KBS Radio 2 (Hangul: KBS 2 라디오; also known by its nickname Happy FM) is a K-Pop, classical music, and entertainment network of the Korean Broadcasting System. Opened in 1933 on AM Radio, the network began utilising FM Radio frequencies 47 years later for a clearer audio reception.

KBS Radio 2
Broadcast areaSouth Korea - almost national
BrandingKBS Happy FM (Nickname)
SloganMusic on this station is good
FrequencyHLSA-AM:AM 603 kHz
HLSA-SFM: FM: 106.1 MHz (Seoul)
97.1 MHz (Busan) ...more
First air date1933; 87 years ago (1933) (AM Band)
1980; 40 years ago (1980) (FM Band)
FormatK-Pop, Classical music, Entertainment, News
OwnerKBS
Sister stationsKBS Radio 1,
KBS Radio 3,
KBS Classic FM,
KBS Cool FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitekbs.co.kr/radio/2radio

Radio 2 operates daily from 5:00 am to 3:00 am of the following day. National programs originate from Seoul, with regional opt-outs as well as rebroadcasts of selected KBS 2FM programs are aired across local stations operating on FM and, if applicable, AM radio.

StationsEdit

Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi ProvinceEdit

Callsign Frequency Power (㎾) Transmitter Location
HLSA-AM AM 603㎑ 500㎾ Namyang
HLSA-SFM FM 106.1㎒ 25㎾ Gwanaksan

Other ProvincesEdit

  • Chuncheon : FM 98.7 MHz
  • Wonju : FM 100.5, 88.1 MHz
  • Gangneung : FM 102.1 MHz, FM 106.7 MHz, FM 103.9 MHz
  • Daejeon : FM 100.9 MHz
  • Cheongju : FM 90.9 MHz
  • Jeonju : FM 92.9 MHz
  • Gwangju : FM 95.5 MHz
  • Mokpo : FM 88.1 MHz
  • Suncheon : FM 102.7 MHz, FM 100.9 MHz, FM 106.7 MHz
  • Daegu : AM 558 kHz, FM 102.3 MHz
  • Gimcheon : FM 88.9 MHz
  • Ulleung Island : FM 92.1 MHz
  • Busan : FM 97.1 MHz, FM 99.5 MHz
  • Changwon : FM 106.1 MHz
  • Jeju : FM 91.9 MHz, FM 89.7 MHz, FM 92.7 MHz

HistoryEdit

  • 1934 - Kyeongsong Broadcasting JODK 603 kHz started broadcasting.
  • 1947 - Kyeongsong Broadcasting Closed.
  • 1970 - KBS Drama Radio 666 kHz HLSA started broadcasting.
  • 1972 - Frequency Moved to 603 kHz.
  • 1977 - KBS Radio 2 reformated from Drama to Popular music.
  • November 9, 1980 - KBS 2Radio FM repeater 106.1MHz Launched becoming South Korea's Third FM station.
  • December 1, 1980 - Renamed as KBS-FM. along with the launch of KBS Radio 3, KBS Radio 4 (Now Cool FM Formerly TBC Radio), KBS Radio 5 (Now SBS Love FM Formerly KBS Radio Seoul and DBS) and KBS Stereo (Now Classic FM).
  • October 20, 2003 - KBS Radio 2 Renamed as Happy FM. Reformated as an entertainment radio station for the middle aged.
  • March 3, 2005 - Viewable Radio (BORA) Broadcast launched.
  • 2013 - Returned as KBS-FM. Reformated back again as a popular music radio station.

See alsoEdit