Monday, 12 May 2014

#31 - Postcard from KBS WORLD Radio

Postcard : "60 Years KBS World Radio (1953-2013)"

KBS World Radio (Korean: KBS 월드라디오; or Radio Korea or Radio Korea International) is the official international broadcasting station of South Korea. Owned by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the station broadcasts news and information in 11 languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian, German, French and Spanish.

The foreign-language radio broadcast from KBS (before its restructure into a public broadcaster in March 1973) was started as "The Voice of Free Korea" in 1953. It officially became a part of KBS in July 1968. The station was renamed "Radio Korea" in March 1973, and then "Radio Korea International" in August 1994.

In July 2003, KBS World, an international television channel aimed at Koreans abroad, started broadcasting. In March 2005, "Radio Korea International" became KBS World Radio.


Former KBS World logo used from 2003 to 2009

Website
English : http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/
Bahasa Indonesia : http://world.kbs.co.kr/indonesian/

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