Tag Archives: VOA

An SWL perspective on US/Cuba relations

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, London Shortwave, who has posted an article on his blog regarding US/Cuba relations after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced, last Tuesday, the re-establishment of relations. London Shortwave has included recordings from the VOA, Radio Marti … Continue reading

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BBC & VOA collaborate to fight Ebola

(Source: BBC Media Centre via Andy Sennitt) The BBC World Service and Voice of America (VOA) have entered into a ground-breaking partnership to pool resources and content about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, so as many people as possible … Continue reading

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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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