VOA Broadcasting in Lao
VOA Lao is considered one of the most popular international news radio stations broadcasting to Laos. The service can be heard on medium wave and local affiliate stations in Laos and northeastern Thailand.
Established: February 1962
Target Area: Laos
Radio Programming: 30 minutes daily
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Programs and Features
VOA Lao broadcasts a daily 30-minute radio show at 7:30 p.m. in Laos. The program covers regional and world news, correspondent reports, news analysis, and weekly features on Laotians living and working overseas, which include interviews with Lao refugees, migrant workers in Thailand, and members of the diaspora.
Current affairs reports include news analysis from political experts, environmentalists, human rights lawyers, university professors, and other newsmakers in the U.S and overseas.
Other segments include features on business, health, development, technology, women, culture, and the country’s youth. The service also produces features on Lao and American music by request.
In addition, VOA Lao offers English learning programs designed to help Lao speakers practice their American English. English with Toui & Mani, a five-minute video segment explaining English idioms, airs twice weekly on Lao National Television. Lao National Radio has been broadcasting a curriculum-based VOA English Learning program since 2007.