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

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

Update: 2021-07-21
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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! 


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

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

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