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March 19, 2017

The past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category (in Japan)

Why don't we savor 'simple listening' on the sidelines of travel?

The following list is almost all past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category, heard in Japan, sorted them by ten geographical regions.

 

Reference : the following post includes global listenings (except in Japan), amounts to no less than 24 countries/regions and six continents.

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/the-past-posts.html

 

 

1.【Hokkaido】  the northern main island, near Russia

 

2016/10 FM band scan in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/fm-in-october-2.html

 

2.【Tohokunorth-east part of Japan

 

Right now, no post is available.

 

3.【KantoTokyo and surrounding prefectures

 

2016/08  Heard the AFN’s MW service in the restraining area, Yokosuka, Kanagawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/heard-an-afns-m.html

2016/08 The 'Enoshima Bali Sunset 2016', Fujisawa, Kanagawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/at-enoshima-isl.html

 

4.【Hokuriku and Shinetsua central part of Japan's Japan Sea side

 

2016/05 Now in near Kanazawa, Ishikawa

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/05/now-in-near-kan.html

 

5.【Tokaia central part of Japan's Pacific Ocean side

 

2016/07 MW in July 2016 in Gotmba, Shizuoka

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/mw-in-july-16-2.html

2016/06 FM in May 2016 in Omaezaki, Shizuoka

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/radio-listening.html

2015/06 FM in June 2015 in Jukkoku pass, Atami, Shizuoka

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-logging-on-a.html

 

6.【Kinki Kansai area, including Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, etc

 

2016/05 A travel to Kobe, Hyogo

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/05/a-tvel-to-kobe.html

 

7.【Chugoku】 the five prefectures: Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tottori and Shimane  

2015/06 The flower festival and local FM stations in Hiroshima

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/05/the-flower-fest.html

 

8.【Shikoku】 the four prefectures: Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima and Kochi

 

2014/05 Return from Takamatsu, Kagawa

 http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/05/return-from-tak.html

 

9.【Kyushu】 Kyushu and surrounding islands

 

2016/09  Tsushima island, Nagasaki

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/mw-and-fm-in--1.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/mw-and-fm-in-ap.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/chased-korean-f.html

2016/02  MW in Mar 2015, in Kagoshima

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/02/mw-in-mar-2015.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/02/mw-in-mar-201-1.html

 

10.【Okinawabetween the halfway of Kyushu and Taiwan

 

2013/12 and 2014/01 in Okinawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/12/aw-and-radio-ok.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/12/tried-to-long-d.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/01/the-daytime-log.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/01/the-nighttime-l.html

 

My ATS-909X in Sapporo, Hokkiado

Ats909x_sap_2  

March 18, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in Hong Kong

I’ve been to HK four times, the last sojourn was in January 2016.

In this travel, went to HK and neighboring areas with my wife and son for one week, with my Eton Satellit and ER-C57WR (ex C Crane CC Skywave).

We'd stayed at a hotel near HK central named Kowloon (in the Tsim Sha Tsui area) and went on two day trips to Shenzhen (Canton province, mainland China) and Macau.

 

As you may know, HK and Macau have been returned to China (PRC), but you still need to pass through immigration from mainland China.

We travelled to Shenzhen to meet my wife's relatives who live in the part of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen built-up area.

 

My wife was born in Malaysia and studied in Australia, but her both grand-parents came from Canton province, so she has a lot of relatives in this region.

The language widely spoken in this area is Cantonese.

It’s completely different from Mandarin, so I can’t understand it at all.

My wife’s native language is 'Hakka', one of the major Chinese dialects, and luckily for us, she also can speak Cantonese to a certain extent, so we didn't mind local travel.

In Canton province, Cantonese, Hakka and other minor local dialects are spoken.

I really agree that the southern part of China is a really multilingual area, it might be similar to how Belgium is in Europe.

 

I’m sure that several English radio broadcasters are available in HK.

 

RTHK

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) is the public broadcasting service of HK.

