Tokyo FM

Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (株式会社エフエム東京, Kabushiki gaisha Efu Emu Tōkyō, literally Stock company FM Tokyo) (abbreviation:TFM) is a radio station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the flagship station of the Japan FM Network (JFN).

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CityChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Broadcast areaGreater Tokyo and Worldwide
Frequency80.0 MHz
BrandingTokyo FM
SloganLife Time Audio 80.0 (May 2020 – present)
FormatTop 40 Mainstream
AffiliationsJFN, EBU
Owner(As of March 31, 2015)
Tokai University (10.22%)
Nippon Television City Corp. (7.28%)
Dai Nippon Printing (4.98%)
Mizuho Bank (4.94%)
Yomiuri Shimbun (4.88%)
Panasonic (4.88%)
Hokuriku University (4.44%)
NEC (4.00%)
JTSB investment trusts (3.33%)
Mizuho Capital (2.89%)[1]
(Tokyo FM Broadcasting Company)
First air date
April 26, 1970
Technical information
Power10,000 watts
ERP125,000 watts
WebsiteTokyo FM Web site


The station's forerunner, FM Tokai, owned by Tokai University, was launched on May 1, 1960. This station closed on April 25, 1970, replaced the next day by Tokyo FM, Japan's third commercial FM-radio broadcaster, after FM Aichi and FM Osaka. In 1985, the station's headquarters moved from the Kokusai-Tsushin Center (later KDD, now KDDI) buildings in Nishi-Shinjuku, where they had been since 1974, to the current location, Koujimachi in Chiyoda ward. The TOKYO FM Midtown Studio, a satellite studio, was closed down on January 15, 2017.



Rebroadcasters of JOAU-FM
City of license Identifier Frequency Power
Niijima N/A 76.7 MHz 100 watts
Hachijo N/A 84.3 MHz 10 watts
Ōme N/A 83.6 MHz 20 watts
Hachioji N/A 80.5 MHz 10 watts
Hinohara N/A 86.6 MHz 300 watts




  1. ^ 『日本民間放送年鑑(Japan Commercial Broadcasting Yearbook)2015』, published by The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, 2015, page 273
  2. ^ Available to listen outside Japan only with special third-party plug-in on Chrome and Firefox browsers