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Wider World Waves (2013)

Wider World Waves was a new programme for 2013 from Alison Zhou and David Feng. Alison is a well-known presenter on Radio Beijing (English Channel), and David Feng is a Beijing-based international Chinese traveller and academic, who has been to over 20 countries, regions, and territories, and is presently Lecturer / Assistant Professor of English and Media at the Communication University of China.

The programme, part of Beijing Radio (English Channel) and its Ask Me series of programmes, evolved from a series of special programmes with David and Alison in 2012. The two are both in the radio and education worlds — David has been doing live radio shows since 2008 and has authored a book in Chinese about the Chinglish phenomenon, and Alison has hosted live radio shows for a long time and is also actively involved in improving English in China.

The shows focused on the following:

  • Improving English in China — frequent Chinglish reports and live suggestions for corrections on air
  • Travelling and living overseas — how to fit in with locals the best;
  • Getting the language right — both in terms of foreign tongues and how foreigners think;
  • Countries in focus — explore overseas lands without the need for a visa;
  • World people in China — how expats in China can rock to the Chinese beat the best;

as well as a host of other topics.

Shows were generally live on Wednesday afternoons (15:00 – 16:00 Beijing time) and were broadcast:

  • live on radio (AM 774, Beijing, China)
  • worldwide via the Internet
  • via Weibo Radio
  • via the AM 774 smartphone app
  • via digital radio around Beijing

and featured, for those tuning in via the Web, a feed (at times).

These programmes were interactive. The audience were able to tune in and comment live via Weibo or the radio station’s own interactive platform.


PREVIOUS SHOWS

Travel Bar – What A World (2008-2009)

David Feng appeared with local presenter Juanzi of Radio Beijing on the What A World part of Travel Bar, one of the three most popular shows on Radio Beijing’s bilingual service (according to statistics from the radio station).

A frequent part of the programmes, David and the local presenter would prepare shows where listeners in essence “travelled through the airwaves”, and David’s Travel Notebook, a new feature (beginning in 2009), shared details of the weird and the wonderful from David’s travels.

Shows were usually live on Thursday evenings (15:00 – 16:00 Beijing time) and were broadcast:

  • live on radio (AM 774, Beijing, China)
  • worldwide via the Internet

and featured, for those tuning in via the Web, a feed (at times).

These programmes were interactive. The audience were able to tune in, comment, and share input and travel experiences online on the radio station’s own interactive platform.

Pop OnLine (2004)

PopOnLine was a programme which was a featured part of the University of International Business and Economic’s own radio station. Brought to listeners by David Feng, along with two other local anchors (White and Joyce), the show took listeners on an hour-long journey of both new and old tunes, as well as well-loved songs throughout the ages. Much of the shows were pre-recorded.