24 August 2012 Friday | 21:05 | 933醉心龍虎榜
It might have been a lot more emotional if we did this ‘live’ on air this Sunday. But because I’m flying to Beijing for a media junket this weekend, we recorded Pick of the Pops 醉心龍虎榜 this morning, after tabulating the results last night. At the end of the programme on Sunday, I shall become former POTP Host. Passé. Past tense. History. Hahaha.
My predecessors received the appointment either via phone or email. They might have silently mouthed their displeasure when I was featured in a fancy handover ceremony back then. It wasn’t something anyone expected or planned for. It was simply because we happened to stage a POTP anniversary concert then, and we just made use of the ready stage.
The reality of leaving the show hasn’t really sunk in yet. I’ve been doing chart shows all my life — Global Chinese Music Chart from 2001 to 2007, and then Pick of the Pops from 2005. It was unprecedented then to have the same person anchoring both chart shows. Yes, wow. The idea of taking a picture during the last recording was dropped, mainly because I wasn’t groomed this morning. And while it’s the end of an era — no more chart shows for me! — the fact remains that I am still in Radio. We’ll leave the drama bit when I leave the morning show ok?
The tour of duty is complete. My thanks to the bosses who made this possible, my partners over the last couple of years, and of course to YOU, YOU, YOU, AND YOU for tuning in. Please show your support for the new pair, Jiahui and Kunhua.
Media release added on 26.08.12.