QQQQQ: Meet the Radio Star
Tim Littlechild has been working in Radio for over a decade, six of those years have been spent in Asia. He currently Presents Something For The Weekend on RTHK Radio 3, Sat 0900 – 1300 & Sun 0930 1300.
When I used to live in Korea, almost every person I met was an English teacher.
What’s it’s like having one of the most unique jobs in a city as diverse as Hong Kong?
Ha, I guess sitting in a windowless room spinning a few tunes and talking nonsense is a fairly unique job! I’m extrememly lucky because it doesn’t feel like a work at all, I’m amazed RTHK pay me to be honest. It’s always been a life long dream to be a Radio Presenter and I count myself lucky to of worked in the industry for nearly ten years, especially in such a cool city like Hong Kong.
What’s the toughest thing about being a radio presenter?
The toughest thing is telling new people what I do, especially at social events. People often assume I’ll be funny and the life and soul of the party, which isn’t always true. As far as the job itself is concerned, probably trying to keep the show sounding fresh.
You’ve been here for a while. What do you love about Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is addictive, there’s something about the temperament of this city that keeps you wanting more. I was in Singapore recently, amazing place but it doesn’t quite have the same edge as Hong Kong. I also love how extreme HK is, beautiful green mountains and trails situated minutes away from organised chaos.
I’ve written a blog on my Hong Kong pet peeves. What’s your big pet peeve at the moment?
Hong Kong is home now so I’ve been trying to learn more Cantonese, my pet peeve is people don’t speak it back to me when I use it. However, this could be because my tones aren’t up to scratch and I probably make no sense at all, I think I accidentally called a Taxi driver something terrible the other day, I was only trying to comment on the weather!
What’s next? Any exciting plans in the near future?
Last year I set an official Guinness world record by visiting EVERY MTR station in the quickest possible time, we set the record at 8 hours 18 mins and raised $98,000 for RTHK Radio 3’s annual charity campaign Operation Santa Claus, I’d like to do something equally exciting and big for this years campaign. Any ideas???
Wow! Outstanding work!! I’m going to think about this, but that is VERY tough to top!!
If any of you have any suggestions, comments or questions for Tim, go ahead and leave them in the comment section below.
Thanks Tim! And keep up the great work!