Mainichi Broadcasting System

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Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Native name 株式会社毎日放送
Type kabushiki gaisha
Industry
  • Information
  • Communication
Founded Osaka, Japan (December 27, 1950 (1950-12-27), New Japan Broadcasting Co.)
Headquarters Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Number of locations 8 offices in Japan, 1 in Berlin, Germany and 1 in Shanghai, China
Area served Kansai region, Japan
Key people Kazutomo Kawauchi (President)
Services
  • Broadcasting
  • Radio program production
  • TV program production
  • others
Revenue
  • Increase¥63,165,224 thousand (2012)
  • ¥61,160,117 thousand (2011)
Operating income
  • Increase¥3,331,635 thousand (2012)
  • ¥2,961,176 thousand (2011)
Profit
  • Increase¥2,190,814 thousand (2012)
  • ¥1,908,886 thousand (2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥100,919,765 thousand (2012)
  • ¥96,316,971 thousand (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥84,310,568 thousand (2012)
  • ¥81,033,091 thousand (2011)
Employees 650 (non-consolidated, June 2012)
Parent Mainichi Shimbun
Subsidiaries
  • Broadcasting Movies Production Co., Ltd.
  • MBS Planning Corporation
  • GAORA Inc.
  • MYRICA CO., Ltd.
  • Myrica Music
Website www.mbs.jp/index-e.html
JOOR
Mainichi Broadcasting System logo.svg
City of license Osaka
Broadcast area Kansai region
Branding MBS Radio
Slogan La La La Love Radio, MBS (ラ・ラ・ラ ラブラジオ 1179 MBS?)
Frequency 1179 kHz
First air date September 1, 1951 (1951-09-01)
Format Talk, Sports, Music
Language(s) Japanesse
Power 50 kW
Transmitter coordinates 34°31′5.14″N 135°26′40.92″E / 34.5180944°N 135.4447000°E / 34.5180944; 135.4447000 (MBS Takaishi Radio Transmitter)
Callsign meaning JO
Osaka
Radio and TV
Former frequencies 1951–1977: 1210 kHz
1977–1978: 1180 kHz
Affiliations Japan Radio Network (JRN)
National Radio Network (NRN)
Owner Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Webcast radiko.jp
Website www.mbs1179.com (Japanese)
JOOR-DTV
Mainichi Broadcasting System logo.svg
Osaka, Kansai region
Branding MBS
Slogan Liyon Channel (The Lion Channel) (らいよんチャンネル raiyon chaneru?)
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF, 2003-, Virtual: 4)
Subchannels 042, 043
Affiliations Japan News Network (JNN)
Owner Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Founded December 27, 1950
First air date March 1, 1959
Former callsigns Analog
JOOR-TV (1959-2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog
4 (VHF, 1959-2011)
Former affiliations All-Nippon News Network (ANN) (1959–1975)
Transmitter power 25 kW
Transmitter coordinates 34°40′41.80″N 135°40′41″E / 34.6782778°N 135.67806°E / 34.6782778; 135.67806 (MBS Ikoma Analog TV Transmitter) (analog)
34°40′38.01″N 135°40′44.27″E / 34.6772250°N 135.6789639°E / 34.6772250; 135.6789639 (MBS Ikoma Digital TV Transmitter) (digital)
Licensing authority MIC
Website www.mbs.jp (Japanese)

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (株式会社毎日放送 Kabushiki-gaisha Mainichi Hōsō?, MBS) is a broadcasting station in Osaka, Japan, affiliated with Japan Radio Network (JRN), National Radio Network (NRN), Japan News Network (JNN) and TBS Network, serving in the Kansai region. MBS is also one of the major stockholders of the following networks : Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (TBSHD), RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation, BS-TBS, Incorporated, i-Television Inc., TV-U Fukushima Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Home Television Co., Ltd., WOWOW Inc., and FM 802 Co., Ltd.

Offices and studios[edit]

Advertising slogan[edit]

  • Radio: La La La Love Radio, MBS (ラ・ラ・ラ ラブラジオ 1179 MBS Ra Ra Ra Rabu Rajio, ichi ichi nana kyū MBS?)
  • TV: The lion is on Channel 4, Liyon Channel (らいよんチャンネル?) - The reason why the mascot character of MBS is Liyon-chan (らいよんチャン) and MBS' channel number is channel 4.
  • Corporate: Hello again. This is MBS. (あらためまして、MBS?)

