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)
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)
Sapporo TV hoso-STV radio (JOWF) 90.4MHz (in-service) MW is 1440kHz (50kW)
【Tohoku】north-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)
【Kanto】near Tokyo with Yamanashi, 7 stations
Mito City, Ibaraki Pref.
Ibaraki hoso-IBS radio (JOYF) 94.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1197kHz (5kW)
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)
Bunka hoso (JOQR) 91.6MHz (in-service) MW is 1134kHz (100kW)
Nippon hoso (JOLF) 93.0MHz (in-service) MW is 1242kHz (100kW)
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 Shinetsu】a 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)
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)
【Tokai】a 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)
Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.
Chubu nihon hoso-CBC radio (JOAR) 93.7MHz (in-service) MW is 1053kHz (50kW)
Tokai radio (JOSF) 92.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1332kHz (50kW)
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)
Asahi hoso-ABC radio (JONR) 93.3MHz (in-service) MW is 1008kHz (50kW)
Radio Osaka-OBC radio (JOUF) 91.9MHz (in-service) MW is 1314kHz (50kW)
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)
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)
Kyushu asahi hoso-KBC radio (JOIF) 90.2MHz (in-service) MW is 1413kHz (50kW)
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)
Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Pref.
Minami nihon hoso-MBC radio (JOCF) 92.8MHz (in-service) MW is 1107kHz(20kW)
【Okinawa】between 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.
- the verification card from the SBS radio (Shizuoka, Japan)(2017.03.08)
- The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of March 2 2017(2017.03.02)
- English domestic radio broadcasts in Japan -3(2017.03.05)
- English domestic radio broadcasts in Japan -2(2017.03.04)
- English domestic radio broadcasts in Japan(2017.03.03)