Dedicated Staff

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The article by James O’Neal about Greenville was excellent. Not specifically mentioned are the talents and dedication of the staff of the Greenville stations (Sites A and B) in maintaining the 50+-year-old Continental Electronics 500 kW Doherty shortwave transmitters as well as the almost equally old General Electric 250 kW plate-modulated transmitters.

The article could have made it more clear that the Greenville stations were originally Voice of America stations but are now operated under the auspices of the U.S. government’s International Broadcasting Bureau, which has the responsibility for transmission of Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Martí (to Cuba), VOA and several other smaller U.S. government broadcasting voices under the authority of the presidentially appointed Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

Thanks again for this great article.

George Woodard
McKinney, Texas

The author is former director of engineering for both Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the IBB.