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VOA Broadcasting in Thai

On the air since 1942, VOA Thai broadcasts news on a wide range of topics including geopolitics, business and English learning, for audiences who live in Thailand, the neighboring countries, and other territories around the world. The service reaches its audiences through a multimedia approach, using TV, radio and digital platforms including website and social media. Weekly video reports profile the Thai diaspora living in the U.S.

Quick Facts

Established: February 1942

Target Area: Thailand

Radio Programming: 6 hours / week

TV Programming: 0.5 hour / week

Facebook Live Programming: 5.5 hours / week

Thai Diaspora Video Features: 10 min. / week

Programs and additional features available at:

Facebook: /VOAThai

YouTube: /voathaiservice

SoundCloud: /voathai

Mobile Apps: Itunes, Google Play


Audio and Video Podcasts Available on ITunes

Audio Now: Radio by Phone:

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Listen via Streamer App:

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Audio Now: Radio by Phone:

Dial In via phone

Listen via Streamer App:

Android, IOS

Email Newsletter: Subscribe

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Programs and Features


Hotline News from VOA Washington – A live news program designed for rush-hour commuters, airing two times every morning Monday through Friday. Each show includes world news as well as features that explain U.S. government and economic policies, U.S. relations with Asian countries, and special segments on business, science, technology, education and social issues.

Weekend with VOA – A 30-minute show airs every Saturday in a talk show format, summarizing important events of the week. It includes entertainment news, including movie reviews and pop music selections, as well as features on American culture and interviews with Thais living in or visiting the U.S.

Let’s Learn English – A popular Sunday show that teaches English through relatable examples.


Report from America – A weekly show covering a wide range of topics, including U.S.-Thai relations and the Thai diaspora. The program airs on affiliate TNN News 24, a major cable and satellite television station in Thailand. National television broadcasters MCOT and NBT also use VOA Thai content on a weekly basis.


Facebook Live News Program“Hotline News from VOA Washington” and “Weekend with VOA” also air live on Facebook, YouTube and VOA Thai’s website.

Diaspora stories – Original video stories on VOA Thai’s multimedia platforms, about people in the Thai diaspora community in the U.S. The features profile a wide array of people, from students and scholars to undocumented workers and entrepreneurs.