North Korea’s external shortwave radio broadcaster, Voice of Korea, joins many of the world’s international broadcasters in switching to a summer frequency schedule on Sunday, March 30.

Shortwave broadcasts change frequencies numerous times during the day to take advantage of atmospheric conditions that help their broadcasts can reach the intended targets. For this reason, it’s important to know when and where a station will appear.

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
: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 October 2014.

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.

All times are in UTC (GMT) and all frequencies in kilohertz.

 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