KBS Cool FM
Cool FM Logo (English Text) 2012~present
|Broadcast area||Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi Province, Chuncheon, Wonju, Hongcheon, Hoengseong, Cheorwon, Cheonan, Asan, Yesan, Hongseong, Dangjin, Seosan, Taean, South Korea (with nationwide popularization propagation broadcast.)|
|Branding||KBS Cool FM|
|Slogan||Youth Channel Emotional Channel, Popular Music 89.1|
|Frequency||FM: 89.1 MHz
FM: 90.9 MHz
|First air date||1965~1980 (as TBC)
1980~Present (as KBS 2FM)
|Format||K-pop, Hot AC|
|Power||10,000 watts (Seoul)|
|Class||A, B, C, D, E|
KBS Cool FM
|Former callsigns||HLCD-FM (FM Radio 1965~1966)|
|Former frequencies||AM 639 kHz (Repeater until 2003)|
|Sister stations||KBS Radio 1,
KBS Radio 2,
KBS Radio 3,
KBS Classic FM
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KBS Cool FM (Hangul : KBS 쿨FM)(also known as KBS 2FM Hangul : KBS 제2FM방송) is a Hot AC music radio station of the Korean Broadcasting System. It plays mostly older K-pop Music from the 90s compared with KBS-FM (2Radio). The station's popular shows are Gayo Plaza, Volume Up and Kiss the Radio.
TBC Radio Era
- 1965-06-26 : Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation (Hangul: 동양 방송 공사) (Former body of JTBC.) was launched.
- 1965-06-27 : Radio Seoul Broadcasting (Hangul: 라디오 서울 방송) HLCD 89.1 MHz Started broadcasting.
- 1966 : Renamed as TBC-FM. 639 kHz AM Repeater launched.
- 1970 : TBC-FM Started South Korea's First Stereo FM Broadcast.
- 1980-12-01 : TBC-FM forced merged into KBS Radio by the special law of Chun Doo-hwan, president of military authorities.
KBS Radio 4 Era
- 1980-12-25 : Relaunched as KBS Radio 4 (Korean : KBS 제4라디오) aired Oldies and Trot. Callsign changed to HLKC-FM.
- 1988-12-24 : KBS Radio 4(Frequency: 89.1Mhz) Started Partial 24-hour Broadcast (Monday~Friday 24-hours Saturday~Sunday 18-hours).
- 1990-05-30 : Transmission power increased (TPO:1 kW ERP:173.5 kW → TPO:10 kW ERP:350 kW)
- 1994-10-01 : 24-hour Broadcast started.
KBS 2FM/KBS Cool FM Era
- 2003-10-10 : Renamed as KBS Cool FM/KBS 2FM (Korean : KBS 쿨FM/KBS 제2FM) aired KPop Music. 639kHz AM Repeater stopped broadcasting
- 2005-03-03 : KBS Cool FM Opened its studio to the public along with KBS Radio 2.
- 2006 : Started visual radio (BORA) broadcasts on the internet.
- 2010-03-02 : KBS Moved Cool FM's radio transmitter from Mount Namsan to Mount Gwanaksan.
- 2013 : KBS 2FM Celebrated its 33th anniversary. As part of the anniversary celebration all KBS 2FM programs (excluding Kiss The Radio) are made available nationwide via KBS MUSIC on DMB TV Channel 12B-2 also Visual radio (BORA) broadcasts became accessible by both registered and non-registered KBS website users via Fstream.
|Mt. Gwanaksan||HLKC-FM||FM 89.1 MHz||10 kW||Bisan-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do (Mt. Gwanak)|
|Seongnam||-||FM 97.7 MHz||200W||Eunhaeng-dong, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do|
|Baengnyeongdo||-||FM 90.9 MHz||100W||Bukpo-ri, Baengnyeong-myeon, Ongjin-gun, Incheon metropolitan city|
- Only KBS Seoul Station (headquarters) provides 'KBS Cool FM'. So KBS Cool FM is only available in Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi Province, Chuncheon, Wonju, Hongcheon, Hoengseong, Cheorwon, Cheonan, Asan, Yesan, Hongseong, Dangjin, Seosan, Taean, Jincheon, Eumseong and Chungju in South Korea. This was due to a controversy. (See Korean Broadcasting System#2002 - KBS 2FM advertisement scandal)
DMB Radio(U-KBS Music)
KBS 2FM Can be tuned nationwide via DMB audio channel KBS MUSIC (U-KBS).
- Seoul : CH 12B
- Chuncheon : CH 13B
- Daejeon/Cheongju : CH 11B
- Gwangju/Jeonju: CH 12B/CH 8B/CH 7B
- Daegu : CH 7B/CH 9B
- Busan/Ulsan : CH 12B/CH 9B
- Jeju : CH 13B/CH 8B
- Despite being South Korea's No.10 Radio Station 2FM Program Volume Up became the highest-rated radio program in its timeslot across both AM and FM bandwidths in Seoul.
Time Check Sponsors
- LG Electronics : 1970 ~ 1973
- Maeil Dairies Co., Ltd : 1973 ~ 1975
- Sony Korea, c : 1975 ~ 1976
- KuKu Homesis : 1976 ~ 1978
- NH Life Insurance 1978 ~ 1980
KBS 2FM/Cool FM Era
- SK Telecom : 2003 ~ 2004
- Samsung Card/Samsung : 2004 ~ 2005/1
- SunnyTen : 2005/1 ~ 2005/3
- Seoul Institute of the Arts : 2005/3 ~ 2005/6
- S.M. Entertainment : 2005/6 ~ 2014/5/18
- Baskin-Robbins Korea (Bingsoo Ice Cream) : 2014/5/19 ~ Present
- 대한민국 뉴스, 드라마, 대중음악 라디오 방송국 89.1 메가 사이클 TBC 동양방송 (South Korea's News, Drama, Popular Music Station 89.1 Megacycles TBC Tongyang Broadcasting TBC Era Slogan until 1980)
- 젊은 채널, 감성 채널 2FM (The Youth channel, The Emotional channel 2FM 2003~2014)
- 대중음악 89.1 (Popular Music 89.1 1980~1999 2010~2014)
- Today's Best Music 2FM (2014~Present)
- This was a result of the reformat of KBS Radio 2 back again as a pure popular music radio station in 2013.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (19 February 2013). "Yoo In Na Becomes Queen of the Radio with #1 Radio Show". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
- "For Actress Yoo In-na, 'Wobbles' Are Just Part of Finding the Way". The Chosun Ilbo. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
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