BUSAN, South Korea — Busan English Broadcasting (FM 90.5MHz) will offer a news and information program in Chinese next month after receiving approval from the Korea Communications Standards Commission in July.
Starting at the end of October, Busan e-FM will present an hour of Chinese language local and China news and information.
Since it went on the air in 2009, Busan e-FM has broadcast in English 24 hours a day to foreigners living in the city. In line with the Korea Communications Standards Commission decision to allow multilingual broadcasting in July, Busan EFM has plans to start catering broadcasting schedules for 25,000 Chinese residents in Busan and Gyeongnam by providing local news, life information and educational programs.
It has hired Chinese producers, presenters and reporters, and Korean writers fluent in Chinese.
With the new program, the station hopes to expand its audience as a foreign language broadcasting station and become a trusted source of useful information for Chinese residents of Busan and students learning Chinese.
The program will air at 9 p.m. each night for one hour.
Information: Busan English Broadcasting (051-663-0034~5) Website: www.befm.or.kr
Source: Busan City News