Havana, Cuba (Photo: Wikimedia)
Many thanks to Bill Tilford, Owner/Producer at Tilford Productions, who writes:
Beginning Monday, February 1, I will be hosting a weekly, hour-long music program, From the Isle of Music, dedicated to the music of Cuba, on WBCQ, 7.490 MHz, every Monday night from 8-9pm EST (currently 0100-0200 UTC).
I began listening to shortwave in childhood and now want to give something back to the medium.
This will be a cultural panorama of multiple genres from Classical to traditional music to Timba to Jazz to Funk, including a lot of things that people outside of Cuba might not know are played there. There will also be interviews. It will be partly in English, partly in Spanish. I hope to do this in the spirit of some of the best cultural programming of the golden years of shortwave.
There is a Facebook page, also titled From the Isle of Music, with more information.
Many thanks, Bill! I will certainly tune in and look forward to your music selections and commentary. Please keep us informed if you have any updates!