Bored and tired of talking to yourself? Don’t worry, these Hong Kong radio stations will help you out
At Honeycombers Hong Kong, we love listening to indie albums, reading graphic novels and watching TV shows and classic Cantonese movies – yes, all the nerdy (and super fun) stuff! And now we’ve put together a list of our favourite Hong Kong radio stations that you can tune into online or through the wireless, so you’ve got more reasons to stay in on the weekend.
1. Radio Lantau
As one of Hong Kong’s best independent radio stations, Radio Lantau has got a good mix of contemporary, alternative and classic rock, jazz and funk and soul music, as well as weather, consumer reports and information about sporting events. And we really love their playlists!
HKCR (Hong Kong Community Radio) was established by a community of local creative minds, consisting of artists, musicians and supporters. This online cultural hub is dedicated to offering a safe space for newcomers, outsiders and the minorities to have their own voice. Tune in every Tuesday and Wednesday between 7-11pm for their live sessions. You can even catch them on Facebook and stream through your account there.
3. RTHK Radio 1
As one of the most beloved Cantonese radio stations by locals, RTHK Radio 1 provides the latest news and thought-provoking talk shows in regards to politics, health and more. And our favourite programme is Free of the Wing in which the hosts have an intelligent debate on the latest cultural topics.
4. RTHK Radio 3
RTHK Radio 3 delivers a great selection of English programmes, from Teen Time to Hong Kong Today and Money Talk. If you’re interested in knowing the hottest news in the city, RTHK Radio 3 will keep you updated. RTHK Radio is hugely popular with the expat community and is known for talking about a variety of issues that affect the city.
5. Supercharged 881
Being one of the channels under Commercial Radio Hong Kong, this radio FM is a full-on local guide. The talk-based channel discusses current hot topics, weather, and finance. They also occasionally host guest speakers with interactive phone interviews, and even some cultural drama programmes.
Listen to Supercharged 881