Resources

vok-logo

Voice of Korea schedule for mid-2015

0

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 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 (more…)

vok-logo

Voice of Korea schedule for winter 2014/2015

1

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 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 typically updates its broadcasts, 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 and is generally a day behind news being put out on the domestic service in Korean.

You’ll need a shortwave radio and good antenna to receive the broadcasts. If you don’t have these, many of the news items can be found on The Voice of Korea’s website. The music programming is not online.

In addition to English, the station 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) or Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (PBS).

First the schedule sorted by time, then by language.

0300 in Chinese on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0300 in Korean (PBS) on 7140, 9445 and 9730 to Northeast 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 Korean (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0700 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 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, 7580, 9650 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, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0900 in Korean (KCBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0900 in Korean (PBS) on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0900 in Korean (PBS) on 13760, 15245 to Europe

1000 in English on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1000 in English on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1000 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1000 in Korean (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia

1100 in Chinese on 7220, 9445 to China
1100 in French on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1100 in French on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1100 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan

1200 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1200 in Korean (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1200 in Korean (KCBS) on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1200 in Korean (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia

1300 in Chinese on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1300 in English 9435, 11710 to North America
1300 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1300 in Korean (PBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1400 in French on 9435, 11710 to North America
1400 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1400 in Korean (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1400 in Russian on 6170, 9425 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 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1500 in Russian on 6170, 9425 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 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1600 in German on 6170, 9425 to Western Europe

1700 in Arabic on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1700 in Korean (KCBS) on 9435, 11710 to North America
1700 in Korean (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1700 in Russian on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1800 in English on 7570, 12015 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 6170, 9425 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 6170, 9425 to Europe
1900 in Spanish on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

2000 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2000 in Korean (KCBS) on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2000 in Korean (KCBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
2000 in Korean (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa

2100 in Chinese on 7235, 9445 to Northeast Asia
2100 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China
2100 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2100 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 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, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2200 in Spanish on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

2300 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2300 in Korean (KCBS) on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2300 in Korean (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to China
2300 in Korean (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 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 China
1300 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
2100 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast Asia
2100 on 9875, 11635 to China
2200 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2200 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China

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 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1000 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1300 9435, 11710 to North America
1300 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1500 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1500 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1600 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1800 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1900 on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1900 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2100 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

French
0400 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0600 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
1100 on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1100 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1400 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1400 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1600 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1600 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1800 on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1800 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2000 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

German
1600 on 6170, 9425 to Western Europe
1800 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1900 on 6170, 9425 to Europe

Japanese
0700 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0800 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0900 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1000 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1100 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1200 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2100 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2200 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2300 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan

Korean
0300 (PBS) on 7140, 9445 and 9730 to Northeast Asia
0700 (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0900 (KCBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0900 (PBS) on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0900 (PBS) on 13760, 15245 to Europe
1000 (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia
1200 (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1200 (KCBS) on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1200 (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia
1300 (PBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1400 (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1700 (KCBS) on 9435, 11710 to North America
1700 (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2000 (KCBS) on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2000 (KCBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
2000 (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2300 (KCBS) on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2300 (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to China
2300 (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
*PBS relay broadcasts appear in the schedule, but are reportedly not on-air

Russian
0700 on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0700 on 13760, 15245 to Europe
0800 on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0800 on 13760, 15245 to Europe
1400 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1500 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1700 on 6170, 9425 to Europe

Spanish
0300 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0500 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
1900 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2200 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
thumb-radio

Voice of Korea mid-2014 schedule

3

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
thumb-radio

Winter 2013/2014 radio broadcasts to North Korea

0

The various public and private radio stations that aim broadcasts at North Korea have just refreshed their broadcast schedules for the winter season.

In addition to the publicly-funded outlets, there are several private stations. Their editorial balance at the stations differ although none are pro-regime stations. Some are jammed by North Korea making reception difficult — but not impossible — inside the country.

Given the right conditions, the broadcasts should be audible across a large part of Northeast Asia and, in some cases, around the world.

All times at UTC and all broadcasts in Korean unless noted.

