Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by dxAc » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 18:47:11

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
effective" media such as internet radio.

Full story at :
 http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/06/voice-of-america-ope.html

---
Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
New Delhi
(via HCDX)
====================

dxAce
Michigan
USA

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by Burr » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:23:29


Thanks Steve!
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Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by Brenda An » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:39:29

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
effective" media such as internet radio.

Full story at :
http://www.redwaveradio.com/

---
Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
New Delhi
(via HCDX)
====================

dxAce
Michigan
USA

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I can't believe they use this excuse to close down so many shortwave
services.  There are three primary reasons why internet streaming radio
cannot replace shortwave services:

1) Target areas for shortwave services do not have access to internet.

2) Even if they DO have internet access, it's severely restricted by
governments.

3) The average person that cares at all to listen to them in the free,
developed world usually does so just because they CAN, without having to pay
for the privilege, or just for the e***ment of listening to something
coming from half a world away without wires.

and, just for fun, this additional tidbit:

You STILL can't take streaming radio with you reliably.

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by RHF » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:23:30




> Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

> The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
> heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

> A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
> Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
> Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
> that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
> effective" media such as internet radio.

> Full story at :http://www.redwaveradio.com/

> ---
> Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
> New Delhi
> (via HCDX)
> ====================

> dxAce
> Michigan
> USA

> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> I can't believe they use this excuse to close down so many shortwave
> services. ?There are three primary reasons why internet streaming radio
> cannot replace shortwave services:

> 1) Target areas for shortwave services do not have access to internet.

> 2) Even if they DO have internet access, it's severely restricted by
> governments.

> 3) The average person that cares at all to listen to them in the free,
> developed world usually does so just because they CAN, without having to pay
> for the privilege, or just for the e***ment of listening to something
> coming from half a world away without wires.

> and, just for fun, this additional tidbit:

> You STILL can't take streaming radio with you reliably.

BAD - All Very True ! =&= In a Truly Free World :
Why Do China, Cuba and Corea* Still JAM Shortwave
Radio ? ? ?
* The Three "C"s of Communism and Suppression
of Free Information and Knowledge -repression-

but... The "Target Group" is 'The Youth'
{Under Age 25} and Winning The Hearts and Minds
of the Next "GEN" {Generation} of 'American Values'
Information Seekers from Around-the-World
-selling-america-americana-americanism-

'The Youth' {Under Age 25} Know The Internets
[WWW] and "New Tech" -not- Shortwave Radio

'The Youth' {Under Age 25} Knows "URL"s etc...
-not- kHz & MHZ -their's-is-a- GHz World of NOW!

-one-question-remains-.-.-.-
? With the First Global EMP Attack
Where Will "New Tech" Be ! -silence-

While the few with a Shortwave Radio may still
Hear From Beyond The Beyond and Beyond
...by... just listening to the radio ~ RHF
 .
 .
The Long Slow Death of the VOA : RIP "VOA" RIP - Amen
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
The Once Strong Voice of America [VOA]
...becomes... The 'whisper' from the formerly
once great United States of America
 .
The Long Slow Death of the VOA : RIP "VOA" RIP - Amen
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
? Can You Hear it... The Faint {Near Silenced}
Voice That Once Was 'The Voice of America' [VOA]
 .
The Long Slow Death of the VOA : RIP "VOA" RIP - Amen
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
? Is This Your Last Chance To Hear In English
'The Voice of America' [VOA] From The USA ?
 .
For Americans wanting to hear the VOA
in English from Greenville, NC -USA-
-this-may-be-the-last-chance-to...-



-just-only-two-left-in-english-from-the-usa-

Note : 0130-0200 UTC -that's-
EDT 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM
CDT 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
MDT 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
PDT 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 .
~ RHF
 .
 .
? Voice of America [VOA] Plans "Sunset"
[End] of Shortwave Radio Broadcasts !
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
-correction-
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
 .
The "Voice of America" [VOA] Shortwave Radio
Broadcast Schedule "A11" Spring/Summer 2011
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
 .
 .

