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Asahi Broadcasting Corporation

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (朝日放送株式会社, Asahi Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha, ABC) is a regional radio and television broadcaster headquartered in Osaka, Japan, serving in the Kansai region.

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Native name
朝日放送株式会社
Public Kabushiki gaisha
Traded asTYO: 9405
Industryinformation, communication
FoundedOsaka, Japan (March 15, 1951 (1951-03-15))
Headquarters1-30, Fukushima Itchome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Japan
Number of locations
5 (3 in Japan, 1 in Paris, 1 in Shanghai)
Area served
Kansai, Japan
Key people
Satoshi Wakisaka (President)
Services
  • Broadcasting
  • Radio program production
  • TV program production
Revenue
  • Increase¥78,162 million (2012)
  • ¥76,691 million (2011)
  • Increase¥4,406 million (2012)
  • ¥3,605 million (2011)
  • Decrease¥574 million (2012)
  • ¥2,438 million (2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥94,621 million (2012)
  • ¥93,139 million (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥56,898 million (2012)
  • ¥56,273 million (2011)
Owner
Number of employees
670 (March 31, 2011)
ParentThe Asahi Shimbun Company
Subsidiaries
  • ABC Media Communications
  • sky A, Inc.
  • ABC Development Corporation
  • i-nex+
  • ABC Livra Co.ltd.
  • ABC Golf Club
  • Kagami Co.,ltd.
  • ABC Animation
Websitecorp.asahi.co.jp/en/index.html

Contents

OfficesEdit

  • Headquarters: 1-30, Fukushima Itchome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Japan (Hotarumachi)
  • Tokyo Office: 10th floor of Asahi Shimbun Tokyo Office Shinkan, 3-2, Tsukiji Gochome, Chūō-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nagoya Office: Asahi Kaikan, 3-3, Sakae Itchome, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Japan
 
Current headquarters of Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
 
Former headquarters of Asahi Broadcasting Corporation

Network affiliationsEdit

RadioEdit

JONR
CityOsaka
Broadcast areaKansai region
BrandingABC Radio 1008 (ABCラジオ1008, ABC Rajio ichi maru maru hachi)
Frequency1008 kHz; 93.3 MHz
First air dateNovember 11, 1951 (1951-11-11)
FormatTalk, Sports
Language(s)Japanese
Power50 kW
Former frequencies1951-1978: 1010 kHz
AffiliationsJRN
NRN
OwnerAsahi Radio Broadcasting Corporation
Webcastradiko, Ustream
Websiteabc1008.com

TVEdit

JOAY-DTV
Osaka, Kansai region
Japan
BrandingABC
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF, 2003-)
Virtual: 6
AffiliationsANN
OwnerAsahi Television Broadcasting Corporation
FoundedMay 25, 1955
First air dateDecember 1, 1956
Former callsignsAnalog
1956-1959: JOBX-TV
1959-2011: JONR-TV
Digital
2003-2018: JONR-DTV
Former channel number(s)Analog:
6 (VHF) (1956-2011)
Former affiliationsJNN (1956-1975)
Transmitter power23 kW
Licensing authorityMIC
Websiteasahi.jp

