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, the U.S., 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.
Established: February 1942
Target Area: Thailand
Radio Programming: 6 hours per week
TV Programming: 0.5 hour per week
Facebook Live Programming: 5.5 hours per week
Thai Diaspora Video Features: 10 minutes per week
Programs and additional features available at: www.voathai.com
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Programs and Features
Hotline News from VOA Washington – A live news program designed for rush-hour commuters, airing three 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.
Facebook Live News Program – Hotline News from VOA Washington and Weekend with VOA are broadcasted live on Facebook as an additional platform.
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.