Coldwar Radio: When the VOA was an offshore broadcaster

Photo courtesy of former Courier crewman David M. Newell. Source: US Coast Guard

Photo courtesy of former Courier crewman David M. Newell. Source: US Coast Guard

(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 counter Soviet propaganda in more than a dozen native languages. Daniela Schrier reports from an exhibit honoring the veterans and broadcasters who served aboard the ship in the waters off of Rhodes, Greece.


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2 thoughts on “Coldwar Radio: When the VOA was an offshore broadcaster

  1. Sotos Ch.

    My father, who was teenager and living in Rhodes at the time, remembers quite well the “Courier” and her ballon antenna! Nice story, and thanks for the video Thomas!

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