Voice of Vietnam
|Owner||Government of Vietnam|
Prior to 1945, the Vietnamese were banned from owning radio receivers, and broadcasting was under control of the French colonial government, which established the first radio station in Vietnam, Radio Saigon, in the late 1920s.
Vietnam's national radio station, now called the Voice of Vietnam, started broadcasting from Hanoi the just a week after declaration of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with the declaration "This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.” During the Vietnam War, Radio Hanoi operated as a propaganda tool of North Vietnam. In August 1968, Voice of Vietnam commenced shortwave broadcasts for Vietnamese living abroad.
South Vietnam set up its own network in Saigon in 1955.
Following Reunification, all of the radio stations were combined into the Voice of Vietnam, which became the national radio station in 1978.
Today, VOV strives to offer diverse, high-quality programming and in every aspect of mass media. It broadcasts on many channels, repeated on Medium wave (MW) AM, FM and shortwave (SW) AM bands throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world:
- VOV1 (MW and SW) - news, current affairs and music
- VOV2 (MW and SW) - cultural and artistic programs
- VOV3 (FM) - music & entertainment
- VOV4 (MW) - ethnic minority language programming
- VOV5 (MW) - world service broadcasts in 11 foreign languages
- VOV News - a website containing news and other aspects
- VOVTV( Television Channel)- nationally broadcast which aims at delivering update news every 30 minutes per program
- VOV newspaper 'the Voice of Vietnam'- a printed version with more in-depth contents of VOVnews website
- VOV transportation - updating information during rush hours to help people travel smoothly through traffic jams.
As of 2004, it was estimated that VOV’s programs reached more than 90% of all households in Vietnam.
Voice of Vietnam broadcasts internationally in Vietnamese, English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, German, French, Cambodian, Thai, Laotian, Indonesian and Japanese using transmitters in Hanoi as well as a North American relay near Furman, South Carolina, and European relays in the United Kingdom and Austria. 
- "Historic Milestones". Radio the Voice of Vietnam website. Radio the Voice of Vietnam. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- "Shortwave frequency schedule for the Voice of Vientnam". short-wave.info.