Nation Broadcasting Corporation

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Nation Broadcasting Corporation
General partnership
Industry Broadcast radio and Television network
Founded July 12, 1963
Headquarters Pasay City, Philippines
Key people
Manuel V. Pangilinan (President & CEO)
Engr. Erwin V. Galang (Head, Regulatory & Industry Relations)
Engr. Edward Benedict V. Galang (Network Engineering Operations)
Products AksyonTV, Radyo5
Owner MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. (a subsidiary of PLDT)
Parent TV5 Network, Inc.
News5 Everywhere

Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is a radio and TV network that has been operating in the Philippines since 1963. As of December 2013, NBC is a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. through TV5 Network, Inc. [1] and is located in the TV5 Media Center, Reliance cor. Sheridan Sts., Mandaluyong City.


NBC on radio[edit]

NBC was the first network to broadcast on a 24-hour basis outside of Metro Manila. It launched the first FM stations in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, and was the first network to bridge the archipelago with the utilization of satellite broadcasting. Launched in the early 1980s, NBC was the first radio satellite network in the Philippines, and continues to cover the live games of the Philippine Amateur Basketball League and the Philippine Basketball Association.

In 1998, NBC became the only FM radio network in the Philippines consisting of member-stations named after their respective markets.[clarification needed][citation needed]

DZAR was the first to launch in 1998 through its nationwide transmission. But in 2005, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy and the Swara Sug Media Corporation acquired all NBC AM stations and rebranded it as Sonshine Radio.

In 1973, DWFM was established as the first FM station during the Martial law era. MRS 92.3 is a music, ballad and pop-formatted FM station, which played listeners' most requested songs. When PLDT media subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. bought NBC in 1998, the station became Joey@Rhythms 92.3 in 1998 to 2005 and 923 Joey, enriched FM broadcasting and marketing, from 2005 to 2007. On 8 April 2007, XFM began after 923 Joey was signed off on 4 April, just before Holy week. XFM featured ambient, chill, down-tempo, electronica, house, lounge, trip-hop and indie music on radio until its ground-breaking format in February 2008.

In October 2009, the Manila, Cebu & Davao stations discontinued their Smooth AC format. The Manila station became U92, in partnership with All Youth Channels. It became the first CHR-formatted station focused on MTV Philippines broadcasting from a state-of-the-art studio at Silver City Mall, Frontera Verde Complex, Pasig City. The Cebu & Davao stations became WAV FM'', in partnership with AudioWAV (WAV Atmospheric) , a Makati City-based multinational Instore Radio'' company known for producing customized music and messaging for large chains across Southeast Asia and North America.[2] The other provincial stations retained their format. On September 30, 2010, U92 shut down following the dissolution of MTV Philippines in February.

On October 1, 2010, NBC, in partnership with ABC Development Corporation (TV5), its affiliate, took over the management of 92.3 FM. As part of TV5's expansion, the station will become 92.3 News FM, the first news/talk station on FM band. Last November 8, it had its debut at 12:30 am and its first day of broadcasting began at 4 am. Beginning February 21, 2011, Radyo5 is scheduled to broadcast nationwide through its provincial relay stations on AM and FM.

NBC on television[edit]

Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC-41) is a commercial UHF television station owned by First Pacific conglomerate and headed by Manuel Pangilinan, who is also the chairman of the telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

The name was unfamiliar to many Filipinos. NBC TV 41 used to be MTV Philippines. MTV (abbreviation for Music Television) is a cable television network which was originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. MTV later became an outlet for a variety of material aimed at adolescents and young adults.

After 6 years of partnership in the Philippines, MTV Channel 41 has gone off-the-air after a multi-year deal with All Youth Channel (AYC). This follows the dissolution of the partnership with NBC. MTV Philippines became a defunct channel in February 2010. It was inactive until October 2010 when it began test broadcasting as TV5 and when ABC Development Corporation took over the management of NBC stations. It then took over the blocktime of UHF Channel 41, which alternates programming ABC Development Corporation. It was simulcast with Radyo5 92.3 News FM for a few months when it debuted on November 8.[3] TV5 was scheduled to set up the first free-to air interactive-radio-on-TV channel with a format similar to DZMM TeleRadyo and RHTV in the first quarter of 2011. It was set to broadcast after its initial simulcasting of 92.3 News FM if Associated Broadcasting Company introduced this UHF channel. It plans to initialize test broadcasts on various cable and satellite operators nationwide.