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by kevin. m » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:55:34

Even if this were true, as it is always said, "follow the money trail."
Alleged "organizations" and governmental departments are now constantly
trying to steer public thought in the direction they want it to go. The
reality is that there are
new short wave stations sprouting up all the time. However, there are
special interest groups that deeply want to convince the brain-dead to
abandon that which is already paid for to buy the newest gadgets. The simple
fact is that worldwide there are millions of short wave listeners who are
under 25, over 25 and it remains viable and useful. Painting the whole world
by what
some industrialized, capitalistic countries are doing is absurd. The world
is a big place but our arrogance often convinces us that we're the only ones
on the righteous path.

To believe anything else is just "drinking the Kool Aid" and convincing
yourself that the only alternative is to rush to Best Buy and buy the newest
thing that will enable the government to easily monitor what you're
listening to and censor that as well is what they want.

No, naysayers...short wave radio will be around for a long time. There are
too many honest governments and non-governmental entities that do not want
to give up the ability to reach people without borders, firewalls, scanning
software, search software and all the other figments of oppression that we
once were proud of Radio Free Europe (we thought) for dissolving. Mobility
and
convenience of terrestrial radio is superior over anything offered by "hot
spots",
waiting on buffering and clunky non-ergonomic devices like computers or
handheld
***with buttons the size of most politician's brains.

As for the under-25s...what boneheads. You're always a  bonehead when your
under 25  which is why they pitch to this group because kids will rush out
and
buy anything. It's not until your older than 25 that you figure out it's all
a con game by the fat titted old men who run everything that they're shaking
you down for as much money as they can.

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by kevin. m » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:58:49

Even if this were true, as it is always said, "follow the money trail."
Alleged "organizations" and governmental departments are now constantly
trying to steer public thought in the direction they want it to go. The
reality is that there are
new short wave stations sprouting up all the time. However, there are
special interest groups that deeply want to convince the brain-dead to
abandon that which is already paid for to buy the newest gadgets. The simple
fact is that worldwide there are millions of short wave listeners who are
under 25, over 25 and it remains viable and useful. Painting the whole world
by what
some industrialized, capitalistic countries are doing is absurd. The world
is a big place but our arrogance often convinces us that we're the only ones
on the righteous path.

To believe anything else is just "drinking the Kool Aid" and convincing
yourself that the only alternative is to rush to Best Buy and buy the newest
thing that will enable the government to easily monitor what you're
listening to and censor that as well is what they want.

No, naysayers...short wave radio will be around for a long time. There are
too many honest governments and non-governmental entities that do not want
to give up the ability to reach people without borders, firewalls, scanning
software, search software and all the other figments of oppression that we
once were proud of Radio Free Europe (we thought) for dissolving. Mobility
and
convenience of terrestrial radio is superior over anything offered by "hot
spots",
waiting on buffering and clunky non-ergonomic devices like computers or
handheld
***with buttons the size of most politician's brains.

As for the under-25s...what boneheads. You're always a  bonehead when your
under 25  which is why they pitch to this group because kids will rush out
and
buy anything. It's not until your older than 25 that you figure out it's all
a con game by the fat titted old men who run everything that they're shaking
you down for as much money as they can.

Lastly, the Voice of America ceased being of any interest to listeners many
years ago
when it adopted its new "Board of Governors" mission.

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by John Smit » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 23:02:19


Quote:> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> I can't believe they use this excuse to close down so many shortwave
> services. There are three primary reasons why internet streaming radio
> cannot replace shortwave services:

> 1) Target areas for shortwave services do not have access to internet.

> 2) Even if they DO have internet access, it's severely restricted by
> governments.

> 3) The average person that cares at all to listen to them in the free,
> developed world usually does so just because they CAN, without having to
> pay for the privilege, or just for the e***ment of listening to
> something coming from half a world away without wires.

> and, just for fun, this additional tidbit:

> You STILL can't take streaming radio with you reliably.

I am in very strong agreement with what you say, you make excellent point.

There are a thousand other things, and worthless ones, which I would see
cut before ever touching SW.  Aid to foreign countries is but one ...
just cutting the "welfare payments" to israel would give us a nice sum
to spend on SW ... getting out of the UN would be another way ...
countless ways, when you look, really ...

