The 25th edition of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo had two mantenedores. Yolanda Ordás and Ignacio Linares, speakers from Ponferrada Radio that focused their speech on the search for the philosopher’s stone of the delicacy.
Yolanda Ordás began her career in radio in 1957, at School Station number 29 of the Youth Front, which would later be called Radio Juventud de Ponferrada. She worked as a synchronizer in technical control, until the directors of the radio decided that she should get in front of the microphone.
Her husband Ignacio Linares, began his career as a delegate of the Diario de León in El Bierzo and correspondent for Agencia Efe until 1987, when he founded Onda Bierzo with Luis del Olmo.
They are two of the most recognizable voices in the Bierzo region, also closely linked to Bembibre’s Botillo Festival.