Tag Archives: Voice of America

VOA and RFA via homemade radios in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil, for sharing this article regarding the importance and inspiration radio provides to many North Koreans. This comes from our favorite North Korea independent news site, NK News. Here’s a quote from the article … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram this weekend, July 5/6

(Source: VOA Radiogram) VOA Radiogram this weekend will include news about reductions to the shortwave transmissions of VOA and other stations of US international broadcasting. These cuts were effective on 30 June. Fortunately, VOA Radiogram remains on shortwave, at least … Continue reading

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NY Times: Journalists “at Odds With Union” over VOA’s role

The New York Times, in a  recent article, describes a growing split between the VOA Union (American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812) and VOA journalists over the proposed changes to the VOA mission (via H.R. 4490), which would make it an active … Continue reading

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What if shortwave radio had been invented today?

SWLing Post reader, Walt, comments on the recent cuts to VOA’s shortwave radio service: “Having spent many years as a VOA Foreign Service Officer and radio engineer, I can personally attest to the effectiveness of shortwave broadcasting and it’s ability … Continue reading

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Details of shortwave reductions to VOA, RFE, RFA

Earlier today, I contacted Letitia King, Spokesperson for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). I asked her for details regarding the cuts to shortwave services that were recently announced. Ms. King has just sent me the following list, with notes, … Continue reading

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Amendment to H.R. 4490 protects “critical” shortwave services

In response to yesterday’s post regarding sweeping cuts to VOA’s shortwave service, an SWLing Post reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes: “HR4490 contains the following amendment attached to the bill by Cong Lowenthal of CA. Cong Lowenthal has the largest Cambodian community … Continue reading

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Sweeping cuts to VOA, RFE and RFA shortwave services

Unfortunate news from the Voice of America: Congress has approved major cuts to US international broadcasting over shortwave. Thanks to Dan Robinson for sharing this significant news. Dan writes: This news emerging from VOA late Friday: VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in … Continue reading

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