Beam Cordeiro, an apparatus of the music scene in Hong Kong for exactly seventy years, died on Friday, age 98.
His memorial service advisory group said on Saturday neighborhood time that Cordeiro, complete name Raimundo Maria Cordeiro, however much also called “Uncle Beam,” died on Friday at the CUHK Clinical Center in Hong Kong. The reason for death was not unveiled, however the board of trustees said that loved ones sent him off with a variant of “You Won’t ever Walk Alone.”
Born on Dec. 12, 1924, Cordeiro had spells as a jail corrections officer and a bank representative, prior to starting his telecom profession in 1949 at Radio Rediffusion.
By 1960, he was designated head of light music at Radio Hong Kong, which later turned into the present RTHK. Cordeiro went on as a moderator at RTHK until 2021.
Reinaldo Maria Cordeiro
December 12, 1924
|January 13, 2023 (aged 98)
Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong
|Broadcaster, disc jockey
Woke up to hear legendary #HongKong radio presenter Uncle Ray Cordeiro has died. I interviewed him couple of times – his tale of fighting communists with rocknroll records pumped through PA speakers on the radio station roof is eternal. True gent. Vale.https://t.co/OD9jCsx2yE
— Jarrod Watt (@Jay_Watt) January 14, 2023
As far back as 2000, he way got a Guinness Record as the world’s generally tough DJ. His “As far as possible with Beam” show on RTHK ran generally solid from 1970 until May 2021.
His initial meetings with The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Precipice Richard were outstanding, and he was perceived by Elvis Presley Endeavors for his commitment – in last years, the three-hour, late-night “As far as possible” show would constantly start with an Elvis track.
Cordeiro was respected with Hong Kong’s Silver Bauhinia Star the year before. Different distinctions remembered a MBE for 1987, a Privileged Association from the Hong Kong Foundation of Performing Expressions in 2012 and a Privileged Doctorate of Sociology from the Chinese College of Hong Kong in 2022. RTHK gave Cordeiro a lifetime accomplishment grant in 1997.
“Dr Cordeiro (Uncle Beam) made huge commitments to the telecom business in the beyond 70 years and was respected in the area. He was the host of the longest-running radio program in Hong Kong, ‘As far as possible with Beam’, with extraordinary achievement. I might want to communicate my earnest on account of Dr Cordeiro for his long lasting commitments to the telecom business, and stretch out my most profound sympathies to his loved ones. We will affectionately recall him,” said Hong Kong’s Secretary for Business and Financial Turn of events, Algernon Yau.
‘World’s most durable DJ’ ‘Uncle’ Ray Cordeiro, a warm voice in the late night hours to generations in Hong Kong, dies at 98 https://t.co/fLD3tubjxd
— Hong Kong News (@HongKong) January 14, 2023
“Uncle Beam directed us in valuing music with his sound proficient abilities, wide experience and agreeable voice over numerous many years.
He was a noticeable figure in Hong Kong mainstream society and our thoughtful senior, making impressive commitments to the Hong Kong music scene.
We are disheartened by his passing and he will be recalled affectionately,” expressed Secretary for Culture, Sports and The travel industry, Kevin Yeung.