--

Regards,
JS
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain
the people, its an instrument for the people to restrain the
government. -- Patrick Henry

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by D Peter Mau » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 23:25:39


Quote:> Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

> The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
> heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

> A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
> Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
> Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
> that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
> effective" media such as internet radio.

> Full story at :
>   http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/06/voice-of-america-ope.html

> ---
> Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
> New Delhi
> (via HCDX)
> ====================

> dxAce
> Michigan
> USA

Same old song we heard with BBC.

Isn't anymore true now than it was then.

But, remember, these broadcasts are both political in origin and often
propagandist in nature.

Given the current tone, both in Washington and worldwide, that they
would be ending the most direct, and most portable, methods of
dissemination is hardly a surprise.

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by Wimpi » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:29:01


Quote:> Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

> The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
> heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

> A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
> Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
> Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
> that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
> effective" media such as internet radio.

> Full story at :
> ?http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/06/voice-of-america-ope.html

> ---
> Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
> New Delhi
> (via HCDX)
> ====================

> dxAce
> Michigan
> USA

Hello dxAce

Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (Radio Netherlands World Service,
http://www.rnw.nl/english ) also has to deal with financial cuts.
They will "change focus".

According to the latest plans, this means they will virtually end
transmissions in Dutch, but continue transmissions to areas where
freedom of press isn't in the dictionary.

Link to the official announcement
http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/radio-netherlands-worldwide-changes...

With kind regards,

Wim
PA3DJS
www.tetech.nl

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by cuhu.. » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:23:56

And in it's place will be, Commie Ministry of Propaganda.
cuhulin
 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by RHF » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:44:30



> > Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

> > The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
> > heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

> > A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
> > Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
> > Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
> > that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
> > effective" media such as internet radio.

> > Full story at :
> > ?http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/06/voice-of-america-ope.html

> > ---
> > Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
> > New Delhi
> > (via HCDX)
> > ====================

> > dxAce
> > Michigan
> > USA

- Same old song we heard with BBC.
-
- Isn't anymore true now than it was then.
-
- But, remember, these broadcasts are both
- political in origin and often propagandist
- in nature.

The BBC {Domestic} and BBC World Service
-selling-the-uk-britain-britannia-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_United_Kingdom
Language Culture and -oops- No Borders !
 .
NOTE : The BBC has no SmithMundt Act to
Restrict it from Broadcasting to the UK;
and Propagandizing Directly to the British
People : The 'Domestic' BBC is the News
and Information Ministry {De-Facto} of the
British [UK] Government; and the World
Service of the BBC is in reality the News
and Information Ministry {De-Jure} of the
British [UK] Government.

as they should be - imho ~ RHF
 .
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC
-note- The BBC World Service is Funded-By
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the
Government of the "UK".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_and_Commonwealth_Office
 .
 .

- Show quoted text -

Quote:> Given the current tone, both in Washington and worldwide, that they
> would be ending the most direct, and most portable, methods of
> dissemination is hardly a surprise.

 
 
 

Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

Post by bpnjense » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:57:42



> > Voice of America operator plans "sunset" for shortwave radio broadcasts

> > The sun is setting on Voice of America's shortwave radio service,
> > heard worldwide in dozens of languages for 70 years.

> > A strategic technology plan prepared by the Broadcasting Board of
> > Governors (BBG), the federal agency responsible for Voice of America,
> > Alhurra, Radio Free Asia and other international stations, concludes
> > that it should end many shortwave broadcasts in favor of "more
> > effective" media such as internet radio.

> > Full story at :
> > ?http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/06/voice-of-america-ope.html

> > ---
> > Alokesh Gupta,VU3BSE
> > New Delhi
> > (via HCDX)
> > ====================

> > dxAce
> > Michigan
> > USA

> Hello dxAce

> Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (Radio Netherlands World Service,http://www.rnw.nl/english) also has to deal with financial cuts.
> They will "change focus".

> According to the latest plans, this means they will virtually end
> transmissions in Dutch, but continue transmissions to areas where
> freedom of press isn't in the dictionary.

> Link to the official announcementhttp://www.rnw.nl/english/article/radio-netherlands-worldwide-changes...

> With kind regards,

> Wim
> PA3DJSwww.tetech.nl- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

This would probably work.  It will still get to the people for whom
freedom of speech and internet access are quite limited.