List of radio stations in North Korea

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The list of radio stations in North Korea lists all the national and regional radio stations in North Korea.

Radio is the most commonly used broadcast media in North Korea. All stations are subject to the strict control of the government and carry no advertising. Some of the transmitters carry regional programmes in the afternoons, but usually relay the central programme from Pyongyang.

There are four North Korean radio networks:

  • Korean Central Broadcasting Station: the main domestic full service radio network, primarily broadcast on mediumwave with some FM and shortwave transmitters
  • Pyongyang FM Broadcasting Station [ko]: FM-only, domestic music network
  • Pyongyang Broadcasting Station [ko]: an "all-Korea" service primarily aimed at South Koreans and ethnic Koreans in China, broadcast on mediumwave and widely available on FM and shortwave
  • Echo of Unification: Propaganda station beamed to South Korea, Shortwave and FM frequencies close to the DMZ.
  • Voice of Korea, a multi-lingual shortwave broadcaster aimed at audiences worldwide, also available on mediumwave in the Pyongyang area
  • Noise jamming: blocking South Korean and other Korean language foreign broadcasts

KCBS (Chosun Jungang Bangsong)[edit]

Mediumwave[edit]

  • 702 kHz, Chongjin (50 kW)
  • 720 kHz, Kanggye (500 kW) (Shared with PBS overnight)
  • 765 kHz, Hyesan (50 kW) (irregular)
  • 819 kHz, Pyongyang (500 kW)
  • 873 kHz, Sinuiju (250 kW) (Shared with PBS overnight)
  • 882 kHz, Wonsan (250 kW)
  • 927 kHz, Sariwon (50 kW) (irregular)
  • 999 kHz, Hamhung (250 kW)
  • 1080 kHz, Haeju (1500 kW) Beamed to 123 deg. (inactive)

Shortwave[edit]

  • 2350 kHz, Sariwon (5 kW) (inactive)
  • 2850 kHz, Pyongyang (50 kW)
  • 3220 kHz, Hamhung (5 kW) (bad modulation)
  • 3959 kHz, Kanggye (5 kW) (irregular)
  • 3920 kHz, Hyesan (5 kW) (irregular)
  • 3990v kHz, Chongjin (10 kW) (irregular, bad modulation, drifting)
  • 6100 kHz, Kanggye (250 kW)
  • 9665 kHz, Kanggye (50 kW)
  • 11680 kHz, Kanggye (50 kW)

FM[edit]

  • 93.8 MHz, Pyongyang (20 kW) (irregular)
  • 102.3 MHz, Kaesong (2 kW)

Pyongyang Pangsong[edit]

Mediumwave[edit]

  • 621 kHz, Chongjin (500 kW) Shared with Voice of Korea Japanese service
  • 657 kHz, Kangnam (1500 kW)
  • 684 kHz, Samgo (250 kW) (inactive)
  • 729 kHz, Sepo (50 kW)
  • 801v kHz, Hwadae (500 kW) (drifing)
  • 810 kHz, Kaesong (50 kW)
  • 855 kHz, Sangwon (1000 kW)

Shortwave[edit]

  • 3320 kHz, Pyongyang (50 kW)
  • 6400 kHz, Kanggye (50 kW) (sometimes irregular due power cuts)

FM[edit]

  • 91.1 MHz, Kangson (0.19 kW)
  • 104.5 MHz, Pyongsong (2 kW)
  • 106.5 MHz, Pyongyang TV tower (20 kW)
  • 89.2, 91.2, 92.9, 93.3, 93.9, 94.5, 96.7, 97.3, 97.7, 98.1, 99.6 and 101.8 MHz, Unknown locations countrywide.

