Radio Romance (TV series)

Radio Romance (Korean라디오 로맨스; RRRadio Romaenseu) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Yoon Doo-joon and Kim So-hyun, with Yoon Park and Yura. It aired on KBS2's Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot from January 29 to March 20, 2018.[2][3][4][5]

Radio Romance
Radio Romance (TV series).jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul라디오 로맨스
Created byKBS Drama Production
Written byJeon Yu-ri
Directed byKim Shin-il
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)
  • Heo Gun
  • Kim Chu-seok
  • Kim Kwan-min
  • Lee Gun-joon
  • Kim Dong-hwi
  • Seo Byung-chul
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 29 (2018-01-29) –
March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)
External links


Song Geu-rim (Kim So-hyun) has always wanted to become a radio writer. However, because she lacks the writing skills, she was always forced to be an assistant writer. When her only show faces cancellation, she must secure her place as writer. So she decides to try casting Ji Soo-ho (Yoon Doo-joon), a top star actor who's known to have a "perfect life".



A top actor who is accustomed to act based on scripts. He ends up becoming the DJ for a live radio show where nothing ever goes according to plan.[6]
The writer of Soo-ho's radio show with five-year experience as an assistant writer. She lacks of writing skills but possesses excellent planning skills.[7][8]
The radio station's competent producing director. Because of his perfectionism, every program he handles achieved No. 1 in listener ratings.
An over-the-hill actress who fell from grace due to a DUI accident that happened three years ago.[9]


People around Soo-ho and Geu-rimEdit

  • Ha Joon as Kim Jun-woo (33 years old)
Soo-ho's long-time manager who oversees the actor's every move.[10]
A psychiatrist who is Soo-ho's high school classmate and personal doctor.
Soo-ho's legal mother who is the CEO of JH Entertainment.
Soo-ho's father who is a veteran actor.
An actress who is very popular. She is having an affair with Soo-ho's father.
Geu-rim's mother. She became blind during a surgery she had when she was 39.

Radio station staffEdit

Radio program writer.
Radio program director.
Radio assistant director.
Radio station director.
DJ of a Thirty-year old radio program.

Radio station sub-writer membersEdit


A reporter.
Soo-ho's friend in 12 years ago, liked Geu-rim. Died in a car accident.

Special appearancesEdit

  • U-Kwon as Kang Minu (Ep. 1)
  • Ji Il-joo as Oh Jin-soo (Ep. 2–3)
  • Jung Gyu-soo as amnesia old man (Ep. 4)
  • Bona as DJ Jay (Ep. 5)


Original soundtrackEdit

Radio Romance OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
LabelCREAHUB, LOEN Entertainment[a]

Part 1Edit

1."Radio Romance"
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Runy
  • Jung Soo-min
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Runy
  • Jung Soo-min
NCT U[b]3:39
2."Radio Romance (Inst.)" 
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Runy
  • Jung Soo-min
Total length:7:18

Part 2Edit

1."The Covered Up Road (Sound Track Ver.)" (가리워진 길)
  • Yoo Jae-ha
2."The Covered Up Road (Special Live Ver.)"
  • Yoo Jae-ha
  • Yoo Jae-ha
3."The Covered Up Road (Sound Track Ver.) (Inst.)" 
  • Yoo Jae-ha
4."The Covered Up Road (Special Live Ver.) (Inst.)" 
  • Yoo Jae-ha
Total length:13:28

Part 3Edit

1."Bygone Days" (지난 날)
  • Yoo Jae-ha
  • Yoo Jae-ha
2."Bygone Days (Inst.)" 
  • Yoo Jae-ha
Total length:10:38

Part 4Edit

1."Another Sadness" (또 하나의 슬픔)
  • Lee Hyun-do
  • Lee Hyun-do
2."Another Sadness (Inst.)" 
  • Lee Hyun-do
Total length:8:02

Part 5Edit

  • KamDongis
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
  • KamDongis
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
Lee Seok-hoon3:44
2."Story (Inst.)" 
  • KamDongis
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
Total length:7:28

Part 6Edit

1."On The Road" (길에서)
  • RUNY
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Jung Soo-min
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Jung Soo-min
Haebin (Gugudan)3:59
2."On The Road (Inst.)" 
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Jung Soo-min
Total length:7:58
Disc 2:
1."Your Radio"Various Artists2:46
2."Bang Bang"Various Artists1:21
3."Cycling"Various Artists2:50
4."Happiness"Various Artists2:32
5."Lovely string"Various Artists5:02
6."My Home"Various Artists2:48
7."Starlight"Various Artists3:27
8."Someone"Various Artists4:04
9."Shake it, Shake it"Various Artists2:23
10."Our Shining days"Various Artists2:43
11."Start up"Various Artists4:08
12."Ssdam Ssdam"Various Artists2:21


