Tag Archives: VOA

Draft bill outlines major changes to BBG and US International Broadcasting

Many thanks to Dan Robinson who shares this post on the BBG Watch which outlines major changes to US International Broadcasting. The draft bill, originating in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is known as the United States International Communications Reform … Continue reading

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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

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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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VOA Radiogram: Battle of the 100 wpm modes, this weekend!

If you like the VOA Radiogram, don’t miss this weekend (March 29-30)–a one year mile marker for the VOA Radiogram service on shortwave radio. I’ve copied details of the broadcast below, but please bookmark or subscribe to the VOA Radiogram website to see … 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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Dear BBG: Take note of the Radiogram!

Many thanks to my friends, Bennett Kobb (AK4AV) and Christopher Rumbaugh (K6FIB) who wrote a letter to the BBG regarding the relevancy of shortwave radio. They make a strong point as this article in Radio World puts it: “Hey, don’t forget about Radiogram!” … Continue reading

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VOA Site A for sale: surplus property notice

Want to purchase a shortwave transmitter site? VOA Site A ia a mirror image of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station and is being sold as surplus property: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Site “A” Transmitting Station is approximately 2,822 acres with improvements containing 54,318 square … Continue reading

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