List of radio stations in Japan

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The list of radio stations in Japan lists all the national/regional radio stations in Japan.

Because of governmental regulation, Japan has a relatively small number of radio stations. Japan also has a comparatively smaller number of radio listeners nationwide than most other developed countries as well as countries in the geographic region. This is because of several factors, including the cultural difference in perception of radio, the fact that cars in Japan come with dashboard televisions fitted as standard,[1] as well as general disinterest in the medium among working younger audiences compared with other mediums, especially television. Generally, each prefecture has three NHK stations, one private AM station, and one private FM station. Heavily populated areas, such as Kantō region or Kansai region, have more stations.

The stations with "TV" signs also broadcast television. Many stations have multiple frequencies (repeaters).

Contents

Networks[edit]

All networks are broadcast in Japanese, except MegaNet and AFN.

Public[edit]

Commercial[edit]

Educational[edit]

Military[edit]

  • American Forces Network (AFN): AM/FM/TV. The network is not under Japanese registration. All programs are in English.

 Hokkaidō[edit]

Whole Hokkaidō:

  • FM Hokkaidō (Air-G'): JFN, 80.4 MHz FM
  • FM North Wave (North Wave): JFL, 82.5 MHz FM (except Muroran area and Kitami-Abashiri area)

Sapporo area[edit]

Ishikari Subprefecture, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, middle and southern Sorachi Subprefecture

  • NHK Sapporo Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 567 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 747 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.2 MHz FM
  • Hokkaidō Broadcasting (HBC) TV: JRN/NRN, 1287 kHz AM
  • STV Radio: NRN, 1440 kHz AM

Flag of Muroran, Hokkaido.png Muroran area[edit]

Iburi Subprefecture and Hidaka Subprefecture

  • NHK Muroran Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 945 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1125 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 88.0 MHz FM
  • HBC Muroran Station TV: JRN/NRN, 864 kHz AM
  • STV Radio: NRN, 1440 kHz AM

Hakodate area[edit]

Oshima Subprefecture and Hiyama Subprefecture

  • NHK Hakodate Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 675 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1467 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 87.0 MHz FM
  • HBC Hakodate Station TV: JRN/NRN, 900 kHz AM
  • STV Hakodate Station: NRN, 639 kHz AM

Flag of Asahikawa, Hokkaido.png Asahikawa area[edit]

Kamikawa Subprefecture, northern Sorachi Subprefecture, Rumoi Subprefecture and Sōya Subprefecture

  • NHK Asahikawa Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 621 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1602 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.8 MHz FM
  • HBC Asahikawa Station TV: JRN/NRN, 864 kHz AM
  • STV Asahikawa Station: NRN, 1197 kHz AM

Flag of Obihiro, Hokkaido.png Obihiro area[edit]

Tokachi Subprefecture

  • NHK Obihiro Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 603 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1125 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 87.5 MHz FM
  • HBC Obihiro Station TV: JRN/NRN, 1269 kHz AM
  • STV Obihiro Station: NRN, 1071 kHz AM

Flag of Kushiro, Hokkaido.png Kushiro area[edit]

Kushiro Subprefecture and Nemuro Subprefecture

  • NHK Kushiro Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 585 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1152 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 88.5 MHz FM
  • HBC Kushiro Station TV: JRN/NRN, 1404 kHz AM
  • STV Kushiro Station: NRN, 882 kHz AM

Flag of Kitami, Hokkaido.png Kitami - Abashiri area[edit]

Abashiri Subprefecture

  • NHK Kitami Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1188 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 702 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 86.0 MHz FM
  • HBC Abashiri Station TV: JRN/NRN, 1449 kHz AM
  • STV Abashiri Station: NRN, 909 kHz AM

Tōhoku region[edit]

 Aomori Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Aomori Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 963 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1521 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 86.0 MHz FM
  • Aomori Broadcasting Corporation (RAB) TV: JRN/NRN, 1233 kHz AM
  • AFN Misawa (AFN Misawa AM 1575): AFN, 1575 kHz AM
  • FM Aomori (AFB): JFN, 80.0 MHz FM

 Iwate Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Morioka Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 531 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1386 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 83.1 MHz FM
  • Iwate Broadcasting Company (IBC) TV: JRN/NRN, 684 kHz AM
  • FM Iwate (FMI): JFN, 76.1 MHz FM

 Miyagi Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Sendai Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 891 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1089 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 82.5 MHz FM
  • Tōhoku Broadcasting Company (TBC) TV: JRN/NRN, 1260 kHz AM
  • FM Sendai (Date FM): JFN, 77.1 MHz FM

 Akita Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Akita Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1503 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 774 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 86.7 MHz FM
  • Akita Broadcasting System (ABS) TV: JRN/NRN, 936 kHz AM
  • FM Akita (AFM): JFN, 82.8 MHz FM

