Tag Archives: Voice of America

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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Deadline approaching: BBG seeks public comment on relevancy of shortwave radio

Reminder: The US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is asking for your comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio broadcasting. In short, simply send the BBG an email (limited to 1,200 words or less) with your comments by Friday (March 14th, 2014). The BBG … Continue reading

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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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