History of MBS[edit]

  • December 27, 1950: New Japan Broadcasting Company (新日本放送株式会社 Shin-Nippon Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha?, NJB) was founded.
  • September 1, 1951: NJB started radio broadcasting from Hankyu Department Store as the second commercial one in Japan.
  • December 1, 1956: NJB founded Osaka Television Co., Ltd. (大阪テレビ放送株式会社 Ōsaka Terebi Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha?, OTV) with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
  • June 1, 1958: NJB was renamed "Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc."
  • March 1, 1959: After selling all stocks of OTV to ABC, MBS started analog terrestrial television broadcasting independently from OTV on, and made a network with Nippon Educational Television Co., Ltd. (NET, the predecessor of TV Asahi Corporation).
  • 1960: A broadcasting studio was completed in Senri.
  • 1964: MBS formed a radio network with TBS Radio and RKB Radio, which evolved into Japan Radio Network (JRN) in 1965.
  • 1974: MBS joined a television news network called All-Nippon News Network (ANN).
  • March 31, 1975: MBS changed to a news network called Japan News Network (JNN) because the president of the Asahi Shimbun in those days ordered ABC to change the flagship station to NET.
  • May 15, 1977: The frequency of MBS Radio changed from 1210 kHz to 1180 kHz.
  • 5 a.m., November 23, 1978: the frequency of MBS Radio changed again from 1180 kHz to 1179 kHz.
  • 1990: The new headquarters and new broadcasting studio was completed in Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka for the 40th anniversary of starting broadcasting. MBS moved and merged the headquarters and studio on September 1; the registered headquarters from the Mainichi Shimbun Osaka Head Office, and the broadcasting studio from Senri.
  • September 1, 1991: 40th anniversary of MBS's starting broadcasting
  • September 29, 2000: MBS Now airs for the last time. It was replaced by Voice on October 2.
  • March 31, 2001: A broadcasting studio called "MBS Studio in USJ" was opened at Universal Studios Japan.
  • September 1, 2001: 50th anniversary of MBS's starting broadcasting
  • 11 a.m., December 1, 2003: MBS started digital terrestrial TV broadcasting.
  • September 1, 2006: 55th anniversary of MBS's starting broadcasting
  • May 15, 2010: MBS started the Internet protocol simulcast radio service via "radico" together with ABC, OBC, FM 802, FM Osaka, and FM Cocolo.
  • March, 2011: The construction of the new building started in the north of the head office, completed on September 4, 2013.
  • noon, July 24, 2011: MBS terminated analog terrestrial TV broadcasting.
  • September 1, 2011: The corporate logo of MBS was renewed for the 60th anniversary of the station's starting broadcasting. The new MBS logo is in use for the TV program credits.
  • September 4, 2013: The construction of the new building was completed and named "B Building". The headquarters building was named "M Building".
  • October 1, 2013: Takaishi Solar Plant was situated in the area of MBS Takaishi Radio Transmitter. MBS sells electricity to the Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc. for 20 years.
  • 11:07:09, April 4, 2014: The B Building opened.

Broadcasting[edit]

Headquarters of Mainichi Broadcasting System
MBS Studio in USJ

Radio[edit]

JOOR

  • Frequency: 1210kHz → 1180kHz → 1179 kHz
  • Power
    • Osaka: 50 kW
    • Kyoto: 300 W
  • Broadcasting hours: from 4:30 on Mondays until 26:30 on Sundays (with daily starting at 4:00 from Tuesday until Sunday)
  • Time signal: 1046.502Hz (C6, on the hour every hour)

TV (Analog)[edit]

JOOR-TV

TV (Digital)[edit]

JOOR-DTV
  • Mt. Ikoma: Channel 16 (Remote controller button: 4)

Branch stations of TV broadcasting[edit]

