Oita Broadcasting System

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Oita Broadcasting System, Inc. (株式会社大分放送 Kabushiki-Gaisha Ōita Hōsō?) or OBS is a television company based in Ōita Prefecture, Japan.

Famous radio announcer and personality Toshio Nishimura used to appear on OBS. He is well known throughout the prefecture and is often referred to by his radio nickname "Bin Bin". He is also known for his English pronunciation. His most famous is quote is "I don't say Makudonarudo, I say McDarro!"

History[edit]

  • October 1, 1953 - Radio broadcasting started
  • July 7, 1958 - Television Broadcasting was started.
  • August 2004 - Current head office Digital Media Center completed
  • December 1, 2006 - Digital terrestrial television started (Oita Main Station).
  • March 31, 2008 - On a large scale operation, OBS moves to the new main building.
  • June 2008 - Toshio Nishimura died of cancer.
  • July 24, 2011 - Analog transmission ended.
  • April 2, 2012 - OBS gets involved in the radiko project.

Stations[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • Oita (Main Station) JOGF 1098 kHz 5 kW; 93.3 MHz FM
  • Nakatsu 1557 kHz 100w
  • Hita 1557 kHz 100w
  • Saiki 1269 kHz 100w
  • Taketa 1557 kHz 100w
  • Yufuin 1098 kHz 100w

Analog Television[edit]

  • Oita (Main Station) JOGF-TV 5ch 3 kW

Digital Television (ID:3)[edit]

  • Oita (Main Station) JOGF-DTV 22ch 1 kW

Other links[edit]

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