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FM Cocolo

JOAW-FM
City of license Osaka, Japan
Broadcast area Kansai region
Branding FM Cocolo
Slogan "Whole Earth Station" (April 2010 - present)
"The Heart of the City"
Frequency 76.5 MHz
First air date October 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)
Format CHR
Affiliations MegaNet
Owner FM802 Co., Ltd.
Sister stations FM802
(April 1, 2012-Present)
Webcast Webcast
Website cocolo.jp
Former studios of FM Cocolo until March 2012 as seen from inside the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building

FM Cocolo (エフエムココロ Efu Emu Kokoro) is a multilingual FM radio station owned and operated by FM 802 Co., Ltd. The station broadcasts on the 76.5 MHz FM to the Kansai area which includes Osaka, Kyoto, Hyōgo(city of Kobe), Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama prefectures. FM Cocolo's former owner Kansai Intermedia Co., Ltd. (関西インターメディア株式会社) was based at the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building (Cosmo Tower) in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan.

FM Cocolo is part of the Megalopolis Radio Network (MegaNet), linking Japan's international FM radio stations (InterFM, FM Cocolo, RADIOi and LoveFM), covering more than 65% of Japan's population.

Most of the programs on FM Cocolo are in English and Japanese, with programs in Chinese, French, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Portuguese, Sinhalese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese air in allocated timeslots.

Branding

Cocolo (ココロ Kokoro) is a Japanese Wasei-eigo term for "heart", and also stands for Cooperation, Communication, Love.

History

FM Cocolo began broadcasting in October 16, 1995.

On April 1, 2012, FM802 Co., Ltd., through its subsidiary 802 MediaWorks, bought Kansai Intermedia, making FM Cocolo its sister station.[1]

Slogan

  • "Whole Earth Station"
  • "The Heart of the City"

Disc Jockeys

See also

External links

  • FM COCOLO (Japanese), Official website
  • FM Cocolo on Twitter
  • Multilingual Support System, Useful for Mid- to Long-Term Stay, Brand-new Osaka, Osaka Prefectural Government
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