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Voice Of Vietnam
The Voice of Vietnam (also Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnamese: Đài Tiếng nói Việt Nam) is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's national radio broadcaster. The Voice of Vietnam is abbreviated in Vietnamese to “Đài TNVN” and has the English name “Voice of Vietnam”, or VOV for short
first Vietnamese-language radio transmission was made on September 2,
1945, when Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of
Independence. Its first program was
aired at 11.30 AM on September 7th 1945 with the signature phrase: “This
is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Democratic
Republic of Vietnam”. At 11.30 AM on 2nd July 1976, this phrase was
changed to: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.
During the Vietnam War, Radio Hanoi operated as a propaganda tool of North Vietnam. In August 1968, Voice of Vietnam commenced shortwave broadcasts for Vietnamese living abroad. South Vietnam set up its own network in Saigon in 1955.
Following Reunification, all of the radio stations were combined into the Voice of Vietnam, which became the national radio station in 1978.
Today, VOV strives to offer diverse, high-quality programming and in every aspect of mass media. It broadcasts on many channels, repeated on Medium wave (MW) AM, FM and shortwave (SW) AM bands throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world:
VOV1 (MW and SW) - news, current affairs and music
VOV2 (MW and SW) - cultural and artistic programs
VOV3 (FM) - music & entertainment
VOV4 (MW) - ethnic minority language programming
VOV5 (MW and SW) - world service broadcasts in 11 foreign languages
VOV News - a website containing news and other aspects
VOVTV (Television Channel) - nationally broadcast which aims at delivering update news every 30 minutes per program. On 3rd February 2008 VOVTV officially made its first broadcast.
VOV Newspaper 'the Voice of Vietnam'- a printed version with more in-depth contents of VOV news website. VOV Print Newspaper was launched on 2nd November 1998.
VOV transportation - updating information during rush hours to help people travel smoothly through traffic jams.
As of 2004, it was estimated that VOV’s programs reached more than 90% of all households in Vietnam.
Voice of Vietnam broadcasts internationally in the following languages
Vietnamese, English Spanish Russian
Chinese German French Cambodian
Thai Laotian Indonesian Japanese
VOV using transmitters in Hanoi as well as a North American relay near Furman, South Carolina, and European relays in the United Kingdom and Austria.
The English section is one of the first sections of Voice of Vietnam’s Overseas Service, which began its broadcast on September 7, 1945, the founding anniversary of Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
Information Source : Wikipedia, VOV news and VOV 5 web portal