== International Broadcasters ==

Voice of America

1200 to 1500 (2100 to 0000 local) on 1,188kHz, 5,890kHz, 7,235kHz and 9,800kHz

1900 to 2100 (0400 to 0600 local) on 648kHz, 5,875kHz, 9,390kHz and 9,800kHz

Radio Free Asia

1500 to 1700 (0000 to 0200 local) on 5,855kHz, 7,210kHz, 11585kHz

1700 to 1900 (0200 to 0400 local) on 5,855kHz and 9,720kHz

2100 to 2200 (0600 to 0700 local) on 9,385kHz and 11,995kHz

KBS Social Radio

0400 to 0000 (1300 to 0900 local) on 972kHz and 6,015kHz

1000 to 0400 (1900 to 1300 local) on 1,170kHz

== South Korea to North Korea ==

Free North Korea Radio (자유북한방송)

1530 to 1630 (0030 to 0130 local) on 6,275kHz

Open Radio for North Korea (열린북한방송)

1230 to 1430 (2130 to 2330 local) on 9,910kHz

1900 to 1955 (0400 to 0455 local) on 774kHz and 92.3MHz via MBC Chuncheon

2100 to 2200 (0600 to 0700 local) on 7,470kHz

Radio Free Choson (자유조선방송)

1300 to 1400 (2200 to 2300 local) on 9,300kHz

1400 to 1600 (2300 to 0100 local) on 9,775kHz

North Korea Reform Radio (북한개혁방송)

1400 to 1600 (2300 to 0100 local) on 7,590kHz and 9,380kHz

== Japan to North Korea ==

Shiokaze (しおかぜ)

1330 to 1430 (2230 to 2300 local) on 5,910kHz or 5,985kHz or 6,140kHz via Japan (in Japanese on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri; Chinese on Wed; English on Sat; Korean on Sun)

1400 to 1430 (2300 to 2330 local) on 5,910kHz or 5,985kHz or 6,140kHz via Japan (in Korean on Mon, Wed; Japanese on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun; English on Sat)

2000 to 2030 (0500 to 0530 local) on 5,975kHz or 5,985kHz or 6,140kHz via Japan (in Japanese on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri; Chinese on Wed; English on Sat; Korean on Sun)

2030 to 2100 (0530 to 0600 local) on 5,975kHz or 5,985kHz or 6,140kHz via Japan (in Korean on Mon, Wed; Japanese on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun; English on Sat)

Furusato no kaze (ふるさとの風)

1330 to 1357 (2230 to 2257 local) on 9950kHz via Taiwan (in Japanese)

1430 to 1500 (2330 to 0000 local) on 9960kHz via Palau (in Japanese)

1600 to 1630 (0100 to 0130 local) on 9780kHz via Taiwan (in Japanese)

Nippon no kaze (日本の風)

1430 to 1500 (2330 to 0000 local) on 9960kHz via Palau

1500 to 1530 (0000 to 0030 local) on 9975kHz via Palau

1530 to 1600 (0030 to 0100 local) on 9965kHz via Palau

== Religious ==

Voice of the Wilderness

1300 to 1400 (2200 to 2300 local) on 11,860kHz (Monday to Saturday)

1300 to 1430 (2200 to 2330 local) on 11,860kHz (Sunday)

1620 to 1635 (0120 to 0135 local) on 1,188kHz (Friday and Saturday)

1900 to 1930 (0400 to 0430 local) on 1,566kHz (Tuesday, Thursday)

1900 to 2000 (0400 to 0500 local) on 1,566kHz (Sunday)

1900 to 2000 (0400 to 0500 local) on 7,375kHz (Monday to Saturday)

1900 to 2030 (0400 to 0530 local) on 7,375kHz (Sunday)

Voice of the Martyrs

1600 to 1730 (0100 to 0230 local) on 7,515kHz

(Sources: HFCC, IBB, Radio stations)
vok-logo

Voice of Korea schedule for winter 2013/2014

4

thumb-radioVoice of Korea will switch to its winter 2013/2014 shortwave broadcasting schedule from October 27, 2013.

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.

You’ll need a shortwave radio and good antenna to receive the broadcasts. If you don’t have these, there are a couple of other options.

Many of the news items can be found on The Voice of Korea’s website and since July the daily broadcasts have also been received via satellite and distributed online by the World Radio Network.

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) or Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (PBS).

First the schedule sorted by time, then by language.

