Tag Archives: Voice of America

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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VOA Reduced TV to China during Hong Kong protests

The website BBG Watch recently posted a guest commentary from an anonymous VOA reporter regarding the loss of VOA Weishi TV during the Hong Kong protests. Here is an excerpt from BBG Watch: “On Monday, September 29, the loyal viewers … 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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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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BBG publishes report on the efficacy and future of shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Bennett Kobb, who shares this downloadable Report of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. If you recall, this report was produced by a Broadcasting Board of Governors committee and chaired by Matt Armstrong. Both Bennett … Continue reading

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BBG Watch: VOA coverage of H.R.4490 “lacks balance”

(Source: BBG Watch) “It took Voice of America a few hours to post a report, which includes quotes by two outside opponents of the bill: former VOA deputy director Alan Heil and Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Christophe Deloire, but has … Continue reading

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