HONG KONG (AP) – After working on radio for over seven decades, the 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ said goodbye to his listeners on Saturday with “Time to Say Goodbye” sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.
“That’s it. Thank you so much for tuning in, goodbye, thanks for coming, ”said Ray Cordeiro in English and Cantonese before signing the contract ahead of the 1am news release.
It was the pinnacle of his career in radio, which began 72 years ago, and more than 50 years of performance on his show “All the Way with Ray”, which started on the state broadcaster RTHK in 1970. such as Tony Bennett, The Beatles and Cliff Richard, as well as cultivated rising Hong Kong pop stars such as Sam Hui.
In 2000, the Guinness Book of Records recognized Cordeiro as the “Most Reliable DJ in the World.”
Affectionately known as “Uncle Ray,” Cordeiro is known for his deep, calm voice, signature flat cap, and light auditory repertoire. For his last performance, he weaved various melodies from The Carpenters, Perry Como, Louis Armstrong and others. He was born in Hong Kong of Portuguese descent.
“I think I am the luckiest person in the world,” he told RTHK earlier this week. “Do what I want to do, love what I want to love, and I don’t think I have any regrets.”
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