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Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Japan Radio


 
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kc Station Location
 
Mediumwave
 
540 JOCZ Takayama
  JOOC Obihiro
560 JOCR Kobe
570 JOIK Sapporo
580 JOHF Yonago
590 JOAK Tokyo
600 JOGF Oita
610 JOLK Fukuoka
620 JODG Hamamatsu
  JOKG Kofu
  JOSK Kokura
650 JOQG Morioka
660 JOAG Nagasaki
  JOCP Koorlyama
670 JOBK Osaka
680 JOCG Asahigawa
  JOTG Aomori
  JOUG Hofu
690 JOAB Tokyo
700 JOJG Yamagata
  JOZK Matsuyama
720 JOJR Tokushima
  JOTR Akita
730 JOCK Nagoya
740 JOLR Toyama
750 JOIB Sapporo
760 JOCF Kagoshima
  JOMR Kanazawa
770 JOQC Morioka
780 JONK Nagano
  JOSP Saga
790 JOFK Hiroshima
800 JOTC Aomori
810 FEN Far East Network Tokyo
820 JOIP Oita
  JOAT Sasebo
  JOUK Akita
830 JOBB Osaka
840 JOMG Miyazaki
  JOPG Kushiro
  JOSG Matsumoto
850 JOQK Niigata
860 JOPR Fukui
  JOXR Tsu
870 JOLB Fukuoka
880 JOPK Shizuoka
890 JORK Sendai
900 JOOK Kyoto
  JOTQ Hachinohe
910 JOCB Nagoya
920 JOFP Fukushima
  JOXK Tokushima
930 JOCK Kumamoto
940 JODF Morioka
  JOZR Kochi
950 JOKR Tokyo
960 JOIU Muroran
  JOKK Okayama
980 JOHG Kagoshima
990 JOKP Kitami
  JOLG Tottori
1000 JOFG Fukui
  JOIG Toyama
  JOSQ Tida
1010 JONR Tokyo
1020 JOMT Nobeoka
  JOUQ Hagi
  JOVK Hakodate
1030 JOQB Niigata
1040 JOAY Sasebo
  JOCQ Takayama
  JODC Hamamatsu
  JOFT Tsuruga
  JOID Oita
  JOKC Kofu
  JOOG Obihiro
1050 JOFB Hiroshima
1060 JOKF Takamatsu
1070 JOAR Nagoya
1080 JOCC Asahigawa
  JOMC Miyazaki
  JONB Nagano
  JOPB Shizuoka
1090 JOHB Sendai
1100 JOBR Kyoto
1110 JOTK Matsue
1120 JOAF Matsuyama
  JOGR Aomori
1130 JOQR Tokyo
1140 JOBF Kumamoto
  JOEF Yamagata
1150 JORK Kochi
1160 JOBQ Shingu
  JOBS Hikone
  JOCT Ueno
  JOGQ Hitoyoshi
  JOIQ Wakkanai
  JOKU Tsuyama
  JOOQ Maizuru
  JOQS Kamaishi
  JOQX Takada
  JOST Ina
  JOTU Masuda
  JOVQ Ezashi
  JOET Imaburi
  JOZU Uwajima
1170 JOJK Kanazawa
1190 JOFR Fukuoka
1200 JODP Onomichi
  JOJP Tsuruoka
1210 JOOR Osaka
1220 JOWR Fukushima
1230 JOHR Sapporo
1240 JOER Hiroshima
1250 JOIR Sendai
1280 JOYR Okayama
1290 JOKD Kitami
1300 JOTZ Hachinohe
  JOUC Hofu
1310 JOLF Tokyo
1320 JOHP Takamatsu
  JORG Hirosaki
  JORQ Nakamura
1330 JOTB Matsue
1340 JOBU Tooyooka
  JOCU Owase
  JOFY Obama
  JOIX Rumli
  JOJQ Yonezawa
  JOQT Miyako
  JOZS Yahatahama
  JOZQ Niihama
1350 JOGB Kumamoto
1360 JOHQ Taira
  JOHT Wakamatsu
  JOIS Saeki
  JONQ Komoro
  JOOT Fukuchiyama
  JOSY Shobara
  JOTY Hamada
  JOUS Yokote
  JOUT Odate
1370 JOJB Kanazawa
1380 JODD Onomichie
  JOJC Yumagata
  JOPC Kushiro
  JOSB Kokura
1390 FEN Far East Network Osaka
1400 JOVR Shizuoka
1410 JOHC Kagoshima
1420 JODR Niigata
  JOIF Kurume
1430 JORB Kochi
  FEN Far East Network Sendai
1440 JOAC Nagasaki
  JOSC Matsumoto
  JOVB Hakodate
1450 FEN Far East Network Konkura
1470 British Commonwealth Force Radio Station Kure
  JOUB Akita
  JOZB Matsuyama
1480 JOCD Kooriyama
  JOSD Saga
1490 JOJF Kofu
1500 JOFD Fukushima
  JOLC Tottori
  JOOB Kyoto
1510 JOFC Fukui
  JOIC Toyama
  JOSZ Iida
1520 JOIT Muroran
  JOKB Okayama
  JOMX Noboeka
  JOUZ Hagi
1530 JOJD Tsuruoka
  JORC Hirosaki
1540 JOBY Shingu
  JOGY Hitoyshi
  JOHY Wakamatsu
  JOHZ Taira
  JOIY Wakkanai
  JOJZ Yonezawa
  JOOZ Maizuru
  JOTS Masuda
1550 FEN Far East Network Hachinohe
  FEN Far East Network Iwakuni
  FEN Far East Network Miho
  FEN Far East Network Sasebo
1560 JOKT Tsuyama
  JOQZ Kaimaisha
  JOZY Owajima
1570 FEN Far East Network Chitosi
  FEN Far East Network Fukuoka
  FEN Far East Network Itayuke
  FEN Far East Network Kumamoto
  FEN Far East Network Oita
  FEN Far East Network Camp Youngans
1580 JORY Nakamura
1590 FEN Far East Network Kokura
  FEN Far East Network Sapporo
 
