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  • Dec 25, 2014
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Commercial Radio

Man who set up Tibet radio gets £65 in back-pay 63 years later

An image of Robert Ford when he was arrested in 1950

Patience is a virtue that has finally paid off for Robert Ford. The 90-year-old British national has finally received back-pay for his job setting up a radio network in Tibet - but only after waiting for more than half a century.

Friday, 29 March, 2013, 4:10am

Protests weaken CY Leung's re-election chances: Tien

James Tien. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The large turnout at Tuesday’s anti-government protest will weaken Beijing’s plan to have a strong chief executive re-elected in 2017, James Tien said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Former TV head switches sides

Former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan, who was acquitted of corruption charges last year, has been appointed Commercial Radio's chief executive officer.

The appointment came less than a week after the 51-year-old left TVB. He resigned in December after a court cleared him of bribery allegations brought by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Radio station warned after licence review

The broadcasting watchdog has issued Commercial Radio a warning for not fulfilling its investment commitments for the past six years after a midterm review of the licences of two radio stations.

The Broadcasting Authority imposed new licence conditions on Commercial Radio and Metro Broadcast, citing public concerns.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Our shameful attitude towards women

There was an uproar from women's groups - and reprimands from government officials - after radio hosts Sammy Leung Chi-kin and Kitty Yuen Siu-yee asked the teenage listeners of their programme, So Fab, to vote for the female celebrity they most wanted to indecently assault. Commercial Radio was subsequently fined $140,000 by the Broadcasting Authority.

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Unbearable confusion of youth

The recent controversy over the internet poll launched by Commercial Radio - asking listeners to vote for women artists they would most like to indecently assault - deserves serious reflection. The inflammatory survey was stopped by women's groups and the Broadcasting Authority, but some youngsters claimed it was nothing more than a harmless joke.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

'We're sorry'

The apology delivered on air yesterday by Rita Chan Ching-han, general manager of Commercial Radio:

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am