Voice of America operator plans “sunset” for shortwave radio broadcasts – Boing Boing

Guess one knew it would come to this, but it is sad days nonetheless:

The sun is setting on Voice of Americas 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.

via Voice of America operator plans “sunset” for shortwave radio broadcasts – Boing Boing.

Years ago I would often spend time with people training for broadcasts like this, and do miss those days.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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