Another international broadcasting shortwave site is to close at the end of the current shortwave broadcast session. The American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1812, says that the Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the closure of the Delano, California transmitting station. The closure is scheduled for October 30, 2007 [Sic. Probably means Sunday 28 October].

Employees will remain on the payroll until January 5, 2008.

This news hardly comes as a surprise, as the closure has been rumoured for months. Kim Andrew Elliott notes that the site is currently used for Radio Martí, VOA Spanish & Creole, and Special English to Latin America.

HF Curtain Arrays at IBB (VOA) Delano Station

HF Curtain Arrays at IBB (VOA) Delano Station

*Article contributed by R Netherlands Media Network Weblog.

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