Voice of Korea on nuclear test

vok-logoHere’s how North Korea’s international shortwave radio broadcaster, the Voice of Korea, announced news of the nuclear test in English.

Reception this morning was poor so the audio isn’t very clear. The music in the background isn’t an intended part of the broadcast, but appears to be the remenants of an old broadcast on the tape being used. If magnetic tape isn’t wiped well enough, such images of old recordings can remain in the background.

This was carried as part of the news bulletin.


And here’s a second mention of the nuclearized Korean peninsula. This is slightly longer and was broadcast at the end of the hour-long English-language broadcast.

An affiliate of 38 North