Sunday, September 15, 2013

VOA Tours Now Offered at New Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Voice of America's popular studio tours begin at a new time in September, to give visitors a better opportunity to see live productions of VOA television and radio programs.

Regularly scheduled tours will now be offered Monday through Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. The change goes into effect September 16th.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call (202) 203-4990.

Every year thousands of visitors from around the world take the studio tour.

"I listened to VOA as a teenager in the Soviet Union in the late 1970s," one recent visitor from Russia wrote. "It was exciting for me to see the actual place where those programs had been produced. Thank you very much."

On the noon tour, you can watch the TV control room and studio as VOA Albanian service journalists go live with a popular 30-minute TV program called Ditari, one of the leading international newscasts in Albania.

During the 2:30 p.m. tour, visitors can see a live broadcast of the VOA Ukrainian language TV show Chas-Time. The tours also include stops at two radio studios, where call-in shows and sports segments are produced.

The tours offer a firsthand look at live broadcasts from the largest U.S. international news network, with a weekly audience of more than 134 million people around the world. VOA produces more than 200 radio programs and more than 70 television shows each week, in 45 different languages.

Studio tours last 45 minutes and are free. Visitors should enter via Independence Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets SW. Group reservations and walk-ins are welcome. Special tours are also available upon request. Visit for more information.
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