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Figure Tells a Fascinating, Important and, at Times, Exciting Story of the VOICE OF AMERICA E. J. KERRIGAN As Director of Relay Bases of the VOICE OF AMERICA He Flew Around the World Three Times and Made Twenty-five Flights to Europe and the Near East to Establish Foreign Radio and Relay Bases so That the VOICE OF AMERICA Could Penetrate the Iron Curtain.… THE REDPATH BUREAU THE BEDPATH BUREAU Flaher Buliding Chicago 4. Illinois Phone: Horrison 7-8723 HOWARD HIGGINS 507 Rockingham Street Rochoster 20, New York Telephone: Hilliside 5-1747 E. J. KERRIGAN E. J. KERRIGAN flew around the world three times and twenty-five times to Europe and the Near East to establish Foreign Radio and Relay Bases so that the VOICE OF AMERICA could penetrate the IRON CURTAIN. Having played a major role in the expansion of THE VOICE OF AMERICA and since he no longer is connected with it, he can speak freely and expertly about its $50,000,000 radio network located in foreign countries. He can tell why this network is needed and how its various stations were established. More than that, he will explain the mission of THE VOICE OF AMERICA. Russia, China and their satellite countries try to jam THE VOICE OF AMERICA broadcasts. He will tell how we succeeded, and why we do not retaliate by jamming their broadcasts to us. Informative and important, it's a fascinating and exciting story for Americans to hear. As Director of Foreign Radio Relay Bases for THE VOICE OF AMERICA from 1946 to 1952 he negotiated for the procurement of licenses to construct radio broadcasting facilities or leases on existing facilities in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, Austria, Greece, Turkey. As Deputy Director of Foreign Building Operations from May, 1952 to September, 1954, he devoted his attention to the administration of the vast overseas office and housing program. Value of property administered was approximately $150,000,000. As Vice President of Press Wireless, Inc., he directed radio-telegraph and radio-photo circuits between U. S. A. and European countries, South American countries and the Orient. American users were all the leading press, TV and radio agencies. William Benton, former U. S. Senator, called Kerrigan—A Skillful and tough negotiator who has a rare quality of courage and determination. He won my wholehearted respect. Robert Murphy, Under Secretary of State, praised the work he did in Germany and his excellent grasp of technical features of broadcasting, and his success in carrying on and completing complicated and difficult negotiations. Others praised him for his tact and intelligence; his wide knowledge of international communcations; his ability as a persuader and bargainer. LECTURE SUBJECTS Ivan Listens To The Voice of America War In The Ionosphere Why The Kremlin Fears The Voice of America Thirty Years of Soviet Lies and Then The Truth A TYPICAL COMMENT PARK RIDGE, ILL., UNIVERSITY CLUB, GEORGE T. CHRISTIE, PRESIDENT — Judging from the enthusiastic comments I have heard from a number of our members regarding THE VOICE OF AMERICA, they all feel it is a program of utmost importance to this country and deserves their wholehearted support. His presentation was interesting, informative, and provocative. He gave us an excellent and enlightening evening.
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Political issues|
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|Personal Name Subject||Kerrigan, E.J.|
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