On February 21, 2011, AksyonTV launched as TV5 and introduced the new UHF channel. AksyonTV was launched at exactly 4 am, airing its first program Andar ng Mga Balita hosted by Martin Andanar, which was a simulcast of the morning news program on News FM of the same title.

NBC Stations Nationwide[edit]

NBC Radio Stations (Radyo5)[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency (Channel) Power (kW) Location
92.3 News FM DWFM-FM 92.3 MHz 25 kW Mega Manila
102.3 News FM Baguio*** DZYB-FM 102.3 MHz 10 kW Baguio
88.7 News FM Cabanatuan*** DWYC-FM 88.7 MHz 5 kW Cabanatuan
94.3 News FM San Pablo*** DWJY-FM 94.3 MHz 5 kW San Pablo
97.1 News FM Palawan** DWMY-FM 97.1  MHz 10 kW Puerto Princesa
102.3 News FM Bacolod** DYBC-FM 102.3 MHz 10 kW Bacolod
101.9 News FM Cebu* DYNC-FM 101.9 MHz 10 kW Cebu
101.1 News FM Zamboanga*** DXTY-FM 101.1 MHz 10 kW Zamboanga
101.5 News FM Cagayan De Oro** DXRL-FM 101.5 MHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
101.9 News FM Davao* DXFM-FM 101.9 MHz 10 kW Davao
97.5 News FM General Santos** DXVI-FM 97.5 MHz 10 kW General Santos

*Originating stations.
**Relay From DWFM Manila.
***Defunct stations.

NBC TV Stations (AksyonTV)[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
AksyonTV 41 Manila DWNB-TV TV-41 60 kW Originating Metro Manila
AksyonTV 40 Baguio DWRU-TV TV-40 5 kW Originating Baguio
AksyonTV 42 Dagupan DZRD-TV TV-42 5 kW Relay Dagupan
AksyonTV 35 Tuguegarao* DWHI-TV TV-35 5 kW Originating Tuguegarao
AksyonTV 33 Isabela* DZYC-TV TV-33 5 kW Relay Santiago, Isabela
AksyonTV 38 Pampanga DWVI-TV TV-38 5 kW Relay San Fernando, Pampanga
AksyonTV 41 Puerto Princesa DWAX-TV TV-41 5 kW Originating Puerto Princesa
AksyonTV 40 Naga DWTU-TV TV-40 10 kW Relay Naga
AksyonTV 46 Iloilo DYNB-TV TV-46 5 kW Relay Iloilo
AksyonTV 34 Bacolod DYBC-TV TV-34 5 kW Originating Bacolod
AksyonTV 29 Cebu DYAN-TV TV-29 10 kW (232.8 kW ERP) Originating Cebu
AksyonTV 38 Dumaguete* DYRU-TV TV-38 5 kW Relay Dumaguete
AksyonTV 44 Tacloban DYTB-TV TV-44 5 kW Relay Tacloban
AksyonTV 29 Zamboanga DXDE-TV TV-29 10 kW Relay Zamboanga
AksyonTV 29 Cagayan De Oro DXRL-TV TV-29 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
AksyonTV 31 Ozamiz DXOZ-TV TV-31 10 kW Relay Ozamiz City
AksyonTV 29 Davao DXAN-TV TV-29 10 kW Originating Davao
AksyonTV 38 General Santos DXEV-TV TV-38 10 kW Relay General Santos



  1. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek (4 August 2012). "Company Overview of Mediaquest Holdings Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "audioWAV to add more FM stations in 2010!". AudioWAV Media. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ TV5 allocates P10b to battle ABS-CBN, GMA-7. Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 10-4-10.