Ukraine to launch radio station for troops

Disputed Ukraine Map via Wikimedia CommonsMany thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who shares this article via Sputnik News:

Ukraine plans to launch a new radio station for the military in 2016.

Alexei Makukhin, an advisor to the Ukraine’s Defense Minister, said during a press briefing that a new Ukrainian radio station for military personnel will begin operating on March 1, 2016.

“It’s no secret that our troops on the frontline often suffer from an information vacuum,” Makukhin said. “So we need a radio station. Seventy percent of its content will be music; there will also be news broadcasts and programs for the troops – where soldiers can say hello to their friends and relatives, request songs and share stories live on air.

There will also be programs featuring interviews with experts and military personnel.”

The new radio station will be reportedly funded by Spirit of America, a non-profit company which assists US military personnel deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

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