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Kyoto Broadcasting System Company, Ltd (株式会社京都放送, Kabushiki-gaisha Kyōto Hōsō, KBS) is a commercial broadcasting station headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It is doing business in Kyoto Prefecture as "KBS Kyoto" (KBS京都) and in Shiga Prefecture as "KBS Shiga" (KBS滋賀)

JOBR-DTV
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Japan
BrandingKBS
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 5
OwnerKyoto Broadcasting System
FoundedJune 26, 1951 (1951-06-26)
First air dateApril 1, 1969 (1969-04-01)
Call letters' meaningKyoto BRoadcasting
Former channel number(s)Analog:
34 (UHF, 1969–2011)
Websitewww.kbs-kyoto.co.jp
Headquarters(Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto)

Its radio station serves Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures and is a member of National Radio Network (NRN). Its television station serves Kyoto Prefecture and is a member of the Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations (JAITS). Since April 1, 2005, KBS is broadcasting digital television in ISDB format.

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BroadcastingEdit

AM RadioEdit

KBS Kyoto Radio (京都放送ラジオ)

  • Kyoto - 1143 kHz, 50 kW, JOBR
  • Maizuru - 1215 kHz, 2 kW, JOBO
  • Fukuchiyama - 1485 kHz, 100 W, JOBE
  • KBS Shiga (Hikone) - 1215 kHz, 1 kW, JOBW, some prefectural programming.

FM RadioEdit

94.9 MHz 3 kW

TV (Analogue)Edit

JOBR-TV - KBS Kyoto Television (京都放送テレビジョン)

  • Kyoto - Channel 34, 10 kW
  • Uji-Momoyama - Channel 57
  • Maizuru - Channel 57, 100 W
  • Fukuchiyama - Channel 56, 200 W
  • Miyazu - Channel 39, 100 W
  • Yamashina - Channel 62, 10 W
  • Wazuka - Channel 40, 10 W
  • Yawata - Channel 43, 3 W
  • Kameoka - Channel 41, 300 W

and more

TV (Digital)Edit

JOBR-DTV - KBS Kyoto Digital Television (京都放送デジタルテレビジョン)

  • Remote Controller ID 5
  • Kyoto - Channel 23

HistoryEdit

Main source:[1]

  • 24 December 1951: 京都放送 (Kyōto Hōsō, KHK) opens as Radio Kyoto (ラジオ京都, Rajio Kyōto).
  • 1964: Changes company name to Kinki Broadcasting System (近畿放送, Kinki Hōsō, KBS).
  • 1968: Starts television test transmission from Mount Hiei.
  • 1969: Starts television broadcasting service. Networking with Tokyo 12 channel (now TV Tokyo) and Nippon Educational Television (now TV Asahi.) (Currently KBS is not a member of eithers' network.)
  • 1981: Began doing business as "KBS Kyoto".
  • It was involved with the Itoman fraud case for a certain period of time in 1990s which risked the company to bankruptcy.
  • 1994: Some employees went to court for Corporation Reorganization Law (会社更生法, Kaisha Kōsei Hō) to save KBS.
  • 1995: Changed to company name to Kyoto Broadcasting System Co., Ltd. (株式会社京都放送, Kabushiki-gaisha Kyōto Hōsō, KBS), reviving the original Japanese name.
  • 1999: The corporation reorganization procedure begins.
  • 1 April 2005: Starts digital television broadcasting.
  • 2007: The corporation reorganization procedure is complete.
  • 2008: Well known toy brand Tomy releases a Kyoto Broadcasting System Choro-Q toy van edition [1]

ProgramEdit

TVEdit

  • Horse Racing Live (競馬中継, Keiba chu-kei)
  • Kyoto Shimbun News (京都新聞ニュース)
  • Kyo Plus (京プラス)
  • Kyo Biz (京Biz, Kyo-Bizu)
  • GO GO Poppin (GO GO ポッピン, Go-Go- Hoppin)
  • Taniguchi na yoru (谷口な夜)
  • Running Man (走る男)
  • KBS Kyoto Excite Night Game (KBS京都エキサイトナイター, Ke-bi-esu Kyo-to Ekisaitingu Naita-)
  • Exciting! J (エキサイティング!J, Ekisaiting Jei), etc...

RadioEdit

  • Kōei Shōfukutei's Hot Radio (笑福亭晃瓶のほっかほかラジオ, Shōfukutei Kōei no Hokka Hoka Radio), etc...
  • All Night Nippon (produced by Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc. (LF))
    • All Night Nippon (Mon. - Sat. from 25:00 until 27:00)
    • All Night Nippon Ever Green (Mon. - Thu. from 27:00 until 29:00)
    • All Night Nippon R (Fri. and Sat. from 27:00 until 29:00)
    • Fukuyama Masaharu All Night Nippon Saturday Special Tamashii no Radio (Sat. from 23:30 until 25:00)


Note: All times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) in this article. The broadcast time can exceed 23:59, this refers to the morning hours of the following day (meaning Mon 27:00 - 29:00 equals Tue 03:00 - 05:00.)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ja:京都放送#沿革 excerpt as of 2007-06-29T11:17

External linksEdit