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Record breaking 96-year-old DJ retires






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A 96-year-old DJ retired after 70 years of broadcasting. Ray Cordeiro hosted his final radio show. Cordeiro is a legendary broadcaster and a household name for several generations in Hong Kong. The veteran DJ decided it was time to hang up his boots. He ended his final show with his customary words: "Well, that's it. Thank you very much for tuning in. Goodbye." He told listeners he was the "luckiest man in the world" and had no regrets.

Mr Cordeiro is affectionately called Uncle Ray. He is known for his deep voice. He played easy-listening music and chatted in English and Cantonese. He was awarded the title of the world's most durable DJ. In his role as a celebrated broadcaster, he got to know some of the biggest names in the music industry. COVID-19 affected his decision to retire. He said it was difficult working when he was in the "high-risk demographic".

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