Pacific Broadcasting Systems

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Pacific Broadcasting Systems
Subsidiary
Industry Radio network
Founded 1968
Headquarters Pasay, Philippines
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
Website MBC

Pacific Broadcasting Systems is a radio network in the Philippines. It is a subsidiary of Manila Broadcasting Company. It operates the brands Aksyon Radyo and Yes FM.

Aksyon Radyo

Aksyon Radyo
Type Broadcast AM radio network
Country Philippines
Availability By local and national
Founded 1995
Slogan "Kung Nasaan ang Aksyon, Naroon ang Balita!" (The News is Where the Action Is!)
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
(Pacific Broadcasting Systems)
Key people
Ruperto S. Nicdao, Juan Elizalde and Ed Montilla

Aksyon Radyo is a radio network that focuses its news/talk and some drama formats on provincial AM stations in key cities using regional languages and dialects. The first Aksyon Radyo was the converted DYRC AM in Cebu city which was renamed DYXR AM Aksyon Radyo - Cebu!

The origins of Aksyon Radyo can be traced to the original DYRC, first known as KZRC in 1929 by the Radio Corporation of the Philippines, then was sold to Isaac Beck. In 1940, the Heacock Company bought KZRC.

After World War II, the Elizalde family bought all Heacock stations and signals the birth of Manila Broadcasting Company. KZRC became DYRC after Philippine independence. KZRC AM is the pioneering AM station for the Visayas and Mindanao areas. It is an affiliate of MBC flagship AM station in Manila, DZRH; and spins off the "new" DYRC/Radio Cebu together with all local AM stations in the provincial areas under MBC into "Aksyon Radyo" provincial AM stations.

The current head of Aksyon Radyo AM Network Operations and Programs is Ed Montilla. He is assisted by the AM Research Manager Juan Yandug!

Network programming

  • Aksyon Radyo Frontline
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita Patrol
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita sa Tanghali

Aksyon Radyo stations

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
DZJC Radyo Laoag
Aksyon Radyo Laoag
DZJC 747 kHz 10 kW Laoag
DZNL Radyo La Union
Aksyon Radyo La Union
DZNL 783 kHz 5 kW San Fernando, La Union
DWCM Radyo Dagupan
Aksyon Radyo Dagupan
DWCM 1161 kHz 10 kW Dagupan
DZHC Radyo Isabela
Aksyon Radyo Isabela
DZHC 1404 kHz 10 kW Santiago, Isabela
DYOK Radyo Iloilo
Aksyon Radyo Iloilo
DYOK 720 kHz 10 kW Iloilo
DYEZ Radyo Bacolod
Aksyon Radyo Bacolod
DYEZ 684 kHz 10 kW Bacolod
DYRC Radyo Cebu
Radyo Calungsod Cebu
DYRC 648 kHz 10 kW Cebu
DYSM Radyo Catarman
Aksyon Radyo Catarman
DYSM 972 kHz 10 kW Catarman
DYMS Radyo Catbalogan
Aksyon Radyo Catbalogan
DYMS 1044 kHz 10 kW Catbalogan
DYVL Radyo Tacloban
Aksyon Radyo Tacloban
DYVL 819 kHz 10 kW Tacloban
DXGO Radyo Davao
Aksyon Radyo Davao
DXGO 855 kHz 10 kW Davao

Internet radio stations

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Aksyon Radyo U.S. n/a n/a n/a Garden Grove, California

Yes FM

Yes FM
Type Broadcast radio network
Country Philippines
Availability National
Founded 1998
Slogan Hayahay! (slang for "Comfortable!")
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
(Pacific Broadcasting Systems)
Official website
YesFM.com.ph

It started on December 18, 1995 as the show business gossip and music station, 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis. At that time, its callsign was DWST, which stood for "Showbiz Tsismis" (Showbiz Gossip). It had a mix of show business news and the latest music hits, and even employed reporters with a reporting style similar to that of local AM stations.

On December 8, 1998, 101.1 was re-launched as YES FM! with a different call sign (DWYS). It’s format was adult contemporary / easy listening same as its sister station 90.7 Love Radio and became the undisputed number 1 FM station in 1999 to 2002. Its slogan from 2002 to 2008 was Derecho! & YESterday Pa! In 2008, it was again repackaged and became automated and adopts the slogan Automatic 'Yan! YES-FM.

In the middle of 2009, Yes FM in Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod & Davao changed its brand to Easy Rock. Recently in 2014, Hot FM stations owned and managed by the Manila Broadcasting Company including Cebu, Zamboanga, Cauayan and Dagupan and Easy Rock station in General Santos rebranded into Yes FM.

Yes FM stations

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
101.1 YES! FM DWYS 101.1 MHz 25 kW Metro Manila
106.3 YES! FM Dagupan DWHR 106.3 MHz 10 kW Dagupan
89.7 YES! FM Cauayan DWYE 89.7 MHz 5 kW Cauayan
91.1 YES! FM Boracay DYYR 91.1 MHz 1 kW Boracay
91.5 YES! FM Cebu DYHR 91.5 MHz 20 kW Cebu
106.3 YES! FM Dumaguete DYYD 106.3 MHz 10 kW Dumaguete
94.3 YES! FM General Santos DXTS 94.3 MHz 20 kW General Santos
104.7 YES! FM Cagayan De Oro DXYR 104.7 MHz 15 kW Cagayan De Oro
91.9 YES! FM Pagadian DXMD 91.9 MHz 5 kW Pagadian
102.7 YES! FM Zamboanga DXHT 102.7 MHz 5 kW Zamboanga

See also