It currently operates seven radio channels and three television channels, and produces educational, entertainment, and public affairs programs that are also broadcast on commercial television channels.

Their Radio 3 and 6 (BBC World Service Relay) are only in English.

And Radio 4 is Classical music and fine arts by English and Cantonese

The features of Radio 3 are News, popular music, information, romance, comedy, reality, sports and education programs, which similar in genre to BBC Radio 4.

The MW frequencies are on 567kHz and 1584kHz.

As for FM, they’re on 97.9MHz, 106.8MHz, and 107.8MHz.

Radio 4’s are on 97.6MHz, 97.8MHz, 98.2MHz, 98.4MHz, 98.7MHz and 98.9MHz. (FM only)

Radio 6’s is 675kHz (MW only)

 

AM864

On 864 kHz, a commercial and 24-hour music station playing biggest hits from the 60’s to 2000's.

They also provide hourly international and local news and weather reports from 7am to 11pm.

The program named ‘Good Evening Kabayan’ is tailor-made for the Filipino community in HK, airs on Friday and Saturday 9-11pm.

 

The past posts related to HK on this blog

(FM on Jan 5, 2016, In HK)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/fm-on-jan-5-201.html

(Available TV programs in HK)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/available-tv-pr.html

(The one day travel to Shenzhen, China)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/one-day-travel.html

(My Eton Sattelit in HK)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/photos/reception_locations/hk_sattelit.html

 

Related links

(World Radio Map – HK)

http://worldradiomap.com/hk/hong-kong

(RTHK on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTHK

(RTHK Radio 3 service HP)

http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/index.php?c=radio3

 

near the terminal of ‘Star ferry’ in HK

Star_ferry

March 09, 2017

Domestic radio broadcasts in Philippines

I’ve been to Philippines once, however the travel was done in 20 years ago and only within central part of Manila.

One of my wife’s friends, a Japanese woman married with Filipino man, now lives in Cebu - Central Visayas.

We met them in last year, so I have a feeling of closeness to the country.

 

Radio broadcasting is one of the major media of the Philippines, because this country is an archipelago state, and radio programs are free to listen.

As a matter of fact, looking into the daily lives of Filipinos, radio broadcasts are closely related to them.

For urban dwellers who use cars for commuting, listening music by FM radio is a very common scenery.

As for MW, programs of news, drama and music have big demand.

It is said that there’re approx. 500 FM stations in this country, English is widely used among them.

25 FM stations are sharpening in Manila, but Zubari music programs, especially Pops are popular.

In fact, about 15 stations out of 25 stations are broadcasting stations that pop music flows.

There are also stations specializing in jazz broadcasting and stations specialized in classical music, also available the stations related to Christianity.

 

As pertains to MW, it is said that about 350 stations are active, in Tagalog language, regional dialects, and English are used.

Daily news, social concerns, public relations, and soap opera are gaining popularity.

There are many broadcasting stations like this, about 130 companies actually conduct broadcasting business.

 

Approximately 20 of them have very large networks, for example, ABS-CBN, GMA Network, Channel 9 (RPN 9), IBC etc. that are broadcasting TV programs are deploying FM stations and MW stations.

Also, like Radio Mindanao Network Inc., even in a company that only broadcasts radio, there are also places where there are so many stations.

Manila Broadcasting Corp., which is mainly based on MW broadcasting, forms an enormous network throughout the Philippines.

 

Related links

 

(World Radio Map in Manila, Philippines)

http://worldradiomap.com/ph/manila

 

(List of radio stations in the Philippines by Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_radio_stations_in_the_Philippines

 

(Asia Waves - Radio stations in Philippines)

http://www.asiawaves.net/philippines/

 

A central part of Cebu city (from Wiki)

Cebu

 

 

March 08, 2017

the verification card from the SBS radio (Shizuoka, Japan)

Shizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay.

In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

 

As of 2012, 11% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Fuji-Hakone-Izu and Minami Alps National Parks; Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park; and four Prefectural Natural Parks.

