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VOA bureau chief to speak at site of WWII relay station

Posted at 10:20 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 10:20:49-05

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The Voice of America's White House bureau chief will help highlight the 75th anniversary of the U.S. international broadcasting service's Ohio relay station.

Steve Herman will speak March 6 at the National Voice of America Museum in West Chester. The VOA veteran and Cincinnati native will talk about covering the White House and the world.

Herman's appearance is part of a series on "The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station."

The Bethany station transmitted VOA news to Europe and Northern Africa during World War II and to countries lacking a free press during the Cold War. Bethany Station was decommissioned in 1994 and how houses the VOA museum.

The museum plans a dozen free events this year.