Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Company typePublic company
NAG: 9402
FoundedDecember 15, 1950
DivisionsCBC Television
CBC Radio
WebsiteCBC Official Website
Broadcast areaChubu region
Frequency1053 kHz (AM); 93.7 MHz (FM)
BrandingCBC Radio
OwnerCBC Radio Co., Ltd.
First air date
September 1, 1951
Call sign meaning
A(the 1st licensed commercial)
Technical information
Power50,000 watts
BrandingCBC TV
AffiliationsJapan News Network
OwnerCBC Television Co., Ltd.
First air date
December 1, 1956
Former call signs
JOAR-TV (1956–2011)
JOAR-DTV (2003–2013)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Licensing authority
Transmitter coordinates35°10′20.7″N 136°54′30″E / 35.172417°N 136.90833°E / 35.172417; 136.90833

Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (中部日本放送株式会社, Chūbu Nippon Hōsō kabushiki gaisha, CBC) is a regional radio and television service serving Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is majorly owned by the Chunichi Shimbun. Its radio service is affiliated with the Japan Radio Network (JRN) and its television service affiliated with the Japan News Network (JNN).


On December 15, 1950, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Corporation was formally established. The capital at the time of establishment was 80 million yen, with a transmission power of 10 kilowatts. The first-generation logo of Central Nippon Broadcasting Corporation was obtained through open call, and the selected design was the work of Shojiro Shimazaki. On April 21, 1951, Central Nippon Broadcasting Corporation obtained the broadcasting license and the identification call sign "JOAR" representing Japan's first private broadcasting station.

At 6:30am on September 1, 1951, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting announcer Noboru Ui broadcast "Central Nippon Broadcasting, JOAR, broadcasting at 1090 kHz. Good morning everyone. This is CBC in Nagoya, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting", announcing the official launch of CBC, also marking the beginning of private broadcasting in Japan. CBC achieved profitability in the first year of broadcasting, and implemented stock dividends and a capital increase of 40 million yen in the second year of broadcasting.

In July 1952, CBC decided to apply for a TV broadcast license, but it was retained because the application was too late. In June 1954, the Nagoya TV Tower, jointly funded by CBC and NHK, was completed. In December of the same year, CBC obtained a TV broadcasting license. At 10am on December 1, 1956, CBC officially started broadcasting TV programs, becoming the third private TV station in Japan (the first two were Nippon TV and Radio Tokyo TV). In order to make more viewers interested in TV, CBC set up 30 street TVs within the broadcast range. According to a survey in 1958, the broadcasting unit of CBC accounted for 72.7% of the listening share in the Tokai area, and the TV unit accounted for 62% of the viewing share, which was far ahead of NHK. In 1959, the TV division of Central Nippon Broadcasting joined the JNN network. Central Nippon Broadcasting Corporation used a helicopter to broadcast Ise Shrine Hatsune on New Year's Day of this year. The scenery is the first helicopter live broadcast in the history of world television. In the same year, CBC also participated in the broadcast of the wedding of Crown Prince Akihito (now the emperor emeritus) and Michiko Shoda. In September 1959, the Isewan typhoon caused serious disasters in the East China Sea. Central Nippon Broadcasting Corporation used its own generator to continue broadcasting programs despite a power outage, and broadcast a large number of typhoon news, which was affirmed by the chairman of the Democratic Federation of Freedom.

In 2013, the radio and television companies spun off. In 2013, Chūbu Nippon Hōsō as name is CBC Radio and in 2014, as name is CBC Television, his now this name is Chūbu Nippon Hōsō Holdings. And now, Chūbu Nippon Hōsō is the mame save, for now as Holdings and Group-holdings.




TV (Analog)

JOAR-TV (1956/12/1-2011/7/24)

TV (Digital)

JOGX-DTV (old former callsign: JOAR-DTV) (2003/12/01)

Since the notion that "CBC = channel 5" spread across the three prefectures of the Tokai region, it is the only TBS affiliate to use 5 as its LCN (BSN in Niigata, historically channel 5 in the analog era, uses 6). Because of this, NBN, the TV Asahi affiliate, uses channel 6.

Other TV stations in Nagoya