Shizuoka is particularly advantaged among Japan's prefectures in many ways, ranging from location, natural beauty, and climate to its industrial production and tourism.

 

In fact, official statistics show it to be the leading prefecture in Japan in nearly 250 different categories, for example;

 

・Mount Fuji (The highest Mountain in Japan),

・Suruga Bay (The deepest Bay in Japan),

・Green Tea production volume,

・Green Melon production volume,

・Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) production volume,

 

I'd lived in this prefecture for several years, so am well-informed about there.

(Shizuoka pref.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuoka_Prefecture

 

Mt. Fuji (from Wiki)

Fuji

 

a tea field (from Wiki)

Tea_field

 

Wasabis (from Wiki)

Wasabi

 

The SBS (Shizuoka Broadcasting System) radio is the only private / commercial MW broadcaster in this pref.

As for FM, the prefectural station named 'K-Mix' is available, and also approx. 12 new style low-powered community FM stations are active.

 

SBS's MW flagship frequency is 1404kHz, primary site is located in Shizuoka City.(10kW / JOVR)

The repeaters and relays are in Hamamatsu City (1kW / JOVO), Kakegawa City (100W), Gotemba City (100W), Tatsuyama (100W), Sakuma (100W), Misakubo (100W), Tenryu (100W), Haruno (100W) and Mishima City (100W).

Also available on 1557kHz, but only two locations. (Fujino-miya City and Atami City / both 100W)

 

Their new style complementary / supplementary FM (Wide FM) service commenced in December 2016, on 93.9MHz (1kW) from Yaizu City.

At this time, no relay or repeater.

(complementary / supplementary FM - Wide FM)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/the-current-sta.html

 

The related posts on this blog

(SBS’s test transmission)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/tried-to-catch.html

(in Gotemba City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/mw-in-july-16-2.html

(in Omaezaki City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/radio-listening.html

(in Jukkoku Pass, Atami City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-listening-at.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-logging-on-a.html

 

the card

Sbs_11

 

Sbs_12

 

 

March 07, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in Taiwan

I've been to Taipei four times. (two travels were only transfer...)

As for Taiwan, I guess two English broadcasters are available.

 

Radio Taiwan International (RTI)

They're one of the world's oldest radio stations that is still in operation today, broadcasting news and programs in 13 languages to the rest of the world.

Offering a wide variety of programs spanning from Chinese-Mandarin lessons to Taiwanese history.

RTI provides listeners a chance to become acquainted with the unique experience of Taiwan.

They mainly broadcast by the internet and short wave, however the MW service in English, targeted for Philippines, is still available on 1359kHz. (600kW / daily 11pm -12pm UTC)

(RTI English HP)

http://english.rti.org.tw/

 

International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

On 100.7MHz (Taipei), 100.1MHz (central), 100.8MHz (Chiayi area)

They state that the only private English language domestic broadcaster in Taiwan, with the mission of bridging cultural gaps, integrating the resources of Taiwan’s local, international communities for the ROC’s continued growth, and prosperity.

ICRT FM100 is an essential part of many people’s lives for news and entertainment. 

Its wide variety of programs are designed to meet the diverse and ever-growing needs of Taiwan. 

Also a valuable tool for Taiwan residents to better understanding English and join the global community.

(ICRT’s main HP)

http://www.icrt.com.tw/

 

【Other stations】 

(KBS - Kaohsiung Broadcasting Station)

On MW 1089kHz and FM 94.3MHz, owned by local government.

(Shih Hsin Radio Station)

On MW 729kHz and FM 88.1MHz in Taipei.

(Taipei Broadcasting Station)

On MW 1134kHz and FM 93.1MHz in Taipei.

- The program of BBC world service is available for two hours on weekdays.

 

【The Taiwan related posts on this blog】 

 

(World Radio Map - Taipei)

http://worldradiomap.com/tw/taipei

 

(the verification card from NHK World Radio Japan, heard in Taiwan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/01/the-verificatio.html

 

(Now in Taipei)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/01/now-in-taipei-i.html

 

(Now stay in Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/12/now-stay-in-kao.html

 

My DE1128 in Taipei

De118_taipei

March 06, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in South Korea

I’m sure that several English radio stations are available in South Korea.

