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A second life for the VOA Delano site?

Much like VOA Site A, the VOA Delano, California site has been turned over to the Government Services Administration (GSA). After consideration for federal use, the GSA reached out to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), who expressed an … Continue reading

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BBG’s 2015 budget: VOA to increase services to Asia/Africa, but cut others

The Broadcasting Board Of Governors is requesting a reduced budget from congress for FY 2015 and re-focusing efforts on services to Asia and Africa. Of course, this will be at the expense of Azerbaijani, Georgian, Persian, and Uzbek language programming and … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching: BBG seeks public comment on relevancy of shortwave radio

Reminder: The US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is asking for your comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio broadcasting. In short, simply send the BBG an email (limited to 1,200 words or less) with your comments by Friday (March 14th, 2014). The BBG … Continue reading

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BBG seeks comments on relevancy of shortwave radio

The United States’ Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)–the governing body responsible for all US international broadcasting–is asking for your comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio broadcasting today. In short, simply send the BBG an email (limited to 1,200 words … Continue reading

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A tour of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

The following is an article I wrote for The Monitoring Times magazine in April of this year. It’s a virtual tour of the newly-dedicated VOA Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station in Greenville, North Carolina. The Monitoring Times reaches a large audience, … Continue reading

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Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station: re-dedication videos

Last week, we noted the upcoming re-dedication of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station and the significance of this particular broadcasting location. Videos of the event have now been posted on the BBG Watch website, including this one, which features … Continue reading

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The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station: VOA “Site B” re-dedication means a new name plus a future

Last December, I had the honor of receiving a personal five hour tour of the VOA transmitter site near Greenville, NC, USA. It was literally a dream come true for me, and providing a more in-depth understanding of the history, … Continue reading

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