Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book by Raymond Fernando

Raymond Fernando has written a book to bring memories of his working life at Caldecott Hill.
Congratulations Raymond!
Here are the details.

Raymond Anthony Fernando

Working in a radio and television station can be intense, but exciting and rewarding.   There is never a dull moment working in the broadcasting industry.  Whether you’re a radio deejay, newsreader, producer, TV actor, designer or administrative staff, radio and television is an excellent platform for employees to express their creativity and passion.
So what was it like for Raymond Anthony Fernando who has contributed more than three decades of his working career in the industry – from the early years in the then-Radio & Television Singapore (RTS), the then-Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) and later when the station corporatised to Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA)?  
How did Rediffusion Singapore have an impact on the author, his wife, family members, neighbours and a large part of the older generation who have always regarded Rediffusion as “family.”
ON AIR-The memories you gave to me takes you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and revives the beautiful memories that many listeners and viewers can relate well to.  The book also gives insights into the author’s continuous learning journey that has equipped him not only to stay resilient, but also given him the golden opportunity to carve out several retirement careers that include writing, training, songwriting, TV acting and public speaking.
Raymond Anthony Fernando is a motivational speaker, poet, author, trainer, songwriter, freelance television actor, regular newspaper forum page writer and an advocate for the mentally ill.   He is a volunteer with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).  The author of 15 books is also a caregiver to his wife, Doris Lau who is coping well with schizophrenia and advanced arthritis.  Raymond has 37 years experience in caring for his wife. Raymond has given 31 years service to the broadcasting industry- starting work in the then RTS as a receptionist and then went on to work in PR departments in SBC & SBA.

This Model Caregiver 2007 and Mental Health Champion 2010 who is born on Valentine’s Day has contributed 31 years service in the public sector, has 15 years experience in public relations work and has received several awards and commendations from government organisations. Raymond attributes his success to his beloved wife, Doris who has always been his greatest inspiration.

This book which runs into 171 pages cost $20.  It has all the ingredients of a good read – humour, nostalgia, vintage and historical. There are some rare pictures in the book. A must-buy for all in the media industry. If you wish to purchase a copy of Raymond’s book, drop him an email at his email address @: