The Voice of America schedule effective tomorrow, 29 March, shows Korean broadcasts on 1188 kHz mediumwave at 1330-1500 UTC. According to a report from Associated Press (AP), this is HLKX, the 100 kW transmitter of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) in Seoul. This also means a change in the shedule of FEBC, which is listed in Chinese on this frequency at 1230-1700 UTC.
According to the AP report, this move has the support of the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. The purpose is to get a better signal into North Korea. Broadcasts on 1188 kHz started on 1 January, according to the report.
(Source: VOA, AP)