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  1. RTHK to outsource radio programmes

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung $1m to go to tap into outside 'talent and wisdom' RTHK is to outsource the production of some radio programmes for the first time and invite senior officials ... setting out RTHK's editorial independence and the division of roles and responsibilities between the broadcaster and its supervising policy bureau was renewed in early August without changes. ...

  2. RTHK to contract out radio programmes

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Public broadcaster announces move amid controversy over ending live calls of horse racing RTHK will for the first time contract out radio programmes this year to provide ... role' in the process. He vowed to uphold editorial independence, however, saying the public consensus was that RTHK should not be the government's mouthpiece. Speaking on an RTHK programme, ...

  3. RTHK radio host Wong Yuk-man

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... slots on RTHK's TV and radio, as well as appearing on prime-time TV at least once a week. Why is he so controversial? Much of it comes from his trademark domineering and ruthless attitude ... Klaudia Lee A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines The radio talk-show host was born in Hong Kong in 1951 and is married to Michelle Chiang Chin-man. A former teacher, he has ...

  4. Tuning in to radio waves

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had a hand in RTHK's decision to axe its horse racing programme, the board demonstrated a deep understanding of the dilemmas faced by a government-owned public broadcaster. It observed: 'As long as it remains a government department, RTHK will be viewed with suspicion by some both inside and outside government. Some, understandably, ...

  5. Radio voice for all views

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Hong Kong's public broadcaster, RTHK, is in the hot seat as new efforts are afoot to clarify its somewhat unclear role. The government will appoint an advisory committee to review public broadcasting services, according to recent reports. Last month, RTHK held a public consultation forum to explore its future role. It also commissioned a public opinion ...

  6. Punk meets Puccini... ah, it's Lovely

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Clare Tyrrell

    ... Flute. 'Sometimes I think I'm a better arranger than a songwriter,' Carlyle says. 'I love arranging music or reinterpreting, just doing different versions.' RTHK Radio ... of the British Council and RTHK's Music Beyond Borders series, which will record her tonight. 'Someone at the British Council heard my CD through a friend and asked if I'd be interested ...

  7. RTHK pulls the plug on live racing coverage

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... with the director of broadcasting,' he said. RTHK pays the Jockey Club $750,000 a year for the rights to broadcast racing live. Commercial Radio also broadcasts during the same time slot, ... Klaudia Lee Critics say the decision, taken in May, could signal broad changes at the government-funded station There will be no live horse racing on RTHK next season, a change seen ...

  8. RTHK poised to pull the plug on racing coverage

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Last night's show from Happy Valley may have been the station's farewell RTHK is set to end live radio coverage of horse racing in Hong Kong and last night's ... business.' RTHK pays the Jockey Club $750,000 a year for the right to broadcast racing live. Commercial Radio also broadcasts during the same timeslot, but refused to disclose yesterday how much ...

  9. RTHK seeks later slot for its TV shows

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Viewership changes have prompted RTHK to try to renegotiate a 16-year-old deal with TVB and ATV to delay its prime-time broadcasts until the late evening. Cheung Man-sun, ... or even 10pm.' The law requires the two stations to provide a minimum of 30 minutes of government air time between 7pm and 10pm. The current schedule for RTHK was agreed to more than 15 years ...

  10. RTHK treads fine line amid controversy

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG Dating back to 1978, the annual Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award presentation has been an unlikely RTHK show that has aroused controversy. And the decision to have live broadcasts of racing was considered a contentious decision by the public broadcaster. For many years, Radio Television Hong Kong has had more than its fair share of controversy, including the posting ...




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