The first Korean-language radio programming in Calgary went on the air via Red FM(106.7Mhz), on May 18, Saturday, 2013. Red FM is a Surrey-based ethnic radio station, in operation there since 2006. It features programming in more than a dozen languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Fijian, Germany, Serbian, Hungarian, Rumanian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Philipino, Russian and Polish, and now, Korean. It was only last year, on May 24, 2012, that Red FM’s parent company, Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Inc., received a license from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a new ethnic commercial radio station to serve Calgary.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Korean-Canada diplomatic relations, Consulate General Choi Yeon-Ho in Vancouver sent congratulations on the station’s opening, joining various Korean community leaders in Calgary welcoming this new programming.
Jun Anna, a former head of the Calgary Korean Women’s Association, was nominated as general manager of Korean program as well as DJ. She said she tries her best to strengthen the Korean community here by providing a much needed bridge between the Canadian mainstream and the community ; delivering a variety of essential information and knowledge to help Korean immigrants settle down successfully, as well as news about both Korean and Canadian society such as politics, economics, education, culture and social issues. The broadcast will be for 1 hour from 8pm to 9pm every Saturday. Music requests or letters can be sent via 403-771-2332 or email@example.com
RED 106.7 FM will be a vibrant ethnic station and it’s Korean program will celebrate the ethnic diversity of Calgary.