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From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Oct 22-28

From the Isle of Music, October 22-28
No interviews this week, rather, we will explore the Electronic & Electronic-Acoustic Music category of Cubadisco 2017 plus listen to some excellent Cuban Jazz from the early 2000s.
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 EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Soul Masala……
Episode 33 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot will be mostly some excellent Indian/Soul/Jazz fusion with the usual surprise or two on the side. This will be different.
Sunday, October 22 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz, for the Americas and parts of Europe.

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Oct. 15-21

From the Isle of Music, Oct 15-21:
This week, our special guest is William Borrego, whose debut solo album Acerca el Oido was awarded a Cubadisco in 2017 in the Conjuntos y Otros Formatos category as well as nominated for another one in the Opera Prima (best new artist) category, AND he sings in Leyendas.com, also nominated in Conjuntos y Otros Formatos. We will listen to a lot of music from that category as well as a couple of surprises.
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 EDT in the US)
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, Oct 15
It’s Greek Week!
Episode 32 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot will be mostly some absolutely sublime Greek music. If you listen to VOG even though you don’t speak a word of Greek, this episode’s for you. You bring the Ouzo, we’ll bring the music.
Sunday, October 15 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz.

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Oct 8-14

From the Isle of Music, Oct 8-14:
No interviews this week: Cuba has some nominees in this year’s Latin GRAMMY® awards in the US, and we will listen to some of the entries.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
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 EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond (the Tuesday evening transmission is sometimes listenable in the Middle East and Northern Africa), Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

What is and what’s not boogie:
Episode 31 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot will be mostly different forms of boogie from boogie woogie to more modern stuff including a couple of spoofs.
Sunday, October 8 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz, right after Marion’s Attic, and right before some other neat stuff. Got a boogie? This will help you shake it off…

From the Isle of Music & Uncle BIll’s Melting Pot, Oct 1-7

From the Isle of Music, Oct 1-7:
This week, our special guest is drummer/composer/bandleader Ruly Herrera, whose album Real Project won the Cubadisco Award in 2017 in the Jazz Ensembles category. We’ll talk about the project and listen to some of the album. Also, we will listen to some of two other Cubadisco nominees.
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 EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
From the Isle of Music is not available for listening on demand but some broadcasts can be heard online during the time of the broadcast using Web SDRs or the WBCQ website (during their broadcast) if you are not receiving the radio signal.

Playing with FYROM:
Episode 30 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot will be mostly some great music from The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (or FYROM). Some of the best folkloric music in the world comes from there.
Sunday, October 1 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz, right after Marion’s Attic, and right before a rebroadcast of Ramsey’s Furthermore 29/54 and then Harry Shearer’s Le Show.  Check us all out, and you’ll have no reason to complain about what’s on….

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Sept. 24-30

From the Isle of Music, Sept 24-30

Electric 60s-70s
Most of this episode will be dedicated to some very interesting Cuban Rock and dance bands in the 60s and 70s, including some groups that were very popular in Cuba but little-known in other countries except among close followers of the music then.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions 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 EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
From the Isle of Music is not available for listening on demand but some broadcasts can be heard online during the time of the broadcast using Web SDRs or the WBCQ website (during their broadcast) if you are not receiving the radio signal.

Adults Mostly……
Send the kids out in the yard to play this week, on Episode 29 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, we are going to listen to some classic Party records (if you are of a certain age, you know what those are) with a little bit of Greece on the side. Sunday, September 24 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 Khz, right after Marion’s Attic, and right before a rebroadcast (we think) of Ramsey’s Furthermore 29/54. Check us all out – if we’re going to Hell, we want company!