In Washington State, the Voice of America is the bark of the harbor seal.

Posted: 21 Oct 2009   Print   Send a link
"The Dungeness Wildlife Refuge, which includes the Dungeness Spit and surrounding forest, has a new center the public is invited to visit. A dedication and open house will take place at the new building, adjacent to the refuge off of Voice of America Road northwest of Sequim, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday." Peninsula Daily News, 18 October 2009.
     Voice of America Road is named for a VOA transmitter site near Sequim, Washington, that was planned in the 1950s, but never built. In 1953 and 1954, the project ran afoul of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Other senators on the subcommittee included Karl Mundt, earlier of the Smith-Mundt Act, Everett Dirksen, and Henry Jackson. See previous post, including link to Senate historical documents. See also Dungeness Wildlife Refuge website.
     And on the subject of history, Art Chimes, host of VOA's Our World, unearthed this 1950 VOA schedule publication. Note that instead of frequencies, dial position is indicated by wavelengths in meters.