Reception at the Launch of Voice of America Frequency 102 FM

Dear invitees,

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.