Shortwave
 
2500 JJY Standard Frequency & Time Signals Tokyo
3925 JOZ Nihon Shortwave Broadcasting Company Tokyo
3935 JJC Standard Frequency & Time Signals Chiba
4000 JJY Standard Frequency & Time Signals Tokyo
4630 JJC Standard Frequency & Time Signals Chiba
4860 JKL FEN Far East Network Namata
4910 JKI NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
4940 JKM NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
5000 JJY Standard Frequency & Time Signals Tokyo
6055 JOZ-2 Nihon Shortwave Broadcasting Company Tokyo
6069 JOB NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
6080 JKI-3 FEN Far East Network Yazaki
6105 British Commonwealth Force Radio Station Kure
6130 JQK21 Tokyo
6175 JKG21 Tokyo
7180 JOB-2 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
7252 JHK NHK Domestic Service Yamata
7257 JKH NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
7285 JKJ NHK Domestic Service Nazaki
8000 JJY Standard Frequency & Time Signals Tokyo
9260 JJC Standard Frequency & Time Signals Chiba
9505 JBD NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
9535 JKD22 Tokyo
9550 JKI22 Tokyo
9560 JBD-2 NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
9605 JKL-2 FEN Far East Network Yamata
9665 JKI-2 NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
9675 JOB-3 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
9695 JOA-3 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
10000 JJY Standard Frequency & Time Signals Tokyo
11705 JOA-4 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
11725 JOB-6 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
11780 JOB-4 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
11800 JKI-4 NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
11825 JKI-6 FEN Far East Network Nazaki
13890 JJY Standard Frequency & Time Signals Tokyo
15135 JOA-6 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo
15225 JBD-3 NHK Domestic Service Tokyo
15235 JOB-5 NHK Overseas Service Tokyo

Stations in bold were the most powerful [50kW or more] broadcasting at the time and provided the best reception over a wider area for their music, news, information and entertainment programs.

It Happened 1953

USA and USSR both announce they posses the H-bomb
Josef Stalin dies
Dwight D Eisenhower becomes U.S. president
Korean War ends
Japan has first full year of independence following end of the Allied Occupation
North Kyushu Flood kills 1000+ people
‘Lean Manufacturing’ introduced by Toyota
Prime Minister: Shigeru Yoshida

Arrivals:
 
Playboy magazine
Pat Benetar
Pierce Brosnan
Alex Van Halen
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Bassinger
 
Departures:
 
Hank Williams
Joseph Stalin
Alice Prin ‘Kiki de Montparnasse’
Django Reinhardt
Rene Fonck
Dylan Thomas

Population:87.655m
Licensed Radio Receivers:11.241m

Favorite Movies of 1953: Your Personal Collection

Top 20 Singles

  Artist Song
 
1 Percy Faith The Song from Moulin Rouge
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
3 Patti Page [How Much is] That Doggie in the Window
4 Eddie Fisher I’m Walking Behind You
5 Ames Brothers You, You, You
6 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again with You
7 Les Baxter April in Portugal
8 Perry Como No Other Love
9 Perry Como Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
10 Frankie Lane I Believe
11 Pee Wee Hunt Oh
12 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide
13 Nat King Cole Pretend
14 Richard Hayman Ruby
15 Stan Freberg St George and the Dragonet
16 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You
17 The Gaylords Tell Me You’re Mine
18 Julias La Rosa Eh Cumpari!
19 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches
20 Doris Day Anna
 

Top 5 Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

Reflecting on Japan

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