0300 in Chinese on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0300 in Korean (PBS) on 7140, 9445 and 9730 to Northeast 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 Korean (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0700 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 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, 7580, 9650 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, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0900 in Korean (KCBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0900 in Korean (PBS) on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0900 in Korean (PBS) on 13760, 15245 to Europe

1000 in English on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1000 in English on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1000 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1000 in Korean (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia

1100 in Chinese on 7220, 9445 to China
1100 in French on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1100 in French on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1100 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan

1200 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1200 in Korean (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1200 in Korean (KCBS) on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1200 in Korean (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia

1300 in Chinese on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1300 in English 9435, 11710 to North America
1300 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1300 in Korean (PBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1400 in French on 9435, 11710 to North America
1400 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1400 in Korean (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1400 in Russian on 6170, 9425 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 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1500 in Russian on 6170, 9425 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 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1600 in German on 6170, 9425 to Western Europe

1700 in Arabic on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1700 in Korean (KCBS) on 9435, 11710 to North America
1700 in Korean (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1700 in Russian on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1800 in English on 7570, 12015 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 6170, 9425 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 6170, 9425 to Europe
1900 in Spanish on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

2000 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2000 in Korean (KCBS) on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2000 in Korean (KCBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
2000 in Korean (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa

2100 in Chinese on 7235, 9445 to Northeast Asia
2100 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China
2100 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2100 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 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, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2200 in Spanish on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

2300 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2300 in Korean (KCBS) on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2300 in Korean (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to China
2300 in Korean (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 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 China
1300 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
2100 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast Asia
2100 on 9875, 11635 to China
2200 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2200 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China

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 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1000 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1300 9435, 11710 to North America
1300 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1500 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1500 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1600 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1800 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1900 on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1900 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2100 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

French
0400 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0600 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
1100 on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1100 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1400 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1400 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1600 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1600 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1800 on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1800 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2000 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

German
1600 on 6170, 9425 to Western Europe
1800 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1900 on 6170, 9425 to Europe

Japanese
0700 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0800 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0900 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1000 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1100 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1200 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2100 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2200 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2300 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan

Korean
0300 (PBS) on 7140, 9445 and 9730 to Northeast Asia
0700 (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0900 (KCBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0900 (PBS) on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0900 (PBS) on 13760, 15245 to Europe
1000 (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia
1200 (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1200 (KCBS) on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1200 (PBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast Asia
1300 (PBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1400 (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1700 (KCBS) on 9435, 11710 to North America
1700 (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2000 (KCBS) on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2000 (KCBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
2000 (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2300 (KCBS) on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2300 (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to China
2300 (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

Russian
0700 on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0700 on 13760, 15245 to Europe
0800 on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0800 on 13760, 15245 to Europe
1400 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1500 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1700 on 6170, 9425 to Europe

Spanish
0300 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0500 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
1900 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2200 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
thumb-radio

Summer radio broadcasts to DPRK

0

thumb-radioThe various public and private radio stations that aim broadcasts at North Korea have just refreshed their broadcast schedules for the summer season.

In addition to the publicly-funded outlets, there are several private stations. Their editorial balance at the stations differ although none are pro-regime stations. Some are jammed by North Korea making reception difficult — but not impossible — inside the country.

Given the right conditions, the broadcasts should be audible across a wide swarth of Asia.

All times at UTC and all broadcasts in Korea unless noted.

== International Broadcasters ==

Voice of America

1200 to 1300 (2100 to 2200 local) on 1,188kHz, 7,225kHz, 9,490kHz and 15,775kHz

1300 to 1500 (2200 to 0000 local) on 1,188kHz, 7,225kHz, 11,935kHz and 15,775kHz

1900 to 2100 (0400 to 0600 local) on 648kHz, 5,900kHz, 6,060kHz and 7,365kHz

Radio Free Asia

1500 to 1700 (0000 to 0200 local) on 648kHz, 5,820kHz, 7,210kHz and 7,455kHz

1700 to 1800 (0200 to 0300 local) on 648kHz, 5,820kHz and 9,975kHz

1800 to 1900 (0300 to 0400 local) on 648kHz and 5,820kHz

2100 to 2200 (0600 to 0700 local) on 648kHz, 7,460kHz, 9,610kHz and 11,945kHz

KBS Social Radio

0400 to 0000 (1300 to 0900 local) on 972kHz and 6,015kHz

1000 to 0400 (1900 to 1300 local) on 1,170kHz

== South Korea to North Korea ==

Free North Korea Radio (자유북한방송)

1430 to 1630 (2330 to 0130 local) on 11,570kHz

Open Radio for North Korea (열린북한방송)

