More Bad News for Shortwave Broadcasting

Voice of AmericaIn an interview this morning, David Ensor, the new director of the Voice of America said,

We mentioned shortwave radio. You know, it is less and less useful, and there’s a certain amount of money being spent on it that should move quickly, and I will try to accelerate that process, into, you know, new media, into Internet sites that are mobile device-friendly, into satellite television broadcasts that can reach in some of these countries. So, we’re working on that hard.

It was also reported that they are going to discontinue their broadcasts in Mandarin and Cantonese.

What are they going to replace these services with? Facebook and Twitter, of course.

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