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From the Isle of Music – June 2024

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who writes:

On June 8, 2024, we will feature music from the winning albums in the Fusión Alternativa (“No me formes crisis by Toques del Río) and Nueva Trova plus Notas Discográficas (“Universos” by Tony Ávila y Su Grupo) categories of Cubadisco 2024
Times & Frequencies are:

    • 1700-1800 UTC 9670 kHz with beam E-F towards South Asia
    • 1900-2000 UTC 3955 & 6070 kHz (omnidirectional for Europe and beyond)
    • 2300-2400 UTC 3955 kHz (omnidirectional for Europe and beyond)

All transmissions from Channel 292, Rohrbach, Germany

We will honor reception reports with an eQSL using websdrs IF
1. The entire hour is reported
2.. Which websdr is clearly specified.

This will be strictly enforced beginning this month; reports for just a few minutes of the show will be acknowledged with a short note of thanks instead.

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Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot: May 18-19 Shows & Test Broadcast

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following announcement:

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, May 2024

This month, our guests are

1. Clay Ross, leader of the American Patchwork Quartet, an excellent multiethnic fusion project (including Falu, a previous guest on this show) sharing some of their debut album by the same name.

2. Eugene Pao in Hong Kong, China’s foremost jazz guitarist, with some of his most recent release which includes guest trumpeter Randy Brecker.

Times and frequencies for May 18, 2024 are
0900-1000 UTC 9670 kHz with beam D (Eastern Europe and Eurasia)
1900-2000 UTC 3955 and 6070 kHz (omnidirectional)
All on Channel 292 from Rohrbach, Germany.

Additionally, On May 18, 2300-2400 UTC, we are doing a test broadcast of the last From the Isle of Music on 3955 and 9670

On May 19, 2300-2400 UTC, we are doing a test repeat broadcast of the Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot on 3955 and 9670

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June 2024 Schedules: From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following schedule:

From the Isle of Music, 8 June 2024 as follows:

      • 1700-1800 UTC on 9670 kHz with Beam E-F (best for South Asia remote listeners)
      • Repeat: 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 & 6070 kHz
      • Repeat: 2300-2400 UTC on 3955 kHz (best for East Asia remote listeners)

June’s program will feature music by the winners of the the Fusión Alternativa and Nueva Trova categories of Cubadisco 2024.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot 15 June 2024 as follows:

    • 1700-1800 UTC on 9670 kHz with Beam E-F (best for South Asia remote listeners)
    • Repeat: 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 & 6070 kHz
    • Repeat: 2300-2400 UTC on 3955 kHz (best for East Asia remote listeners)

June’s program will feature music from Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

All on Radio Channel 292 from Germany.

Both shows honor reception reports using kiwi SDRs PROVIDED that which SDR is specified and the entire hour’s content is reported with details (the entire hour rule will be strictly enforced beginning in June). Reception reports can be sent to [email protected]

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May 2024: From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following broadcast schedules:

From the Isle of Music, May 11, 2024 Broadcast:

The main feature will be special guest Kiki Valera with some of his new son cubano album “Vacilón Santiaguero”.
Broadcast times: May 11: 0900-1000 UTC 9670 kHz &
1900-2000 UTC 3955 and 6070 kHz

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, May 18, 2024 Broadcast:

The main feature will be special guest Eugene Pao, Hong Kong’s foremost jazz guitarist, with some of his new album “Jazz at Lincoln Center”, recorded live during a tour of the US.
Broadcast times: May 18 0900-1000 UTC 9670 kHz &
1900-2000 UTC 3955 and 6070 kHz

Both programs will feature additional music to round out the hour.
It’s great to be back on Channel 292!

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From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot Return to Channel 292

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who notes:

Beginning April 13 on Channel 292:

From the Isle of Music:
2nd Saturday of each month:
1100-1200 CEST/0900-1000 UTC on 9670 with beam D (Eastward)
Repeat 2100-2200 CEST/1900-2000 UTC on 6070

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot:
3rd Saturday of each month:
1100-1200 CEST/0900-1000 UTC on 9670 with beam D (Eastward)
Repeat 2100-2200 CEST/1900-2000 UTC on 6070

The April 20 UBMP will be simulcast on 3955 from 2100-2200 CEST/1900-2000 UTC on 6070

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Last ‘From the Isle of Music’ from WBCQ on March 3, 2024

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who notes:

The last broadcast of From the Isle of Music from WBCQ The Planet will be March 3 from 2200-2300 UTC on 7490 kHz.

He mentions that there simply hasn’t been the support from listeners in North America to continue broadcasting via WBCQ, thus listeners may need to use a WebSDR in order to listen to the regular broadcasts from Europe. Bill also notes:

The last episode will be a killer Cuban dance party – I am going out with a bang, not a whimper.

We look forward to tuning in! Thank you, Bill, for your dedicated music services over shortwave!

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From The Isle of Music returns August 6, 2023!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following announcement:

From The Isle of Music, the best cuban music program produced outside of Cuba, returns as a monthly Sunday, August 6 on WBCQ The Planet, 7490 kHz from 6pm-7pm EDT (2200-2300 UTC). It will air the first Sunday of each month, sharing the day/time with Julio Cesar Pereira’s Ginga Brasil!, which will air the second and fourth weeks, and Uncle BIll’s Melting Pot, which will air the third week. When there is a fifth Sunday in a month, that will feature Doug Feldmann’s Comedy Favorites.
This return episode of From The Isle of Music will feature selections from new recordings recognized in Cubadisco 2023.

William “Bill” Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
809 S. 20th ST
Lafayette, IN 47905-1551
email: [email protected]
phone: 773.267.6548
website: www.tilfordproductions.com

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