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!"


  • October 1, 1953 - It was set up a radio station of Oita Prefecture.
  • July 7, 1958 - Television Broadcasting was started.
  • August 2004 - The Digital Media Center is concluded.
  • December 1, 2006 - Digital terrestrial television was 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 transmissions end.
  • April 2, 2012 - OBS gets involved in the radiko project.



Analog Television[edit]

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

Digital Television (ID:3)[edit]

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

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