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Korea’s Arirang Radio launches services in US

Korea’s English-language radio station Arirang Radio will start airing its programs in all US states, the company announced.

According to the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation, the operator of the Arirang Radio, the English-language radio service will begin at midnight on Thursday (US eastern time) for listeners in all 50 US states through SiriusXM Radio, America’s satellite radio company.

The radio’s seven regular programmes on Korean culture and tourism will become available for 11 hours a day on “Korea Today,” the 144th channel of SiriusXM, the company said.

SiriusXM broadcasts some 200 satellite radio channels to its 22.5 million paid subscribers. “Korea Today” will be the first channel whose programmes comprise content from a specific Asian country,” a representative of SiriusXM  said.