Brigada Mass Media Corporation

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Brigada Mass Media Corporation
Private
Founded October 2005
Headquarters Brigada Complex
NLSA Road, Brgy. San Isidro, General Santos City, Philippines
National Broadcast Center
5th Floor Jacinta Building 2, Sta. Rita Street, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City, Philippines
Key people
Elmer Catulpos (Pres. and CEO, Brigada News Philippines)
Subsidiaries Brigada Healthline
Dynamic Force Security Agency
Website http://brigada.ph

Brigada Mass Media Corporation is a newspaper company and media network in the Philippines. It is the first-ever local Tri-media organization to have emerged from the SOCCSKSARGEN area as a national network with its array of Brigada News FM stations. The corporation maintains three newspaper editions in Mindanao, one TV station, health products and other assets.

Its main Brigada Complex is located at NLSA Road, San Isidro, General Santos City, Philippines while its National Broadcast Center is located at the 5th floor, Jacinta Building II, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.

History[edit]

It all started with the publication of Brigada News Philippines a daily newspaper/tabloid on October 18, 2005 with a circulation in Gen. Santos City.

It was founded by then Bombo Radyo General Santos regular anchor; independent news publisher; and now Brigada News Philippines President and Chief-Executive Officer Elmer Catulpos. Its main office is in General Santos, but the company also has offices in Davao and Cagayan de Oro, with its own edition each. It has a combined daily circulation of 21,000 copies sold, practically covering the entire Mindanao region.

In April 2007, 2 years after the birth of Brigada News Philippines, Brigada Healthline Marketing was established as distributor of health products that the company advertised in its daily newspaper and block time radio programs.[1]

In October 2009, it expanded its media operations to radio by acquiring 89.5 from Baycomms Broadcasting Corporation and reformatting it to 89.5 Brigada News FM, the first-ever radio station in General Santos with an AM & FM format. After a short period of time from its inception, it already became the Over-All #2 radio station, both AM and FM stations combined in General Santos City and neighboring areas, according to the then latest AC Nielsen Survey. Subsequently, in early 2013, it obtained the Over-all #3 spot, according to the KBP-RRC Survey.

In January 2012, it expanded its operations once more to television with Brigada News TV 46, Eye of Mindanao, acquiried from Asian Multimedia and Productions, which is the first-ever local television station which devotes 70-80% of its programs to local issues and concerns. Given its still very short stint in the television industry, it has already eaten up a big slice of the pie of viewership especially its news and public affairs programs in the prime time slots in the morning and afternoon. Another Brigada News TV station will be soon-to-aired in Koronadal City within this year.

Since February 2013, Brigada News FM expanded to many cities and towns in the Philippines through its subsequent acquisition and 100% takeover of the stations owned by Baycomms Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

In April 2014, Brigada News FM National Offices in Makati City was inaugurated and relocated Brigada News FM Batangas to become Brigada News FM National and completing the three broadcast centers of the network, Manila, Cebu and Gen. Santos.[3]

Brigada News Philippines (newspaper)[edit]

  • Brigada News Davao
  • Brigada News General Santos
  • Brigada News Cagayan de Oro

Brigada News FM stations[edit]

Brigada News FM stations are collectively known as Brigada News FM Philippines.

Mainland Luzon[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Brigada News FM National** DWEY 104.7 MHz 20 kW Batangas City
92.9 Brigada News FM Cauayan* DWYI 92.9 MHz 5 kW Cauayan City, Isabela
93.5 Brigada News FM Olongapo* DWTY 93.5 MHz 5 kW Olongapo City
92.7 Brigada News FM Pampanga* DWCL 92.7 MHz 5 kW City of San Fernando
92.7 Brigada News FM Lucena DWKL 92.7 MHz 10 kW Lucena City
102.9 Brigada News FM Daet DWXD 102.9 MHz 5 kW Daet, Camarines Norte

Palawan[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
103.1 Brigada News FM Puerto Princesa*** DWYD 103.1 MHz 10 kW Puerto Princesa
96.5 Brigada News FM Narra D___-FM 96.5 MHz 1 kW Narra, Palawan
103.7 Brigada News FM Brooke's Point D___-FM 103.7 MHz 1 kW Brooke's Point, Palawan
98.3 Brigada News FM Quezon D___-FM 98.3 MHz 1 kW Quezon, Palawan
94.5 Brigada News FM Bataraza D___-FM 94.5 MHz 1 kW Bataraza, Palawan

Visayas[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
93.1 Brigada News FM Cebu**** DYWF 93.1 MHz 30 kW Cebu City
99.3 Brigada News FM Kalibo DYKY 99.3 MHz 5 kW Kalibo, Aklan
89.3 Brigada News FM San Carlos DYBA 89.3 MHz 5 kW San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
88.5 Brigada News FM Toledo DYBD 88.5 MHz 5 kW Toledo City, Cebu
93.5 Brigada News FM Tacloban DYTY 93.5 MHz 5 kW Tacloban City, Leyte
90.9 Brigada News FM Bogo DYBO 90.9 MHz 5 kW Bogo City, Cebu

Mindanao[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
89.5 Brigada News FM General Santos***** DXYM 89.5 MHz 30 kW (50 kW ERP) General Santos City
102.5 Brigada News FM Cagayan de Oro DXYQ 102.5 MHz 10 kW Cagayan de Oro City
93.1 Brigada News FM Zamboanga DXRX 93.1 MHz 10 kW Zamboanga City
95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal DXCE 95.7 MHz 10 kW Koronadal City
97.5 Brigada News FM Kidapawan DXKQ 97.5 MHz 5 kW Kidapawan City
89.3 Brigada News FM Cotabato DXYC 89.3 MHz 5 kW Cotabato City
104.5 Brigada News FM Ozamiz* DXBO 104.5 MHz 10 kW Ozamiz City

Notes: *Upcoming Stations. **Luzon Area flagship ***Palawan Provincial flagship ****Visayas Area flagship *****Mindanao and Network flagship

Brigada News FM Cebu City, Toledo, San Carlos, Zamboanga, Kidapawan, Bogo and Digos were not Baycomms-operated prior to acquisition. DYWF (Cebu) formerly owned by Vimcontu, DXRX (Zamboanga) was formerly owned by Audiovisual Communicators, Inc.. The rest are BMMC established and/or acquired from Baycomms.

Brigada News TV stations[edit]

Free TV

Branding Callsign Channel Power (kW) Location Type
Brigada News TV General Santos DXYM-TV TV-46 15,000 watts General Santos Originating

Cable TV

Cable/Satellite Provider Channel Location
Marbel Cable 21 Koronadal
Sky Cable Gensan 35 General Santos
Sky Cable Polomolok 15 Polomolok

Healthline Products[edit]

  • Power Cells Herbal Capsule
  • Drivemax Herbal Dietary Supplement Capsule
  • Black Force Activated Charcoal
  • Guard-C 500 mg Capsule (Ascorbic Acid as Calcium Ascorbate)
  • Power Cells Liniment
  • NutriCleanse Herbal Capsule
  • Power Cell Soya Coffee
  • Fast Relax

Other Assets[edit]

  • Dynamic Force Security Agency
  • The Rock Garden Resort

References[edit]

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