Osaka Prefecture
  • Kashiwara (analog): Channel 54
  • Kashiwara (digital): Channel 16
  • Misaki-Fuke (analog): Channel 54
  • Misaki-Fuke (digital): Channel 16
  • Naka-Nose (digital): Channel 16
  • Nishi-Nose (digital): Channel 16
Nara Prefecture
  • Ikoma-Asukano (analog): Channel 37
  • Tochihara (analog): Channel 33
  • Tochihara (digital): Channel 39
  • Yoshino (analog): Channel 34
Shiga Prefecture
  • Otsu (analog): Channel 36
  • Otsu (digital): Channel 16
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (analog): Channel 18
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (digital): Channel 44
  • Hikone (analog): Channel 54
  • Hikone (digital): Channel 16
  • Koka (analog): Channel 55
  • Koka (digital): Channel 16
Kyoto Prefecture
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (analog): Channel 54
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (digital): Channel 39
  • Kameoka (analog): Channel 33
  • Kameoka (digital): Channel 16
  • Fukuchiyama (analog): Channel 54
  • Fukuchiyama (digital): Channel 16
  • Maizuru (analog): Channel 53
  • Maizuru (digital): Channel 16
  • Miyazu (analog): Channel 33
  • Miyazu (digital): Channel 16
  • Mineyama (analog): Channel 34
  • Mineyama (digital): Channel 16
Hyogo Prefecture
  • Kobe (mountain area) (analog): Channel 31
  • Kobe (mountain area) (digital): Channel 16
  • Nada, Kobe (analog): Channel 54
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (analog): Channel 53
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (analog): Channel 55
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (digital): Channel 16
  • Inagawa (analog): Channel 35
  • Inagawa (digital): Channel 38
  • Tatsuno (analog): Channel 34
  • Tatsuno (digital): Channel 16
  • Miki (analog): Channel 34
  • Miki (digital): Channel 16
  • Himeji (analog): Channel 54
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 16
  • Himeji-nishi (analog): Channel 33
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 16
  • Ako (analog): Channel 54
  • Ako (digital): Channel 16
  • Wadayama (analog): Channel 54
  • Wadayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Kinosaki (analog): Channel 54
  • Kinosaki (digital): Channel 16
  • Kasumi (analog): Channel 33
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Sasayama (analog): Channel 33
  • Sasayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Hikami (analog): Channel 33
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Aioi (analog): Channel 33
  • Aioi (digital): Channel 16
  • Yamasaki (analog): Channel 33
  • Yamasaki (digital): Channel 21
  • Fukusaki (analog): Channel 33
  • Fukusaki (digital): Channel 16
  • Sayo (analog): Channel 33
  • Yoka (analog): Channel 34
  • Yoka (digital): Channel 16
Wakayama Prefecture
  • Wakayama (analog): Channel 42
  • Wakayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Kainan (analog): Channel 54
  • Kainan (digital): Channel 16
  • Hashimoto (analog): Channel 54
  • Hashimoto (digital): Channel 42
  • Gobo (analog): Channel 53
  • Gobo (digital): Channel 47
  • Kibi (analog): Channel 54
  • Kibi (digital): Channel 47
  • Tanabe (analog): Channel 54
  • Tanabe (digital): Channel 47
  • Arida (analog): Channel 35
  • Arida (digital): Channel 16
  • Shingu (analog): Channel 36

Programs (Times in JST)[edit]

Radio[edit]

News and variety
  • Tenkomori from the morning (子守康範 朝からてんコモリ!) - on MBS from 5:00 until 8:00 on weekdays, hosted by Yasunori Komori (子守 康範)
    • Kayokyoku without vocal (歌のない歌謡曲) - on MBS from 7:30 until 7:45 during "Tenkomori" (MBS is the first radio station broadcasting that program.)
  • Thank you. This is Jun Hamamura. (ありがとう浜村淳です) - on MBS from 8:00 until 10:30 on weekdays
  • Hello! This is Kon-chan. (こんちはコンちゃん お昼ですょ!) - on MBS from 12:30 until 16:00 on weekdays
  • with...I listen to the radio every night. (with...夜はラジオと決めてます) - on MBS from 17:54 until 22:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 17:54 until 20:30 on Fridays
  • Thank you. This is Jun Hamamura. It is Saturday today. (ありがとう浜村淳です 土曜日です) - only on MBS from 8:00 until 11:30 on Saturdays
Music
  • Monday Nights Music. (大人な音楽館) - on MBS from 19:00 on Mondays
  • MBS Utagumi Smile×Songs (MBSうたぐみ Smile×Songs) - on MBS from 22:00 until 24:30 from Monday to Wednesday
  • Oshitemo Hiitemo (押尾コータローの押しても弾いても) - on MBS from 24:30 until 25:00 on Mondays
  • MBS Utagumi U.K. BEAT FLYER (MBSうたぐみ U.K. BEAT FLYER) - on MBS from 21:00 until 21:55 on Saturdays, hosted by U.K. really named U-jiro Kusunoki
Variety
  • Gochamaze! (ゴチャ・まぜっ!) - on MBS from 25:00 until 26:00 from Monday to Wednesday
  • Tegomass Radio (テゴマスのらじお) - on MBS from 24:30 until 25:00 on Wednesdays
  • Hundred Radio (ハンドレッドラジオ) - Part 1 is on MBS from 22:00 until 24:30 on Thursdays. Part 2 is on MBS from 25:00 until 26:00 on Thursdays.
  • Madamada Gochamaze! (まだまだゴチャ・まぜっ!〜集まれヤンヤン〜) on MBS from 26:00 until 28:56 on Saturdays
  • Gochamaze! Sunday (ゴチャ・まぜっ!日曜日) - on MBS from 25:00 until 25:30 on Sundays
Travel
  • MBS Tabigumi Travel Radio (MBSたびぐみ とっておき旅ラジオ) - on MBS from 18:30 until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays in the off-season of Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport

