From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Aug 20-26

From the Isle of Music, August 20-26
This week our special guests are Feliciano Arango of Los Hermanos Arango, whose album The Arangos World was nominated for a Cubadisco Award in the Afrocuban Tradition category; Gizelxanath Rodríguez of the Afro Yaquí Music Collective and Albertico Lescay of Formas. You’ll hear some excellent Fusion in this episode.
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 UTC 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.

FOOD FIGHT! Episode 26 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a musical variety program that features a little bit of everything from around the planet, will air on WBCQ the Planet, 7490 KHz, Thursday, August 24 from 2300-2330 UTC (7:00pm-7:30pm EDT in the Americas). This week we honor the mighty pierogi, the subject of a nasty court battle by two festivals, with various songs about food. Also, another contest.
WBCQ’s signal has been reaching the Americas, East to West, down at least as far as Sao Paolo, Brasil, and well into Central Europe of late.

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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, Spaceline Bulgaria and Channel 292 as well as Uncle Bill's Melting Pot on WBCQ. He also writes about Cuban music including on the website TIMBA.com and is active in the music industry.

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