The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station located near Greenville, North Carolina (also known as VOA Site B) sadly lost a key supporter and champion.
Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. of the 3rd Congressional District passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Thanks to his support the only remaining VOA/Radio Marti shortwave broadcasting station in the continental United States was kept open and operating despite the desire and attempts of some U.S. international broadcasting officials to close it.
Congressman Jones had the foresight and wisdom to understand the important strategic and political value of keeping the Edward R. Murrow Shortwave Transmitting Station open and on the air.
The entire Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station’s management, staff, and technicians deeply appreciate all that he did for us and Eastern North Carolina. North Carolina has lost a truly noble and honorable son.
Below is a link to an obituary.
[Greenville, N.C. by Al Bailey/Steward, AFGE Local 1812(Retired)]