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Voice of Korea schedule for mid-2015

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Voice of Korea, North Korea’s international shortwave broadcasting station, will use the following schedule from March 29 for roughly six months. 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 [...]
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BBC World Service still mulling North Korean service

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The BBC World Service is still exploring ways to launch programming aimed at North Korea. The broadcaster had previously said budget cuts are hampering efforts to get its news and information programming into the country, but a new report makes clear the country remains an expansion target. Any BBC [...]
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Defector media outlets align, want AM radio outlet

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Four of South Korea’s leading defector-run media outlets have begun jointly lobbying the government on issues of mutual interest and their first target appears to be a mediumwave (AM) radio frequency. Radio Free Chosun, Open Radio for North Korea, Daily NK and OTV have come together under the [...]
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63 years of Voice of Korea in English

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North Korea’s English-language broadcasting service marks its 63rd birthday on Thursday, November 6. Broadcast now under the name “Voice of Korea,” the radio station was for decades known as Radio Pyongyang. Since 1951, it’s broadcast thousands of hours of English-language programming and today [...]
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Voice of Korea schedule for winter 2014/2015

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Voice of Korea, North Korea’s international shortwave broadcasting station, adjusted its transmission schedule on October 26 for the winter 2014 and spring 2015 seasons. The broadcasts follow the same basic line-up each day. :00 Opening signal, station identification: “This is Voice of Korea” :01 [...]
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South Korea’s new propaganda radio station faces static

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South Korea’s latest attempt to sway the minds of the North Korean people looks like a dud before it’s even begun. This month, the South Korean military begins regular programming on a new shortwave radio station aimed at the DPRK, but the selection of frequency, low transmitter power and [...]
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“Where is the BBC?”

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The question of a BBC Korean-language service was back in the U.K. parliament last week when the House of Lords heard a motion to “take note of the role the BBC World Service and the British Council in promoting British values and interests worldwide.” While the speeches in the House of Lords [...]
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South Korea steps up propaganda radio broadcasts

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South Korea has stepped up propaganda radio broadcasts targeted at North Korea and attracted a fast response from the country. Voice of Freedom, one of three government-run radio stations that broadcasts to the north, launched a tentative shortwave service at the beginning of May, but the signal is [...]
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