Radio 3 Highlights

Today's Focus
On Money for Nothing, we put our chartists goggles on for a look at regional equities and global commodities in 2015. Joining us for this discussion is experienced strategist and technical analyst John Schofield of Tempus Investment. Also, we’ll speak with Richard Stevenson of Cushman & Wakefield about local trends in the office leasing market. John will also help to shed insight into whether rival financial hub Singapore is likely to woo big banks and other financial industry tenants away from Hong Kong. In our segment on investing, the Voice of America’s Ira Mellman speaks with Larry Harding of Maryland-based fund management group Radius about reasons to be bullish on mainland China and Hong Kong in the coming year. (8am-8.30am, facebook or email

On Backchat, we will talk about ICAC and corruption in Hong Kong. As former Chief Secretary Rafael Hui and former Sun Hung Kai Managing Director Thomas Kwok wait to hear their prison sentences after the most high-level anti-corruption convictions in decades, is Hong Kong winning the battle against corruption?   Is the Rafael Hui case evidence of Hong Kong's success in fighting corruption? Or an alarming indication of how widely corruption is spreading in our community?  After 9.20, cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. Is North Korea behind the hacking? (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, facebook, email or text 6393 5925)

T'is two days before Christmas,
And all through the air,
Mr. Stockwin will tell us,
'bout Pyonyang's new dare.
This and other world issues with the Maestro at 10.10 today on Morning Brew. After 11.30, Music Producer and top guitarist Skip Moy will invite you to "Hope In Motion", featuring the awesome "Starlight Elan Orchestra". It's a fundraiser for Operation Santa Claus tonight at The Fringe, and we'll be recording it for broadcast on Boxing Day on Radio 3. After 12, fab Aussie jazz flautist Pete Kelly joins us to talk about how he's going to "Swing The Songs Of Christmas" at Cafe Deco on Christmas Eve. It's a big welcome back to movie expert and archivist Sam Ho at 12.30 to wrap up the year in film. (9:30am-1pm,  facebook email )
Congratulations to Hong Kong's Top Story winners

Congratulations to all winners of Hong Kong's Top Story 2014, the writing competition co-organized by the SCMP and RTHK. And they are:

First: Jessica Chan
Second: Catherine Wang
Third: Rachel Ho
Most Creative Award: Kimberly NG

First: Christopher Wang
Second: Joanthan Johnson
Third: Roger Rengold
Most Creative Award: Edmund Price

For details, please visit HERE.
Brand new weekend morning line up

After nearly seven years of spreading mirth and merriment on the Radio 3 airwaves, our weekend morning guy Tim Littlechild has decided its time to spread his wings, and give out some "good news over sad music" to listeners in the UK. As we say "thanks, goodbye and best of luck" to Tim, the Morning Show listeners of "2BR" in Lancashire will be welcoming him very shortly. 

Meanwhile, we have a brand new weekend morning line up for you on Radio 3, starting with Judd Boaz, every Saturday from 9am-1pm. Join him for a freshly squeezed serving of "The Juice", featuring special guests, top tunes and lots of fun. ​Then, Carolyn Wright and Paul Haswell (AKA the Pop Fugitives), are plotting to make their escape every Sunday morning between 9.30 and 1. Join them to hear excellent music, including tracks from their album of the week, as well as interviews and live music in the studio.
Congratulations to Radio 3's Pinoy Life!

Congratulations to Radio 3's Pinoy Life!  The show, hosted by Aileen Alonzo and Jun Concepcion, which has won a top award in the Philippines. Pinoy Life was judged Best Radio Show in the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards given out by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. The programme was recongnised for having raised public awareness about issues on Filipino migration and for tackling problems affecting overseas Filipinos, particularly household service workers in Hong Kong.

Operation Santa Claus 2014

Even small change carries with it the power to make big changes. One of Hong Kong's biggest annual fundraising campaigns – Operation Santa Claus, organised by Radio Television Hong Kong and South China Morning Post, will be launched this evening, November 2014 at 7.15 at PMQ in Central. And it marks the beginning of a series of fundraising events which will be held throughout November and December.

Programme Schedule

Time Programme Presenter(s)
05:00-06:30 Night Music Music for night owls and early birds 
06:30-08:00 Hong Kong Today Michael Weeks and Ian Pooler 
08:00-08:30 Money for Nothing Richard Harris 
08:30-09:30 Backchat Danny Gittings and Andrew Work 
09:30-13:00 Morning Brew Phil Whelan 
13:00-13:15 News at One RTHK Newsroom  
13:15-15:00 1 2 3 Show Pierre Tremblay 
15:00-18:00 Steve James Steve James 
18:00-19:00 NewsWrap RTHK Newsroom  
19:00-21:00 Peter King Peter King  
21:00-22:00 Teen Time Alyson Hau 
22:00-23:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
23:00-23:30 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom  
23:30-01:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
01:00-05:00 Night Music -  
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