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Sound Politics of Radio TBS eFM - The Concepts of Globalization and Multiculturalism in Korea

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ABSTRACT

This paper examines one of the radio channels, TBS eFM, whose aims are to enhance global senses for Koreans and to provide foreign residents in Korea with information about Korean culture and society. Also, TBS eFM is to brdige between foreign residents’ cultures and Korean cultures. While most of foreign residents in Korea are from Asia, TBS eFM targets English speakers as their major listeners. Most programs air British and U.S. popular music as well as Korean songs including recent K-pop hits. The hosts of the programs are from the United Kingdom, Australia, U.S.A, and a few of them are Korean descents who have emigrated to other countries, or who speak English very fluently. In this paper, I argue that TBS eFM reflects the concepts of multiculturalism and globalization that a Korean society has reconstructed. I examine the ways of how Korea has evolved the concept of multiculturalism to embrace people from Asian countries and globalization to promote a sense of globalized Korea, looking at the concept of soundscape by Murray Schafer and noise by Jacques Attali.

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