Tag: 1980


Voice of America 1980-1981 Program Schedule with Pat Gates and Breakfast Show

Cold War Radio Museum   Patricia Gates Lynch Ewell, U.S. ambassador and broadcaster at the Voice of America (VOA), a tax-funded U.S. government media outlet for foreign audiences where she was known as Pat Gates, was a remarkable radio personality. She may have had more listeners to her English-language programs than Willis Conover’s VOA jazz programs in English, although various…

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Reagan lauded emigration, labor rights, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe in a 1980 campaign speech

Cold War Radio Museum September 10, 2016 Ronald Reagan kicked off his presidential campaign with a Labor Day speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey on 1 September 1980. In his speech, Reagan talked about the United States as a nation of immigrants, mentioned the Solidarity independent trade union strike in Gdańsk, Poland, and stressed the importance of…

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