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Rep. Salmon introduces bill to defund Voice of America

(Source:  sonorannews.com via Dan Robinson) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the eighth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for Voice of America, Salmon … Continue reading

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Ed Royce to champion “new approach” to US international broadcasting

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Michael, for sharing a link to this opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Ed Royce (R), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Here is a short clip from the piece: “Vladimir … Continue reading

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Can the VOA justify its funding?

Jonathan Marks followed up his last post with two more pieces from the Media Network Vintage Vault, again, on the topic of US international broadcasting. Jonathan writes: Interesting to see there was opposition to RFE/RL expansion in 1992. http://jonathanmarks.libsyn.com/mn06081992radio-free-asia And Bill … Continue reading

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BBG Watch confirms Andrew Lack’s departure

Only moments after posting news that Andrew Lack may be leaving the BBG CEO position to rejoin NBC, the website BBG Watch has confirmed Lack’s departure. Click here to read BBG Watch’s full story.

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Leaving so soon? The BBG may lose their new CEO, Andy Lack

Many thanks to Dan Robinson, who shared links to several news stories that propose Andrew Lack may be leaving the CEO position of the Broadcasting Board of Governors to return to NBC. Here’s a clip from the Washington Post: Former NBC news … Continue reading

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Andrew Lack sworn-in as CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Below, you’ll find the full press release from the BBG regarding Andy Lack’s appointment. At the end of the press release I’ve noted another article from the NY Times. (Source: BBG Press Release) WASHINGTON – Respected journalist and media executive … Continue reading

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BBG publishes report on the efficacy and future of shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Bennett Kobb, who shares this downloadable Report of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. If you recall, this report was produced by a Broadcasting Board of Governors committee and chaired by Matt Armstrong. Both Bennett … Continue reading

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