September 11 2001 – Memories of Countless Losses

For many people the events of September 11 2001 seem to have occurred just yesterday. I like many others who are old enough to remember can in their mind’s eye picture exactly where they were during that brutal attacks on the World Trade Center on that beautiful Tuesday morning. At that time I was living…

Radio Aphrodite… A glimpse into the past

While many are so much into their digital devices now for listening to their personal selection of music and not much more, it once wasn’t the case. Nor is it a fact that people prefer to listen to streaming radio, and while there are many radio listeners are into FM for music and AM for…

A different type of musical direction

Many years ago while working on a story for Ukrainisky Chas a Ukrainian radio program based out of Montreal, Canada there was a need for me to travel to L’viv to cover the inauguration ceremonies Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Though the purpose trip from Kyiv to L’viv was twofold . The morning of the…

Rostyslav Shtyn on Radio ERA

Today, at 14:00 Rostyslav Shtyn will be a guest on Radio ERA. Not sure what the topic of discussion will be but why not listen and find out. You can listen to Radio ERA on the web right here.  

Opening Horizons on Euro 2012

While music is the main topic of this blog there are time when we have to take a step back and look at things in a slightly different light. In Cardiff, Wales on April 18, 2004, Michel Platini announced that Poland and Ukraine would be hosting the Euro-2012 Championships. Today, on Skhidna Liha Rostyslav Shtyn…

No News today on Skhidna Liha!

Well, it turns out that today… William Patrickovych hosted Skidna Liha as Rostyslav Shtyn was off traveling taking care of other business. While William Patrickovych did not have news segment as usual, he did have Canadian Istan Rozumniy, originally from Winnipeg, in studio to discuss some of the differences of support of culture in Canada…

Word gets around

As a fellow blogger Pawlina once wrote me there is nothing wrong with shameless self promotion. This being the case and anyone who hasn’t listened to our first three Skhidna liha programs, you can check them out on Muzon.

In search of a Piano

It is not everyday that I have the possibility to talk with a world class pianist but that happened last week. Her name is Ethella Chupryk, a winner of many different piano competitions, including The Lysenko Competition in L’viv, The Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow, and she was in Kyiv to both check out studio’s and…

Skhidna liha

Skhidna liha‘s first show was broadcast last Friday July 6, 2007 on Radio Continent. A number of people contacted me to note that the streaming of their site was not working, particular readers of this blog in North America. I was told by technical staff at Radio Continent that they have two different streaming servers;…

Music, life, discussion and FUN

That is what listeners of Kyiv’s Radio Continent 94.2 FM are in for every Friday during their drive home, wrapping up things at work or simply just listening to a station that was once a bastion of free news prior to being shut down on March 3, 2004 when it was broadcast on the 100.9…