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  1. Late Post stalwart leads field in radio poll for person of the year

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry Days after his death from cancer, Kevin Sinclair is on course to be named person of the year in an annual RTHK radio poll. The journalist, author and South China Morning Post ... www.rthk.org.hk/channel/radio3. Additional reporting by Chris Davis ...

  2. RTHK role and reaction is key: Tsang

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday would not be drawn on whether he would support RTHK as the foundation for a new independent broadcaster. He said the most important thing was the role RTHK should play and its reaction to reform proposals. The Sunday Morning Post reported yesterday the Committee on Review of Public Service Broadcasting was preparing ...

  3. Killing RTHK risks public ire, says host

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The chief executive risks a public outcry as large as the one over the national security bill in 2003 if he kills off RTHK, a former lawmaker, executive councillor and National People's Congress member has warned. Veteran politician turned commentator Allen Lee Peng-fei said yesterday that those who supported converting RTHK into the new public broadcaster proposed ...

  4. Tsang must explain role in RTHK saga

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The director of broadcasting conceded yesterday that the decision to scrap racing broadcasts on RTHK was badly handled. He is right. But it is not just the broadcaster that should be reflecting on the controversy. Many questions arise as a result of this unhappy affair. Some concern the relationship between RTHK and the government. But the central issue is the lack ...

  5. Learning a lesson from previous debacles

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung In view of the 'sensitive and complex' nature of the RTHK issue, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's disclosure, last week, of a delay to a consultation paper on public service broadcasting has given rise to fresh speculation. Does it signal a rethink on the fate of RTHK? Is it a tactical delay to prepare for selling the controversial idea ...

  6. Public broadcast discussion delay surprises lawmakers

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was a political decision, made over fears the Citizens' Radio illegal broadcasting court case might spark public calls for the opening up of the airwaves. RTHK has about 780 staff, of whom a third ... arrangements for RTHK staff, as the government was considering disbanding it and setting up a new public service broadcaster. Albert Cheng King-hon, chairman of the Legco panel on information ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the anticipated power struggle for the top seat. Excuse fails to stand up in RTHK protest Was he sick or not? No one knew, although a scheduled medical appointment was no longer the excuse given by Director of Broadcasting Franklin Wong Wah-kay for his absence from an RTHK staff union's protest yesterday over the uncertain future of the public broadcaster. An RTHK spokesman said ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will we see an end to programmes looking at sensitive political issues? I am worried RTHK will become the government's official radio station. We do not need a puppet radio station. Lam ... servants. Lai Shing-kin, Quarry Bay Worried about RTHK's future A proposed board appointed by the Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to advise RTHK on editorial policy, could remove ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Broadcast news and the importance of perfect timing Behind yesterday's terse announcement of the new No 2 at RTHK was a well-engineered PR plan to minimise the fallout. ... but by RTHK in a statement at 2.56pm. The broadcaster said that retiring deputy director of broadcasting Raymond Ng Sek-fai would be succeeded by Gracie Foo Siu-wai from the Office ...

  10. Obama beats Chen in gossip stakes - just

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... behind Barack Obama in a vote for the RTHK Radio 3 Person of the Year. Chen, described wryly in the two-week online and phone poll as an 'artist and photographer', picked up 29 per cent ...




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