 Yamagata Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Yamagata Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 540 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1521 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 82.1 MHz FM
  • Yamagata Broadcasting Company (YBC) TV: JRN/NRN, 918 kHz AM
  • FM Yamagata (Rhythm Station): JFN, 80.4 MHz FM

 Fukushima Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Fukushima Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1323 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1602 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.3 MHz FM
  • Radio Fukushima (rfc): JRN/NRN, 1458 kHz AM
  • FM Fukushima (Fukushima FM): JFN, 81.8 MHz FM

Kantō region[edit]

Whole Kantō region:

 Ibaraki Prefecture[edit]

 Tochigi Prefecture[edit]

 Gunma Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Maebashi Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 81.6 MHz FM
  • FM Gunma (FMG): JFN, 86.3 MHz FM

 Saitama Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Saitama Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 85.1 MHz FM
  • FM Inter-Wave (InterFM): MegaNet, 76.1 MHz FM
  • FM Nack5 (Nack5): Independent, 79.5 MHz FM

 Chiba Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Chiba Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 80.7 MHz FM
  • FM Inter-Wave (InterFM): MegaNet, 76.1 MHz FM
  • bayfm78 Company (bayfm): Independent, 78.0 MHz FM

 Tokyo Metropolis[edit]

 Kanagawa Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Yokohama Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 81.9 MHz FM
  • Radio Nippon Company (RF): Independent, 1422 kHz AM
  • FM Inter-Wave (InterFM): MegaNet, 76.1 MHz FM
  • Yokohama F.M. Broadcasting (Fm yokohama): Independent, 84.7 MHz FM

Chūbu region[edit]

 Niigata Prefecture[edit]

 Toyama Prefecture[edit]

 Ishikawa Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Kanazawa Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1224 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1386 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 82.2 MHz FM
  • Hokuriku Broadcasting Company (MRO) TV: JRN/NRN, 1107 kHz AM
  • FM Ishikawa (Hello Five): JFN, 80.5 MHz FM

 Fukui Prefecture[edit]

 Yamanashi Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Kōfu Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 927 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1602 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.6 MHz FM
  • Yamanashi Broadcasting System (YBS) TV: JRN/NRN, 765 kHz AM
  • FM Fuji: Independent, 83.0 MHz FM

 Nagano Prefecture[edit]

 Shizuoka Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Shizuoka Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 882 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 639 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 88.8 MHz FM
  • Shizuoka Broadcasting System (SBS) TV: JRN/NRN, 1404 kHz AM
  • Shizuoka FM Broadcasting (K-Mix): JFN, 79.2 MHz FM
  • Aichi International Broadcasting Company (Radio-i): MegaNet, 79.5 MHz FM

Chūkyō area[edit]

Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture and Mie Prefecture

 Aichi Prefecture[edit]

  • Nagoyaradio Nagoyaradio.com (Formerly Radio-i producers of the most popular segments, merged with Bilingualjapan.fm and Nagoyaradio.com, The Bilingual Japan Network)
  • BilingualJapan.fm The Bilingual Japan Network, featuring Nagoyaradio
  • NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 82.5 MHz FM
  • FM Aichi: JFN, 80.7 MHz FM
  • Zip-FM: JFL, 77.8 MHz FM
  • Aichi International Broadcasting Company (Radio-i): MegaNet, 79.5 MHz FM

 Gifu Prefecture[edit]

 Mie Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Tsu Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 81.8 MHz FM
  • Mie FM Broadcasting (radio Cube FM Mie): JFN, 78.9 MHz FM

Kansai region[edit]

Whole Kansai region (except Mie Prefecture):

 Shiga Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Ōtsu Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 945 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 84.0 MHz FM
  • KBS Shiga: NRN, 1215 kHz AM
  • FM Shiga (e-radio): JFN, 77.0 MHz FM

 Kyōto Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 621 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 82.8 MHz FM
  • Kyoto Broadcasting System (KBS Kyoto): NRN, 1143 kHz AM
  • FM-Kyoto (Alpha-station): Independent, 89.4 MHz FM

 Osaka Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 88.1 MHz FM
  • FM Osaka: JFN, 85.1 MHz FM
  • FM802: JFL, 80.2 MHz FM
  • FM Cocolo: MegaNet, 76.5 MHz FM

 Hyōgo Prefecture[edit]

 Nara Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Nara Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK-FM: 87.4 MHz FM

 Wakayama Prefecture[edit]

Chūgoku region[edit]

 Tottori Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Tottori Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1368 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1125 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.8 MHz FM
  • Broadcasting System of San-in (BSS) TV: JRN/NRN, 900 kHz AM
  • FM San-in (V-air): JFN, 77.4 MHz FM

