Tag Archives: Voice of America

The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … Continue reading

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Rep. Salmon introduces bill to defund Voice of America

(Source:  sonorannews.com via Dan Robinson) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the eighth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for Voice of America, Salmon … Continue reading

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VOA to increase broadcasts to Burundi

Mauno Ritola shared the following message on the WRTH Facebook page this morning: VOA Boosts Broadcasts to Burundi as Civilians Flee Political Violence Monday through Friday: 0400-0530: 7350 kHz, 9815 kHz, 11905 kHz 1600-1630: 13630 kHz, 15460 kHz, 17530 kHz 1930-2000: … Continue reading

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VOA director David Ensor steps down

(Source: NY Times) David Ensor, who as director of the Voice of America has presided over significant growth in the news agency’s audience despite budget cuts, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down. Mr. Ensor, who joined the Voice of … Continue reading

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CRI, RFA, Sputnik, and the BBC: an “information battle?”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The National: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in For about 70 years it was the base of the BBC World Service. … Continue reading

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Daniels’ QSLs from VOA and CRI

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Daniel Amoroso, for sharing the following QSL cards from the Voice of America and China Radio International:

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Seeking a recording of the VOA Greece Station ID

My friend, Gary Wise (W8EEY), recently wrote with an inquiry; I’m hoping an SWLing Post reader can help… Gary writes: “As you might know I was the Station Manager of the VOA Greece Transmitting Station when it closed down in … Continue reading

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