Sunday, October 01, 2006

Digital Broadcasters | Afghan | VOA Deewa Radio Targets Afghan-Pak Border

For the moment it seems all the news in Digital Broadcasters Vendor News is of the Middle East.

We mentioned two days ago of Voice of America expanding TV service in Dari and Pashto, the national languages of Afghanistan across the country.

Now VOA reports that it has launched the first full news hour of a new radio broadcasting service that targets the Afghan-Pakistan border region using VOA Deewa (Light) Radio. In coming weeks VOA Deewa Radio will expand to 6 hours of daily news airtime. The language used is Pashto.

VOA Deewa Radio programs can be heard in select Afghan cities on FM 100.5 and on shortwave from 1300-1400 UTC on 11510 kHz (26.06 meters) and 15645 kHz (19.18 meters). Deewa's News Hour runs from 1300-1400 UTC (6:00-7:00 p.m. local time) with 10-minute news bulletins at the top of the hours between 1400-1700 UTC (7:00-10:00 p.m. local time).

Remember, The Voice of America is funded by the U.S. tax payers through the government - agency, Broadcasting Board of Governors in Washington.

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