About InterFM897

The Real Music Station


About InterFM

When The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck the Kansai area of Western Japan in 1995, many foreign residents were left in a state of confusion because of a lack of emergen-cy information in any langauage other than Japanese. As a result, licenses for new radio stations broadcasting in foreign languages, particularly in the event of emergencies, were allotted in both Osaka and Tokyo, and InterFM started broadcasting in Tokyo in April 1996. Only Kanto FM station has a Kanto wide area license. Became a special member of the National FM Broadcasting Council from September 1, 2020.

The Real Music Station

With 'The Real Music Station,' for a catchphrase, InterFM plays a wide variety of music, primarily international repertoire, selected both by individual DJs and by a selection team within the programming department We broadcast live from early morning until late in the evening. In an era when radio is becoming more and more tightly formatted, InterFM has managed to retain a liberal stance in its programming.

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NameInterFM897 Co., Ltd.
Station NameInterFM897
Capital262.5 million yen
Executives Motohiro Iizuka, Representative Director and Chairman
Hideyuki oki, Representative Director and President
Kosuke Fujiwara, Managing Director
Yasuharu Takahara, Director
Keisuke Endo, Director
Kenji Kitaya, Director
Naoyuki Kimura, Director
Shin Kunisaki, Director
Yuji Shima, Director
Hitoyuki Takamura, Director
Masami Tsuchida, Director
Mahito Ouchi, Auditor
Yuzo Takano, Operating Officer
Head Office 7th Floor, TV Tokyo Tennozu Studio
1-3-3 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
140-0002 JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-5781-7610
Nature of BusinessUltra-shortwave broadcasting and broadcast program productions
EstablishedSeptember 14th, 1995
LaunchedApril 1st, 1996
Service AreaThe Greater Metropolitan area including the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, Yokohama City, Kawasaki City, Chiba City, Saitama City and Narita International Airport
Listening Population within the Service AreaAbout 43.5 million Japanese (acc. to the Basic Resident Registration Network System, 2019) / About 1.34 million non-Japanese (acc. to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, June 2020)
Frequency89.7 MHz
Number of Broadcast Output10 kW
Call SignJODW-FM
Relay Station Transmission StationTsurumi-ku, Yokohama City
Relay Station Frequency76.5 MHz