 Shimane Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Matsue Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1296 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1593 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 84.5 MHz FM
  • Broadcasting System of San-in (BSS) TV: JRN/NRN, 900 kHz AM
  • FM San-in (V-air): JFN, 77.4 MHz FM

 Okayama Prefecture[edit]

 Hiroshima Prefecture[edit]

 Yamaguchi Prefecture[edit]

Shikoku region[edit]

 Tokushima Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Tokushima Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 945 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 83.4 MHz FM
  • NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 2: 828 kHz AM
  • Shikoku Broadcasting Company (JRT) TV: JRN/NRN, 1269 kHz AM
  • FM Tokushima: JFN, 80.7 MHz FM

 Kagawa Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Takamatsu Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 1368 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1035 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 86.0 MHz FM
  • Nishinippon Broadcasting Company (RNC) TV: JRN/NRN, 1449 kHz AM
  • FM Kagawa: JFN, 78.6 MHz FM

 Ehime Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Matsuyama Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • Star FM Medan: 963 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1512 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 87.7 MHz FM
  • Nankai Broadcasting Company (RNB) TV: JRN/NRN, 1116 kHz AM
  • FM Ehime (JOEU-FM): JFN, 79.7 MHz FM
  • Rajio Baribari 78.9 MHz FM

 Kōchi Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Kōchi Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 990 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1152 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 87.5 MHz FM
  • Kōchi Broadcasting Company (RKC) TV: JRN/NRN, 900 kHz AM
  • FM Kōchi (Hi-Six): JFN, 81.6 MHz FM

Kyūshū region[edit]

 Fukuoka Prefecture[edit]

 Saga Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Saga Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 963 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 81.6 MHz FM
  • NHK Kumamoto Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 2: 873 kHz AM
  • NBC Radio Saga: JRN/NRN, 1458 kHz AM
  • FM Saga (fms): JFN, 77.9 MHz FM
  • Kyūshū International FM (Love FM): MegaNet, 82.5 MHz FM

 Kumamoto Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Kumamoto Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 756 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 873 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.4 MHz FM
  • RKK Kumamoto Broadcasting (RKK) TV: JRN/NRN, 1197 kHz AM
  • FM Kumamoto (FMK): JFN, 77.4 MHz FM

 Nagasaki Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Nagasaki Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 684 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1377 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 84.5 MHz FM
  • Nagasaki Broadcasting Company (NBC) TV: JRN/NRN, 1233 kHz AM
  • AFN Sasebo (Thunder Radio): AFN, 1575 kHz AM
  • FM Nagasaki: JFN, 79.5 MHz FM

 Ōita Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Ōita Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 639 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1467 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 88.9 MHz FM
  • Ōita Broadcasting System (OBS) TV: JRN/NRN, 1098 kHz AM
  • FM Ōita (Air-Radio FM88): JFN, 88.0 MHz FM

 Miyazaki Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Miyazaki Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 540 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1467 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 86.2 MHz FM
  • Miyazaki Broadcasting Company (MRT) TV: JRN/NRN, 936 kHz AM
  • FM Miyazaki (Joy FM): JFN, 83.2 MHz FM

 Kagoshima Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Kagoshima Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 576 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1386 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 85.6 MHz FM
  • Minaminihon Broadcasting Company (MBC) TV: JRN/NRN, 1107 kHz AM
  • FM Kagoshima (Mu FM): JFN, 79.8 MHz FM

 Okinawa Prefecture[edit]

  • NHK Okinawa Broadcasting Station TV: NHK
    • NHK Radio 1: 549 kHz AM
    • NHK Radio 2: 1125 kHz AM
    • NHK-FM: 88.1 MHz FM
  • Ryūkyū Broadcasting Corporation (RBCi) TV: JRN, 738 kHz AM
  • Radio Okinawa (ROK): NRN, 864 kHz AM
  • AFN Okinawa TV: AFN
    • AFN Okinawa AM (Surf 648): 648 kHz AM
    • AFN Okinawa FM (Wave 89): 89.1 MHz FM
  • FM Okinawa: JFN, 87.3 MHz FM

Nation-wide stations[edit]

Some stations have multiple channels.

Shortwave[edit]

  • Nikkei Radio Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Nikkei, 2 channels)
    • Radio Nikkei 1: 3.925 MHz SW, 6.055 MHz SW and 9.595 MHz SW
    • Radio Nikkei 2: 3.945 MHz SW, 6.115 MHz SW and 9.760 MHz SW

Satellite broadcasting[edit]

Cable radio[edit]

Community FM stations[edit]

From 1992, community FM stations are allowed on municipal level. As of 2008, there are roughly 228 community FM stations across Japan. See ja:コミュニティ放送局一覧 for the full listing.

Community FM stations with English articles include:

Kanagawa Prefecture
Chiba Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
Hiroshima Prefecture

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323296504578397020440247856.html In Japan, Television Viewing Doesn't Have to Take a Back Seat