About the SOH Network
Sound of Hope: Listen to the whole world
The Sound of Hope Radio Network (SOH) is a global, non-profit provider of radio news, cultural programming, talk shows and commentaries. Established by Chinese immigrants in June 2003, SOH has expanded quickly and now has operating teams spread across North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
SOH radio programmes are primarily in Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese). But we also offer an extensive multi-lingual service that includes English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese and Korean programming. Through our online streaming content and local AM/FM radio stations, SOH programmes reach audiences worldwide. SOH embraces the values of freedom, democracy and human rights. Part of our role is to give a voice to those that have none, and to bring that voice to you.
As Thomas Jefferson pointed out, “Information is the currency of freedom”. In order to satisfy the tremendous demand from people inside China for an independent source of information other than state-controlled media, SOH established a shortwave radio broadcast covering the whole of China in 2004.
SOH currently transmits 17 hours of shortwave programming into China every day. We believe this broadcast makes us the largest non-government shortwave news station serving the Chinese people. With roots in our team of Chinese-national reporters we aim to bring to light what other media cannot, or will not report on in China.
SOH is locally based, but has a global reach. Through the help and sponsorship of local radio operators SOH has established AM/FM broadcasts in nearly 20 cities worldwide. SOH’s reporters, hosts and producers have a wide variety of different cultural backgrounds, giving us a a local insight on many global issues. Our programming is underpinned with a search for the objective truth.
SOH staff are mostly volunteers and we are primarily funded by private donations, many of which come from the staff themselves. We work hard to bring our listeners as wide a variety of content as we can, and continually try to develop and improve our programming to keep our listeners entertained and informed.
At Sound of Hope we are committed to providing our listeners with news and cultural programming that is both honest and objective. We offer timely news coverage and in-depth analysis of issues across Asia with a focus on China and believe in offering everyone, including the people of China, an independent source of information regarding China’s political, economic, cultural and environmental issues .
The Sound of Hope Radio Network is striving to provide a community service by helping to resurrect and preserve traditional Chinese culture while helping to bridge the gap between the millions of Chinese immigrants and the societies they now call home. Our audio based platform is intended to provide a bridge across the cultural and information gaps between Asia and Western culture.
Our goal is to create a truly independent radio media that can speak the truth for now and for a far future.