Ray Cordeiro

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Reinaldo Maria "Uncle Ray" Cordeiro, BBS MBE (born 12 December 1924, in Hong Kong ) is a Hong Kong media personality and disc jockey at Radio Television Hong Kong. He was named "The World's Most Durable DJ" in 2000 by the Guinness Book of World Records. He is of Portuguese descent.


Cordeiro worked as a warden in Stanley Prison and then as a clerk at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation shortly after World War II. In 1949, at the age of 25, he started his broadcasting career as a scriptwriter with Radio Rediffusion. He eventually became a DJ and hosted a program called Progressive Jazz. He joined Radio Television Hong Kong in 1960 as the Head of Light Music. In 1970, he started the series All the Way with Ray, which is still running.

Through the years, Cordeiro has interviewed many prominent musicians, including the Beatles. He was recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. for his lifelong contribution to Presley. He was voted top DJ in Hong Kong for four consecutive years. He was awarded an MBE in 1987 by Her Majesty the Queen in Buckingham Palace.

Programmes hosted[edit]

  • Progressive Jazz (1949-1960 at Reddifusion)
  • Talent Time (1950-1956 at Reddifusion)
  • Rumpus Time (1950-1956 at Reddifusion)
  • Just For You (1964-1969 at RTHK)
  • From Me To You (1964-1969 at RTHK)
  • Hit Parade (1964-1969 at RTHK)
  • Lucky Dip (1964-1969 at RTHK)
  • All the Way with Ray (1970-present at RTHK)
  • Just Jazz with Uncle Ray (2012-present at RTHK)

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