TV[edit]

News
  • MBS News (MBSニュース)
  • VOICE - Weekday news program in the Kansai region
Information
  • Chichin Puipui (ちちんぷいぷい) - only on MBS from 14:55 until 17:45 on weekdays
  • Shittoko! (知っとこ!) - nationalcast from 8:00 until 9:25 on Saturdays
  • Seyanen! (せやねん!) - only on MBS from 9:25 until 12:54 on Saturdays
Food and variety
  • Maki's Magic Restaurant (水野真紀の魔法のレストラン) - on MBS from 18:55 on Mondays
Nationalcast variety
  • Scoop by Japanese Wives in the World (世界の日本人妻は見た!) - nationalcast from 19:56 on Tuesdays
  • Pressure Battle (使える芸能人は誰だ!?プレッシャーバトル) - nationalcast from 19:00 on Thursdays
  • En-Pare (エンパレ) - nationalcast from 22:00 on Sundays
  • Past program
Midnight variety
  • Akashiya TV (痛快!明石家電視台) - on MBS from 23:58 on Mondays
  • Gobugobu (ごぶごぶ) - on MBS from 23:58 on Tuesdays
  • Rokemitsu -the World- (3 On-Location Travels, ロケみつ ザ・ワールド) - on MBS, BSN, BSS, KUTV and RKK from 23:58 on Thursdays, also on CBC, RSK, OBS, ITV, TBS and UTY on different days
Documentary
  • Jonetsu-Tairiku (情熱大陸) - nationalcast from 23:00 on Sundays, presented by Asahi Breweries and Mazda
  • Video Documentary Kanasi (映像) - only on MBS in midnight on the 3rd Sunday every month (from 24:50)
Dramas produced by MBS
  • Dorama 30 (- September 2008)
    • Inochino Gembakara (いのちの現場からシリーズ)
    • Ya, Ku, So, Ku (ヤ・ク・ソ・ク)
    • Designer (デザイナー)
    • The Daughter at the Public Sento!? (銭湯の娘!?)
    • Gakincho~Return Kids~ (がきんちょ ~リターン・キッズ~), etc.
  • Hirudora (November 2008 - March 2009)
    • Panda is coming to town (パンダが町にやってくる)
    • Ochaberi (おちゃべり)
  • Friday midnight drama (2009-2010)
  • Thursday midnight drama 1 (2010-2011)
    • Akechi the Third (三代目明智小五郎〜今日も明智が殺される〜)
    • Dohyo Girl! (土俵ガール!)
    • Ushijima the Loan Shark (闇金ウシジマくん)
    • Quartet (カルテット)
  • Saturday midnight drama (2011)
  • Thursday midnight drama 2 (2011-)
    • Shinya Shokudō 2 (深夜食堂2)
    • Kazoku Hakkei - Nanase, Telepathy Girl's Ballad (家族八景 Nanase, Telepathy Girl's Ballad)
    • Kids Police (コドモ警察)
  • Special
    • Sen no Rikyu (千利休) (1990) - 40th anniversary
    • Message -The Commercial Message Director Toshi Sugiyama- (メッセージ〜伝説のCMディレクター・杉山登志〜) (2005) - 55th anniversary, presented by Shiseido
    • Toilet no Kamisama (トイレの神様) (2011) - 60th anniversary, mainly presented by INAX
    • Hanayome no Chichi (花嫁の父, lit. "Bride's father") (2012) - 60th anniversary
    • RUN60 (2012) (Wednesdays 26:30 JST (02:30 AM) to 27:00 JST (03:00 AM)) - Produced and presented by Universal Music Japan, based on the short film of the same title[1]
Anime
Sport

Special events hosted by MBS[edit]

  • MBS Radio Walk (MBSラジオウォーク)
  • MBS Radio Festival (MBSラジオまつり)
  • Suntory Presents Beethoven's 9th with a Cast of 10000 (サントリー1万人の第九), etc.

