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Turkey’s elections, Jamhuri, and the RFI Discovery Prize

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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Turkey’s parliamentary polls and the RFI English service journalist. There’s news from the RFI Clubs, music from Kenya for Jamhuri, 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.

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, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazahkstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, 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 ( and WRN ( In Paris, you can hear us on World Radio Paris ( on DAB+. Happy listening!

Club News: We have a new official RFI English Listeners Club! The entire RFI English service extends a very warm welcome to the RFI Seven Stars Listeners Club in Chiniot, Pakistan, and Muhammad Saleem Akhtar Chadhar, the president.

To find out how you can create an RFI Club or transform your existing listening club into an RFI Club, go to the link at the bottom of this page.

This week’s quiz: on 7 November, I asked you a question about Turkey, which on 1 November held parliamentary elections. I wanted you to write in with the name of the party which won the majority, as well as the name of the RFI English service journalist who was there reporting on it for you.

The answer is: the AKP, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party.

And that excellent RFI English service journalist who was there for you? None other than Tony Cross.

The winners this week are: Wilson Vera Gómez from Holguin, Cuba – a member of the RFI Club Cuba; Razia Khalid from the RFI Seven Stars Listeners Club in Chiniot, Pakistan; Manisha Jain from Delhi, India; Lloyd N Toh, the president of the Club RFI Monrovia in Monrovia, Liberia, and Jobayada Aktar Jai from the Nilshagor RFI Fan Club in Nilphamari, Bangladesh.

 Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 18 January to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 23 January 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:


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 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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