Music & Entertainment

12 November 2009 

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VOA Music Mix is a 24-hour, 7-day a week satellite-delivered English-language stereo music network. The service tells America's story by featuring a wide variety of music including a unique blend of Pop, Urban, Hip-Hop, Rap, Country, Rock, dance and others. Each hour opens with a VOA English newscast. VOA Music Mix is a unique format, available only from VOA.

The bulk of weekday programming is personality-driven, drawing on our experienced music staff including Ray McDonald, Margot Braswell, and Larry London. The on-air approach for Music Mix is natural, conversational, and friendly. VOA Music Mix does not just play music; hosts include artist information, music news and lifestyle updates. We take listener calls, celebrate special occasions, and do live links with individual affiliate stations/networks.

The VOA Music Mix staff also produces features and feature programs for use on News Now. This material covers a wide variety of American music including Rock, Country, Oldies, Bluegrass, and Jazz. Music Mix feature material is frequently used by VOA language broadcasters. The popular request program “Border Crossings,” hosted by Larry London, is part of the daily satellite feed and continues on the News Now network.

 Weekend programming continues to rely on syndicated material, including countdown programs from a variety of formats as well as oldies, acoustic music, modern rock and country showcases. Highlighting weekend programming is Jazz America our internationally recognized host, Russ Davis.

VOA Music Mix is currently heard on approximately 150 affiliates around the world and is very popular. The service receives many e-mails and the website averages 5000 to 6000 visits per month. Please check your local listings for a radio affiliate in your area or listen live here on our website.