KBS Radio 2

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
FrequencyHLSA-AM:AM 603 kHz
HLSA-SFM: FM: 106.1 MHz (Seoul)
97.1 MHz (Busan) ...more
BrandingKBS Happy FM (Nickname)
SloganMusic on this station is good
Programming
FormatK-Pop, Classical music, Entertainment, News
Ownership
OwnerKBS
KBS Radio 1,
KBS Radio 3,
KBS Classic FM,
KBS Cool FM
History
First air date
1933; 88 years ago (1933) (AM Band)
1980; 41 years ago (1980) (FM Band)
Links
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, FM 89.5 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, FM 99.7 MHz
  • Jeju : FM 91.9 MHz, FM 89.7 MHz, FM 92.7 MHz

HistoryEdit

  • 1933 - Chōsen Broadcasting Corporation's Second Broadcasting(Korean조선방송협회 제2방송, JODB, 660 kHz) started broadcasting.
  • 1947 - Chōsen Broadcasting Corporation Closed. Relunched as KBS Second broadcasting(KoreanKBS 제2방송, HLSA).
  • 1972 - Frequency Moved 660 to 600 kHz.
  • November 1, 1978 - Frequency Moved 600 to 603 kHz.
  • December 1, 1980 - Renamed as KBS Radio 2. along with the launch of KBS Radio 3, KBS 2FM (Now Cool FM Formerly TBC Radio), KBS Radio Seoul (Now SBS Love FM Formerly DBS) and KBS 1FM (Now Classic FM).
  • July 1, 2000 - KBS 2 Radio FM repeater 106.1 MHz Launched.
  • 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.

See alsoEdit