Commercial Radio Hong Kong

Big radio investors are 'open to offers'

Main shareholders who refused to increase their investment in the troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation say they will consider 'reasonable offers' for their stakes from investors approved by the broadcasting regulator.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Commercial Radio boss Stephen Chan Chi-wan plans interactive digital radio

As chief executive Stephen Chan Chi-wan has grand plans for Commercial Radio, hoping to involve more listener interaction. Photo: Dickson Lee

The digitalisation of the city's radio industry doesn't need new licences, but rather a new mode of operation and content development combining the best of traditional and new media, Commercial Radio boss Stephen Chan Chi-wan says.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am


Not the right event for new arts hub

Hong Kong Alternatives, a citizen advocacy group for a West Kowloon Cultural District green park, supports the letter by J.W. Chan ('Winter event not suitable for arts hub', July 12).

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-designer is ideally cut for financial services

Stella Lee Wai-fun (right), president of Success Futures and Foreign Exchange, was a fashion designer before she joined the finance industry. She says she started with zero financial knowledge, but given her willingness to learn and share investment insights, Lee has become a respected name in the industry, giving investment tips on talk shows and publishing investment columns.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tang out to show the 'real' Leung

Henry Tang Ying-yen chose to reveal Leung Chun-ying's inflammatory comments about using 'riot police and tear gas' on protesters as he realised his rival 'had a real chance to win' Sunday's chief executive poll.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

People's right to know overrides confidentiality

Chief executive contender Henry Tang Ying-yen's stirring accusations that election rival Leung Chun-ying wanted to use riot police and tear gas to suppress protests staged against national security legislation in 2003, and that Leung tried to stifle freedom of speech by proposing a shorter licence duration for Commercial Radio in the same year, have fuelled extensive public debate.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

PR experts slate Tang's 'election campaign'

As the 'will they, won't they' political pantomime continues over who is in the running to be the next chief executive, one of the main protagonists, Henry Tang Ying-yen, is facing criticism that his nascent campaign leaves him looking out of touch with ordinary people.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sammy's own voice

Name: Sammy Leung Chi-kin Born: Hong Kong Zodiac: Sagittarius Chinese zodiac: Ox Profession: DJ of Commercial Radio Hong Kong Other professions: Voice actor, actor, TV host, singer

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

James Tien planning business-backed charity

Former Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun is teaming up with business to create a charitable foundation to serve the community amid concerns about social harmony.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The ecstasy of the agony aunt in scoring a pre-poll point against the former socialite

Fresh from their altercations on Thursday, by-election rivals Pamela Pak Wan-kam (left) and Lam Yi-lai (right) were back at each other's throats again yesterday. While debating on an RTHK radio forum, Lam, 51, abruptly cited Article 61 in the Basic Law. 'What about it?' said Pak, a former agony aunt and popular talk show host.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

Another day on the hustings as election forum descends into chaos

A lawmaker forces his way into a radio studio during a live broadcast, claiming he wants to protect his wife from abuse. Another woman pushes him away with her chest then accuses him of 'bodily contact' amid a chorus of swearing and much finger-poking. Police are called. Just another day on the hustings for the Kowloon West by-election.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats call for radio review after DAB pays to co-host show

The Democratic Party has urged a Legislative Council panel to review regulations covering the political sponsorship of radio programmes after it emerged that the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is paying about HK$500,000 for a Commercial Radio show it will co-host.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Wyman Wong

UNIFORM SUBVERSION In my view, six out of 10 kids are attention seeking, and each has their own method of getting [that attention]. Some are cry-babies, some are model students, some break the 100-metre record, some break things. For me it was fashion.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Are these guys real talent, or just making big boobs of everyone?

Everybody needs a little controversy and local hiphop heads, 24 Herbs (pictured), seem to revel in their bad-boy front. With the rap rabble-rousers' new single due out shortly, the group sent out a pre-emptive press release to announce that the song Hu Ge is 'too hot' for radio.

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Poor reception

Did you know that digital broadcasting technology exists in Hong Kong and could transform the broadcasting industry overnight, offering infinitely more choice of both radio and television programmes? As matters stand, however, implementation has been thwarted by lack of government action.

31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am