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VOA White House Correspondent Dan Robinson Retires

Noted Voice of America reporter, Dan Robinson, retired on Friday, February 28, 2014 after 35 years of service to the international broadcaster and listeners around the world. Many of us are fortunate to know Dan: not only is he highly … 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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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Voice of America, circa 1968

Many thanks to David Firth, who is kindly sharing shortwave radio recordings he made on reel-to-reel recording equipment in the late 1960s. Firth is uncovering and digitizing these off air recordings as time allows and, thanks to his generosity, we … Continue reading

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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

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US international broadcasting: affected by the government shutdown?

At least for now, it would appear, “programming of the U.S. international media networks will continue for overseas audiences” according to the BBG website and CNN. I expect many VOA listener entertainment programs (those focused on music, arts and culture) … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram this weekend includes Greek and images in MFSK64 and 128

(Source: VOA Radiogram) VOA Radiogram for the weekend of 21-22 September 2013 is produced using Fldigi3.21.76AB. For best results, use this version, available from www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/v3.21/ One improvement in 3.21.76AB is that it can send images in MFSK64 and MFSK128. Previously, … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram, 7-8 September 2013: Fldigi, Flmsg, Flamp, RSIDs, MFSK

(Source: VOA Radiogram) VOA Radiogram for the weekend of 7-8 September 2013 will include more experiments with RSIDs, the brief signals that automatically switch your decoding software to the correct mode. For best results, please install Fldigi 3.21.75 from w1hkj.com. When … Continue reading

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