Announcers[edit]

  • Incompleted

Present[edit]

The head of the announcer office
  • Nobuhiro Takagaki (高垣 伸博?, entered in 1978, former TV producer)
Men
  • Makoto Akagi (赤木 誠?, entered in 1981)
  • Takeshi Chiba (千葉 猛?, entered in 1990)
  • Nobuhiro Fukushima (福島 暢啓?, entered in 2011)
  • Shingo Fukumoto (福本 晋悟?, transferred from Tokai Radio in 2011)
  • Masao Inoue (井上 雅雄?, entered in 1993)
  • Hiroyuki Kashiwagi (柏木 宏之?, entered in 1983)
  • Mareo Kamei (亀井 希生?, entered in 1991, Keiko Furukawa's husband)
  • Izumi Kanayama (金山 泉?, transferred from Chukyo TV in Feb. 2009)
  • Yasuhiro Kato (加藤 康裕?, entered in 1988)
  • Mitsumasa Kawamoto (河本 光正?, entered in 2007)
  • Naoya Kawata (河田 直也?, entered in 1999)
  • Toru Kondo (近藤 亨?, entered in 1997)
  • Masayuki Kurusu (来栖 正之?, entered in 1989)
  • Shigehiro Morimoto (森本 栄浩?, entered in 1985)
  • Satofumi Mito (美藤 啓文?, entered in 1980)
  • Yasushi Nishi (西 靖?, entered in 1994)
  • Yohei Oyoshi (大吉 洋平?, entered in 2008)
  • Kazuyoshi Senda (仙田 和吉?, transferred from Radio Nippon in 2001)
  • Kenta Suzuki (鈴木 健太?, entered in 2007)
  • Kazuo Tamaru (田丸 一男?, transferred from NHK in 1991)
  • Takayuki Ueda (上田 崇順?, entered in 2000)
  • Masayuki Umano (馬野 雅行?, entered in 1989)
  • Yuichi Uwaizumi (上泉 雄一?, entered in 1992)
  • Makoto Yamanaka (山中 真?, entered in 2001)
  • Teturo Yuki (結城 哲郎?, entered in 1975)
Women
  • Keiko Furukawa (古川 圭子?, entered in 1993, Mareo Kamei's wife)
  • Akiko Maeda (前田 阿希子?, entered in 2006)
  • Ai Matsui (松井 愛?, entered in 1993)
  • Hiroko Matsukawa (松川 浩子?, entered in 1999)
  • Maiko Matsumoto (松本 麻衣子?, entered in 2005)
  • Masako Mizuno (水野 晶子?, entered in 1981)
  • Tomomi Mukawa (武川 智美?, entered in 1992)
  • Asako Nishimura (西村 麻子?, entered in 2000)
  • Yumi Saito (斎藤 裕美?, entered in 2008)
  • Kaori Sekioka (関岡 香?, entered in 1987)
  • Miki Takai (高井 美紀?, entered in 1990)
  • Etsuko Ueda (上田 悦子?, entered in 2000)
  • Fumi Yoshitake (吉竹 史?, entered in 2007)

Past[edit]

Men
  • Kazuo Aoki (青木 和雄?)
  • Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫?, the 18th mayor of Osaka City)
  • Kiyoshi Koike (小池 清?, narrator in "Chichin Pui Pui")
  • Yasunori Komori (子守 康範?, a free-lance announcer. He is also on radio on weedkay mornings)
  • Kazuki Masuda (増田 一樹?, compliance room)
  • Akinori Matsui (松井 昭憲?, a newscaster on radio only for MBS)
  • Hajime Misawa (三澤 肇?)
  • Nobumitsu Nagai (長井 展光?, working at Media R&D)
  • Keiji Nomura (野村 啓司?, He is on radio as the host of "Nomura de Nomura da Extra".)
  • Isamu Otsuki (大月 勇?)
  • Tomoaki Oyagi (大八木 友之?, working at news center)
  • Junichi Sumi (角 淳一?), etc.
Women
  • Atsuko Ishida (石田 敦子?)
  • Toshimi Komoto (河本 俊美?)
  • Toko Ono (小野 陶子?, left in October 2006)
  • Toshiko Sakamoto (坂本 登志子?, one of the first announcers for NJB)
  • Saki Yagi (八木 早希?, a free-lance announcer)
  • Tomoko Yoshida (吉田 智子?, a free-lance announcer), etc.

Other broadcasting stations in the Kansai area[edit]

Radio and TV[edit]

TV only[edit]

Radio only[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RUN60". Universal Music Japan. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 

External links[edit]

TV station in Kinki
Prefectures NHK NNN JNN FNN ANN TXN JAITS
Osaka Ōsaka ytv MBS KTV ABC TVO
Kyoto Kyōto KBS
Hyogo Kōbe SUN
Shiga Ōtsu BBC
Nara Nara TVN
Wakayama Wakayama WTV

Coordinates: 34°42′30.32″N 135°29′59.54″E / 34.7084222°N 135.4998722°E / 34.7084222; 135.4998722 (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.)