FTIOM & UBMP, April 22-28

From the Isle of Music, April 22-28:
Our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month continues with special guest Michel Herrera, an important young saxophonist/composer/bandleader/producer, who will converse with us about his newest recording and the newest generation of Jazz musicians in Cuba. We will also listen to some of his excellent music.
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 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.  In recent weeks, the Tuesday night transmission has been heard well in the UK and in Western Russia along with a VERY long skip to parts of New Zealand….

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Sunday, April 22, 2018:
We are fond of telling people that UBMP covers Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and Episode 59 proves it – we’re off to Afghanistan!
Afghanistan is a collage of several ethnic groups, and some of the music may surprise you.
Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on
WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz shortwave from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
In recent weeks the signal has had a nice bounce to Spain, Italy and Switzerland as well as Iceland, Ireland and parts of the UK. Also audible in Brasil, Paraguay and points North.
Starting May 1, UBMP will be adding a Tuesday night transmission on Channel 292, 6070 Khz from 2000-2030 UTC.   

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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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