Chinese community is the oldest in the UK and Radio Merseyside
has provided a service for it since its very early days.
started as a five-minute weekly news bulletin, has now become
a fully-fledged weekly programme, Orient Express.
first presenters were Lawrence Ma and Mary Ng but these days
it's fronted by June Yee who joined the team in 1988. She
co-presents with Cantonese speakers, Grace Liu and Shirley
recently introduced Far East news and entertainment news in
Mandarin into the programme,'' says June."We try to appeal
to all parts of the Merseyside Chinese community with local
news and features from China and Hong Kong. The two Liverpool
universities have students who come from both China and Hong
Kong and I know many listen during their time in the city."
not all listeners are Chinese says June:
have had letters from English people who seem to like the
sort of music we play - what I would call easy listening.
But its obviously the sort of music, with a range of artistes,
you don't hear elsewhere on radio.''
June Yee presents Orient Express, every
Monday at 9.05pm on BBC Radio Merseyside.