Cold War Radio Timeline

  1. 1942 — First “Voice of America” OWI Broadcast

    The first "Voice of America" broadcast in German by the Office of War Information (OWI) on February 24, 1942 was heard in Europe the next day

  2. Executive Order 9182 Establishing the Office of War Information June 13, 1942

    FDR Creates U.S. Government Propaganda Office

  3. Office of War Information Photos of Polish Students 1942

    O.W.I. WWII Propaganda Activities

  4. Senator Taft’s early warning of Soviet propaganda in WWII Voice of America

    Senator Robert A. Taft Warns of Communists in Voice of America in 1943

  5. Propaganda Coordination with USSR

    1944- U.S.-USSR Coordination of Propaganda by Voice of America

  6. Stefan Arski: Agent of Communist Collusion at VOA

    1947 Washington Embassy of Communist regime publishes a book by former Voice of America Polish Service journalist

  7. ‘Love for Stalin’ at wartime Voice of America

    1950 Julius Epstein and Congressman George A. Dondero (R-MI)

  8. How a refugee journalist exposed Voice of America censorship of the Katyn Massacre

    December 11, 1950, Congressman Philip J. Philbin (D-MA) reveals Julius Epstein's evidence of Katyn Massacre censorship by the Voice of America

  9. Voice of America 1951 – ‘Drab’ ‘Unconvincing’

    Congressman Richard B. Wigglesworth (R-MA)

  10. U.S. Congressman on Katyn Massacre Coverup at Voice of America

    Timothy P. Sheehan (R-IL)

  11. Voice of America 1959

    1959 - VOA and USIA Promotional Pamphlet Presents Countering Soviet Propaganda Mission

  12. JFK on VOA and RFE 1962

    John F. Kennedy

  13. Radio Free Europe 1966: A Girl Behind Barbed Wire Fence Ad

    American Support for Radio Free Europe

  14. 1967 Voice of America U.S. Stamp

    1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson on the Voice of America

  15. Voice of America Interview with Future Pope

    1976 - VOA Polish Service Speaks with Cardinal Karol Wojtyła

  16. Reagan on Voice of America and Radio Free Europe in a 1980 campaign speech

    1980 Candidate for U.S. Presidency Ronald Reagan on Voice of America, Radio Free Europe in ‘We Will Make America Great Again’ Speech

  17. Former VOA Russian Chief Natalia Clarkson on Revolutions

    1987 - VOA Russian Service Interviews Solzhenitsyn After Censoring Him Earlier

  18. Voice of America Reporting on March 1988 Student Demonstrations in Poland

    1988 Voice of America News Backgrounder Created by VOA’s Polish Service

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