DWAO-TV

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DWAO-TV (UNTV 37)
UNTVLogo2011.jpg
Metro Manila
City of license Quezon City
Branding UNTV 37
Slogan Your Public Service Channel
Big 10: Bigger. Better. Broader
Channels Analog: 37 (UHF)
Affiliations UNTV
Owner Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
(Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International)
Founded 1999 (as NUTV Channel 37)
July 2001/May 2002(as UNTV 37, NU 107 era)
July 2004 (as UNTV 37, Tapatan era)
2007 (as UNTV 37, BMPI era)
Call letters' meaning DW
AtOm Henares
Former callsigns DWNU-TV (1999-2001)
Former affiliations NUTV (1999-2002)
Transmitter power 60 kW (500 kW ERP)
Website UNTVweb.com

DWAO-TV, channel 37 is a Philippine television station owned by Progressive Broadcasting Corporation and operated by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. DWAO is one of very few NTSC-System M stations in the world that broadcast on channel 37. This station studios are located at #907-915 UNTV Center, EDSA, Philam Homes, Quezon City and transmitter located at Crestview Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. It is known for its broadcast of Ang Dating Daan and its free public service programs manned by the network's chairman and CEO Daniel Razon.

History[edit]

In May 2002, Progressive Broadcasting Corporation ventured to UHF television through UNTV 37. UNTV started as a television counterpart to NU 107, airing rock-related music videos. In its early years, UNTV gained a cult following through the program Strangebrew, a.k.a. Ang show na may tama. In 2004, however, UNTV with their blocktime with Tapatan, Inc. from broadcaster Jay Sonza, became the permanent home of Ang Dating Daan, gradually reduced and eventually abandoned airing rock music videos, and introduced informative and educational programs on UHF free TV. The first studios of the network was located at the AIC Gold Tower in Ortigas Center, Pasig before they relocated in Damayan Lagi, Quezon City in 2007 and later in Philam Homes, EDSA, Quezon City in 2008.

Since then it has become a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week TV station (except on Monday mornings where its sign off from 12mn to 3am), airing not only ADD Programs, but also news, public service and information programming. In 2007, Kuya Daniel Razon's Breakthrough and Milestones Production Inc. acquired the main operations of UNTV and it became a public service channel, the first in Philippine TV history.

UNTV logo (2007-2008)

In 2013, UNTV marked another first in Philippine TV news as the network acquired DJI Phantom drones for their live news reporting. The drones first used during the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan. [1]

Last June 25-26, 2014, the network celebrated their 10th anniversary in the broadcasting industry. For the anniversary program, UNTV organized the 2-day successful UNTV Elderpowerment Expo and UNTV Rescue Summmit held at the Philippine Trade Training Center and World Trade Center, both in Pasay City. A free concert featuring OPM artists was held also at the WTC. UNTV was commenced the ground-breaking of the soon-to-build UNTV Building in EDSA, Quezon City (near the current building) and the launching of their FM station, 107.5 mHz, which is expected to happen on August of 2014. Shane Velasco and Beverly Caimen rendered the newest theme song of the network, entitled "Maasahan Mo".

On July 14, 2014, one of the luxury hotels in Metro Manila, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila under its management, removes the UNTV channel in their line up. Netizens express their sentiments following after BMPI-UNTV Chairman Daniel Razon call in his morning show program Good Morning Kuya. The move becomes top one in the list of trends in social media in the Philippines against Sofitel's media discrimination. The latter claims the removal was on system limited only and as per request by its guests.

Public service[edit]

All these public services are located at their studio at #907 EDSA Philam, Quezon City. The daily free medical consultations were done at 164 Congressional Avenue, Barangay Bahay-Toro, Quezon City.

  • Cleanup Drives
  • Clinic ni Kuya (Free Clinic)
  • Job Fair ni Kuya
  • Law Center ni Kuya (Free Legal Counseling)
  • Libreng Sakay (Free One-Ride Bus Ride)
  • Manibela Academy
  • Munting Pangarap TV program (Simple Wish)
  • Transient Home
  • UNTV Fire Brigade
  • UNTV Mobile Radio Booth
  • News and Rescue in Metro Manila and in key cities around the Philippines

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Best Website Award, Media Category (10th Philippine Web Awards, 2007)
  • People's Choice Award, Media Category (10th Philippine Web Awards, 2007)
  • People's Choice Award, News and Media Category (9th Philippine Web Awards, 2006)
  • People's Choice Award, Media and Entertainment Category (8th Philippine Web Awards, 2005)
  • Nominated, Best TV Station (PMPC Star Awards for TV 2006-2011)
  • Nominated, Best TV Station in Metro Manila (KBP Golden Dove Awards 2005-2011)
  • Best Male Newscaster -> Daniel Razon (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best Morning Show -> Good Morning Kuya (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best Public Service Program -> Bitag LIVE! (PMPC Star Awards for TV, 2010)
  • Best TV Public Service Announcement -> “Isang Araw Lang (Drugs infomercial)” (19th KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2010)
  • Best Public Service Television Station (1st PUP Mabini Media Awards, 2014)
  • Best TV Public Service Announcement -> "Caring for the Elderly" (22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards, 2014)[2]

UNTV Slogans[edit]

Branding Slogan Years Active
UNTV Unlike 2002–2004
UNTV In Service to Humanity, Worldwide 2004–2005
UNTV One Spirit, One Soul, One Home 2005–2006
UNTV Your Intelligent Alternative 2006–2007
UNTV Kasangbahay Mo! 2007–present
UNTV Naghahatid ng Taos-Pusong Paglilingkod, Sa Pilipino at Sa Buong Mundo 2007–2008
UNTV Your Public Service Channel 2008–present
UNTV The Pillar of Public Service in Philippine Television (6th Year Anniversary slogan) July 2010
UNTV Tulong Muna Bago Balita (UNTV News and Rescue Team slogan) 2010–present
UNTV Kasangbahay ng Batang Pilipino (7th Year Anniversary Slogan) July 2011
UNTV Tahanan Mo, Tahanan Natin (Your Home, Our Home) July 2012
UNTV Inspiring Change, Building Better Communities (9th Year Anniversary Slogan) July 2013 – June 24, 2014
UNTV Innovating Public Service for 10 Years / Big 10: Bigger. Better. Broader. June 25, 2014 - present

UNTV Programs[edit]

UNTV Personalities[edit]

UNTV Stations Nationwide[edit]

Currently, there are ten stations in different parts of the Philippines. UNTV Management plans to cover the 81 provinces in the Philippines as part of its expansion program in the near future.

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Location
UNTV 37 Manila DWAO-TV TV-37 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
UNTV 28 Tarlac DZXT-TV TV-28 1 kW Relay Tarlac
UNTV 44 Naga DZTR-TV TV-44 5 kW Relay Naga
UNTV 42 Iloilo DYNY-TV TV-42 5 kW Relay Iloilo
UNTV 28 Bacolod DYNA-TV TV-28 10 kW Relay Bacolod
UNTV 39 Cebu DYNU-TV TV-39 10 kW Relay Cebu
UNTV 39 Tacloban DYNV-TV TV-39 5 kW Relay Tacloban
UNTV 41 Cagayan de Oro DXNY-TV TV-41 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
UNTV 41 Davao DXNU-TV TV-41 10 kW Relay Davao
UNTV 48 General Santos DXNV-TV TV-48 5 kW Relay General Santos
UNTV 37 Surigao DXNT-TV TV-37 5 kW Relay Surigao

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