About the station
VOA1 is a music radio service owned by American international broadcaster Voice of America and located in Washington, D.C. It is available as a 24-hour online webcast and a syndicated program on selected stations worldwide. It is also available on the main feed of VOA radio. VOA1 airs Top 40-formatted music, with 5-minute newscasts on the top of the hour, and airs special programming such as Jazz America. In 1985, VOA Europe was created as a special service in English that was relayed via satellite to AM, FM, and cable affiliates throughout Europe. With a contemporary format including live disc jockeys, the network presented top musical hits as well as VOA news and features of local interest (such as "EuroFax") 24 hours a day. VOA Europe was closed down without advance public notice in January 1997 as a cost-cutting measure. It was followed by VOA Express, which from July 4, 1999, revamped into VOA Music Mix. Since November 1, 2014, VOA Music Mix was rebranded as VOA1.