** U S A [and non]. From the Isle of Music, August 6-12:
Charanga, Charanga and Changüi:
This week is dedicated to Charanga and Changüi. Our guest is Abilio Betancourt, Director of Orquesta Sublime, a charanga with a lot of swing that is noticed less than it should be outside of Cuba. You'll hear what we mean with some of their recordings. Also: Orquesta Estrellas Cubanas, another excellent charanga, and some seldom-heard Orquesta Reve from the 1960s. Be prepared to dance.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100 kW, Sunday 1500-1600 UT on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UT on WBCQ, 7490 from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9 pm EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UT and Saturday 1200-1300 UT on Channel 292, 6070 from Rohrbach, Germany.
Episode 24 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a musical variety program that features a little bit of everything from around the planet, will air on WBCQ the Planet, 7490, Thursday, August 10 from 2300 to 2330 UT (7:00-7:30 pm EDT in the Americas). This week includes a wonderful new Tango recording, some progressive Folk music from Poland and what might be China's answer to Lady Gaga (not sure whether that was the question though) among other things.
Thanks for all you do for radio (William "Bill" Tilford, Owner / Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC, August 4, DX LISTENING DIGEST)