Video and Audio Programs and Clips About the Museum

Some of these video and audio programs and clips, are produced by the Museum and others by independent producers.  We hope you find them them interesting.  Come back to this page often as we will post new material frequently.  If you wish to listen to live broadcasts of the Voice of America English programming just click here.

 

 

Showcase with Barbara Kellar

Showcase with Barbara Kellar First broadcast on CET Arts, Channel 48.3 on May 10, 2015, this extended interview discusses efforts to renovate and develop The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. Learn more about the Museum with Showcase host Barbara Kellar. 

Published on May 10, 2015 by CET - Public TV in Cincinnati

Runs 28 minutes

 

 

The Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting is located about 25 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, in West Chester, Ohio. Originally the complex occupied a one square mile area on a high ridge between Cincinnati and Dayton. Today the transmitters are silent but the iconic art deco building is being restored and houses a museum.  Special thanks to Spencer Schubbe for providing aerial video.

Published on April 27, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting / Spencer Stubbe

Runs 2 minutes

 

 

The Bethany Station was dedicated on September 23, 1944.  Listen to the eloquent remarks made that day by Clifford J. Durr, who was a FCC Commissioner at that time. His comments are as relevant today as they were more than 70 years ago.

Published on March 25, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs 1 minute and 20 seconds

 

 

 

 Looking to the Future is a brief computer animated video walk-through giving you a preview of the re-designed Museum.

Published on April 10, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs about 1 minute

 

 

 

 

Clyde Haehnle was a project engineer when the Bethany Station was constructed.  He relates how the the location in West Chester proved ideal for the facility.

Published on March 27, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs 40 seconds

 

  

 

 From the very outset, the Voice of America was committed to objective truthful reporting.  Listen to the first broadcast transmitted at the beginning of WWII.

Published on March 26, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs about 45 seconds

 

 

Three listeners to the VOA, one from the former Soviet Union, one from The Czech Republic and one from China, comment on how important the VOA broadcast service is to millions around the world.

Published on March 25, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs about 1 minute and 15 seconds.

 

 

 

John Houseman joined the Voice of America in the very early days of its development.  Listen to an excerpt of an interview with Mr. Houseman as he discusses the VOA's commitment to telling the truth.

Published on March 26, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs about 1 minute and 45 seconds.

 

 

This video features first person interviews with volunteers and former staff members of the Bethany Station.  Charlie Stinger and David Snyder, former Station Managers, comment on the rich history and global impact of the Voice of America programs transmitted from this site from 1944 thru November 1994. This video also contains a virtual walk through look of the proposed museum.  This program was produced by West Chester Community TV and West Chester Parks and Recreation.

Published on March 26, 2015 by National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

Runs about 12 minutes.

 

 

 

Published on July 31, 2013 by AmateurLogic TV

Runs about 45 minutes

The hosts, Tommy and George, visit the National Voice of America Museum for a first class tour. Learn about the history of VOA, why and how it got started, what type of antenna switching was required for a world class shortwave station, transmitter, tubes, audio routing, network feeds and much more.

 

 

 

 

Runs about 40 mins.

Published on Aug 23, 2012

The Voice of America relay station in Bethany, Ohio was taken off the air in 1993 and dismantled. Since then it has been converted to a broadcast museum. The existing Gray History of Wireless Museum, which was once located in in the city of Cincinnati, was moved and made part of the VOA Museum. The Gray exhibit is made up of two parts: the entertainment side and the technical side. This video documents a tour given by some of the people who brought the museum together with much hard work.