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VOA Global English

One of the most respected international broadcasters, according to research by global performance measuring companies. It offers multimedia and multi-platform programming, delivering timely news and information through a variety of vehicles to a multi-generational audience.

Quick Facts

Established: Radio- February 1942

Learning English-1959



Target area: Global

Weekly Audience: 39 million

Radio Programming: 24 hours a day with news, information and music programs

TV Programming: 6 hours of news, discussion and music programming per week

Internet: 24/7 web desk plus Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Apps.

Programs and additional features available at:


VOA Learning English

VOA Music

VOA Asia

VOA Current Affairs

Student Union

Border Crossings






VOA Learning English



Music Time in Africa

All About America

The Student Union

Sonny Side of Sports

Printable Version

Programs and Features


Music Alley every week features internationally recognized artists on Border Crossings and Live at The Hamilton.


English Radio airs to audiences worldwide using a host of platforms including social media, FM, affiliate stations, mobile, and podcasts. VOA's current affairs, international editions and hourly newscasts inform millions of listeners worldwide.

Learning English uses clear and simple vocabulary to teach American English on radio, television, Internet, and mobile. The Learning English website is one of VOA’s most popular offerings.

VOA Music features the chart-topping hits that worldwide audiences want, together with original programming that presents American music in all its rich and entertaining variety.

The Hourly Newscasts are VOA’s flagship radio news product available for affiliates, VOA’s 24/7 audio streams and on demand online and on mobile.

International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s top stories.

Current Affairs Programs with Carol Castiel provides listeners with insights on topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture through three weekly news analysis programs: Press Conference USA, Encounter and Issues in the News.

VOA1 - The Hits is VOA’s 24/7 hit radio music stream introducing the VOA brand to 18 – 25 year olds.

Jazz America delivers the best in jazz – past, present, and future. Host Russ Davis continues the Jazz legacy of Willis Conover.