Voice of Vietnam

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This article is about the radio broadcaster. For the television talent show, see The Voice of Vietnam.
Voice of Vietnam (VoV)
Type Radio network
Country  Vietnam
Availability National, International
Owner Government of Vietnam
Launch date
Official website

The Voice of Vietnam (also Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnamese: Đài Tiếng nói Việt Nam) is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's national radio broadcaster.

The first Vietnamese-language radio transmission was made on 2 September 1945, when Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of Independence.


Prior to 1945, the Vietnamese were banned from owning radio receivers,[citation needed] 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.”[1] 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.[1]

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 - On air for 19 hours from 05.00am until midnight every day. It provides listeners with the latest information on current affairs, politics, diplomacy, economics, literature and art. The channel is broadcast on short- and medium-wave frequencies of 594, 630, 648, 655, 675, 690, 711, 5975, 9530 and 7210 kHz
  • VOV2 (MW and SW) - cultural and artistic programs - broadcasting 19 hours a day, VOV2 provides news and analysis, disseminates public knowledge and features discussions on cultural, literature and art and spiritual issues.
  • VOV3 (FM) - music & entertainment - broadcasting 24 hours a day to young listeners with a diverse range of tastes and styles. Its first programme was broadcast on 7 September 1990 on the FM frequency of 102,7 MHz
  • VOV4 (MW) - ethnic minority language programming
  • VOV5 (MW) - world service broadcasts in 11 foreign languages
  • VOV6 (SW & MW) - designed for Vietnamese nationals residing overseas and foreigners around the world; the channel is broadcast on short and medium waves in 12 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.

International broadcasting[edit]

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.[2]

List Vietnam Radio Stations
  • AM 610 kHz Radio
  • An Giang Radio
  • Bắc Giang Radio
  • Bắc Kạn Radio
  • Bạc Liêu Radio
  • Bắc Ninh Radio
  • BBC Vietnamese - 1420 GMT Radio
  • BBC Vietnamese - 2300 GMT Radio
  • Bến Tre Radio
  • Bình Định Radio
  • Bình Dương Radio
  • Bình Phước Radio
  • Bình Thuận Radio
  • Cà Mau Radio
  • Cần Thơ Radio
  • Cao Bằng Radio
  • Đài chân lý Á Châu Radio
  • Đà Nẵng Radio
  • Đắk Lắk Radio
  • Đắk Nông Radio
  • Điện Biên Radio
  • Đồng Nai Radio
  • Đồng Tháp Radio
  • Radio Free Vietnam
  • Gia Lai Radio
  • Hà Giang Radio
  • Hà Nam Radio
  • Hà Nội Radio
  • Hải Ngoại Radio
  • Hà Tĩnh Radio
  • Hải Dương Radio
  • Hải Phòng Radio
  • Hậu Giang Radio
  • Hòa Bình Radio
  • Hưng Yên Radio The Voice of Vietnam - Russian Service
  • Kiên Giang Radio
  • Kon Tum Radio
  • Lai Châu Radio
  • Lâm Đồng Radio
  • Lạng Sơn Radio
  • Lào Cai Radio
  • Little Saigon Radio
  • Long An Radio
  • Nam Định Radio
  • Nghệ An Radio
  • Ninh Bình Radio
  • Ninh Thuận Radio
  • Nhk Việt Nam Radio
  • Phú Thọ Radio
  • Phú Yên Radio
  • Quảng Bình Radio
  • Quảng Nam Radio
  • Quảng Ngãi Radio
  • Quảng Ninh Radio
  • Quảng Trị Radio
  • Saigon Radio
  • Saigon Houston Radio
  • Rfi Radio
  • Sóc Trăng Radio
  • Sơn La Radio
  • Tây Ninh Radio
  • Thái Bình Radio
  • Thái Nguyên Radio
  • Thanh Hóa Radio
  • Thừa Thiên Huế Radio
  • Tiền Giang Radio
  • Tiếng Nước Tôi
  • Trà Vinh Radio
  • Tuyên Quang Radio
  • TRT 1098 AM 93.0 FM Hue City
  • Vĩnh Long Radio
  • Vĩnh Phúc Radio
  • Yên Bái Radio
  • Viet Nam California Radio (VNCR)
  • Vũng Tàu
  • VINA Vietnam Radio
  • VietChristian Radio
  • VOH Am 610
  • VOH FM 99.9
  • VOV5 Overseas Service 105.5 FM Hanoi
  • VOV3 Live
  • VOV2 Live
  • VOV1 Live
  • Vietnam Sydney Radio
  • vOzer's Radio

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Historic Milestones". Radio the Voice of Vietnam website. Radio the Voice of Vietnam. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shortwave frequency schedule for the Voice of Vientnam". short-wave.info. 

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