When I first came to Kyoto, I considered for the longest time if I should get a television so that I could watch Japanese TV shows and improve my listening skills. But I didn't want to spend money to dispose of the TV set when I leave so I didn't get one in the end (yes, you need to pay to dispose of electrical appliances such as TV, fridges etc).
I also tried to tune my mobile phone to receive radio signals but could only receive the signal of one boring radio station.
Not too long ago, my school mates shared two websites with me where I could access Japanese TV shows and Kyoto radio networks for free. I am sharing them here, if anyone's interested.