Pyongyang FM Pangsong[edit]

  • 90.1 MHz, Pyongsong (2 kW)
  • 92.5 MHz, Kaesong (2 kW)
  • 93.3 MHz, Kanggye (5 kW)
  • 93.8 MHz, Hyesan (2 kW)
  • 95.1 MHz, Wonsan (5 kW)
  • 101.3 MHz, Sinuiju (10 kW)
  • 102.1 MHz, Komdok (1 kW)
  • 103.0 MHz, Sariwon (2 kW)
  • 103.7 MHz, Haeju (100 kW) (Shared with KCBS and PBS)
  • 105.2 MHz, Pyongyang (20 kW)
  • 105.5 MHz, Chongjin (10 kW)
  • 106.0 MHz, Hamhung (20 kW)
  • 107.2 MHz, Nampo (2 kW)

Echo of Unification (Beamed to South Korea)[edit]

FM

  • 89.4 MHz, Pyonggang (20 kW)
  • 92.8 MHz, Yonan (10 kW)
  • 93.6 MHz, Kaesong (10 kW)
  • 97.0 MHz, Chorwon (20 kW)
  • 97.8 MHz, Haeju (100 kW)

Shortwave

  • 3970v kHz, Pyongyang (5 kW) (irregular, bad modulation, drifting)
  • 5905 kHz, Kanggye (100 kW) (during summer)
  • 3945 kHz, Kanggye (100 kW) (during winter)

Voice of Korea[edit]

Mediumwave[edit]

  • 621 kHz, Chongjin (500 kW) Shared with KCBS Chosun Jungang Pangsong domestic service
  • 1368 kHz, Pyongyang (2 kW)

Shortwave[edit]

  • 3250 kHz, Pyongyang (100 kW) (inactive)
  • 3560 kHz, Kujang (15 kW) (DRM tests, irregular)
  • 6070 kHz, Kanggye (250 kW)
  • 6170 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6185 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 7210 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 7220 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 7235 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 7570 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 7580 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9425 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9435 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9445 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9650 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9730 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9850 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9875 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 9890 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 11635 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 11645 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 11710 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 11735 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 11910 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 12015 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 13650 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 13760 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 15105 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 15180 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 15245 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)

Noise jammer (Blocking foreign broadcasts)[edit]

Strong, helicopter, boat engine-like "whoosing" noise. Used SDR's in Asia to locate them.

The whoosing noise often can be heard under Voice of Korea - the jammer is at the same site.

The swinging tone on 4450 kHz is often under KCBS Sinuiju on 873 kHz - the jammer is at the same site.

Shortwave:

  • 3480 kHz, unknown location (beeping, whistling tone)
  • 3910 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 3930 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 3930 kHz, unknown location (beeping tone, to fill "dead-zone")
  • 3985 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 4450 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 4450 kHz, Sinuiju (Swinging carrier, to fill "dead-zone")
  • 4557 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 5920 kHz, unknown location (beeping tones)
  • 5995 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6003 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6015 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6015 kHz, unknown location (beeping tone, to fill "dead-zone")
  • 6250 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6350 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6520 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6600 kHz, Kujang (200 kW)
  • 6600 kHz, unknown location (beeping tone, to fill "dead-zone")
  • + various frequencies on various times from various locations, depending the Korean schedule of the blocked station.

Medium Wave:

  • 603 kHz, Haeju area
  • 639 kHz, Kaesong area
  • 648 kHz, Kaesong area
  • 711 kHz, Pyongyang and Kaesong area
  • 792 kHz, Haeju area
  • 756 kHz, Pyongyang area
  • 837 kHz, Kaesong area
  • 891 kHz, Pyongyang area
  • 900 kHz, Kaesong area
  • 972 kHz, Pyongyang area
  • 1134 kHz, Pyongyang area
  • 1143 kHz, Pyongyang area
  • 1431 kHz, Pyongyang area
  • 1467 kHz, Wonsan area
  • 1566 kHz, Pyongyang area

FM

  • 89.1 MHz, Kaesong
  • 90.3 MHz, Kaesong
  • 91.5 MHz, Kaesong
  • 93.1 MHz, Kaesong
  • 93.9 MHz, Kaesong
  • 94.5 MHz, Kaesong
  • 96.3 MHz, Kaesong
  • 97.3 MHz, Kaesong
  • 98.1 MHz, Kaesong
  • 98.7 MHz, Kaesong
  • 99.5 MHz, Kaesong
  • 101.7 MHz, Haeju
  • 103.1 MHz, Kaesong
  • 104.5 MHz, Kaesong
  • 104.9 MHz, Kaesong
  • 105.3 MHz, Kaesong
  • 106.1 MHz, Kaesong
  • 106.9 MHz, Kaesong
  • 107.3 MHz, Kaesong
  • 107.7 MHz, Kaesong

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