The Sound Kitchen

The 15 January Sound Kitchen Winners

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Are you one of this week’s lucky winners? Today you’ll hear who won the quiz about South Africa’s African National Congress. Click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!


Hello everyone!

You’ve surely noticed by now we’ve been experimenting with the Sound Kitchen recipes … on Saturdays, at 5:16 universal time, tune in to hear if you are amongst the week’s winners. The winners names are here on our website, too. Look for Short Features / Sound Kitchen Winners.

Tune in on Sundays, at 4:22, 5:52 and 7:22 universal time, for the quiz question ... and whatever else is cooking up in the Sound Kitchen.

This week’s question was read on 15 January, and was about a birthday, that of South Africa’s African National Congress, the ANC, founded 100 years ago. The ANC is South Africa’s governing party, and has been since the first post-apartheid elections in 1994. But the ANC was not always called the ANC … the name was changed in 1923. My question to you was: what was the original name of the ANC?

And the answer is: the South African Native National Congress, or the SANNC, founded on 8 January 1912 at the Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The winners this week are: Henry Umadhay, from San Jose, Antique, the Philippines; Dr. S.S. Bhattacharyya, the president of the Chaitak Listener’s Club in West Bengal, India; Ashik Eqbal Tokon, from Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Charles Kanga from Kumasi, Ghana, and S.K. Mbandi, from Cape Town, South Africa.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question is about the Grammy awards. This year, a young British singer won six Grammys – she won in every category for which she was nominated. What is her name? Who won six Grammys last week?

Send me your answer by 19 March; the answer and the winners will be announced on the 24 March programme. Be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and be sure and tell me if you are a Mr. or a Mrs. or a Ms. or a Miss – I don’t want to get it wrong!

Send your answers to:


Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
BP 9516
75016 Paris

And remember, it’s not just the quiz which wins you a prize. If your essay goes on the air, you’ll find a package in the mail from the Sound Kitchen. Write in about your community heroes – the people in your community who are quietly working to make the world a better place, in whatever way they can. I am still looking for your “This I Believe” essays, too. Tell us about the principles that guide your life … what you have found to be true from your very own personal experience. Or write in with your most memorable moment, and/or your proudest achievement.

Send your mini book reviews, your musical requests, your secret “guilty” pleasure (mine’s chocolate!), your tricks for remembering things, your favourite quotations and proverbs, descriptions of the local festivals you participate in, or just your general all-around thoughts to:

Include a phone number, if you can. I’d like to call you and put you on-the-air … and send you a thank-you gift for participating.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

All the best,


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