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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the 2017 Unesco World Heritage sites. There’s a tribute to Mexico’s independence, the listener mailbag, great music - and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!


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.

For our DX enthusiast friends:Our shortwave frequency is 11905 kHz on the 25m band, from 06.00 to 07.00 UT every day. We’ve had reception reports from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, 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 hear our programs on WRMI ( and WRN ( These broadcasters diffuse our programs out of the goodness of their hearts, 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.

Welcome to our new RFI Listeners Club members! Dr Peter Twumasi from Kumasi, Ghana; Husniyara Khatun from Sirajgonj, Bangladesh and Bernard Egbe from Abuja, Nigeria.

Welcome one and all! If you would like to join the RFI Listeners Club, just send an e-mail to and I’ll get you signed up – it’s that easy!

RFI Clubs, take note: As most of you know, Chrystelle in the Listener Relations department has gone off to pursue new adventures, but before she left she urged Sebastien and I to challenge you to a Club Contest. We decided on a humorous photography competition. This is what you have to do: take a photo of your entire club membership with the RFI banner, doing something in the kitchen, or something to do with cooking … and … make us laugh! So put on your silly thinking caps, get out your pots and pans or whatever you choose, and get all your club members in the photo with the RFI banner … and take a funny picture! You'll recieve an official notice soon with all the details, but you can start thinking about it now.

This week’s quiz: On 15July, my good colleague Aidan O’Donnell suggested I ask you about the 2017 Unesco World Heritage sites, which had just been announced. There were 21 sites, and you were to send in the names of three of them. Follow this link to read about (and see) the 2017 sites. There are some incredibly interesting places to learn about. Thanks for the idea Aidan !

The winners are: Guomei Zhu from Anhui, China; Dure Fatima, a new listener and member of the RFI Seven Stars Listeners Club in District Chiniot, Pakistan; Ariel Stenek from Honolulu, Hawaii; William Ezradi from Kampala, Uganda and Sanjida Akther from Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Pepe Guizar: (Mariachi Anahuac) “Guadalajara”; Quirino Mendoza y Cortés (Mariachi Neuvo Jalisco): “Cielito Lindo”
Have a musical request? Write me and let me know!

This week’s question: You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 9 October to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 14 October 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.
To find out how you can win a special Sound Kitchen prize 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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