For a wider variety, listening to online radio is good option because of the widespread adoption of the internet in this country.

 

Public broadcasters

Korean Broadcasting System (KBS radio)

KBS World Radio broadcasts news, sports, weather, music, interviews as well as cultural information in more than 10 languages.

It seems that their English services are only on the internet and short wave.

(KBS)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Broadcasting_System

(KBS World Radio - in English)

http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/

 

Korean Educational Broadcasting System (EBS-radio)

It’s an educational television and radio network covering South Korean territory, and the only major South Korean radio and television network without a separate regional service.

They're frequented by middle and high school students for their English study programming, and also for adults with language programming for Chinese, German, French, etc.

(EBS)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_Broadcasting_System

 

AFN - American Forces Network in Korea

A lot of transmitter sites are located.

They operate television stations as well, but those are only available to US SOFA status personnel with a decoder, but radio services can be received by anyone.

 

Private / Commercial stations

TBS e-FM (101.3MHz) in Seoul; This station broadcasts news about Korea and other radio programming related to sports, events, history, entertainment, the economy, etc.

(TBS eFM in English)

http://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/index.do

Busan eFM (90.5MHz)

(eFM Busan in English)

http://www.befm.or.kr/main/IndexAction.do?cmd=Index

Gwangju eFM (98.7MHz)

(GFN English)

http://www.gfn.or.kr/

Arirang Radio: Cheju (88.7MHz), Seogwipo (88.1MHz), Daejeong (101.9MHz)

(Arirang Radio in English)

http://www.arirang.com/Radio/Radio_index.asp

 

The related posts on this blog

(The Seoul AM radio listening guide)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/the-seoul-am-ra.html

 

(World Radio Map in Seoul)

http://worldradiomap.com/kr/seoul

 

(FM in December 2016 in Busan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/fm-in-december.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/mw-in-december.html

 

(heard in Tsushima island, near Busan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/mw-and-fm-in-ap.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/mw-and-fm-in--1.html

 

(heard in Busan, July 2011)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/07/mw-loggings-in.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/10/mw-reception-in.html

 

(the first visit to Busan, July 2011)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/07/going-to-busan.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/07/fukuoka-and-bus.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/07/today-i-returne.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/07/efm-and-love-fm.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/10/busan-is-an-ide.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/11/comparison-two.html

 

(my G3 in Busan, July 2011)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/photos/reception_locations/pusanbeach.html

 

(about Japan and Korea)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/01/addressing-syst.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/11/japanese-and-ko.html

 

(Other referential posts)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/12/on-1566khz.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/09/now-in-seoul-ko.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/09/mw-on-september.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/09/airports-in-tok.html

 

my PL-380 in Busan

Pl380_busan

 

March 05, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in Japan -3

About MegaNet;

The following four regional FM private stations established Megalopolis Radio Network(MegaNet), linking Japan's international FM radio stations and covering more than 65% of Japan's population.

 

1) InterFM897  89.7MHz (10kW) in Tokyo

Also on 76.5 MHz (300W) in Yokohama,

Their slogan is ‘The Real Music Station’ since April 2013 and previous slogan was ‘Tokyo's No.1 Music Station’.

The station uses English as its main language besides Japanese, with public service announcement segments aired in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian, Spanish, Thai, Portuguese and French to better serve the international community in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and its vicinity, not to mention news and other information bits in Japanese that the locals will find useful.

70% of its airtime is dedicated to worldwide music while the remaining 30% goes to Japanese pop and rock music selected in large part by a committee.

InterFM broadcast style mirrors American FM radio style and is consistent with stations in networks such as Clear Channel in the US.

(Inter-FM on Wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterFM

 

2) Radio Neo 79.5MHz (5kW) in Nagoya, Aichi –

MegaNet lost an affiliate in Aichi Prefecture when Radio-i closed in 2010, reducing its affiliates to three; MegaNet returned to Aichi in April 2014 as InterFM Nagoya and changed name to Radio Neo in October 2015.

 

3) FM Cocolo 76.5MHz(10kW) in Osaka.

Cocolo’ means ‘heart’ or ‘mind’ in Japanese.

Kansai area which includes Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo (city of Kobe), Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama prefectures.

Most of the programs are in English and Japanese, with Chinese, French, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Malaysian, Portuguese, Sinhalese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

 

4) Love FM 76.1MHz (1kW) in central Fukuoka

Also on 82.5MHz (100W) in west Fukuoka, 82.7MHz (250W) in Kita-Kyushu.

They cover all area of Fukuoka Prefecture, parts of Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Saga, Oita, and Yamaguchi Prefecture and Northern Kyushu.

They have 3 frequencies, “Fukuoka Station 76.1MHz”, Kitakyushu Station 82.7MHz” and Fukuoka Tower Station 82.5MHz” which set up on February 2002.

One of them “76.1” frequency can cover from Kumamoto City, part of Oita to Onga-gun, Fukuoka.

For example, when you go driving from Kumamoto City, you can enjoy driving to Fukuoka City without changing frequency.

Love FM supports your daily life with good music and information.

 

The HQ bldg of Radio Neo in Nagoya (from Wikipedia)

 

Neo_hq

March 04, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in Japan -2

American Forces Network.

AFN-Japan, formerly the Far East Network (FEN), has one full-power VHF terrestrial TV outlet.

Located on Okinawa, is the halfway between Kyushu and Taiwan, atop the Rycom Plaza Housing area in the central part of the island, AFN-Okinawa's (U.S. channel 8) TV signal serves the military and their families stationed on the island.

AFN-Japan also operates three low-power UHF terrestrial transmitters at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi prefecture near Hiroshima, Commander U.S Fleet Activities Sasebo and Misawa Air Base in Aomori pref.

TV viewers on military bases in the Tokyo and Kanto Plain area of Japan can view AFN via contractor-operated base cable TV services, or through AFN Direct-To-Home (DTH) dishes if they reside off-base.

AFN-Japan's radio services consist of AM and FM stereo operations at

Yokota Air Base, in Tokyo (810kHz / 50kW & cable FM),

MCAS Iwakuni, (1575kHz / 1kW),

FLTACTS Sasebo, in Nagasaki prefecture (1575kHz / 250W),

Okinawa (648kHz / 10kW & 89.1MHz / 6kW) and

Misawa (1575kHz / 250W).

 

The past post titled ‘Heard the AFN’s MW service in the restraining area’

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/heard-an-afns-m.html

 

 

My ER-C57WR at a ball ground in Yokosuka NAVY base

Yos_us_01

March 03, 2017

English domestic radio broadcasts in Japan

I’d like to describe the details of domestic English broadcasts in Japan.

First of all, about NHK (radio 2 - studying program). 

NHK is the abbreviation of Nippon Hoso Kyokai (it means ‘Japan Broadcasting Corporation’).

 

They have a diverse range of programs covering news, education, culture, family entertainment and sports - broadcast around the clock on every day of the year.

Their international SW service as NHK World Radio Japan.

They operate four television channels: General TV, Educational TV, BS 1 and BS Premium. NHK also delivers three radio channels: Radio 1(General), Radio 2(Educational) and FM (mainly music).

 

On Radio 2, there are a lot of English-studying programs, as follows; (in 2016)

1) Basic English 1,

2) Basic English 2,

3) Basic English 3,

4) English conversation by radio,

5) English listening,

6) English conversation (time trial),

7) Business English (entry level),

8) Business English (advanced level),

9) Enjoy simple English,

10) Let’s read Haruki Murakami’s achievements in English.

 

Wow, so many choices!

These programs are generally 15 minutes long and on every weekday.

There are four Radio 2 very high-powered (500KW) MW transmitters making it easy to hear everywhere not only in Japan but also in Asia / Pacific countries. 

 

693kHz in Saitama near Tokyo (JOAB),

747kHz in Sapporo, Hokkaido (JOIB),

774kHz in Akita (JOUB),

and 873kHz in Kumamoto. Kyshu (JOGB).

 

In case of an emergency, like in the 2011 disaster, you turn on the TV to NHK and set the audio to English sub-audio with the remote controller.

I personally think they are reliable at times of mass disaster and the only public TV in Japan, with proper training, budget, and human resources.

 

(NHK Radio 2 service)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHK_Radio_2

 

the NHK's broadcasting center in Tokyo (from Wikipedia)

Nhkcenter

 

March 02, 2017

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of March 2 2017

 As I posted, complementary (supplementary) FM services (including ‘Wide FM’) have been started one after another, among 48 commercial (private) MW stations in Japan.

I'd like to describe the latest situation in this time, as this is the only description in English, I think.

(the complementary / supplementary FM - explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

The following list is the 48 stations sorted by region. (except repeater or relay stations)

 

Hokkaido 2 stations

 

  Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Hokkaido hoso-HBC radio (JOHR) 91.5MHz (in-service), their traditional MW service is on 1287kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-1.html

 

Sapporo TV hoso-STV radio (JOWF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1440kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificat-2.html

   

Tohokunorth-east part of Japan, 6 stations

 

   Aomori City, Aomori Pref

Aomori hoso -RAB radio (JOGR) 91.7MHz , from Autumn 2017, MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

    Akita City, Akita Pref

Akita hoso-ABS radio (JOTR) 90.1MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

  Morioka City, Iwate Pref

Iwate hoso-IBS radio (JODF) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 684kHz (5kW)

  Sendai City, Miyagi Pref

Tohoku hoso-TBC radio (JOIR) 93.5MHz, from Spring 2017, MW is 1260kHz (20kW)

   Yamagata City, Yamagata Pref.

Yamagata hoso-YBC radio (JOEF), under consideration, MW is 918kHz (5kW)

  Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref

rfc radio Fukushima (JOWR) 90.8MHz, from March 26, 2017, MW is 1098kHz (JOWO / 5kW)

 

Kantonear Tokyo with Yamanashi, 7 stations

 

Mito City, Ibaraki Pref.

Ibaraki hoso-IBS radio (JOYF) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificat-1.html

 

Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref.

Tochigi hoso-CRT radio (JOXF), under consideration, MW is 1530kHz (5kW)

  Tokyo metropolitan area

TBS Radio (JOKR) 90.5MHz (in-service) MW is 954kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/the-verificatio.html

 

Bunka hoso (JOQR) 91.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1134kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/the-verificatio.html

 

Nippon hoso (JOLF) 93.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1242kHz (100kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-1.html

 

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.

RF Radio Nippon (JORF) under consideration, MW is 1422kHz (50kW)

 Kofu City, Yamanashi Pref.

Yamanashi hoso-YBS radio (JOJF), under consideration, MW is 765kHz (5kW)

 

Hokuriku and Shinetsua central part of Japan, 5 stations

 

  Niigata City, Niigata Pref.

Niigata hoso-BSN radio (JODR) 92.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

  Nagano City, Nagano Pref.

Shinetsu hoso-SBC radio (JOSR), under consideration, MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

  Toyama City, Toyama Pref.

Kitanihon hoso-KNB radio (JOLR) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 738kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-4.html

 

  Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

Hokuriku hoso-MRO radio (JOMR) 94.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz (5kW)

  Fukui City, Fukui Pref.

Fukui hoso-FBC radio (JOPR) 94.6MHz, from April 2017, MW is 864kHz (5kW)

 

Tokaia central part of Japan's Pacific Ocean side, 4 stations

 

  Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref.

Shizuoka hoso-SBS radio (JOVR) 93.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1404kHz (10kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/the-verificatio.html

 

  Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

Chubu nihon hoso-CBC radio (JOAR) 93.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1053kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-6.html

 

Tokai radio (JOSF) 92.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1332kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-5.html

 

 Gifu City, Gifu Pref

Gifu Chan-GBS (JOZF), under consideration, MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

 

Kinki Kansai area (near Osaka), 6 stations

 

  Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.

Kyoto hoso-KBS Kyoto radio (JOBR), under consideration, MW is 1143kHz(20kW)

  Osaka City, Osaka Pref.

Mainichi hoso-MBS radio (JOOR) 90.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1179kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

Asahi hoso-ABC radio (JONR) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1008kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

Radio Osaka-OBC radio (JOUF) 91.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1314kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

  Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.

Radio Kansai-CRK (JOCR), under consideration, MW is 558kHz (20kW)

  Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref.

Wakayama hoso- WBS (JOVF) 94.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1431kHz (5kW)

 

Chugoku】 4 stations

 

   Okayama City, Okayama Pref.

Sanyo hoso-RSK radio (JOYR), under consideration, MW is 1494kHz (10kW)

  Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Pref.

Chugoku hoso-RCC radio (JOER) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1350kHz (20kW)

  Syunan City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Yamaguchi hoso-KRY radio (JOPF) 92.3MHz (in-service) MW is 765kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificat-1.html

 

   Yonago City, Tottori Pref.

Sanin hoso-BSS radio (JOHF) 92.2MHz (in-service), MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

Shikoku 4 stations

 

  Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.

Nishi nihon hoso-RNC radio (JOKF), under consideration, MW is 1449kHz (5kW)

 Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.

Shikoku hoso-JRT radio (JOJR), under consideration, MW is 1269kHz (5kW)

  Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.

Nankai hoso-RNB radio (JOAF) 91.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1116kHz (5kW)

 Kochi City, Kochi Pref.

Kochi hoso-RKC radio (JOZR) under consideration, MW is 900kHz (5kW)

 

Kyushu 8 stations

 

  Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.

RKB mainichi hoso-RKB radio (JOFR) 91.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1278kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificatio.html

 

Kyushu asahi hoso-KBC radio (JOIF) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1413kHz (50kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificatio.html

 

  Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Pref.

Nagasaki hoso- NBC radio (JOUR) 92.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1233kHz (5kW)

  Saga City, Saga Pref.

NBC radio Saga (JOUO) 93.5MHz, from Feb. 2017, MW is 1458kHz (1kW)

  Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Pref.

Kumamoto hoso-RKK radio (JOBF) 91.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (10kW)

  Oita City, Oita Pref.

Oita hoso-OBS radio (JOGF) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1098kHz (5kW)

  Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Pref.

Miyazaki hoso-MRT Radio (JONF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 936kHz (5kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificat-2.html

 

  Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Pref.

Minami nihon hoso-MBC radio (JOCF) 92.8MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz(20kW)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/the-verificatio.html

 

Okinawabetween Kyushu and Taiwan, 2 stations

 

  Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Radio Okinawa ROK (JOXR), under consideration, MW is 864kHz (10kW)

Ryukyu hoso-RBCi radio (JORR), under consideration, MW is 738kHz (10kW)

 

the front panel of an ICF-EX5mk2 (by SONY)

you can see the analog channel tuning system, indicates Japanese MW stations sorted by region.

 

They're (from top to bottom), Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku and Shinetsu, Kanto, Tokai, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.

 

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DX International

  • DX International
    From the UK. Contains a selection of Chrissy's articles mostly published in Radio User (the UK based monthly magazine)

Seoul Radio Listening Guide

  • The Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide
    This is a three-hour documentary broadcast narrated by Chris Kadlec (based in MI, the US) that looks at the AM band as heard in Seoul, Korea after dark.

World Radio Map

British DX Club

  • BDXC official web site
    Since 1974 (as the Twickenham DX Club) The more appropriate current title was adopted in 1979. We now a large UK-based membership as well as a substantial number of overseas members.

Australian Radio DX Club