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March 18, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in Hong Kong

I’ve been to HK four times, the last sojourn was in January 2016.

In this travel, went to HK and neighboring areas with my wife and son for one week, with my Eton Satellit and ER-C57WR (ex C Crane CC Skywave).

We'd stayed at a hotel near HK central named Kowloon (in the Tsim Sha Tsui area) and went on two day trips to Shenzhen (Canton province, mainland China) and Macau.

 

As you may know, HK and Macau have been returned to China (PRC), but you still need to pass through immigration from mainland China.

We travelled to Shenzhen to meet my wife's relatives who live in the part of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen built-up area.

 

My wife was born in Malaysia and studied in Australia, but her both grand-parents came from Canton province, so she has a lot of relatives in this region.

The language widely spoken in this area is Cantonese.

It’s completely different from Mandarin, so I can’t understand it at all.

My wife’s native language is 'Hakka', one of the major Chinese dialects, and luckily for us, she also can speak Cantonese to a certain extent, so we didn't mind local travel.

In Canton province, Cantonese, Hakka and other minor local dialects are spoken.

I really agree that the southern part of China is a really multilingual area, it might be similar to how Belgium is in Europe.

 

I’m sure that several English radio broadcasters are available in HK.

 

RTHK

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) is the public broadcasting service of HK.

It currently operates seven radio channels and three television channels, and produces educational, entertainment, and public affairs programs that are also broadcast on commercial television channels.

Their Radio 3 and 6 (BBC World Service Relay) are only in English.

And Radio 4 is Classical music and fine arts by English and Cantonese

The features of Radio 3 are News, popular music, information, romance, comedy, reality, sports and education programs, which similar in genre to BBC Radio 4.

The MW frequencies are on 567kHz and 1584kHz.

As for FM, they’re on 97.9MHz, 106.8MHz, and 107.8MHz.

Radio 4’s are on 97.6MHz, 97.8MHz, 98.2MHz, 98.4MHz, 98.7MHz and 98.9MHz. (FM only)

Radio 6’s is 675kHz (MW only)

 

【Metro Broadcast Corporation】

Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited currently operates 3 channels namely Metro Finance, Metro Info and Metro Plus, simultaneousy providing MW and FM services.

These channels offer listeners updated on global finance, music, entertainment, lifestyle, multi-cultural exchange, etc.

They broadcast not only by MW and FM but also DAB+

 

(Metro Plus AM 1044)

On 1044kHz (5kW). As HK is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the World, Metro Plus serves its listeners with the same concept.

(the Metro Broadcast)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Broadcast_Corporation

 

AM864

On 864 kHz, a commercial and 24-hour music station playing biggest hits from the 60’s to 2000's.

They also provide hourly international and local news and weather reports from 7am to 11pm.

The program named ‘Good Evening Kabayan’ is tailor-made for the Filipino community in HK, airs on Friday and Saturday 9-11pm.

 

The past posts related to HK on this blog

(FM on Jan 5, 2016, In HK)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/fm-on-jan-5-201.html

(Available TV programs in HK)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/available-tv-pr.html

(The one day travel to Shenzhen, China)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/one-day-travel.html

(My Eton Sattelit in HK)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/photos/reception_locations/hk_sattelit.html

 

Related links

(World Radio Map – HK)

http://worldradiomap.com/hk/hong-kong

(RTHK on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTHK

(RTHK Radio 3 service HP)

http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/index.php?c=radio3

 

near the terminal of ‘Star ferry’ in HK

Star_ferry

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