On January 24, a photo was shared on the online community saying that lead actress Kim So-hyun was shooting underwater. The photo shows a woman wearing a hanbok in the water on January 21. On this day, the lowest temperature was recorded below minus 16 degrees. During the press conference for the premiere of Radio Romance held on January 25, the drama's PD addressed online criticism regarding the outdoor water filming, despite the weather warnings. He issued an apology stating that "Kim So Hyun's outdoor water filming wrapped up on Sunday (Jan 21st). We debated on it a lot, since she would be getting in the water. We ensured safety equipment nearby, as well as a camping car on set, and finished filming in the shortest amount of time possible. Due to time constraints, an action stunt double filmed additional outdoor water scenes yesterday (Jan 24th). It was filmed by an action actor, not Kim So-hyun, wearing a winter suit and shot in a similar situation (Jan 21st). The number of shots was done with one take and protection was taken right away. We apologize for causing concerns with this matter. The filming set is our lives. Naturally, safety is important."[13] At the press conference, Kim's hand was visually seen red.[14]


  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[15] AGB Nielsen[16]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 January 29, 2018 6.2% (NR) 6.3% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 5.6% (NR)
2 January 30, 2018 5.2% (NR) 5.4% (NR) 5.8% (NR) 6.0% (NR)
3 February 5, 2018 6.2% (NR) 6.4% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
4 February 6, 2018 5.5% (NR) 5.8% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 5.9% (NR)
5 February 13, 2018[c] 6.5% (17th) 6.6% (NR) 5.1% (20th) 5.0% (20th)
6 5.5% (NR) 6.2% (NR) 4.2% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
7 February 20, 2018[c] 4.8% (NR) 5.3% (NR) 3.9% (NR) 4.4% (NR)
8 4.6% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 3.4% (NR) 4.1% (NR)
9 February 26, 2018 5.1% (NR) 6.0% (NR) 3.7% (NR) 4.6% (NR)
10 February 27, 2018 4.7% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 3.4% (NR) 4.3% (NR)
11 March 5, 2018 4.4% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 4.0% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
12 March 6, 2018 4.6% (NR) 5.0% (NR) 3.5% (NR) 3.9% (NR)
13 March 12, 2018 4.1% (NR) 4.5% (NR) 2.9% (NR) 3.3% (NR)
14 March 13, 2018 4.4% (NR) 3.2% (NR)
15 March 19, 2018 4.2% (NR) 2.6% (NR) 2.7% (NR)
16 March 20, 2018 4.2% (NR) 4.6% (NR) 3.1% (NR) 3.4% (NR)
Average 5.0% 5.4% 4.1% 4.5%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 2018 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actor Nam Da-reum Won [17]
Best Young Actress Lee Re Nominated


  1. ^ Relaunched and renamed as kakao M on March 23, 2018
  2. ^ Credited as a song by NCT U, sung by members Taeil and Doyoung
  3. ^ a b Two episodes are aired on the same day due to the 2018 Winter Olympics.


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  3. ^ Jang, Ah-reum. [공식] 김소현, '라디오 로맨스'로 6개월 만에 드라마 복귀. Naver (in Korean). News1 Korea. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
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  6. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon to star in KBS's "Radio Romance"". Hancinema. Joy News 24. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
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  9. ^ "Girl's Day Yura to star in 'Radio Romance' with Kim So Hyun & Yoon Doo Joon". KBS World. KBS World. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Choi, Jeong-min. 하준, '라디오 로맨스' 출연 확정…윤두준 매니저 役 [Ha Joon, 'Radio Romance' Confirmed Appearance...Yoon Doo-joon manager]. Tenasia (in Korean). Ten Asia. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Lee, Eun-hye. "[초점Q] 윤두준X김소현, CF·드라마 카메오 넘어 '라디오 로맨스' 주연으로 재회?". Sports Q (in Korean). Sports Q. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  12. ^ Lee, Ji-hyun. '라디오 로맨스' 김소현 "성인이 되고 첫 작품, 열심히 하겠다". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "'라디오 로맨스' 김소현, 영하 16℃ 한파에 수중촬영?…PD "아냐" 해명" ['Radio Romance' So-Hyun Kim, underwater shooting at minus 16 ℃ cold? PD “No” Explanation]. DongA (in Korean). January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  14. ^ "'건강 이상신호' 김소현, 새빨개진 손 '영하권 날씨에 입수 촬영 때문?'". TvDaily (in Korean). January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  15. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "[2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원"". 10Asia (in Korean). January 1, 2019.

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