Category Archives: Press Release

Radio Sawa Launches Streaming Audio on Internet Site

Radio Sawa, the new Arabic-language broadcasting service that reaches across the Middle East, on Friday began streaming audio on its Internet site (www.radiosawa.com). Radio Sawa, run by the U.S. Government-funded Middle East Radio Network (MERN), features news, information, music and other programming 24-hours a day, Read more »

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Testimony of Norman J. Pattiz, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Before the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate

On behalf of the BBG, I want to thank you very much for having me here to talk about U.S. international broadcasting and specifically our new Middle East Radio Network, which is fast becoming a key part of the U.S. public diplomacy effort in this Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement for New Middle East Radio Network Transmitter in Cyprus

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) signed an agreement Thursday with the Government of Cyprus for a new, medium wave (AM) transmitter that will give the Middle East Radio Network (MERN) broad reach in the region. “The transmitter will be a major component of MERN,” Read more »

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Governor Robert M. Ledbetter Remarks at RFE/RL Affiliates Meeting – Kiev, Ukraine

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I’m delighted to be here in Ukraine at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty affiliates conference. Let me start with a few short words about the Broadcasting Board of Governors – the board on which I sit – and the role Read more »

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Governor Robert M. Ledbetter Remarks at the "Celebrating Our Diversity" Ceremony

I know the other members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors wish they could be here for this first-ever Diversity Day celebration. Chairman Marc Nathanson, who has made diversity a crusade throughout his career, is particularly sorry to miss the event. On a personal note, Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Provides Radio Transmitters, Media Assistance to Afghanistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has unveiled a multi-pronged package to support and assist media in Afghanistan, including FM transmitters that went on the air in Kabul, Afghanistan today. The assistance package also contains AM transmitters, additional programming in Dari and Pashto and training Read more »

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U.S. Broadcasting Board Governor Norman Pattiz to Address Nation’s Talk Radio Hosts About Middle East BroadcastingPattiz To Receive NARTSH Freedom of Speech Award for 2002

Norman J. Pattiz, U.S. Broadcasting Board Governor and Founder/Chairman of Westwood One Radio, will discuss the role of the new Middle East Radio Network during his speech to the nation’s leading broadcasters at the annual New Media Seminar where he will be the recipient of Read more »

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Middle East Radio Network Increases News Coverage; Adds Stations

Two FM radio stations in the United Arab Emirates have joined the Middle East Radio Network’s (MERN) Radio Sawa, broadcasting international and regional news around the clock. In Dubai, the Arabic-language Radio Sawa can be heard on FM 90.5. In Abu Dhabi, it is broadcast Read more »

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New Middle East Radio Network to Go On Air

The Middle East Radio Network (MERN), a unique, U.S. government-sponsored Arabic language broadcasting service, goes on the air across the region Friday, March 22, 2002, in the initial phase of a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service. “Now, listeners across the Middle East will have an opportunity to Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreements for New Broadcast Service to Middle East

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has signed agreements in Bahrain and Qatar for FM radio transmission of the Middle East Radio Network (MERN), paving the way for broad distribution of the new service, Governor Norman J. Pattiz said Monday. Pattiz, who led a BBG Read more »

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