History of ABCEdit

  • March 15, 1951 - Asahi Broadcasting Corporation was founded in Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka. ABC started AM radio broadcasting on November 11 (1010 kHz).
  • May 25, 1955 - ABC and New Japan Broadcasting Company (NJB, the predecessor of Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.) founded Osaka Television Co., Ltd. (大阪テレビ放送株式会社, Ōsaka Terebi Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha, OTV) in Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka. Currently, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Osaka is located at the place the head office of OTV used to be.
  • December 1, 1956 - OTV started television broadcasting on channel 6, under the callsign JOBX-TV (not to be confused with Oita Asahi Broadcasting which currently uses the JOBX callsign). The station was a primary KRT (TBS) affiliate with a secondary NTV affiliation.
  • 1958 - NTV programming was dropped with the launch of Yomiuri Television.
  • March 1, 1959 - ABC acquired OTV and renamed the television station ABC Osaka Television (朝日放送大阪テレビ, Asahi Hōsō Ōsaka Terebi, ABC-OTV) and its callsign of TV station was changed (JOBX-TV → JONR-TV).
  • June 1, 1959 - ABC merged with OTV, and has been broadcasting both television and radio since then. The head office of OTV was named "ABC Dojima Station" for the use of the TV station.
  • May 2, 1965 - ABC joined Japan Radio Network (JRN), and the next day it also joined another commercial radio network National Radio Network (NRN).
  • 1966 - Dispersed offices and studios were integrated into the headquarters building in Oyodo-minami, Oyodo-ku (present: Kita-ku), Osaka.
  • March 31, 1975 - ABC pulled out of JNN and joined All-Nippon News Network (ANN) on behalf of Asahi Shimbun, one of major shareholders of ABC. ABC was one of founders of Japan News Network (JNN), the first news network of commercial television stations in Japan.
  • November 23, 1978 - The frequency of ABC AM radio changed from 1010 kHz to 1008 kHz.
  • March 23, 2001 - ABC acquired ISO 14001 certification, the first broadcaster in Japan to do so.
  • January 1, 2008 - The ABC logo was redesigned, featuring the call letters ABC and the name "Asahi Broadcasting Corporation", "朝日放送", "Radio", or "TV" under the slope line from the letter "C". A simplified version (only three latters of "ABC") is used in program credits. The current advertising slogan of the station, Info Designing ABC, was also launched.
  • May 19, 2008 - ABC moved the headquarters from Oyodo-minami Nichome, Kita-ku to Fukushima Itchome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka.
  • June 23, 2008 - ABC started broadcasting from its present headquarters.
  • July 24, 2011 - Analog television operations ended on ABC at noon before a baseball game. The station now broadcasts in digital only.

BroadcastingEdit

RadioEdit

JONR

  • Osaka: 1008 kHz, 50 kW; 93.3 MHz FM
  • Kyoto: 1008 kHz, 300 W
  • Time: from 4:30 a.m. on Monday until 2:30 a.m. on Monday (24-hour operation)
  • Time signal: 523.251 Hz (C5)

TV (Analog)Edit

JONR-TV (former callsign: JOBX-TV)
  • Channel 6

TV (Digital)Edit

JOAY-DTV (former callsign: JONR-DTV)
  • Channel 15 (Remote controller button: 6)

