16 min

K-pop is everywhere but on the radio | Tell Me More Vox Quick Hits

    • Society & Culture

K-pop is hugely popular worldwide, and boy band BTS’s “Dynamite” was virtually inescapable in 2020. And yet, the genre is hard to find on American radio. Despite K-pop’s takeoff online in the US and all over the globe, radio DJs still find most of it too risky to play for a Top 40 audience. Aja Romano, a culture writer at Vox, explains why.

Learn more: 

Read Aja’s story about K-pop and American radio here.

While you’re at it, check out Aja’s BTS explainer. 

And they made a K-pop playlist! Check it out on Spotify.

Also, Explained has a Netflix episode on K-Pop! 

This episode of Tell Me More was made by

Host: Emily Stewart (@emilystewartm)

Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde)

Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey


Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Or, even better, tell a friend! 
 
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K-pop is hugely popular worldwide, and boy band BTS’s “Dynamite” was virtually inescapable in 2020. And yet, the genre is hard to find on American radio. Despite K-pop’s takeoff online in the US and all over the globe, radio DJs still find most of it too risky to play for a Top 40 audience. Aja Romano, a culture writer at Vox, explains why.

Learn more: 

Read Aja’s story about K-pop and American radio here.

While you’re at it, check out Aja’s BTS explainer. 

And they made a K-pop playlist! Check it out on Spotify.

Also, Explained has a Netflix episode on K-Pop! 

This episode of Tell Me More was made by

Host: Emily Stewart (@emilystewartm)

Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde)

Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey


Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Or, even better, tell a friend! 
 
What do you want to learn on Tell Me More? Send your requests and questions to tellmemore@voxmedia.com. We read every email! 
 
Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Tell Me More by subscribing to Vox Quick Hits in your favorite podcast app.

Support Vox Quick Hits by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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