Love FM (Japan)

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JOFW-FM
City of license Fukuoka, Japan
Broadcast area North Kyushu Island (including Nagasaki)
Branding Love FM
Slogan "Kyushu's Best Music Station"
Frequency 76.1 MHz
Translator(s) Fukuoka nishi: 82.5 MHz
Kitakyushu, Yamaguchi: 82.7 MHz
First air date April 1, 1997 (1997-04-01)
Format World ethnic
Language(s) Multilingual
Power 1kW
HAAT 856 meters
Callsign meaning JO
Fukuoka's World Ethnic
or Free Wave
Affiliations MegaNet
Owner LOVE FM International Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
(Tenjin FM, K.K.)
Sister stations JOZZ0AA-FM (community radio)
Website http://www.lovefm.co.jp

Love FM is a commercial radio station based in north Kyushu island, Japan, broadcasting on 76.1 FM from the Fukuoka park side studio to the Kyushu area. Love FM airs mostly music covering a wide range of styles. It is also the third launched international multiple-language radio station in Japan.

First "broadcasting operational company (Hoso Jigyosha)" registered under "broadcasting license (Hoso Jigyo Menkyo)" at launch of the service, was "Kyushu International FM K.K. Kyushu International FM Inc. (株式会社九州国際エフエム Kabushiki-gaisha Kyu-shu- Kokusai Efu-Emu?)", based in Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken.

Since January 1, 2011, the registrant for this broadcasting operational company has been updated under the name of "Tenjin FM K.K.", which used to run a community FM station called "FREE WAVE".

Programs are broadcast in 10 languages to 8,000,000 Japanese and 50,000 foreigners. The auditory areas are Fukuoka/ Saga/ Kumamoto/ Oita/ Nagasaki 76.1 MHz, and Fukuoka nishi 82.5 MHz, a part of Yamaguchi/ Kitakyushu 82.7 MHz.

Rebroadcasters of JOFW-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power
Kitakyushu, Yamaguchi N/A 82.7 MHz 250 watts
Fukuoka nishi N/A 82.5 MHz 100 watts

History[1][edit]

  • 1997: On April 1 opens as the third multi-lingual radio station in Japan.
  • 1999: On December 1 joins MegaNet.
  • 2002: On February 11 Fukuoka Tower transmission begins.

References[edit]

ja:Love FM as of 2007-6-5-22:42.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ja:九州国際エフエム#歴史as of 2007-6-5-22:42.

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