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Educational Broadcasting System (EBS)
EBS Logo.jpg
Type Broadcast radio and
Country  South Korea
Availability South Korea
North America
Motto 미래를 여는 지식채널
Owner Government of South Korea
Key people Kwak Duk Hoon, President
Launch date 1990 (Television and Radio); 1997 (Satellite); 2001 (Digital); 2005 (DMB)
Callsigns HLQL
Official Website
Korean name
Hangul 한국 교육 방송 공사
Hanja 韓國敎育放送公社
Revised Romanization Han(-)guk Gyoyuk Bangsong Gongsa
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Kyoyuk Pangsong Kongsa

Educational Broadcasting System(한국교육방송공사) or EBS is a South Korean educational broadcasting company located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. This state-operated network is known for its documentary and education programs. Initially owned by KBS, ownership was transferred to the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology after the incorporation of KBS in 1980.

EBS offers one terrestrial television channel, one radio channel, one DMB channel, and three satellite television channels in South Korea:

  • EBS TV — Previously known as KBS 3TV, it is known as "Channel 13", after its VHF channel. It is available nationwide through terrestrial broadcasting and has shows aimed at a variety of people, including after-school learning programs, documentaries, and various arts and cultural programs.
  • EBS FM — EBS's radio channel, the station focusses mainly on language learning.
  • EBSu (S-DMB) — its mobile channel
  • EBS Plus 1 (satellite) — The channel focusses greatly around the high school test curriculum and offers programming to complement and amplify the student's in-school education.
  • EBS Plus 2 (satellite) — The main focus of this channel is "lifelong" learning, with various programs for younger and older viewers.
  • EBSe (EBS Plus 3, satellite) — This is the network's English education channel, covering kids from kindergarten to grade 12.

Also EBS offers one cable/satellite channel, EBS America, in North America. It airs programs about Korean culture, language education, and kid's show.



EBS, though an educational broadcaster, is largely funded through the means of Commercial Advertising, but since its ratings are much lower than any other Free-to-air networks, it gets few ads.

Although being Independently-managed,The Korean Broadcasting System still gives 3% of its Annual License Fee Collection to EBS.[1],It represents 30% of its Annual Budget.[2]

EBS also receives funding from the Korean Government's annual national budget.

Notable Programs



EBS Radio

  • Morning Special (8:00~9:00, Mondays through Friday) and Saturday Morning Special (same time, Saturday)

EBS Plus

  • Survival English

FM Radio Frequencies

key transmitters
  • Seoul/Incheon/Gyeonggi 104.5 MHz (Gwanaksan 10 kW)
  • Gangneung 104.9 MHz (Geouebangsan)
  • Gwangju 105.3 MHz (Mudeungsan)
  • Daegu 105.1 MHz (Palgongsan, 5 kW)
  • Pohang 106.7 MHz (Johangsan, 3 kW)
  • Andong 107.7 MHz (Ilwolsan, 3 kW)
  • Daejeon 105.7 MHz (Gyeryongsan) - mainly Daejeon area / 107.9 MHz (Sikjangsan) - available all over the Chungnam area and some parts of Chungbuk area
  • Mokpo 104.1 / 106.7 MHz (Daedunsan)
  • Busan 107.7 MHz (Yeongdo)
  • Suncheon 106.3 MHz
  • Ulsan 105.9 MHz (Muryongsan)
  • Wonju 104.9 MHz (Baek-un, 3 kW)
  • Jeonju/Gunsan 106.9 MHz
  • Jinju 105.5 MHz (Mangjinsan)
  • Jeju (northern part of Jeju island) 107.3 MHz (Ara)
  • Seoguipo (southern part of Jeju island) 104.9 MHz
  • Changwon 104.3 MHz (Bulmosan)
  • Cheongju 105.1 MHz (Wuamsan)
  • Chungju 104.1 MHz (Gayeopsan)
  • Chuncheon 106.5 MHz (Hwayaksan)
low power relay stations
  • Paju relay 107.1 MHz (northern Gyeonggi)
  • Ongjin relay 105.9 MHz (remote Incheon)
  • Okgye 106.5 MHz
  • Taebaek relay 107.1 MHz
  • Sokcho relay 107.7 MHz
  • Yangyang relay 105.9 MHz
  • Gokseong relay 104.1 MHz
  • Jangheung relay 106.9 MHz
  • Yeonggwang relay 106.5 MHz
  • Seosan relay 102.3 MHz
  • Boryeong relay 104.7 MHz
  • Gumi relay 107.1 MHz
  • Hoengseong relay 107.5 MHz
  • Geochang relay 104.7 MHz
  • Boeun relay 107.3 MHz
  • Yeongdong relay 104.3 MHz
  • Danyang relay 106.3 MHz
  • Yanggu relay 104.5 MHz (near DMZ area)

See also


  1. ^ [1] KBS Annual Report 2008-2009
  2. ^ [2] The Korea Times - Educational Broadcasting System Faces Budget Cut (December.16,2008)

External links


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