Branch stations of TV broadcastingEdit

Osaka Prefecture
  • Kashiwara (digital): Channel 15
  • Misaki (digital): Channel 15
  • Naka-Nose (digital): Channel 15
  • Nishi-Nose (digital): Channel 15
Nara Prefecture
  • Tochihara (analog): Channel 35
  • Tochihara (digital): Channel 37
  • Yoshino (analog): Channel 36
Shiga Prefecture
  • Otsu (analog): Channel 38
  • Otsu (digital): Channel 15
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (digital): Channel 27
  • Hikone (analog): Channel 58
  • Hikone (digital): Channel 15
  • Koka (digital): Channel 15
Kyoto Prefecture
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (analog): Channel 56
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (digital): Channel 37
  • Kameoka (analog): Channel 35
  • Kameoka (digital): Channel 15
  • Fukuchiyama (analog): Channel 58
  • Fukuchiyama (digital): Channel 15
  • Maizuru (analog): Channel 55
  • Maizuru (digital): Channel 15
  • Naka-Maizuru (digital): Channel 31
  • Nodagawa (digital): Channel 31
  • Miyazu (analog): Channel 35
  • Miyazu (digital): Channel 15
Hyogo Prefecture
  • Kobe (mountain area) (analog): Channel 41
  • Kobe (mountain area) (digital): Channel 15
  • Nada, Kobe (analog): Channel 56
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (analog): Channel 57
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (digital): Channel 15
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (digital): Channel 15
  • Inagawa (analog): Channel 35
  • Inagawa (digital): Channel 38
  • Tatsuno (digital): Channel 15
  • Miki (analog): Channel 38
  • Miki (digital): Channel 15
  • Himeji (analog): Channel 58
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 15
  • Himeji-nishi (digital): Channel 15
  • Ako (analog): Channel 58
  • Ako (digital): Channel 15
  • Wadayama (digital): Channel 15
  • Kinosaki (analog): Channel 58
  • Kinosaki (digital): Channel 15
  • Kasumi (analog): Channel 35
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 15
  • Sasayama (digital): Channel 15
  • Hikami (digital): Channel 15
  • Aioi (digital): Channel 15
  • Yamasaki (digital): Channel 20
  • Fukusaki (digital): Channel 15
  • Yoka (digital): Channel 31
Wakayama Prefecture
  • Wakayama (analog): Channel 44
  • Wakayama (digital): Channel 15
  • Kinokawa (digital): Channel 15
  • Kainan (analog): Channel 58
  • Kainan (digital): Channel 15
  • Hashimoto (digital): Channel 42
  • Gobo (analog): Channel 57
  • Gobo (digital): Channel 15
  • Kibi (digital): Channel 15
  • Tanabe-kita (digital): Channel 15
  • Tanabe (analog): Channel 58
  • Tanabe (digital): Channel 15
  • Arida (digital): Channel 15
  • Shingu (analog): Channel 38
  • Shingu (digital): Channel 15
  • Kushimoto (analog): Channel 57
  • Kushimoto (digital): Channel 15
  • Minabegawa (digital): Channel 38

ProgramsEdit

TVEdit

Weekday morning news and information
  • Ohayo Call ABC. (おはようコールABC)
  • Good morning, this is ABC. (おはよう朝日です Ohayo Asahi Desu)
Saturday morning news and information
  • Good morning, this is ABC. - Saturday (おはよう朝日・土曜日です Ohayo Asahi Doyobi Desu)
  • Salad of travel (朝だ!生です旅サラダ)
News in the evening
  • ABC NEWS You (ABC NEWSゆう)→NEWS You Plus (NEWSゆう+)→CAST (キャスト), etc.
Evening information
  • Move! (ムーブ!, end, merged to "ABC NEWS You"), etc.
Quiz
Variety
  • M-1 Grand Prix (M-1 グランプリ)
  • Knight Scoop (探偵ナイトスクープ)
  • Knight in Night (ナイト in ナイト, from Monday to Thursday)
    • Monday: Gokigen Brand-new (ごきげん!ブランニュ)
    • Tuesday: Ameagari Kesshitai: Find the Gaps between Women and Men! (雨上がりのやまとナゼ?しこ)
    • Wednesday: Ima-chan's "Jitsu wa" (今ちゃんの「実は…」)
    • Thursday: B-Bop High-heel (ビーバップ!ハイヒール)
  • That'S a DRAMATIC CHANGE!(大改造!!劇的ビフォーアフター)
  • The gold medal of laughter (笑いの金メダル, Waraking, end), etc.
Anime broadcast Sunday morning (8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.)
Sports

RadioEdit

  • Good morning. This is the DJ, Yozo Dojo. (おはようパーソナリティ・道上洋三です)
  • ABC Young Request (ABCヤングリクエスト, ended)
  • ABC Freshup Baseball (ABCフレッシュアップベースボール), etc.
  • Kaminuma Emiko no KOKORO SEITEN (上沼恵美子のこころ晴天)

Other broadcasting stations in the Kansai regionEdit

Radio and TVEdit

  • NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station (NHK大阪放送局)
  • MBS (毎日放送)
  • KBS Kyoto (KBS京都)

TVEdit

RadioEdit

AM Radio
FM Radio

Special eventsEdit

  • Thanksgiving Day for the Hanshin Tigers fans (阪神タイガースファン感謝デー)
  • Summer Sonic

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit