UPDATE: added Chinese subs full version
Jang Keun Suk appeared as the first and special guest on KBS Cool FM “Verbal Jint’s Pops Pops” today. This radio program was webcast. Thanks to eels, we can see what it was like through the recorded videos. And I will share the summary of the program as well. I hope you’ll feel the atmosphere.
Credits: 根深蒂固 張根碩
*Summary of the radio show
Translation source: @showerin
English translation: tenshi_akuma
Before the radiocast started, JKS kneeled and gave VJ bouquet flowers to celebrate starting the program.
Verbal Jint (VJ) started the program, introducing JKS as the first guest for his radio program. “The same lines sounds totally different when he utters. He can act. He can sing. There seems nothing he cannot do. He is Asian Prince, Jang Keun Suk.”
JKS: It’s my first appearing on KBS radio. I wasn’t invited before. lol. You may be surprised to know our relationship, VJ and me. However, he sent me a message at 4 am (midnight) when it was decided to have his own radio show. Surprisingly, he did so though we’ve never drank together yet!
VJ: I trapped him. lol.
VJ: When I was asked by the chief who I would want to invite the first guest, then I answered JKS.
JKS: It really went well according to script. lol.
JKS: I’ve been a fan of his music for some time. Then, I asked someone his e-mail address and sent him directly.
VJ: When I performed at Tokyo Dome, I realized again that he is capable of filling all the seats of such a huge venue.
JKS: About a month later,my documentary was scheduled to be aired on KBS. I asked VJ to narrate the program. It turend out really great. My expected output was more casual. lol.
JKS: The viewer rating was higher than expected and I got a lot of telephone calls after the broadcast.
VJ: I heard you filmed juice CF in China.
JKS: Yes. And in Japan the teaser of my solo album was just released. Plus, I released CD of Team H, unit group.
VJ: How about in Korea?
JKS: I think I should focus on acting.
VJ: When will you start to act again?
JKS: Fans are concerned about my next project. My previous drama was not successful. That’s why I should be more careful about selecting my work. Now I decided my next one, but haven’t signed the contract yet. Therefore, I can’t say anything about it even I want to give you some hints.
VJ: What kind of role do you want to play or not to?
JKS: I want to avoid acting an artist (musician).
VJ: This program is broadcasting all over the world. I’m scared. Especially today, people all over the world must be listening to us.
JKS: Hello, everyone in the world. How are you? lol.
VJ: How was your TOEIC test?
JKS: I think it’s interesting. However well they can speak English, it doesn’t mean they can get high scores. They need to learn techniques for the exam. I think it’s interesting, but at the same time, it’s difficult, either. My scores will be out on May 18th.
VJ: As for me, I entered law school, but in the middle of learning law, I took a temporary leave from school and started music activities. This March was the deadline to decide if I would return to school, but I didn’t submit any documents… In short, I’m no more the university student.
JKS: Oh! That’s an artist’s pride!
JKS: I don’t agree to attach too much importance to school background. VJ is naturally an artist.
VJ: I found studying law was not my way.
JKS: In my case, I have to get PhD in directing film. Because it answers my purpose. I also don’t think studying law is not necessary as an artist.
VJ: I respect your way to continue seeking what you want to explore.
JKS: By the way, it’s surprising that you sent me a message at 4 am. It’s like a nuclear bomb that I’m a guest of live show. lol.
VJ: When you said that you accepted me my offer, I thought you might be drank… but I reported it to the chief. lol.
JKS: I didn’t know what kind of music is suitable to this program, so I brought my 10 recommended songs… Ah, wait. My song. Let’s play my song. Team H will perform at Budokan, Tokyo and Korea in May. In June, we’ll hold concerts in Hawaii and Los Angeles. “Beautiful Change”, here you go.
VJ: I heard you had experience as a radio DJ of SBS when you were young.
JKS: Yes. Thinking about it now, they were very adventurous to have young 17-year-old boy be the DJ. lol.
VJ: Do you have any advice to give to me as the senior?
JKS: I wrote them down as I expected to be asked. At first, try to be bitter to the listeners. I mean, please swear. If you so, it’ll work to draw attention.
VJ: I’m afraid if I become unpopular because of such an attitude..
JKS: It’s a half-a-year radio show, right? Just believe yourself and do for six months. lol. Secondly, be kind to anties at cafeteria.
VJ: For example, what will you answer the question, “I heard VJ’s radio cast is so generous to give a gift as long as we do…”?
JKS: If I were you, I would answer “Radiocast is a game!?” I would say in a bitter way like friends. To respond it, another comment will come. Then, answer it. Like this, I would enjoy it. I think this is exchange and communication. Especially around this time, working people are listening to your program, waiting for lunch break. It’s better to focus on such people to enjoy your radiocast.
[talking about politics]
JKS: If it were a 2-hour show, I would discuss a lot, but in fact it’s an hour show. That’s why we have to rush. lol.
JKS: By the way, there are a lot of interesting items in this studio. For example, piano and guitar. Like this, I often make a song randomly.
Verbal Jint~ Asia Prince~ 11:30~ For today’s lunch, Mexican food~ Senhorita~ Oh yeah~
JKS: Ah, I had to keep quiet. What do you think my fans said to me before the show started? “Please don’t make a bad break~!”
VJ: How about doing something like a radiocast in your concert?
JKS: Actually I did it about 6 years ago. I’m thinking now to webcast my singing with friends… Or another idea is uploading edited videos how JKS talks with passersby. Just like showing my real life style.
VJ: How do you rate my first show?
JKS: 78 points. Basically, you have a great voice. It suits around 11 am. And your voice gives us a comfortable time. Good personality. The rest 22 points are just for time management or something. They are just a small thing.
JKS: I think it’s better to play rare or various songs rather than common ones. Besides, please tell listeners how you felt when hearing the song. For example, when you had difficulties, you often listened or something. Please select songs, imagining listeners’ feeling.
VJ: When can I see Singer Jang Keun Suk in Korea?
JKS: As a temporary event, I’m preparing Team H party. Except that, you’ll see Actor JKS. I’m sorry I’ve talked a lot today thought I was planning to be quiet. I’m happy to have met you after a long interval. And I really enjoy appearing on Korean radio. I’ll be back.
*Good quality version