‘Properly, that is it.’ 96-year-old DJ bids farewell in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (AP) — After greater than seven a long time in radio, a 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ bid farewell to his listeners Saturday with “Time to Say Goodbye,” sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.

“Properly that’s it. Thanks very a lot for tuning in, goodbye, thanks for coming,” Ray Cordeiro stated in each English and Cantonese earlier than signing off forward of the 1 a.m. information.

It was the coda to a radio profession that started 72 years in the past, and a greater than 50-year run for his present “All of the Manner with Ray,” which began on public broadcaster RTHK in 1970. Alongside the best way, he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Tony Bennett, the Beatles and Cliff Richard and nurtured rising Hong Kong pop stars reminiscent of Sam Hui.

In 2000, the Guinness E-book of World Data acknowledged Cordeiro as “The World’s Most Sturdy DJ.”

Affectionately referred to as “Uncle Ray,” Cordeiro is thought for his deep, calm voice, trademark flat cap, and simple listening repertoire. For his final present, he spun quite a lot of tunes from the the Carpenters, Perry Como and Louis Armstrong, amongst others. He was born in Hong Kong of Portuguese descent.

“I believe I’m the luckiest man on the planet,” he stated in an interview with RTHK earlier this week. “To do what I wish to do, to like what I wish to love, and I don’t suppose I’ve any regrets.”

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