Company History -Placing Value on Innovation-

8/21/1953 Founded in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture
1/1/1954 Radio station launched
2/8/1959 Headquarters moved to Nagahama, Fukuoka City
7/15/1960 Began live broadcasts of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, a famous local event, shortly after opening the TV station. Live broadcasting equipment and technology were still in their infancy.
8/23/1973 Held first KBC Augusta Golf Tournament. The tournament would later grow into Japan's largest summer golf competitions and be broadcasted nationwide.
4/7/1986 Began airing Morning Morning. This was the station's first attempt at a local morning show and has since been replaced with the very popular program Asa Desuļ½” KBC.
10/30/1989 Began airing Duomo. This foray into the late night time slot left a strong mark on the history of late night programming. Duomo remains one of KBC's trademark shows to this day.
2/26/2013 Installed a solar power generator on the radio broadcasting center in Kitakyushu as part of efforts to diversify; began selling electricity back to Kyushu Electric Power Company.
4/1/2013 Launched Ichiban no Ashita (No.1 Tomorrow) Project as part of its 60th anniversary celebration. The project features a variety of special programs and events aimed at remembering Fukuoka's past and thinking about its future. The main event, the Ichiban no Ashita Festival, is held in Tenjin (the central district of Fukuoka) on November 9 and is well received.
6/21/2013 Took first step into the direct marketing business by joining the Japan Direct Marketing Association (JADMA); aiming to differentiate itself from non-members and placing emphasis on compliance. It became only the second broadcasting station in Japan, and the first in Kyushu, to join.
8/21/1953
Founded in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture
1/1/1954
Radio station launched
2/8/1959
Headquarters moved to Nagahama, Fukuoka City
7/15/1960
Began live broadcasts of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, a famous local event, shortly after opening the TV station. Live broadcasting equipment and technology were still in their infancy.
8/23/1973
Held first KBC Augusta Golf Tournament. The tournament would later grow into Japan's largest summer golf competitions and be broadcasted nationwide.
4/7/1986
Began airing Morning Morning. This was the station's first attempt at a local morning show and has since been replaced with the very popular program Asa Desuļ½” KBC.
10/30/1989
Began airing Duomo. This foray into the late night time slot left a strong mark on the history of late night programming. Duomo remains one of KBC's trademark shows to this day.
2/26/2013
Installed a solar power generator on the radio broadcasting center in Kitakyushu as part of efforts to diversify; began selling electricity back to Kyushu Electric Power Company.
4/1/2013
Launched Ichiban no Ashita (No.1 Tomorrow) Project as part of its 60th anniversary celebration. The project features a variety of special programs and events aimed at remembering Fukuoka's past and thinking about its future. The main event, the Ichiban no Ashita Festival, is held in Tenjin (the central district of Fukuoka) on November 9 and is well received.
6/21/2013
Took first step into the direct marketing business by joining the Japan Direct Marketing Association (JADMA); aiming to differentiate itself from non-members and placing emphasis on compliance. It became only the second broadcasting station in Japan, and the first in Kyushu, to join.