From The Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Dec 24-30

From the Isle of Music, December 24–30:
This week, a potpourri of excellent albums from 2017 plus a touch of Cuban Christmas Jazz.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) 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 0100-0200 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US) NOTE THAT UTC CHANGES BUT EASTERN US TIME IS STILL THE SAME.
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, December 24
If We’re Going to Hell, We Want Company…
Episode 42 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot will include some “XXXmas music” for people who can’t take any more Christmas music. That parental warning at the beginning of every show is real for this episode due to language in some of the songs. Fans of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation of the 1970s will also enjoy this.
Sunday, December 24
2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on  WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz  from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

The WBCQ transmissions are via a backup transmitter due to their recent fire, and any reception reports are therefore especially welcome.

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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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