“Evening Magazine”: Radio Hankook KSUH & KWYZ

KING-5‘s  Evening Magazine has done a feature on Jean Suh’s “Radio Hankook” – our region’s Korean language broadcaster via 1450 KSUH Puyallup & 1230 KWYZ Everett.  Author Saint Bryan showcases these stations, now in their 20th year of serving Korean listeners in the Puget Sound.  The stations offer a variety of programming – from news, various styles of music including K-pop, operating businesses locally, Talk shows, education & public affairs to a small but loyal listening audience.  Every year Suh selects six struggling businesses and gives them free advertising. She isn’t earning a fortune.“We are very poor,” she laughs. 

Bryan’s article also notes that “Radio Hankook” is an important resource for new members of the Korean community & also profiles businesses scattered throughout the region.  Jean hosts her own daily show mixing oldies, poetry, observations & conversation.  While “Radio Hankook” may not earn large revenue, it is an interesting opportunity to resurrect a couple of failing AM stations in our region by providing some meaningful programming.

Owner Jean Suh on-air with her daily show on “Radio Hankook” 1450 KSUH & 1230 KWYZ  (Photo: KING-TV)

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening
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