FTIOM & UBMP, November 4-10 (NOTE TIME ADJUSTMENTS)

From the Isle of Music, November 4-10, 2018:
This week, our special guest is Alberto Lescay, leader of FORMAS, whose excellent Afro NuJazz album Escape won the Opera Prima (Best New Artist) category of Cubadisco 2018 and was also nominated in Jazz Fusion and Recording. This is an episode that you should not miss.
The transmissions take place:
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   (UTC CHANGE) 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 (CET CHANGES)  on Channel 292 , 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, November 4 and 6, 2018:
Episode 86 will feature some folk music and Fado from Portugal. .
The transmissions take place:
1. Sunday 2300-2330 UTC (UTC CHANGE)  (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesday 2030-2100 UTC (NEW TIME) on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If current propagation conditions hold, the broadcast should reach Iceland AND Western Russia due to a long skip.
Time change on 6070 due to interference from AWR/VOH at 2000-2030.
Also recommended:
Marion’s Attic, a unique program produced and hosted by Marion Webster featuring early 20th Century records, Edison cylinders etc played on the original equipment, comes on immediately before UBMP on Sundays from 2100-2200 UTC on WBCQ 7490 Khz.

 

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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 (US), Channel 292 (Germany) and Space Line (Bulgaria) as well as Uncle Bill's Melting Pot on WBCQ and Channel 292. He also writes about Cuban music including on the website TIMBA.com and is active in the music industry as a producer and liner notes writer.

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