Veteran RTHK Talkabout presenter Leung Ka-wing goes off the air

Veteran RTHK Talkabout presenter Leung Ka-wing goes off the air

In an RTHK radio studio, programme host Leung Ka-wing tried hard not to grind his teeth as the official he was interviewing put his feet on the table. The man, who Leung refrained from naming, was totally unco-operative.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 5:43am

Officials should do more to bring HK's radio broadcasts into the digital age

Digital audio broadcasting services are generally accessible in Hong Kong. Besides the three Metro Broadcast channels that are still being tested and the one operated by Phoenix U Radio, RTHK has five and DBC Radio has seven.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Me and my shadow

A shadow is an area of darkness caused when light is blocked by an object. Sometimes shadows have the same shape as the object that is blocking the light. All of us throw a shadow on the ground behind us when a light shines directly in our direction.

Shadows can be sinister and unsettling, particularly when we can't see what is causing them.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Officer's radio fished out of septic tank

Sanitation workers yesterday retrieved a police digital walkie-talkie worth more than HK$20,000 from a public toilet in Tai Po, where it had been accidentally dropped into a septic tank by a police officer over the weekend.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Double Take

Double Take Director: Johan Grimonprez

While an extensive showcase of the self-proclaimed master of suspense's oeuvre, the Alfred Hitchcock retrospective by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department could have been made better with the inclusion of two vital films.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Starring: Luke Mably, Jimi Mistry, Adar Beck, Nathalie Cox Director: Stuart Hazeldine Category: IIB

From Jean-Paul Sartre's existential, hell-is-other-people drama No Exit to Hollywood's splattering gore-fests such as Saw, writers have keenly developed the premise of characters verbally and/or physically hacking at each other inside a sealed chamber.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Ofta tells Citizens' Radio to switch off

Telecoms watchdog Ofta yesterday ordered outlawed Citizens' Radio to stop broadcasting after the Civil Aviation Department said the station's signals were interfering with its communication channel. The department made a complaint on Monday and it is believed that the interference came from transmitting equipment in an industrial building in Chai Wan.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Most RTHK staff oppose plan to set up government advice board

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Off the dial

Since October 2005, illegal broadcasts by Citizens' Radio have raised public awareness about the contentious issue of whether the government should liberalise existing airwaves.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Mobiles can be used on most hiking trails

We would like to respond to the letter by Tobias Brown ('FM repeater network could be used by hikers in emergencies', September 11).

The article mentioned the existence of an FM radio repeater network where the amateur radio enthusiasts monitor the repeater channels on a round-the-clock basis.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

FM repeater network could be used by hikers in emergencies

Recently there have been a number of hikers lost, injured, or drowned in remote areas in Hong Kong.

Clearly, if increasing traffic on our various hiking trails is any indication, outdoor exploration has become very popular.

As many know, mobile phones do not work in every corner of Hong Kong.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Mystery of summer camp comes back to haunt prodigies

The Trap By Sarah Wray Published by Faber and Faber ISBN 978 0 571 23921 4

In summer 2006, three teenagers went missing from Camp Hope, a well-established and well-run outdoor activities centre for teenagers in New York State. No trace of them was ever found. They simply vanished.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Suspect broadcasts let off hook

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) investigated three cases of suspected illegal broadcasts last year without pursuing them for prosecution.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

US auction system is best way to allocate unused radio channels

The case involving Citizens' Radio took a bizarre twist, mainly due to poorly defined criteria for granting broadcasting licences. Magistrate Douglas Yau Tak-hong, ruled that the Telecommunications Ordinance was in breach of both the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights, before later halting his judgment at the request of the government.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Low-quality AM band only option for channel

The application for a new AM radio channel by talk-show-host-turned lawmaker Albert Cheng King-hon has revived local interest in the broadcast band, but experts say its technical constraints are difficult to overcome.

Once dominant, AM radio has largely been replaced by FM because of the comparative quality of signal, especially in urban areas.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am