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Tohoku Broadcasting Company

Tohoku region
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 1
Affiliations JNN
First air date April 1, 1959
Call letters' meaning JO Channel 1(I) Radio and Television
Former channel number(s) 1 (analog VHF, 1959-2012)
Website TBC Sendai

Tohoku Broadcasting Company (東北放送株式会社 Tōhōku Hōsō Kabushiki Gaisha, abbreviated name: TBC) is a Japanese TV and radio network affiliated with the Japan News Network (JNN). Its headquarters are located in Miyagi Prefecture.


TV channel

  • Sendai JOIR-TV 1Ch VIDEO:10 kW AUDIO:2.5 kW

Radio frequency

  • Sendai JOIR 1260 kHz 20 kW
  • Kesennuma JOIO 801 kHz 100 W
  • Narugo (Old Call Sign:JOIE) 1557 kHz 100 W
  • Shizugawa 1215 kHz 100 W

In the 1990s there was a failed attempt to broadcast in stereo; all radio broadcasts are in mono.


They broadcast all programs shown on TBS and MBS, in addition to some local programming:



  • Good Mornin!!
  • IKINARI etc...

External links

TV station in Tohoku
Aomori Aomori RAB ATV ABA
Iwate Morioka TVI IBC mit IAT
Miyagi Sendai MMT TBC OX KHB
Akita Akita ABS AKT AAB
Yamagata Yamagata YBC TUY SAY YTS
Fukushima Fukushima FCT TUF FTV KFB

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