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Today's Focus

Since 2004, China has had a permanent land-based presence in the Arctic. It currently has multiple research stations in the region and deploys the largest non-nuclear ice breaker in the world. It also recently launched its 6th Arctic expedition. What are China’s strategic interests in the Arctic and how do Arctic powers view China’s expanded presence there? On China Takes Over the World, Ying Ma is joined by guests to discuss the issue. (Saturday, 8.30am- 9am)

This week World Vibes presents a selection of some of the latest Hot New Hits from Europe, Africa, the Americas & beyond! From Fusion Trad to Pop Rap, 60's Retro to Tribute Covers, tune in and listen to the world sing !(Saturday 1.10pm-3pm)
The Frankenhorn Collection

In “The Frankenhorn Collection” a new 8 part series starting this Sunday morning, Phil Whelan takes a look at the musical equivalent of those bizarre, nightmarish creatures that live miles below anything else in the world’s oceans. The ones that often come adorned with barbs, fangs, electrical bits, and a ton of useless lumps and bumps that to this day leave scientists perplexed. We’ll find out about, and listen to, some of the weirdest musical instruments ever conceived, many of which for very good reason, did not make it to the production stage. There isn’t a lot that musicians and instrument makers haven’t tried throughout the ages, sometimes with little thought to the finished result. Some survived…some (thankfully) didn't. Take for example, an already strange instrument, the Theremin, which is played by waving your hand in the air. Stick it inside a dead honey badger, and you've got …The Badgermin! There's also the "Cat Piano", the idea for which dates back to the 1500s. As the player hits the keys, a nail sticks into various cats' tails, causing the desired screech. Thankfully there's NO record of it ever actually being built.

Join Phil on Sunday Mornings at 8.30.

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 
08:00-09:00 Money for Nothing Bryan Curtis 
09:00-13:00 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 Tim Littlechild Tim Littlechild  
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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