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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about 14 July. You’ll hear some “very French” singers, musings on a Parisian September   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, 6:45, 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.

Fabulous news! We have a shortwave frequency again! It’s 13725 kHz on the 22m band, and you can hear us between 6.00 and 7.00 UT every day. We’ve had reception reports from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, 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.

This week’s quiz: and it was the easiest ever! On 18 July I asked you what holiday we had celebrated in France four days earlier, on 14 July.

The answer is: Bastille Day! The French National Day!

The winners this week are: Two RFI Listeners Club members: Kashif Khalil from Faisalabad, Pakistan, and Muhammad Nasyr from Katsina, Nigeria. There are two winners who are members of RFI Clubs: Sharifun Islam Nitu, from the RFI Amour Fan Club in Rajshahi, Bangladesh (I adore the name of that club!), and Mrs S Bhulaxmi, from the RFI Listeners Club in Hyderabad, India. Finally, from Tamilnadu state in India, Adita Prithika - who celebrated her birthday this week. Happy Birthday Adita!

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 12 October to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 17 October programme. When you enter, be sure to send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:


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


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 Radio, wireless computer mouse, or Mp3 player, click here:

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





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