Uncle Ray signs off from doing it his way

Central Station | 17 May 2021

The man loved and admired by generations of radio listeners as "Uncle Ray" played Time to Say Goodbye as he signed off for a final time after seven decades as a DJ.

Ray Cordeiro, now 96, was joined in the live room by Hugh Chiverton, the head of Radio Television Hong Kong's English services, and Jim Gould, boss of RTHK Channel 3, to talk about the good old days for broadcasters.

And Cantopop star Teresa Carpio delivered her best wishes to the venerable Uncle Ray by singing Fly Me to the Moon on the phone.

Having worked as a DJ since 1949, Uncle Ray, Hong Kong-born of Portuguese descent, was named "The World's Most Durable DJ" by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000. He was awarded the HKSAR's Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2008 for his contribution in the entertainment industry.

The godfather of DJs hosted his first show, Progressive Jazz, at the Rediffusion radio station before joining RTHK in 1960.

And his All The Way with Ray has been airing on RTHK channel 3 every weekday night since 1970.

"Making the choice to retire will leave a great void in my life," Cordeiro said. "But the memories will never fade, and the dreams will never end.

"I sincerely thank RTHK and my listeners, fans and friends for the enduring support you have given me and my show."

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