VOA Broadcasting in Korean
VOA Korean reaches elites in North Korea, who represent 10–15 percent of the population, via radio and the internet with uncensored news and information that is unavailable to North Koreans through state-controlled North Korean media. VOA Korean provides highly relevant news and information about the U.S. and the world.
Established: August 1942
Target Area: North Korea
Audio Now: Radio by Phone:
Programs and Features
VOA News Today (3 hours/daily): VOA Korean’s main news show provides comprehensive news coverage on North Korea from Washington and Seoul. It includes live 5-minute newscasts at the top of every hour with the latest news headlines from around the world.
Early Morning (1 hour/Monday-Friday): The program covers major developments around the Korean peninsula and discusses the U.S. reaction to them.
Live from Washington (2 hours/daily): This current affairs show includes the latest news, as well as entertainment developments in the U.S. and around the world.
Washington News Parade (1 hour/daily): This daily news program offers original reporting and in-depth coverage on North Korea.
Washington Talk (20 minutes/weekly): A Washington-based discussion series reviewing the week’s top events affecting North Korea, from the perspective of the United States, featuring VOA journalists and top experts (satellite/Korean Service website/YouTube/Facebook).
VOA Newscast (10 minutes/twice a day/M-F): VOA Korean’s TV news program provides major news stories with analysis of special interest to North Koreans.
Global Report (15 minutes/weekly/M– F): This weekly program touches on global news headlines with an in-depth breakdown of the hot button global topic of the week.
English Learning Programs (Expression Express, 3.5 minutes, twice a week/Cinema English, 2.5 minutes, weekly/Everyday Grammar, 2 minutes, weekly): VOA Korean’s English learning content contributes to sophisticated understanding of American English (Korean Service website/YouTube/Facebook).
My America (20 minutes/monthly): A documentary series that profiles Korean-Americans who overcome enormous challenges to make their American dreams come true (Korean Service website/YouTube/Facebook).
Across & Around America (20 minutes/weekly): A travel magazine series presenting a window on life in America by visiting 50 states, meeting people and landmarks around the country (Korean Service website/YouTube/Facebook)