I aim to create the first episode of Raqs Radio this weekend -- June 10-11, 2006 -- and upload it to the internet Monday or Tuesday, June 12th or 13th. Given that there are always unexpected glitches that take time to work out, I think it's safe to say the first episode will be available via the website the weekend of June 17-18, and in iTunes a few days after that.
Part of the delay is that I've wanted the first episode to be an introduction to me, and an introduction to what to expect from Raqs Radio. However, my aim is that most episodes will be something you can "dance out" to (as opposed to "work out" to) -- a few minutes of music appropriate to stretches and isolations, followed by a couple of pieces appropriate for improvisational bellydance, followed by a few minutes of music to do cooling stretches. So, I've decided to make the first episode in that mold.
Shimmies and sparkles,