Keith Perron just wrote on Facebook:
A message from Larry London on the Voice of America. Hi everyone.....it is with deep regret that I must let you know that the US Government has failed to reach a budget agreement and that means that the US Government is shutting down as of today (10/1) and so is the Voice of America.
Border Crossings listeners around the world will be listening to the VOA Music Mix networks music format while this shut down is in effect. We will temporarily stop playing requests or featuring interviews and giveaways while this process continues until a resolution is reached and the shutdown ends.
Until that time, please know that you are in my thoughts. I hope this does not last long and we can be together again real soon.
Thank you for your support!