From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, June 11-17

From the Isle of Music, June 11-17
This week our special guest is Giraldo Piloto, leader of Klimax, one of Cuba’s best Timba bands. Klimax won a Cubadisco award this year in the category Música Popular Bailable -Maestros for its album Mis 21 Años. We will listen to some of that album as we speak with Giraldo, who granted us an interview in his home. We will also taste a little of Dayme Arocena’s album Cubafónia.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
From the Isle of Music is not available for listening on demand but some broadcasts can be heard online during the time of the broadcast using Web SDRs or the WBCQ website (during their broadcast) if you are not receiving the radio signal.

Episode 16 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a musical variety program that features everything from everywhere EXCEPT music that you are probably familiar with, will air on WBCQ the Planet, 7490 KHz, Thursday,June 15 from 2300-2330 UTC (7:00pm-7:30pm EDT in the Americas). We’ll spend half the program in Mexico to honor XERMX, the wonderful and long-gone shortwave station from Mexico City that we listened to in the 70s. Brought to you by Tilford Productions, which also brings you From the Isle of Music.

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About Bill Tilford

Bill has been a shortwave listener since the 1960s and currently hosts From the Isle of Music, a program that features new music from Cuba, on WBCQ (US), Channel 292 (Germany) and Space Line (Bulgaria) as well as Uncle Bill's Melting Pot on WBCQ and Channel 292. He also writes about Cuban music including on the website TIMBA.com and is active in the music industry as a producer and liner notes writer.

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