DZEM

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DZEM (INC Radio)
INC-Radio-954-logo.jpg Current logo for INC Radio 954 Since 2013.
City of license Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (online)
Branding INC Radio DZEM 954
Slogan "Ang Tinig ng Katotohanan"
(The Voice of Truth).
Frequency 954 kHz
First air date February 10, 1969
Format News, Public affairs, Talk, Music, religious broadcasting programming
Power 40,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Callsign meaning Eduardo Manalo
Former frequencies 1520 kHz (1969-1971)
1460 kHz (1971-1975)
1360 kHz (1975-1978)
1422 kHz (1985-1987)
Owner Christian Era Broadcasting Service International
Website http://www.dzem954.com

DZEM (954 kHz Metro Manila) INC Radio is an AM station owned and operated by Christian Era Broadcasting Service International which is the religious broadcast arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at Central Avenue, Quezon City, and its transmitter is located at Obando, Bulacan. DZEM operates 20 hours daily from 4 AM to 12 Midnight on 954 kHz AM Band and 24/7 (Online).

The former logo for DZEM 954 from 1987 to 2013

History[edit]

DZEM began its broadcast in February 10, 1969, and proven to be very effective in the propagation of their professed faith. Its primary objective is to give praise and glory to the Almighty God, and continues to serve the general public through its 24/7 broadcasts of religious and secular programs all week long, from Mondays to Sundays.

DZEM is also known as the most widely traveled radio station in Metro Manila as it began broadcasting in Barrio Ugong del Monte, Quezon City on 1520 Kc (Kilocycles, now Kilohertz) with a power of 10,000 watts. On June 3, 1971, it moved to the basement of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Office in Diliman, Quezon City. Shortly afterwards, it acquired a new frequency, 1460 Kc. On May 10, 1975, DZEM once again moved at the third floor of the Iglesia ni Cristo Development Center Building at Carlos Palanca St., Quiapo, Manila. After a month, it also altered its frequency to 1360 kHz. Then on November 1978, as a result of band adjustments, DZEM had again changed its frequency to 1422 kHz. on May 9, 1985 found a new home – the third floor of Maligaya Building 2 at 887 EDSA, Quezon City. It acquired the frequency of 954 kHz on April 27, 1987, which it still uses today. By 2013, the station officially transferred from Maligaya Building 2 in EDSA, to its new home in Barn Studio Building, New Era University Campus, #9 Central Avenue, New Era, Quezon City. With the move to its present home, on May 10, 2013 it was formally renamed INC Radio DZEM 954.[1]

The station has long been known for its balanced programming, and since the late 70s, it has received various commendations, plaques, and honors from the broadcast industry like the Broadcast Media Council (BMC), now the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP); and from the different private and government agencies.

On September 17, 2014, the station officially broadcast an Evangelical Mission on Air, simulcast over INCTV and the internet over incmedia.org, with a later encore telecast for international listerners.INC Radio USA, the US arm of the station, started its broadcasts on October 26 the same year, and on the following day, the station officially transitioned to 24 hour broadcasting after years of 20-hour broadcasts, while also doing the first ever TV-radio simulcast in its history, in celebration of its 45th year anniversary.

Programming[edit]

Several DZEM programs are radio simulcasts or editions of INC television programming.

  • Ang Iglesia ni Cristo
  • Ang Tamang Daan (half hour editions)
  • Pasugo: Ang Tinig ng Iglesia ni Cristo
  • Ang Pagbubunyag
  • Suriin Natin
  • Sa Liwanag ng Biblia
  • Landas ng Buhay
  • Ito Ang Payo
  • Nagagabayang Kabataan
  • The Iglesia ni Cristo and the Bible
  • In Search of Truth
  • The Message
  • Ibalita ang Pagliligtas
  • Awit at Tula
  • Ang Pinagpalang Sambahayan (radio drama)
  • Ang Aking Karanasan (radio drama)
  • By Request
  • Beautiful Sunday
  • Masayang Tahanan
  • INC Radio Bulletin
  • INConnections
  • Kapatid sa Hanapbuhay
  • Isang Tinig, Isang Himig
  • INteraCtiv
  • Kapisanan in Action
  • Parent's Talk
  • Rhythm of Praise
  • Lingap sa Mamamayan on Radio
  • Ikaw ang Inspirasyon
  • INC Kids Corner
  • Salita Ng Diyos, Ang Tanging Lunas
  • INC Unity Games

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ May 2014 issue of Pasugo magazine

External links[edit]