中國廣播公司是中國廣播事業的先驅,民國十七年成立於南京丁家橋,當時稱為「中央廣播電台」,後來又改名為「中央廣播事業管理處」。民國三十六年,再改組為「中國廣播股份有限公司」,簡稱「中廣」(BCC)。

民國三十八年中廣隨政府播遷來台,繼續擔負文化傳播的使命,並逐步邁向企業化的經營,成為台灣地區廣播界最具代表性的廣播公司。民國三十八年六月,中廣完成二十千瓦短波機的裝設以「自由中國之聲」名義開始對海外播音,奠定了海外廣播的基礎。五十七年七月三十一日,中廣成立第一座調頻電台,將國內廣播帶入調頻立體身歷聲的新紀元;六十二年,中廣總部從台北新公園遷至仁愛路;六十八年成立「亞洲之聲」,對亞洲地區播音;七十六年元旦,首先推出調幅立體廣播節目;八十三年八月,中廣音樂網開始啟用數位化電腦播出系統,八十七年起,中廣各頻道節目陸續兼以衛星與微波傳輸至全省各地,並率先研發國內數位廣播革新方案,在在為中國廣播史寫下新頁。八十九年元月,中廣總公司由仁愛路搬遷至松江路現址,邁入千禧年的另一個里程碑。

在節目方面,中廣實施專業分網制度,設計不同類型的節目,以「區隔聽眾」,為不同屬性和需要的聽眾,提供最完善的服務。中廣的廣播節目,共分為五個全國性的廣播網,調頻部分為流行網(i like radio)、寶島網(Formosa Network)及音樂網(i radio);調幅部份則為新聞網(News Network)、鄉親網(Country Network)及i go 531。

除了提供聽眾上述的優質類比廣播節目外,中廣自民國八十九年三月起斥資上億元,率先在台灣成立了第一家歐規Eureka 147系統的數位廣播實驗電台,以提供高品質的數位節目,聽眾透過數位接收機可以收聽到六套中廣數位節目,包括古典網、熱門網、大愛網,以及在類比頻道也可同步收聽的中廣流行網、音樂網及新聞網節目。但在試播五年後,有鑑於主管機關對國內數位廣播發展之政策生變,中廣數位廣播節目被迫於九十五年四月停播。

中廣於民國五十四年至八十六年之間接受政府委託,辦理「自由中國之聲」(The Voice of Free China)與「亞洲之聲」(The Voice of Asia)的海外廣播業務,這項業務雖然自民國八十七年起已經轉移到「財團法人中央廣播電台」執行,但中廣從未放棄作為一個國際性的廣播公司,除了透過全球資訊網路,以線上收聽方式,將新聞網、音樂網(i radio)、流行網(i like radio)及i go 531節目同步向全球播送外,並授權中廣海外姊妹台轉播中廣新聞網、流行網等不同時段的節目,以服務北美地區八大城市及紐西蘭奧克蘭市的海外華人聽眾。

在加強文化及社會服務方面,為加強文化及社會的服務,中廣對於社會公益,一向秉持媒體的社會責任,各網都會定量插播公益廣告,或於節目中配合宣傳公益活動與資訊。中廣曾成立「中廣國樂團」及「中廣兒童合唱團」擔負發揚文化薪傳的使命外,並舉辦多項聽友聯歡及慈善公益活動;為了回饋社會,中廣曾於八十年成立「財團法人中廣愛心園基金會」、由中廣提撥基金,並接受中廣員工及社會大眾之愛心捐款,對國內及海外需要救助的民眾提供援助,而且時常辦理各項慈善活動。中廣為因應時代變遷及多角化經營策略,擴大服務層面,自民國七十九年至九十五年間曾成立「萬世國際股份有限公司」,主要企劃製作包括:商品、行銷、批發代理、演藝、表演活動經濟製作、媒體廣告行銷企劃、廣播電視節目製作、造勢及活動承攬執行。

INTRODUCTION

The Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC), the pioneer of the Republic of China's broadcasting industry, was founded in Nanking in 1928 as the Central Broadcasting System and reorganized under its present name in 1947. In 1949, BCC moved to Taiwan with the government of the Republic of China (ROC).

In 1949, BCC also established a foothold in international radio with its broadcast of the Voice of Free China over short wave channels. Leading the way for Taiwan's radio industry, BCC set up the island's first FM station in 1968. The BCC headquarters were moved from Taipei New Park to Jen-ai Road in 1973. The Voice of Asia was launched in 1979 to offer service to people in Asia. BCC was the first to broadcast in stereo over AM channels in 1987. In 1994, BCC's Music Network employed the most

advanced computerized broadcasting system in all of Asia. In 1997 BCC's international short-wave program was handed over to the state-funded Central Broadcasting System. Since 1998, all BCC programs have been broadcast island-wide via satellite and microwave transmission. In addition to the radio on line broadcast through BCC website, BCC also broadcasts live via satellite to several Chinese community radio stations in North America. Some BCC's News and Pop programs are also available for the listeners of the southeast coastal area of Mainland China, Auckland and some major cities of North America.

The BCC headquarters were moved to its present location on Song Jiang Road in Taipei in January 2000, and at the same year, BCC established the first digital audio broadcasting (DAB) experimental radio station in Taiwan. From 2001, BCC accomplished the DAB Single Frequency Network (SFN) coverage in the western and northeastern coastal area of Taiwan.

From the year 2005, the BCC "family" of stations is divided into 5 island-wide networks and one local channel. The 3 FM networks are the Pop Network(i like radio), Music Network (i radio)and Formosa Network. The 3 AM are the News Network, Country Network and i go 531.