History

The history of major radio and television programs since the station opened in 1951.

1950
December 27
New Japan Broadcasting Co. is established
1951
June 01
Trade name changed to Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
June 28
Tokyo branch office opens
September 01
First to broadcast commercial radio in Japan.
1959
March 01
TV broadcasting begins
1967
April 01
TV broadcasting in color begins
1975
April 01
Joins the JNN affiliated network
2003
December 01
TV digital terrestrial broadcasting begins
2006
April 01
One-Segment broadcasting begins
2017
April 01
Trade name is changed to "MBS Media Holdings" as a certified broadcasting holding company. The radio and television businesses are transferred to the wholly-owned subsidiary of MBS Media Holdings whose trade name changed from the successor preparatory company of MBS to Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
2021
April 01
The radio business is transferred from Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. to MBS Radio, Inc.

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