RADIO FREE ASIA COMMEMORATES 20 YEARS OF BROADCASTING SEPTEMBER 2016
Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its 20th anniversary QSL. Bringing free press to closed societies, RFA’s first broadcast was in Mandarin on September 29, 1996 at 2100 UTC. RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation broadcasting news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Acting as a substitute for indigenous free media, RFA concentrates coverage on events occurring in and/or affecting Burma, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Vietnam. RFA does not express editorial opinions but provides news, analysis, commentary, and cultural programming in the languages of the country of broadcast. This design is RFA’s 62nd QSL and is used to confirm all valid reception reports from September – December 2016.
Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in
Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin
(the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA
strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’
broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target
countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in
local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific
local interest. More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current
broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org.
RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are
valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our
transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card
to the listener. RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at
http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but
also from its general listening audience
Reception reports are also accepted by email at [email protected] and by mail to:
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America.
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