From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Jan 14-27

From the Isle of Music, January 14-20 and January 21-27:
January 14-20, our special guest is the award-winning Cuban jazzista Alejandro Falcón, who will talk to us about his new release Mi Monte Espiritual, and we will listen to a few selections from that album
January 21-27, in honor of Jazz Plaza, we will listen to a potpuorri of excellent Cuban Jazz from the 1970s until today
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). This is running on a backup transmitter due to a recent fire.
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, January 14 and 21, 2018
Episode 45 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, January 14, will be a bag of surprises, a little of this and that.
Episode 46 of Uncle BIll’s, Melting Pot, January 21, will focus on Albanian folk music. We promise it will be fun. 
2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on
WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz shortwave from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

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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.

3 thoughts on “From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Jan 14-27

  1. Kire

    I’m picking up 7490 right now at 22:22 glen hausers WOR in californias’ central valley. Admittedly not am stereo quality but certainly listenable with a radio shack dx 392 and random longwire antenna.

    1. Bill Tilford Post author

      At the moment, with WBCQ running on a 30kw backup and propagation in winter being what it is, that may very well be true.
      When the 50kw transmitter was operating, and propagation was better, WBCQ was registering on some SDRs on the West Coast, more in the Pacific Northwest than
      in central and southern California. Hopefully WBCQ will put in a 50kw transmitter again, and when Spring comes……


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