The station's trademarks are the cultural and music broadcasts. On the RR you can hear Russian rock, Western rock oldies, programs about ethnic (Celtic, Indian) and experimental music, jazz, classical music and other musical trends, that may not be heared on Moscow's other commercial radio stations. The format of the Rakurs Radio can be identified as Rock Talk Public Radio.
Radio Rakurs special features are presented by
Moscow's famous musicians, journalists and music collectors. Rakurs
Radio's broadcasts have recieved favourable mentions in national mass-media.
Mhalairtain (old Gaelic word "changeling") - Music and Epos, has been broadcasted since 27 May, 1994. Celtic Time - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow was added on a weekly basis the 26th of August, 1994. While Mhalairtain covers the history and mythology of the Celts, Celtic Time is devoted to Celtic music. The programs like these are new for Russia. Broadcasted on regular basis (weekly), they provide systematic information on lifestyles and traditions of Celts.
Guests of these programs include popular Russian and foreign musicians. Some of the well-known guests were Germany music band Lionheart (project of Michael Wolter of ARCís Pied Pipers) and Russian rock legend Boris Grebenshikov, who employs Celtic elements in his music, Irish famous filmmaker Bob Queen and Russian Celtic bands like Slua Si, Si Mhor and Puck'n'piper.
Mharlatain and Celtic Time are successfully sponsored Moscow St.Patrick Parade and a number of special shows in Moscow's clubs and Irish pubs ('Rosie O'Grady's', 'Sally O'Brien's', 'Shamrock'). The biggest one was the celebration of St.Patrick's Day (the party called "St. Patrick was a gentleman") in March of 1996, which took place in one of the night clubs in Moscow.
Both Celtic programs on Rakurs Radio were organized and supported by the Russian Celtic Society.
For further information contact Michael Gladkov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Radio Rakurs on Web http://www.rakurs.ru