1230 to 1430 (2130 to 2330 local) on 11,550kHz and 15,700kHz

1900 to 1955 (0400 to 0455 local) on 774kHz and 92.3MHz via MBC Chuncheon

2100 to 2200 (0600 to 0700 local) on 7,480kHz

Radio Free Choson (자유조선방송)

1200 to 1400 (2100 to 2300 local) on 11,540kHz and 15,720kHz

2000 to 2100 (0500 to 0600 local) on 7,505kHz

North Korea Reform Radio (북한개혁방송)

1500 to 1600 (0000 to 0100 local) on 7,590kHz

== Japan to North Korea ==

Shiokaze (しおかぜ)

1330 to 1400 (2230 to 2300 local) on 6020kHz via Japan (in Japanese on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri; Chinese on Wed; English on Sat; Korean on Sun)

1400 to 1430 (2300 to 2330 local) on 6020kHz via Japan (in Korean on Mon, Wed; Japanese on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun; English on Sat)

2000 to 2030 (0500 to 0530 local) on 6075kHz via Japan (in Japanese on Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri; Chinese on Wed; English on Sat; Korean on Sun)

2030 to 2100 (0530 to 0600 local) on 6075kHz via Japan (in Korean on Mon, Wed; Japanese on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun; English on Sat) 

Furusato no kaze (ふるさとの風)

1330 to 1357 (2230 to 2257 local) on 9950kHz via Taiwan (in Japanese)

1430 to 1500 (2330 to 0000 local) on 9960kHz via Palau (in Japanese)

1600 to 1630 (0100 to 0130 local) on 9780kHz via Taiwan (in Japanese)

Nippon no kaze (日本の風)

1300 to 1330 (2200 to 2230 local) on 9950kHz via Taiwan

1500 to 1530 (0000 to 0030 local) on 9975kHz via Palau

1530 to 1600 (0030 to 0100 local) on 9965kHz via Palau

== Religious ==

Voice of the Wilderness

1300 to 1330 (2200 to 2230 local) on 17,650kHz (Monday to Saturday)

1300 to 1400 (2200 to 2300 local) on 11,860kHz (Monday to Saturday)

1300 to 1430 (2200 to 2330 local) on 17,650kHz and 11,860kHz (Sunday)

1620 to 1635 (0120 to 0135 local) on 1,188kHz (Friday and Saturday)

1900 to 1930 (0400 to 0430 local) on 1,566kHz (Sunday)

1900 to 2000 (0400 to 0500 local) on 1,566kHz (Tuesday, Thursday)

1900 to 2000 (0400 to 0500 local) on 7,375kHz (Monday to Saturday)

1900 to 2030 (0400 to 0530 local) on 7,375kHz (Sunday)

Voice of the Martyrs

1600 to 1730 (0100 to 0230 local) on 7,515kHz

vok-logo

Voice of Korea mid 2013 full schedule

1

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
vok-logo

New Voice of Korea English schedule

1

vok-logoNorth 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.

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.

Based on on-air announcements, this is the new schedule for English-language broadcasts that goes into effect on Sunday and will last for roughly the next six months.

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

0400-0500 to North East Asia on 7220, 9445 and 9730
0400-0500 to Central and South America on 11735, 13760 and 15180
0500-0600 to South East Asia on 13650 and 15105
0600-0700 to North East Asia on 7220, 9445 and 9730
1000-1100 to South East Asia on 11735 and 13650
1000-1100 to Central and South America on 11710 and 15180
1300-1400 to Europe on 13750 and 15245
1300-1400 to North America on 9435 and 11710
1500-1600 to Europe on 13750 and 15245
1500-1600 to North America on 9435 and 11710
1600-1700 to Middle East and North Africa on 9890 and 11645
1800-1900 to Europe on 13750 and 15245
1900-2000 to Middle East and North Africa on 9875 and 11645
1900-2000 to Southern Africa on 7210 and 11910
2100-2200 to Europe on 13750 and 15245

Notes: Voice of Korea continues to suffer from problems that sometimes mean scheduled broadcasts don’t appear or transmissions stop mid-sentence. The schedule above is that announced for the English-language service.

A full schedule, including details of broadcasts in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, is expected in the coming days.

Most Voice of Korea items can be heard on the station’s website, although it does not carry a live stream or complete recording of each day’s program.

Go to Top