Tag Archives: VOA

Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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Coldwar Radio: When the VOA was an offshore broadcaster

(Source: VOA News) In 1952, amidst the Cold War, a 338-foot Coast Guard Cutter was transformed into the mobile broadcasting base of the Voice of America. Its mission for more than a decade: send information beyond the Iron Curtain to … Continue reading

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Will Voice of Russia return to shortwave October 2014?

SWLing Post reader, Stephen Cooper, writes: “Voice of Russia to return to shortwave October 1, 2014. A new schedule has been uploaded to HFCC from GFC for The Voice of Russia from 1st October including English to North America and … Continue reading

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Radio World: International Broadcasters Reconsider Shortwave

Check out this article from Radio World which addresses the state of shortwave radio broadcasting. Jeff White of WRMI and Kim Elliott of the VOA are both interviewed. Elliott even speaks about the virtues of the VOA Radiogram experiments which have had … Continue reading

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VOA Greek language service to end Tuesday, August 12

Many thanks to TheGreekRadio.com for commenting with details about the August 12 closure of VOA’s Greek language service and allowing the following article to be republished on the SWLing Post: End of an era: The Greek Service of the Voice … 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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BBG Watch: VOA coverage of H.R.4490 “lacks balance”

(Source: BBG Watch) “It took Voice of America a few hours to post a report, which includes quotes by two outside opponents of the bill: former VOA deputy director Alan Heil and Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Christophe Deloire, but has … Continue reading

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