Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Chris Kadlec, who shares the following announcement about his Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide:
After a long 14 months of work, I’m happy to present the completed Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide, a three-hour documentary broadcast exploring the Seoul AM band one frequency at a time, plus a look at the radio war on the Korean peninsula accompanied by a 115-page guide.
In addition to radio broadcasts from across East Asia, the broadcast includes Korean noise jammers and AM, FM, shortwave, and television propaganda broadcasts from both the north and the south, additionally outlined in a 25-page broadcast transcript and 115-page informational guide. It also includes:
* A comprehensive list of 260 East Asian AM stations, including station names, tower locations, distance and direction from Seoul, parallel FM frequencies, broadcast hours, and station website links.
* A full bandscan of 235 regular nightly skywave signals as heard after the sun sets over Seoul.
* Daytime groundwave bandscans taken from eleven different locations in the Seoul metro area, along the North Korean border, beside the sea, and in Korea’s mountainous interior with background information about each location.
* A guide showing stations organized by their network affiliations in addition to privately-owned stations and networks. Alternatively, stations are also shown organized by country, region, and city.
* A chart showing signal strength for each bandscan – day and night – in bar graph format.
* A full colour-coded regional station map covering both skywave and groundwave signals.
* A view of some of Korea’s signal jammers as seen on an SDR (software-defined radio).
* Plus, a complete transcript of the three-hour audio broadcast with additional information on the featured audio clips as well as the songs featured in those clips.
– Chris Kadlec
Brilliant, Chris! I can only imagine the amount of time and effort you’ve put into this guide. Thank you!
Oh alas – there are no comments here on the SWling Blog promoting what a totally amazing work Chris’ Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide is. If you haven’t used the guide you are really missing out on what is the most amazing resources ever made available to anyone interested in broadcasting in the North Asian region. The project is a audible delight, complete with a full written transcript which allows you to check re-check or better absorb and understand the exotic radio samples that Chris has captured. The guide is way too much to listen to in one sitting, there is just too much to take in without a break. It’s truely a most amazing resource and will become a very value reference for anybody fascinated by broadcasting and how it is influenced by politics and international affairs.