Where did the group AKB48 get their name?

Where did the group AKB48 get their name?

AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-Eight) are a Japanese idol group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group’s theater is located.

Where is the AKB48 Theater in Tokyo located?

The AKB48 Theater is in the Don Quijote store in Akihabara, Tokyo. The group is split into several teams, reducing its members’ workload (since the theater’s near-daily performance is by only one team at a time) and enabling AKB48 to perform simultaneously in several places. According to former member Misaki Iwasa, each team has its own theme.

When did AKB48 make their first TV appearance?

The group made its first television appearance two days later, and signed a contract with DefStar Records (a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment) in August. In October 2006 AKB48 announced auditions for Team B, and 13 girls were chosen out of 12,828 applicants in December.

How old do you have to be to be in AKB48?

The group members’ ages range from their early teens to over 20, and they are selected from regular auditions. Members are not allowed to date, and must be well-behaved; any violation of these restrictions is to be punished, possibly by expulsion from the group.

When did Bay FM come on the air?

The extended coverage coincided with the Tour of Britain, the fifth stage of which finished in Exmouth on Thursday 15 September. In April 2012, Bay FM were given the news by OFCOM that their application for a full-time community FM licence had been successful. The station was launched full-time at mid-day on 29 March 2013 on 106.4 MHz FM.

Where is the theater of the AKB48 located?

The group’s chief producer, Yasushi Akimoto, said that his goal was to create a unique idol group which, unlike other idol groups which perform occasional concerts and appear primarily on television, would perform regularly in its own theater. The AKB48 Theater is in the Don Quijote store in Akihabara, Tokyo.