The Asahi Broadcasting Corporation first started in 1951 as a radio station. We now broadcast a wide variety of programs to the local Kansai area that aim to maintain close ties with our listeners. These programs consistently receive top ratings for our broadcasting area. One of them, Ohayo Personality Dojo Yozo Desu, a long running early morning program, has been on air for about 40 years. As ABC Radio’s leading and most recognizable program, it boasts a firm listener base and hosts live broadcast events open to the public.
Every summer, ABC hosts Summer Sonic, a popular rock festival with a line-up of big name overseas and domestic artists and bands that is attended by close to 100,000 people. We also host a wide variety of art exhibitions and concerts.
Other events we host include a men’s golf tournament held every fall at the ABC Golf Club, a prestigious golf course owned by ABC. Our broadcast of the tournament is very popular with golf fans.