VOICE OF THE MARTYRS KOREA LAUNCHES 24-HOUR SATELLITE RADIO TO KEEP THE VOICES OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRS THROUGHOUT TIME AND ACROSS HISTORY ALIVE
March 20, 2018 -- Voice of the Martyrs Korea launched a 24-hour Korean language satellite radio channel featuring around-the-clock sermons from Christian martyrs, teachings about persecution, and Bible readings from its popular Chosun Bible. The broadcast is accessible across Asia.
“The mission of Voice of the Martyrs Korea is to make sure that the voices of Christian martyrs never fall silent,” board chair Hyun Sook Foley explains. “This satellite channel takes the stories and sermons of the martyrs out of the museum and makes it possible for Korean Christians across Asia to learn from their example and to once again hear their teachings as living words.”
According to board chair Foley, the early church recognized three kinds of martyrs: Red, green, and white martyrs.
“When most Christians think about martyrs, they think only about people who were killed for their faith. Such people are red martyrs. However, there are also green and white martyrs,” board chair Foley explains.
“Green martyrs are people who died to themselves—their plans, goals, and desires. White martyrs are people who have died to the world and its plans, goals, and desires.”
Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s satellite radio includes teachings from all three types of Christian martyrs.cd
For more than ten years, VOMK has been broadcasting into North Korea using one of the strongest shortwave radio frequencies ( 7510kHz at 00:30-1:00 KST daily ) and in January 2018 added an AM frequency (1431 AM at 23:00-23:30 KST daily). According to board chair Foley, the new satellite frequency is designed to reach the growing number of Koreans across Asia with access to satellite radio.
“The satellite broadcast will allow us to reach Koreans all over Asia; not only in South Korea, but in North Korea as well as China,” board chair Foley explains.
Here in Korea, you can also access the satellite via a C-Band dish (no subscription or payment needed). The information is as follows, but if you would like help tuning in, you may contact VOMK at 02-2065-0703.
Satellite: ABS-2 @ 75 degree East
Frequency: 3740 MHz
Symbol rate: 33 MS/s