tbs eFM’s Soul of Asia
When I first came here, the only English radio station I could listen to was AFN’s Eagle FM (102.7) for the US Armed Forces in Korea. Their signal isn’t as strong now compared to before though. Late last year, an all-English radio station started broadcasting in Seoul via 101.3 – tbs eFM. The main target listeners of the station are the expat community in Seoul. They broadcast from their building at the foot of Namsan (Mt. Nam) from 6AM to 2AM.
One of their shows is “Soul of Asia” hosted by Sara Kim from 11AM to 12 noon. It’s an hour-long show that focuses on life in Korea. It’s format is a balance of talk and music, as they usually play four songs every time. Guests who’ve been on the show include the gorgeous Eshe (the belly dancer – pictured above with Sara), Peter Bartholomew (of the Royal Asiatic Society – of which I’m planning to be a member of), and of course, more. (Sorry, I don’t have a list of all their past guests).
To listen to tbs eFM online, just visit their website and click the “ON AIR” icon on the upper left hand side of the page.