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KBS WORLD Radio airs 65 hours and 39 minutes of programming a day on shortwave, mediumwave, and FM. In addition, English, Arabic and Russian programs reach listeners via satellites, with Russian, Indonesian and Spanish programming available on local FM and AM.

Effective 25th March 2018

Europe

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Korean 1 16:00 ~ 18:00 7275
17:00 ~ 19:00 9515
Korean 2 07:00 ~ 08:00 9860
Russian 13:00 ~ 14:00 9645
18:00 ~ 19:00 12065
English 3 15:00 ~ 17:00 9515
English 4 22:00 ~ 23:00 11810
English 5 21:00 ~ 21:30 WRN
13:30 ~ 14:00 WRN
French 19:00 ~ 20:00 6145
German 20:00 ~ 21:00 3955
Spanish 18:00 ~ 19:00 9740

North America

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Korean 2 14:00 ~ 15:00 15575
English 4 13:00 ~ 14:00 15575
Spanish 02:00 ~ 03:00 15575

South America

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Korean 2 03:00 ~ 04:00 11810
English 4 02:00 ~ 03:00 9580
Spanish 01:00 ~ 02:00 11810
01:00 ~ 02:00 9605
11:00 ~ 12:00 11795

Southeast Asia

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Korean 1 09:00 ~ 11:00 9570
Korean 2 08:00 ~ 09:00 9570
Chinese 11:30 ~ 12:30 9770
23:00 ~ 24:00 9805
English 1 08:00 ~ 10:30 9770
English 4 13:00 ~ 14:00 9570
16:00 ~ 17:00 9640
Indonesian 12:00 ~ 13:00 9570
14:00 ~ 15:00 9570
16:00 ~ 17:00 9805
22:00 ~ 23:00 9805
Vietnamese 23:00 ~ 24:00 7275
10:30 ~ 11:30 9770
15:00 ~ 16:00 9640

Middle East · Africa

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Korean 1 16:00 ~ 18:00 9740
Korean 2 09:00 ~ 10:00 15160
Arabic 20:00 ~ 21:00 6145
17:00 ~ 18:00 WRN
French 20:00 ~ 21:00 5950 (Issoudun)

China

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Chinese 11:30 ~ 12:30 6095
23:00 ~ 24:00 7215

India

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
English 2 14:00 ~ 17:00 9785

Japan

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Japanese 01:00 ~ 02:00 9580
02:00 ~ 03:00 11810

Moscow

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Russian 17:30 – 18:00
20:00 - 20:30
01:00 – 01:30
06:00 – 06:30
09:30 – 10:00
14:00 – 14:30
738 (AM)

Jakarta

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Indonesian 12:00 ~ 13:00 102.6 (FM)

Buenos Aires

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Spanish 18:00 ~ 18:55
(Monday ~ Friday)
94.7 (FM)

Non Direction

Language Time (UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
Korean 1 09:00 ~ 11:00 7275
Korean 2 10:00 ~ 11:00 1170 (AM)
11:00 ~ 12:00 7275
Japanese 08:00 ~ 09:00 7275
08:00 ~ 10:00 6155
09:00 ~ 11:00 9805
11:00 ~ 13:00 1170 (AM)
Chinese 13:00 ~ 14:00 1170 (AM)
13:00 ~ 14:00 7275
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