Posted: 01 Oct 2006Voice of America inaugurates VOA Deewa Radio, in Pashto for the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. It transmits 1300-1400 UTC on two shortwave frequencies (11510 and 15645 kHz) and 1400-1700 UTC on no shortwave frequencies (a result of OBB's diminished shortwave availabilities?), and during all four hours on FM 100.5 MHz "in slect cities." Website is www.voadeewaradio.com. VOA press release, 29 September 2006. VOA Deewa Radio is thus the third Pasto language service of U.S. international broadcasting, joining VOA Pashto and RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan. VOA debuts two new 30-minute television news programs to Afghanistan, in Dari and Pashto. VOA press release, 27 September 2006.
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