Radio In A Box

U.S. troops in Afghanistan use radio to help tune out Taliban

Radio Zormat . . .

. . . 250-watt transmitter . . .

In these 750 square miles, Radio Zormat’s three DJs broadcast in Pashtu to a growing audience hungry for news, music and call-in shows. The U.S. Army uses the station to push its own messages about 10 times a day.

When the Taliban try to go on the air with their radio programming, Radio Zormat pushes into the Taliban frequencies or throws an electronic snowstorm around the insurgents’ broadcasts.

U.S. troops have distributed about 1,500 hand-crank radios (batteries and sunlight can also provide power) that can pick up the station.

A Tactical Psyops Team deployed to Musa Qal’eh with the RIAB equipment.

A Tactical Psyops Team deployed to Musa Qal’eh with the RIAB equipment.

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