I hope that you enjoyed hearing Senior VOA Reporter Idrissa Fall, live on the air! This is a very exciting time for us — the launch of the Voice of America’s new frequency for listeners in Dakar. Yesterday, we held a press conference downtown, which many of your writers and correspondents covered. Thank you for your interest in and for your support of FM 102
I would like to introduce our guest from the Broadcasting Board of Governors, of which the Voice of America is a part. Bruce Sherman, who is Director of the Board’s Office of Strategy and Development, came from Washington for this launch.
Now I will turn the floor over to Bruce. In closing, I hope that you enjoy the evening and take this opportunity to say hello to old friends, and to make new ones. It is really a pleasure to celebrate this new VOA frequency with you, and I thank you for coming.