo the damage inflicted on the radio after it fired the outspoken Mr Cheng.

Two new public affairs programmes - For the People and The Tipping Point - will also air from Monday.

For the People will run between 1pm and 2pm every week day. Ho Kwok-leung, an applied social sciences associate professor at Polytechnic University, and DJ Keen Ho will be the hosts.

An evening show, The Tipping Point, will replace Close Encounters of a Political Kind, which used to be hosted by Wong Yuk-man, from Monday. The radio fired Mr Wong in July.