Tag Archives: VOA

VOA to increase broadcasts to Burundi

Mauno Ritola shared the following message on the WRTH Facebook page this morning: VOA Boosts Broadcasts to Burundi as Civilians Flee Political Violence Monday through Friday: 0400-0530: 7350 kHz, 9815 kHz, 11905 kHz 1600-1630: 13630 kHz, 15460 kHz, 17530 kHz 1930-2000: … Continue reading

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Support a Willis Conover US postage stamp

If you’re a fan of the iconic Willis Conover, you might consider signing this petition supporting a postage stamp in his honor. Marie Lamb writes: Those of us at the Willis Conover Facebook page are trying to get support for … 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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VOA director David Ensor steps down

(Source: NY Times) David Ensor, who as director of the Voice of America has presided over significant growth in the news agency’s audience despite budget cuts, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down. Mr. Ensor, who joined the Voice of … Continue reading

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CRI, RFA, Sputnik, and the BBC: an “information battle?”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The National: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in For about 70 years it was the base of the BBC World Service. … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram #100

Dr. Kim Elliott, has been transmitting VOA Radiograms to a devoted set of global listeners for two years. Indeed, he recently passed a milestone by transmitting the 100th episode of the VOA Radiogram. Most impressive! SWLing Post reader, Harald (DL1ABJ), recently … 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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