|RADIO FREE ASIA
By Bob Padula, Melbourne, Australia
Originally published in the Electronic DX Press
The daily language
services of Radio Free Asia, as at February
Each language service is staffed entirely
by native speakers and the programming of each service is distinctive
- reflecting particular cultural and customary preferences. The
majority of RFA programs focuses on news and information as well
as cultural features about the countries to which it broadcasts.
All broadcasts originate from RFA's Washington, D.C. Headquarters, incorporating reports from correspondents and participants throughout Asia. RFA has a bureau in Hong Kong, smaller offices in Tokyo, Taipei, Phnom Penh, Dharamsala, Bangkok and Seoul, and individual reporters in many other key locations in Asia, the USA and other parts of the world.
RFA is a state of the art digital technical facility. The Washington complex houses 11 production studios, 18 mini studios and six digital stations in Master Control. As well, all 162 broadcasters have the facility of editing programs from the integrated desktops.
RFA's innovative Web site makes both audio programming and text (in Asian languages) available for users' convenience. Also included are bulletin boards and Email features to foster on-line communication.
More information about RFA can be found at: http://www.rfa.org
The complete transmission schedule is available at: http://www.rfa.org/transmisss.htm
RFA welcomes DX reception reports which are QSLd by card; a schedule and sticker are sent to new listeners. Reports should be addressed to: Radio Free Asia, Attn: Ms Tetiana Iwanciw, Executive Assistant for Technical Operations, 2025 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 200356, USA.