From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Sep 3-9

From the Isle of Music, September 3-9:
This week, our special guest is Grupo Vocal Sampling, a unique acappella group who is this year’s Cubadisco winner in the Vocal/Choral Music category. We visited them in Havana during a rehearsal in May. Among other things, they demonstrate how they make their wonderful music. Also, a musical tribute to the late Lourdes Torres, a wonderful Cuban singer/songwriter who passed away last month.
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.

It’s a funky world….
Episode 27 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot tears the roof off of Planet Earth on Thursday, September 7 from 2300-2330 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz on the short waves. We’ll have funky stuff from a few different countries plus yet another contest.

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About Bill Tilford

Bill has been a shortwave listener since the 1960s, a program host and producer for the past several years, and he currently produces and hosts From the Isle of Music, Uncle Bill's Melting Pot and WBCQ Concert Hall in addition to curating the Radio Angela block of entertainment programs on that station and periodic collaborative specials with other stations. He also writes about Cuban music including on the website and is active in the music industry as a producer and liner notes writer.

2 thoughts on “From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Sep 3-9

  1. Bill Tilford

    Ivan, all three of the frequencies our station hosts use have very distinct broadcast hours. You can find WBCQs schedule at, Channel 292’s schedule at Spaceline does not post its schedule, but we are the first program to come on during the Sunday transmission. The best listening option for you depends on where you live. WBCQ is best for the America’s, Channel 292 is best for some parts of Central and Western Europe, Spaceline is the best for the rest of Europe and Asia but can also be heard in Western and Central Europe.

  2. Ivan Cholakov NO2CW

    I will try it tomorrow. Interesting choice of frequency, this is usually occupied by TWR targeting the Caribbean.


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