vok-logoVoice of Korea switched to its mid-2013 broadcasting schedule as of March 31. A couple of days ago I published the frequencies for English-language programs based on my own monitoring, and now we have the full plan for all languages.

The broadcasts follow the same basic line-up each day.

: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, but can be extended to full broadcast), 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 comes 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. Korean-language programs are from the domestic Korea Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS).

First the schedule sorted by time, then by language.

0300 in Chinese on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0300 in Spanish on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0400 in English on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
0400 in English on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0400 in French on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0500 in Chinese on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast China
0500 in English on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0500 in Spanish on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0600 in Chinese on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0600 in English on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
0600 in French on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0700 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
0700 in Russian on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0700 in Russian on 13760, 15245 to Europe
0800 in Chinese on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0800 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
0800 in Russian on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0800 in Russian on 13760, 15245 to Europe
0900 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
0900 in Korean on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
1000 in English on 11710, 15180 to Central & South America
1000 in English on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1000 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
1100 in Chinese on 7220, 9445 to China
1100 in French on 11710, 15180 to Central & South America
1100 in French on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1100 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
1200 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
1200 in Korean on 11710, 15180 to Central & South America
1200 in Korean on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1300 in Chinese on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1300 in English 9435, 11710 to North America
1300 in English on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1400 in French on 9435, 11710 to North America
1400 in French on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1400 in Korean on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1400 in Russian on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1500 in Arabic on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1500 in English on 9435, 11710 to North America
1500 in English on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1500 in Russian on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1600 in English on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1600 in French on 9435, 11710 to North America
1600 in French on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1600 in German on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1700 in Arabic on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1700 in Korean on 9435, 11710 to North America
1700 in Korean on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1700 in Russian on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1800 in English on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1800 in French on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1800 in French on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1800 in German on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1900 in English on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1900 in English on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1900 in German on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1900 in Spanish on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
2000 in French on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
2000 in Korean on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2000 in Korean on 3250, 9425 12015 to Europe
2000 in Korean on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2100 in Chinese on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2100 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China
2100 in English on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
2100 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
2200 in Chinese on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2200 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China
2200 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
2200 in Spanish on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
2300 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
2300 in Korean on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2300 in Korean on 9875, 11635 to China
2300 in Korean on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
Arabic
1500 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1700 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa

Chinese
0300 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0500 on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast China
0600 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0800 on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
1100 on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
1300 on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
2100 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2100 on 9875, 11635 to China
2200 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2200 on 9875, 11635 to China

German
1600 on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1800 on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe
1900 on 3250, 9425, 12015 to Europe

English
0400 on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
0400 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0500 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0600 on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
1000 on 11710, 15180 to Central & South America
1000 on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1300 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1300 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1500 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1500 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1600 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1800 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1900 on 7210, 11910 to South Africa
1900 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2100 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe

French
0400 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0600 on 11735, 13760 15180 to Central & South America
1100 on 11710, 15180 to Central & South America
1100 on 11735, 13650 to Southeast Asia
1400 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1400 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1600 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe
1600 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1800 on 7210, 11910 to South Africa
1800 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2000 on 13760, 15245 to Western Europe

Japanese
0700 on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
0800 on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
0900 on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
1000 on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
1100 on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
1200 on 621, 3250, 6070, 9650, 11865 to Japan
2100 on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
2200 on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan
2300 on 621, 3250, 9650, 11865 to Japan

Korean
0900 on 7220 9445 to Northeast China
1200 on 11710 15180 to Central & South America
1200 on 11735 13650 to Southeast Asia
1400 on 11735 13650 to Southeast Asia
1700 on 13760 15245 to Western Europe
1700 on 9435 11710 to North America
2000 on 7210 11910 to South Africa
2000 on 9425 12015 to Europe
2000 on 9875 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2300 on 7235 9445 to Northeast China
2300 on 13760 15245 to Western Europe
2300 on 9875 11635 to China

Russian
0700 on 13760 15245 to Europe
0700 on 9875 11735 to Far Eastern Russia
0800 on 13760 15245 to Europe
0800 on 9875 11735 to Far Eastern Russia
1400 on 3250 9425 12015 to Europe
1500 on 3250 9425 12015 to Europe
1700 on 3250 9425 12015 to Europe

Spanish
0300 on 11735 13760 15180 to Central & South America
0500 on 11735 13760 15180 to Central & South America
1900 on 13760 15245 to Western Europe
2200 on 13760 15245 to Western Europe