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Your good 2016 resolutions

By Susan Owensby

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Argentinian presidential election. There’s your New Year’s resolutions, plenty of 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.

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, Estonia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, 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 (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 28 November, I asked you a question about Argentina’s presidential election. You were to send in the name of the new president, as well as the name of the defeated candidate.

The answer is: Mauricio Macri is the name of the new president of Argentina (he was inaugurated on 10 December). Macri defeated Daniel Scioli, who is a close ally of the country’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

The winners this week are: A brand-new contributor to the Sound Kitchen: Aidan Wynne, who lives in Calabar, Cross River State in Nigeria (look for his picture on the RFI English and The Sound Kitchen FaceBook pages). From India, Ms Sowmya Chitturi from Hyderabad and Sagrika Sharma from Jharkhand. From Naogaon, Bangladesh, Mrs Esha Khanam, and finally, Obrayan Cruz Garcia, a member of the RFI Club Cuba in Holguin, Cuba.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 8 February to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 13 February programme. 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


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