Video: The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station is the largest BBG transmission facility in the United States.  This four minute video provides an introduction to its history and operations. Approximately 85% of the shortwave broadcasts from the Murrow Transmitting station in North Carolina are Radio Martí Spanish broadcasts to Cuba. The remaining programs include VOA Spanish to Latin America, along with English, Portuguese and French to Africa.

Worldwide, the BBG operates 84 transmitting sites, with a total of 182 transmitters plus nearly 1,400 affiliate stations in order to send broadcasts in 59 languages to audiences in more than 100 countries.

On May 2 the Broadcasting Board of Governors rededicated its facility in North Carolina in honor of Edward R. Murrow in a ceremony that included Congressman Walter Jones, BBG Governor Victor Ashe, Edward R. Murrow’s son Casey Murrow, IBB Director Richard Lobo and IBB Director of Technology, Services and Innovation André Mendes.

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