Ricordo che in onde corte dalla Corea del Sud trasmette, in inglese e altre lingue (diversi anni fa anche in italiano) KBS World Radio.
English-Only Radio Station to Debut
By Kim Tae-jong
The state-run Traffic Broadcasting System (TBS) will launch an English-language radio station on Dec. 1 to broadcast the latest news, entertainment and culture for foreign residents of Seoul.
``Foreign nationals will be kept updated on what's going on in the metropolis through the various programs,'' TBS program manager Kim Nam-il said. ``But it's not just offering information but also entertaining them just like the radio programs they enjoy in their own countries.''
The station, named eFM, will air programs for 20 hours from 6 a.m. every day on 101.3MHz. It will initially be broadcast in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, and then expanded to Gwangju and Busan from next February. The station operators will also consider loaning portable radios to tourists at international airports for them to listen to the station.
``We tried to reflect suggestions from foreigners as much as possible for programs and to hire native-English speakers as hosts. We also think the programs are good material for those who want to learn English,'' Kim said.
Some of the main programs are ``Soul of Asia,'' airing from 11 a.m. to noon from Monday to Saturday, which provides useful information related to life in the metropolis. ``K-Popular'' airing from Monday to Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. will introduce Korean pop songs.
The station will broadcast news programs ``This Morning'' from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and ``Evening Show'' from 6:10 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekday, which will deal with up-to-the-minute news on current affairs and in-depth commentaries.
``Evening Show'' will be hosted by German-born TV personality Bernhard Quandt, better known as Lee Cham after becoming a naturalized Korean citizen.
``Drivetime'' will feature world music from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, co-hosted by TV personalities Sam Hammington and Annabelle Ambrose.