History of Radio Hmong Broadcasting
Radio Hmong Broadcasting was founded by Kou Her
Chialy, also known as (AKA Doua Her) in 1989. He went
to Austin Technical College to pursue the degree of
TV/Radio Broadcasting. When graduated from the
program, Doua wanted to produce a 24 Hours Radio Hmong
Broadcasting program, but there was not enough financial
supports. Therefore, he was not able to pursue further.
Mr. Doua Her's vision for Radio Hmong Broadcasting is
to be the main source of communication where the
microphones and speakers are all over the world. Radio
Hmong Broadcasting can be utilized by businesses and
individuals as tool to conduct outreach or promote
products and services into the Hmong community.
The purpose of the Radio Hmong Broadcasting is to
bridge the gap of communication in our communities. The
Radio Hmong Broadcasting programs keep the audience well
informed on news, current events, and announcements.
Each program on Radio Hmong Broadcasting is designed
with the intention to help the individual listener to be
become more knowledgeable citizen because we believe
that a well informed person makes better decision.
* History of the Hmong People
Hmong is a group of people from the Northern
Regions of Laos. During the Vietnam War, they fought
under the Royal Laos Army and they received financial
support from the US Central Intelligence Agency. Many
Hmong were the persecuted remnants of a guerilla army
trained and paid by the United States to fight a covert
war in Laos from 1961-74 against communist Pathet Lao
and North Vietnamese forces.
General Vang Pao was the Region II commander of the
Royal Laos Army which the CIA provided weapons and
financial support. As the Vietnam War progress the power
of the communist expansion in the Southeast Asia region
was too much for the United States of American
government to detain, it ordered American soldiers
pulled out of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia leaving
thousand of soldiers and their family members vulnerable
to the communist regimes. For the Hmong soldiers and
their family members, there was a general understanding
that the United States of America and its CIA would
allow soldiers and their family members to take a refuge
in America should Laos fall under communist controls.
When the Pathet Lao won and established a communist
regime in 1975, hundreds of thousands of Laos, including
many Hmong, fled to refugee camps in neighboring
Thailand. The first wave of Hmong refugees arrived in
America in 1976. In the 1980s, the Hmong had resettled
through out the major cities in the United States. The
mains stream Social Services systems had to learn how to
respond to the needs of the newly arrived Hmong.
Language and basic survival skills were identified as
the greatest barrier of all for the New Americans. Many
applied for public assistance and attended English as a
Second Language classes.
*The Hmong of Today
Hmong has contributed to the US economy.
After 32 years of resettlement in the greatest country
on earth, the majority of Hmong people have became
self-sufficient. They are homeowners, investors, medical
doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, bankers, lawyers,
teachers and school principals and politicians such as
State Senator-Mee Moua of Minnesota. The Hmong people
are consumers, tax payer and business owners. A large
number of Hmong men and women have proven to be
successful in other industries of real estate, mortgage,
investment, insurance, restaurants, groceries and
fashion-clothing stores and technology.
Hmong people are strong consumers of goods and
services. With the estimated of a large
number of Hmong populations living in major cities
across the US as cited above, these people have a strong
demand for accessing to information on goods and
services in their own language right in the comfort of
their own homes. The abundance of utilizing today’s
technology to showcase goods and services available for
everyone to access shall be our priority.
Radio Hmong Broadcasting's Timeline:
Year / Service.
2008 - Mr. Her converted telephones to be a 24/7
This feature allows individual who has a telephone to
listen to the Radio Hmong Broadcasting through phone. It
means ANY kind of telephones! Yes, we guarantee you will
be able to listen to our broadcast from around the
2007 - Mr. Her Added a Radio Hmong Broadcasting
Channel to the Asian Satellite
A Satellite Dish is another device that we
Introducing, and using the Asian Satellite Dish in order
to listen to Radio Hmong Broadcasting and other programs
besides using the internet and/or telephone connections.
2005 - Mr. Her Added Netcom Digital Radio as a
A device other than using your computer enables you to
listen to our broadcast through your phone line or
2003 - Mr. Her brought the Radio Hmong Broadcasting
The live broadcast captured many active listeners across
2001 - The beginning of Radio Hmong, downloadable
You were able to listen to the broadcast by
downloading the radio mp3 files onto your computer.
Future - There will be more features/services.
We will be updating this timeline from time to time.