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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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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Polish children asked Voice of America to send them shoes for Christmas in 1982

Cold War Radio Museum Polska – 1982 Ponieważ nie znam nikogo, kto mógłby mi pomóc, ośmielam się napisać do Pana z prośbą o pomoc. Mam 3-je dzieci w wieku 12, 11 i 7 lat. U nas są duże trudności z odzieżą i butami. Poland -1982 Because I do not know

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Radio Free Europe’s 10th anniversary—a success story

For Cold War Radio Museum By TED LIPIEN As described by Sig Mickelson in his 1983 book America’s Other Voice: The Story of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe began broadcasting behind the Iron Curtain on July 4, 1950. On July 4, 1950, only 13 months after

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1953 CIA Source: People Died in Czechoslovakia Because of Pro-Communist Propaganda from Voice of America

OPINION AND ANALYSIS Cold War Radio Museum By Ted Lipien Note: The article has been updated to include information that Heda Margolius Kovály had worked in the 1970s as a freelance reporter for the Voice of America Czechoslovak Service under a radio name Kaca Kralova. A declassified CIA report from

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Advertising for Radio Free Europe During the Cold War

        This ad for Radio Free Europe was placed in American magazines in 1969 toward the end of the CIA’s involvement with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Such advertising by Radio Free Europe in American media would also soon end. This particular ad, as opposed to

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Cold War Lessons for Voice of America in China

Cold War Radio Museum During the Cold War, it would have been unthinkable for the United States government to put in charge of U.S. international broadcasting through the Voice of America (VOA) an American businessman like Armand Hammer who had made millions for his company in various business deals with

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Voice of America Polish Service Broadcaster Irene Broni Resisted Nazis and Communists

  By Ted Lipien     Voice of America Polish Service Program “All About America” (Ameryka w Przekroju), July 9, 1983 Irena Radwańska Broni: Returning to the U.S. citizenship oath ceremony at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson would certainly approve of using his home for this purpose. … Thomas Jefferson wrote: “Born

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Brief History of VOA’s Domestic Propaganda

OPINION Cold War Radio Museum How Voice of America Censored Solzhenitsyn   Brief History of VOA’s Domestic Propaganda   By Ted Lipien The Voice of America (VOA) was an easier target than Radio Free Europe (RFE) or Radio Liberty (RL) for U.S. government bureaucrats wanting to restrict human rights broadcasting

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