1961 Radio Liberty – Radio Svoboda QSL Card

Cold War Radio Museum A QSL card sent out by Radio Liberty (Radio Svoboda) in the early 1960s showed an outline of a transmitting station building, a radio transmitting antenna tower, a map of Europe with the European part of the Soviet Union in red, a barbed wire, and sound

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Voice of America Polish Writer Listed As His Job Reference Stalin’s KGB Agent of Influence Who Duped President Roosevelt

By Ted Lipien for Cold War Radio Museum One of many pro-Soviet journalists working during World War II and, in some cases for a few years after the war, at the U.S. government-run Voice of America (VOA) was Artur Salman, better known under his pen name Stefan Arski. Before and

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Kirk Douglas on Radio Free Europe and Voice of America

By Ted Lipien As Putin’s propagandists are again spreading lies around the world and trying to undermine American democracy, it would have been useful for the Voice of America (VOA) to have mentioned in a short VOA obituary for Hollywood actor and producer Kirk Douglas his defense of free speech behind the

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Radio Free Europe Fundraising During the Cold War

This Cold War Radio Museum updated post covers Radio Free Europe advertising as well as a specific example of fundraising through the Federal Service Joint Crusade Campaigns in 1963. RADIO FREE EUROPE   80,000,000   Captive People Are Depending On You   The Communist-dominated people of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania

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USCGC Courier Was Voice of America Radio Transmitting Station (1952–1964)

The Truman administration (April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953) responded to Soviet propaganda during the early stages of the Cold War by reforming the management and personnel of the Voice of America (VOA) and increasing the power and range of VOA’s shortwave and medium wave radio transmissions. In 1952, the

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Stalin Peace Prize Voice of America Editor Duped by Soviet Propaganda

Cold War Radio Museum As Vladimir Putin and his propagandists intensify their campaign to falsify history and may again interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections, as they did in the 2016 U.S. vote, it is important to remember that such Russian attempts to influence American politics and media are not

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Russian propaganda at WWII Voice of America

Russian propaganda influence in the United States is not new. “I established contact at the Soviet embassy with people who spoke English and were willing to feed me important bits and pieces from their side of the wire”* *Howard Fast. Being Red (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990), p. 18. Howard

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Selling “the religion of democracy” was in Voice of America’s first mission statement

By Ted Lipien “To sell the religion of democracy” is believed to be the first written though unofficial mission statement describing the purpose of the Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts for overseas audiences as they were being planned during World War II in the U.S. government Office of the

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VOA Guide For Writers and Editors Circa 1972

By Ted Lipien Shortly after I had joined the Voice America (VOA) Polish Service 46 years ago in December 1973, the management provided me with a copy of the VOA Guide For Writers And Editors. There were not enough of these Guides, so I had to share it with one

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