Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

Voice of America

This is the on-air radio studio for their shortwave broadcast into Afghanistan (in the Pashtun language).

This Voice of America tour is fascinating, but you rarely see it mentioned in the tourist guides to DC.

I also got to see the on-air studio for the VOA satellite TV broadcast into Iran, but unlike the Afghanistan radio studio no pictures were allowed there - apparently there is a real concern about terrorist reprisals against the technical staff who work in the Iranian VOA studio.

Apparently the broadcast into North Korea is also via shortwave, but the radios provided by the North Korean government to their citizens specifically exclude VOA's frequencies.

People modify their radios to get around this, apparently.
Voice of America

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