Skip to comments.Voice of Russia Radio Launches New U.S. Stations, Delivering Russian News & Perspective to Americans
Posted on 06/09/2011 1:32:47 PM PDT by kronos77
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Voice of Russia (VOR) Radio announces the launch of two U.S. stations in New York and Washington, D.C. The new stations will air live programming with the Russian perspective on international news, culture, arts and events over 1430 AM and 1390 AM frequency, respectively. The stations mark the first time VOR will produce programming directly from the United States rather than broadcasting news from the Moscow-based radio program.
"This is a very significant move for Voice of Russia because it is the first time in the history of the station that material being broadcast to the North American market will actually originate and be produced locally," said Andrei Bystritsky, Chairman of VOR. VOR has been broadcasting since October 29, 1929, and was the first radio station to broadcast internationally to provide a Russian perspective on news and culture. VOR currently broadcasts to 160 countries in 38 languages for a total of 151 hours per day, on short and medium waves, in the FM band, via satellite and through a global mobile communications network. The Washington, D.C. station will employ over 15 correspondents throughout the U.S. who will cover stories on culture, sports, science and politics.
To kick-off the Washington, D.C. station, Mr. Bystritsky is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, June 9 that will focus on the changes of Russian and U.S. approaches to public diplomacy since the end of the Cold War more than two decades ago; the impact of an American broadcast on attitudes and perceptions toward U.S.-Russian relations; and, the value of international broadcast programs.
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All Putin, All the time?................
“Voice of Russia Radio Launches New U.S. Stations, Delivering Russian News & Perspective to Americans”
Radio Free America????
FINALLY, a news source we can trust.
The Chicoms started one up here in the DC area about 6 weeks ago that drowns out Glenn Beck.
We already have NPR. No need for another.
Radio Moscow all over again...
I got to listen to them in the 80’s, guaranteed that anytime I heard them, I’d be treated to the biggest crock of crap ever to be broadcast over the ether. Lies, lies, propaganda, and damned lies.
Nowadays, to hear the same thing, I just turn on the news.
Amazing when the thought that “Voice of Russia” might possibly be a better source of news than CNNABCMSNBCCBSPBS is crosses my mind.
That’s fine. We’ve already begun our own kind of nonpolitical politics and don’t listen much to the global elite.
Here’s what the US is going to do:
“As part of its yearlong review, Mr. Isaacsons board is seeking ways to streamline and modernize Voice of America and its sister networks: Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia, Alhurra, and Radio and TV Martí. Each service has its protectors in Congress Cuban-American lawmakers fiercely defend Radio Martí, for example and they are likely to view any change as a threat.”
They might be better than Fox. I seen their girls and they are awesome.
Any of you old timers out there remember “Moscow Mailbag?” We used to listen to it in Italy in the early 60s. It was supposedly a radio broadcaster who would answer mail that he received from Americans who wanted to know how well socialism working. The “letters” were obviously made up and the answers were right out Dr. Goebbels playbook. Very entertaining.