Tag Archives: RFE

Playa de Pals transmitter site history and documentary

In response to Listening to WWV at the source, SWLing Post reader, David (EA4998URE SWL) comments: What a “coincidence”. Hopefully, before the summer holidays officially end, I will be off to another shortwave transmitter site. Well, to the remains of … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Nostalgia, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Details of shortwave reductions to VOA, RFE, RFA

Earlier today, I contacted Letitia King, Spokesperson for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). I asked her for details regarding the cuts to shortwave services that were recently announced. Ms. King has just sent me the following list, with notes, … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Amendment to H.R. 4490 protects “critical” shortwave services

In response to yesterday’s post regarding sweeping cuts to VOA’s shortwave service, an SWLing Post reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes: “HR4490 contains the following amendment attached to the bill by Cong Lowenthal of CA. Cong Lowenthal has the largest Cambodian community … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Sweeping cuts to VOA, RFE and RFA shortwave services

Unfortunate news from the Voice of America: Congress has approved major cuts to US international broadcasting over shortwave. Thanks to Dan Robinson for sharing this significant news. Dan writes: This news emerging from VOA late Friday: VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Russian “clamps down” on US media, US to increase funding for RFE/VOA

This morning, I noticed the following press release from the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG): Russia Clamps Down Further On U.S. International Media The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BBG changes: US shortwave broadcasts under microscope

It appears the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)–the bi-partisan board who oversees all international broadcasts generated by the US government–is making some changes to its structure. One of those changes will be the formation of a special committee to examine … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Broadcasters, News, Shortwave Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment