Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Japan Radio

Philips Radio Model 436-AN dial.

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kcStationLocation
Mediumwave
540JOCZTakayama
 JOOCObihiro
560JOCRKobe
570JOIKSapporo
580JOHFYonago
590JOAKTokyo
600JOGFOita
610JOLKFukuoka
620JODGHamamatsu
 JOKGKofu
 JOSKKokura
650JOQGMorioka
660JOAGNagasaki
 JOCPKoorlyama
670JOBKOsaka
680JOCGAsahigawa
 JOTGAomori
 JOUGHofu
690JOABTokyo
700JOJGYamagata
 JOZKMatsuyama
720JOJRTokushima
 JOTRAkita
730JOCKNagoya
740JOLRToyama
750JOIBSapporo
760JOCFKagoshima
 JOMRKanazawa
770JOQCMorioka
780JONKNagano
 JOSPSaga
790JOFKHiroshima
800JOTCAomori
810FEN Far East NetworkTokyo
820JOIPOita
 JOATSasebo
 JOUKAkita
830JOBBOsaka
840JOMGMiyazaki
 JOPGKushiro
 JOSGMatsumoto
850JOQKNiigata
860JOPRFukui
 JOXRTsu
870JOLBFukuoka
880JOPKShizuoka
890JORKSendai
900JOOKKyoto
 JOTQHachinohe
910JOCBNagoya
920JOFPFukushima
 JOXKTokushima
930JOCKKumamoto
940JODFMorioka
 JOZRKochi
950JOKRTokyo
960JOIUMuroran
 JOKKOkayama
980JOHGKagoshima
990JOKPKitami
 JOLGTottori
1000JOFGFukui
 JOIGToyama
 JOSQTida
1010JONRTokyo
1020JOMTNobeoka
 JOUQHagi
 JOVKHakodate
1030JOQBNiigata
1040JOAYSasebo
 JOCQTakayama
 JODCHamamatsu
 JOFTTsuruga
 JOIDOita
 JOKCKofu
 JOOGObihiro
1050JOFBHiroshima
1060JOKFTakamatsu
1070JOARNagoya
1080JOCCAsahigawa
 JOMCMiyazaki
 JONBNagano
 JOPBShizuoka
1090JOHBSendai
1100JOBRKyoto
1110JOTKMatsue
1120JOAFMatsuyama
 JOGRAomori
1130JOQRTokyo
1140JOBFKumamoto
 JOEFYamagata
1150JORKKochi
1160JOBQShingu
 JOBSHikone
 JOCTUeno
 JOGQHitoyoshi
 JOIQWakkanai
 JOKUTsuyama
 JOOQMaizuru
 JOQSKamaishi
 JOQXTakada
 JOSTIna
 JOTUMasuda
 JOVQEzashi
 JOETImaburi
 JOZUUwajima
1170JOJKKanazawa
1190JOFRFukuoka
1200JODPOnomichi
 JOJPTsuruoka
1210JOOROsaka
1220JOWRFukushima
1230JOHRSapporo
1240JOERHiroshima
1250JOIRSendai
1280JOYROkayama
1290JOKDKitami
1300JOTZHachinohe
 JOUCHofu
1310JOLFTokyo
1320JOHPTakamatsu
 JORGHirosaki
 JORQNakamura
1330JOTBMatsue
1340JOBUTooyooka
 JOCUOwase
 JOFYObama
 JOIXRumli
 JOJQYonezawa
 JOQTMiyako
 JOZSYahatahama
 JOZQNiihama
1350JOGBKumamoto
1360JOHQTaira
 JOHTWakamatsu
 JOISSaeki
 JONQKomoro
 JOOTFukuchiyama
 JOSYShobara
 JOTYHamada
 JOUSYokote
 JOUTOdate
1370JOJBKanazawa
1380JODDOnomichie
 JOJCYumagata
 JOPCKushiro
 JOSBKokura
1390FEN Far East NetworkOsaka
1400JOVRShizuoka
1410JOHCKagoshima
1420JODRNiigata
 JOIFKurume
1430JORBKochi
 FEN Far East NetworkSendai
1440JOACNagasaki
 JOSCMatsumoto
 JOVBHakodate
1450FEN Far East NetworkKonkura
1470British Commonwealth Force Radio StationKure
 JOUBAkita
 JOZBMatsuyama
1480JOCDKooriyama
 JOSDSaga
1490JOJFKofu
1500JOFDFukushima
 JOLCTottori
 JOOBKyoto
1510JOFCFukui
 JOICToyama
 JOSZIida
1520JOITMuroran
 JOKBOkayama
 JOMXNoboeka
 JOUZHagi
1530JOJDTsuruoka
 JORCHirosaki
1540JOBYShingu
 JOGYHitoyshi
 JOHYWakamatsu
 JOHZTaira
 JOIYWakkanai
 JOJZYonezawa
 JOOZMaizuru
 JOTSMasuda
1550FEN Far East NetworkHachinohe
 FEN Far East NetworkIwakuni
 FEN Far East NetworkMiho
 FEN Far East NetworkSasebo
1560JOKTTsuyama
 JOQZKaimaisha
 JOZYOwajima
1570FEN Far East NetworkChitosi
 FEN Far East NetworkFukuoka
 FEN Far East NetworkItayuke
 FEN Far East NetworkKumamoto
 FEN Far East NetworkOita
 FEN Far East NetworkCamp Youngans
1580JORYNakamura
1590FEN Far East NetworkKokura
 FEN Far East NetworkSapporo
Shortwave
2500JJY Standard Frequency & Time SignalsTokyo
3925JOZ Nihon Shortwave Broadcasting CompanyTokyo
3935JJC Standard Frequency & Time SignalsChiba
4000JJY Standard Frequency & Time SignalsTokyo
4630JJC Standard Frequency & Time SignalsChiba
4860JKL FEN Far East NetworkNamata
4910JKI NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
4940JKM NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
5000JJY Standard Frequency & Time SignalsTokyo
6055JOZ-2 Nihon Shortwave Broadcasting CompanyTokyo
6069JOB NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
6080JKI-3 FEN Far East NetworkYazaki
6105British Commonwealth Force Radio StationKure
6130JQK21Tokyo
6175JKG21Tokyo
7180JOB-2 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
7252JHK NHK Domestic ServiceYamata
7257JKH NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
7285JKJ NHK Domestic ServiceNazaki
8000JJY Standard Frequency & Time SignalsTokyo
9260JJC Standard Frequency & Time SignalsChiba
9505JBD NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
9535JKD22Tokyo
9550JKI22Tokyo
9560JBD-2 NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
9605JKL-2 FEN Far East NetworkYamata
9665JKI-2 NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
9675JOB-3 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
9695JOA-3 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
10000JJY Standard Frequency & Time SignalsTokyo
11705JOA-4 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
11725JOB-6 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
11780JOB-4 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
11800JKI-4 NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
11825JKI-6 FEN Far East NetworkNazaki
13890JJY Standard Frequency & Time SignalsTokyo
15135JOA-6 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo
15225JBD-3 NHK Domestic ServiceTokyo
15235JOB-5 NHK Overseas ServiceTokyo

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 in 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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