A Walk Through 90 Years of Broadcasting in Hong Kong

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This exhibition of pictures, video clips, valuable documents and artefacts traces the history and development of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).


Since its inception, the broadcasting industry has played an important role in the daily lives of people: it provides both news and entertainment, bears testimony to social events, and promotes history, culture and art. It develops alongside our society and serves as our collective memory.

In June 1928, the Hong Kong Government launched its first radio broadcasting station by taking over a non-governmental radio broadcast body – Hong Kong Radio Society – to commence its broadcast services. Initially called “GOW”, the station eventually became known as “Radio Hong Kong” in 1948 and “Radio Television Hong Kong in 1976 to reflect its new involvement in television programme production. Since its founding, RTHK has become the sole public service broadcaster in Hong Kong. As the years passed, technological advances facilitated RTHK’s innovation and evolution of programmes, which are provided on various platforms to suit the public’s ever-changing lifestyle.

To mark the 90th anniversary of public service broadcasting in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and RTHK have jointly organised an exhibition to celebrate this developmental milestone.

Through the presentation of a recording studio, classic programme scenes, displays of RTHK’s photos and audiovisual archives, the exhibition allows visitors to experience highlights of Hong Kong’s rich broadcasting history.


When: 7 Nov 2018 - 25 Feb 2019 Where: 1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 & Function Place, Hong Kong Heritage Museum – Man Lam Rd – Sha Tin