InterFM 76.1, Tokyo’s first radio station to offer multilingual broadcasts, received first place for the Kanto region for one of its public service programs from the National Association of Communications and Broadcasting, it was announced Sept. 19.
The station won the award for its “Tokyo Day Information” program, which is broadcast weekdays in five languages (a different one each day) for three minutes at 10 p.m. The program is designed to provide information regarding Tokyo culture, lifestyle and administration, the radio station said. A variety of NAB Awards exist, ranging from engineering to programming, and 14 awards in television and broadcasting were given to each of seven national blocks. The accolade accorded InterFM was given by the public service division.