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Portugal’s president, Chinese lanterns, and packages which go missing

Portugal’s president, Chinese lanterns, and packages which go missing
 
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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Portugal’s new president. There’s “On This Day”, the listener mailbag, some great music - and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above and join in!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday at 6:15, 7:15, 14:45 and 16:45 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

Great news my friends … there are three brand new official RFI clubs to welcome! There’s the “RFI Fans Web Visitors Club” in Khanpur, Pakistan, headed up by Amir Manzoor. Welcome! There’s the “Cubans on the Radio Club” in Holguin, Cuba, with Rommel Tamayo Gutiérrez as its president – Bienvenidos! And there’s the “RFI Surfer’s Society Bangladesh” in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Ms Royeka Khatun at the helm – welcome! Welcome, welcome, welcome!

More great news - we have a new feature … a literary magazine produced once a month by Laura Angela Bagnetto, called Africa: Stories in the 54. Look for it here on our website, and also on The Sound Kitchen Facebook page.

Fabulous news! We have a shortwave frequency again! It’s 9675 kHz on the 31m band, and you can hear us between 6.00 and 7.00 UT every day. We’ve had reception reports from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US, and although the frequency is “aimed” (or however that works) towards the African continent, give it a try. You never know … and be sure and send us your reception reports. Maybe we can get more time, which would be wonderful.

You can also look for our programs on WRMI (http://www.wrmi.net/) and WRN (http://www.wrn.org/listeners/). In Paris, you can hear us on World Radio Paris (http://www.worldradioparis.fr/) on DAB+. These broadcasters diffuse our programs out of the goodness of their hearts (and thank you thank you thank you WRMI, WRN, and World Radio Paris!), but unless you tell us how you heard us, we have no way of knowing … so do write and tell us how you listen to us.

This week’s quiz: On 30 January, I asked you about Portugal’s 24 January presidential elections. I asked you to write in with the name of the man who won the elections and the name of his party.

The answer is: Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, of the centre-right Social Democratic Party.

The winners this week are: Jobayada Aktar Jai, a member of the Nilshagor RFI Fan Club in Nilphamari, Bangladesh, and three RFI Listeners Club members: Zenon Teles, president of the Christian- Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Association of Listening DX-ers in Goa, India; Muhammad Amin Laghari of the Asia International Radio Listeners Club in Sindh, Pakistan, and Omoefe Onoriobe from Houston, Texas in the U-S. Last but certainly not least, Ibrahim Umar Abdul Karim from Kano State in Nigeria - Ibrahim sent his quiz answer to the Sound Kitchen from his mobile phone, in a text message. You know how to do that, don’t you? Just call + 33 6 31 12 96 82 … it’s that easy!

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 25 April to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 30 April program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
80, rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
France

or

By text … You can also send your quiz answers to The Sound Kitchen mobile phone. Dial your country’s international access code, or “ + ”, then 33 6 31 12 96 82. Don’t forget to include your mailing address in your text – and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

 

 

To find out how you can win an RFI wireless computer mouse or Mp3 player, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-sound-kitchen-essay-contests

To find out how you can become a member of the RFI Listeners Club, or to form your own official RFI Club, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-how-form-official-rfi-listeners-club

 

 

 

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