One of my major radio projects at my Songtan, Korea home radio site was to record all 124 top-of-hour IDs of regular stations received in 2011 and 2012. As the site was my main location at which I listened, it was essential to know each and every station, all of which is outlined in this full FM bandscan. Two hours of top-of-hour station IDs are included in this report both individually and as a compilation, explanations of all radio networks and individual stations, and detailed scans and maps. This site is also home to numerous other projects that are linked to on this page.
After a few years at my home radio site in Songtan, Korea, I finally recorded a full audio bandscan of 100 stations received in real-time on June 7, 2015, including more distant Chinese stations that were easily heard on that evening. The audio compilation totals 34 minutes and complements other related projects from this site.
Because Japan and Korea use different frequencies for their FM band, it can be a very worthwhile experience to take a listen from Korea’s second largest city, Busan, 120 miles across the water from mainland Japan. I did just that in August 2013, logging the regularly-heard Japanese-band stations, some of them quite low-powered with no interfering stations whatsoever, included in a 12-minute audio compilation with an accompanying map.
Taking advantage of some extra time at Narita International Airport, 30 miles east of Tokyo, I managed to take a half-hour audio snapshot of Tokyo’s FM band in November 2011 and six months later in May 2012 before the eventual opening of the Tokyo Skytree tower and FM band expansion. Take a spin through the dial to hear interesting music, comedy, sports, and other content commonly heard on Japanese radio.
For other Asian radio content, see the following pages on this website:
• Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide with over 8 hours of audio to listen to, including a 3-hour audio documentary, 115-page station and informational guide, station logs, maps, bandscan videos, and a detailed guide on Korean FM, AM, and SW propaganda networks.
• Songtan, Korea Chinese FM Radio Log with over 3 hours of Chinese radio audio as heard from Songtan, including both tropo and distant E-skip, a 123-page guide, maps, a record of all logged stations, logos, and more.