Special Radio Event: WBCQ’s Big Broadcast of 2020


Radio has been a beacon of hope and a way to spread good feelings in bad times for over a century. In that spirit, WBCQ The Planet, courtesy of Allan and Angela Weiner, will present WBCQ’s Big Broadcast of 2020 as a special simulcast on 5130 and 7490 kHz on Tuesday, May 5 from 2100-2200 UTC (5pm-6pm EDT in the US). This collaborative broadcast will feature the presenters and music of some of WBCQ’s most innovative music offerings including an introduction from Area 51 and a taste of Marion’s Attic, Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, From the Isle of Music, beHAVior Night and the Lost Discs Radio Show. This is a chance to escape that COVID-19 gloom for an hour and maybe discover a new favorite program in the bargain.

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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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