"The Dayton Tea Party has partnered with the Cincinnati Tea Party to present 'I Am the Voice of America' this Saturday, September 5th at the 'Voice of America Museum Park' in West Chester. The event is from 1 to 6 and will feature music, food, vendors, and a variety of speakers. ... Scheduled speakers include: ... Harald Zieger - German Immigrant - listened to VOA growing up." WHIO radio, 2 September 2009
"The location is symbolic, said Chris Littleton, director of the Tea Party’s Community Groups, which include West Chester and Liberty townships, Monroe and Fairfield. 'Voice of America broadcast the message of freedom and liberty throughout the world,' Littleton said. 'As we see things change at the national level and we see certain liberties being ignored ... we ask ourselves: If my voice is not heard right now, right here, is it ever going to be?'" Middletown (OH) Journal, 2 September 2009
"President Barack Obama will try to recharge Ohio support for his health-care reform principles Monday when he attends a Labor Day rally with union members in Cincinnati. ... The gathering will be more friendly to Obama than another political event in the Cincinnati area this weekend. On Saturday, in West Chester, north of the city, a conservative grassroots group called the Cincinnati Tea Party is holding a rally at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. It's supposed to feature a town-hall style portion with remarks from a chief critic of Obama's health plan - House Minority Leader John Boehner, a Republican from West Chester. Organizer Mike Wilson ... said the rally, labeled the 'Voice of America' and which includes all-day entertainment, has no specific target except out-of-control government spending." Cleveland Plian Dealer, 4 September 2009
"Children, ages 7-15, will have fun catching all kinds of fish and learning from MetroParks’ fishing experts. This fun and educational program will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the lake in the Voice of America Park in West Chester Twp." Middletown Journal, 2 September 2009
"Are you looking for a place to get a great tasting smoothie in the greater Cincinnati area? Here are some of your options: ... Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Choose from a wide [variety] of smoothie styles-including spuercharged [supercharged?
], simply indulgent and super fruit. Indulge in a Stress Buster, Peanut Butter Cup or Blue Lagoon. Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays with coupon from their website. Located on Voice of America Drive in West Chester." Aimee Plesa, Examiner.com, 2 September 2009
. All at or near the former VOA Bethany shortwave transmitting station.
"There was no shortage of anti-Obama signs at the Cincinnati Tea Party's rally Saturday at the Voice of America Park. But the largely conservative crowd of more than 6,000 didn't hold back its displeasure when the three conservative Republican members of Congress gave answers they didn't like to questions asked during the town hall portion of the rally." Cincinnaiti Enquirer, 5 September 2009
"'They're grass roots, they're coming from the people, they're not organized by some right-wing group of nuts,' Cheviot resident Apolonio Garcia said. ... 'I don't think the government could run many things well, let alone the health care system, so to think the government will be more efficient at running the health care system as a private enterprise is pretty funny,' Garcia said." Middletown (OH) Journal, 5 September 2009
. And, yet, the rally was named for, and held at the former facility of, an entity that has been run by the US government (with some necessary autonomy) for 67 years.