Many international radio stations, including the Voice of Korea, just made their semi-annual schedule change to accomodate seasonal broadcasting conditions.

The radio station broadcasts two programs a day, each around 57 minutes long. Program one is carried on broadcasts aimed at South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, South Africa and Central and South America. Program two is carried on broadcasts for Europe, North America and North East Asia.

Each of these programs includes the same core features: the news, editorials and the reminiscences of Kim Il Sung. Music and other features sometimes differ between the two broadcasts.

They broadly follow along these lines:

:00 Opening signal, station identification: “This is Voice of Korea”
:01 National Anthem
:03 Song of General Kim Il Sung
:06 Song of General Kim Jong Il
:09 News, editorials (approx 15 minutes), followed by music
:30 Reminiscences of Great Leader President Kim Il Sung of the century
:40 Music and features
:50 Editorial, special message (occasional)
:55 Frequency information
:57 Close

The Voice of Korea has traditionally refreshed these programs, including the news, once a day during the daytime in Korea.

The news output follows closely the text of English-language stories from KCNA with minor editing. It’s generally a day behind the news being put out on the domestic service in Korean.

The schedule is expected to remain current until late March of April 2013.

Many of the news items can be found on The Voice of Korea’s website. The station also broadcasts in French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

The full schedule for Voice of Korea is listed below and come courtesy of Arnulf Piontek in Berlin.

The schedule shows the time in GMT (UTC), the language, the frequencies in kilohertz (kHz) and the target area of the broadcast. (SEAs, Southeast Asia; NECHN, Northeast China; CAm, Central and South America; NAm, North America, NEAs, Northeast Asia; J, Japan; Eu, Europe; FE, Far East; ME, Middle East; NAf, Northern Africa; and SAf, Southern Africa) Korean-language programs consist of either relays of Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (PBS) or Korea Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS).

Frequencies marked with a “?” are yet to be confirmed.

0300 Chinese 13650 15100 SEAs
0300 Korean (PBS) 7140 9345 9730 NECHN
0300 Spanish 11735 13760 15180 CAm, SAm
0400 English 7220 9345 9730 NEAs
0400 English 11735 13760 15180 CAm, SAm
0400 French 13650 15100 SEAs
0500 Chinese 7220 9345 9730 NECHN
0500 English 13650 15100 SEAs
0500 Spanish 11735 13760 15180 CAm, SAm
0600 Chinese 13650 15100 SEAs
0600 English 7220 9345 9730 NEAs
0600 French 11735 13760 15180 CAm, SAm
0700 Japanese 621 ?3250 ?7580 9650 J
0700 Korean (PBS) 7220 9345 NECHN
0700 Russian 9975 11735 FE
0700 Russian 13760 15245 Eu
0800 Chinese 7220 9345 NECHN
0800 Japanese 621 ?3250 ?7580 9650 J
0800 Russian 9975 11735 FE
0800 Russian 13760 15245 Eu
0900 Japanese 621 ?3250 6070 ?7580 9650 J
0900 Korean (KCBS) 7220 9345 NECHN
0900 Korean (PBS) 9975 11735 FE
0900 Korean (PBS) 13760 15245 Eu
1000 English 6170 9850 SEAs
1000 English 6170 9335 CAm, SAm
1000 Japanese 621 ?3250 6070 ?7580 9650 J
1000 Korean (PBS) 7220 9345 NECHN
1100 Chinese 7220 9345 CHN
1100 French 6170 9850 SEAs
1100 French 6170 9335 CAm, SAm
1100 Japanese 621 ?3250 6070 ?7580 9650 J
1200 Japanese 621 ?3250 6070 ?7580 9650 J
1200 Korean (KCBS) 6170 9850 SEAs
1200 Korean (KCBS) 6170 9335 CAm, SAm
1200 Korean (PBS) 7220 9345 NECHN
1300 Chinese 6170 9850 SEAs
1300 English 7570 12015 WEu
1300 English 9335 11710 NAm
1300 Korean (PBS) 6170 9325 Eu
1400 French 7570 12015 WEu
1400 French 9335 11710 NAm
1400 Korean (KCBS) 6170 9850 SEAs
1400 Russian 6170 9325 Eu
1500 Arabic 9990 11545 ME, NAf
1500 English 7570 12015 WEu
1500 English 9335 11710 NAm
1500 Russian 6170 9325 Eu
1600 English 9990 11545 ME, NAf
1600 French 7570 12015 WEu
1600 French 9335 11710 NAm
1600 German 6170 9325 WEu
1700 Arabic 9990 11545 ME, NAf
1700 Korean (KCBS) 7570 12015 WEu
1700 Korean (KCBS) 9335 11710 NAm
1700 Russian 6170 9325 Eu
1800 English 7570 12015 WEu
1800 French 7210 11910 SAf
1800 French 9975 11535 ME, NAf
1800 German 6170 9325 WEu
1900 English 7210 11910 SAf
1900 English 9975 11535 ME, NAf
1900 German 6170 9325 WEu
1900 Spanish 7570 12015 WEu
2000 French 7570 12015 WEu
2000 Korean (KCBS) 6170 9325 WEu
2000 Korean (KCBS) 7210 11910 SAf
2000 Korean (KCBS) 9975 11535 ME, NAf
2100 Chinese 7235 9345 NECHN
2100 Chinese 9975 11535 CHN
2100 English 7570 12015 WEu
2100 Japanese 621 ?3250 ?7580 9650 J
2200 Chinese 7235 9345 NECHN
2200 Chinese 9975 11535 CHN
2200 Japanese 621 ?3250 ?7580 9650 J
2200 Spanish 7570 12015 WEu
2300 Japanese 621 ?3250 ?7580 9650 J
2300 Korean (KCBS) 7235 9345 NECHN
2300 Korean (KCBS) 7570 12015 WEu
2300 Korean (KCBS) 9975 11535 CHN