Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A new Korea in a new town?*

From my Long, Medium and Shortwave Broadcast Matters column in Radio User March 2012:

Schedules in this post are only valid until 2359 UTC Saturday 24 March 2012.
The new A 12 season schedules will commence Sunday 25 March.

North Korea’s state radio station might be worth listening to under the new regime although don’t expect any major changes. The Voice of Korea in English currently aims its propaganda towards Europe at 1300 to 1400 UTC and 1500 to 1600 UTC on 3560, 7570, 9335, 11710 and 12015kHz. Then there are two hours in the European evenings, from 1800 to 1900 UTC on 3560, 7570 and 12015kHz, and the same frequencies are cranked into use again for a final hour from 2100 UTC.

South of the 38th parallel KBS World from Seoul will doubtless refute what you have heard from Pyongyang. You can catch its English programmes to Europe from 1600 to 1700 UTC on 9515 and 1800 UTC to 1900 UTC on 7275. Time-wise the latter clashes with the broadcast from North Korea, what a dilemma!

A broadcast I usually tune to for South Korea’s interesting broadcasts is 3955kHz from the Skelton transmitter in Cumbria, for a 30 minute transmission commencing at 2200 UTC.
* "A new Korea in a new town?" after David Bowie's "A new career in a new town."

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