Philippine Broadcasting Service
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|Industry||Broadcast radio network|
|Predecessor(s)||Bureau of Broadcasts (1972-1986)|
|Founded||May 1, 1933|
|Headquarters||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Key people||Tito G. Cruz|
On May 8, 1933, the U.S. government established and operated radio station DZFM (then KZFM) in the Philippines on the frequency of 710 kilocycles with a power of 10,000 watts through the United States Information Service. In September 1946, two months after the Philippines became an independent country from the U.S.A., KZFM was turned over to the Philippine government. With the transfer was born the Philippine Broadcasting Service, PBS the second broadcasting organization after Manila Broadcasting Company.
The station was first operated by the Department of Foreign Affairs until it was transferred to the Radio Broadcasting Board (RBB) which was created by President Manuel Quezon on September 3, 1937. Meanwhile in the same year, an international telecommunications conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reassigned the letter "D" to replace the former "K" as the initial call letter for all radio stations in the Philippines. In January 1942, the RBB was abolished to give way to the establishment of the Philippine Information Council (PIC) which then assumed the function of the RBB, including the operation of DZFM. In turn, the PIC was abolished on July 1, 1952, and since then, until the creation of the Department of Public Information in 1959, DZFM and the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) had been operated under the Office of the President.
Over the years hence, the PBS had acquired 13 more radio stations, one TV station which it time-shared with two other organizations, and changed its name to Bureau of Broadcast Services.
At the same time that the BB was blazing a broadcasting trail now known as "network broadcasting", another government organization was building up its broadcast capability to rival, or in some instances, to complement, that of the BB. The National Media Production Center, NMPC, had acquired the facilities of the Voice of America in Malolos, Bulacan in 1965 and steadily brought the old complex up to standards by a steady overhaul, fine-tuning, and outright replacement of outmoded equipment and machines. The NMPC operated the Voice of the Philippines, VOP, on both medium wave-918 kHz and shortwave 9.810 mHz transmissions. In 1975, the NMPC obtained DWIM-FM. With this new station and some provincial stations that came under its wings earlier, the NMPC was a network and effectively covered a wide range of the Philippine listenership.
Public broadcasting in the Philippines was thus represented by the BB and the NMPC and catered to the educational and cultural needs of its audiences while endeavoring to keep it entertained with fare from indigenous material. Public service features were the keystone of its programs.
The BB and the NMPC were brought under one administrative roof in 1980 when the Office of Media Affairs was created to provide a loose union for both networks within the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center on Broadcast Drive in Quezon City. It was not an ideal situation, to say the least, since, as there had been no clear guidelines on the proper implementation of their respective operational strategies, the BB and the NMPC often squabbled, to the detriment of public broadcasting goals.
After the EDSA Revolution, the Office of Media Affairs was abolished, followed by the NMPC, and finally, the BB. In their stead was a plan, a vision, for one, single government broadcasting organization that would not be an echo device for the government, or much less, for any one man, but would instead dedicate itself to the service of the people through honest, balanced, and meaningful broadcasting.
That lay the blueprints and groundwork of the Bureau of Broadcast Services.
During Aquino administration, PBS transferred its office from ABS-CBN complex to PIA Building in Visayas Avenue.
Radyo ng Bayan's platform
Radio ng Bayan is situated at 738 kHz on the AM band with a power of 50 kW under the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) or Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), Presidential Communication Operations Office. As the government's flagship radio station it serves as a medium of development communication, a conduit between the government and the people, aiming to mobilize all sectors of society towards development and nationalism. Live government news is aired here.
PBS Stations in the Philippines
PBS AM Stations
|Radyo ng Bayan||DZRB||738 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila/Luzon-Wide Region
(with nationwide propagation popularization broadcast)
|Sports Radio||DZSR||918 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|Radyo Magasin||DZRM||1278 kHz||10 kW||Metro Manila|
|Radyo ng Bayan Baguio||DZEQ||999 kHz||5 kW||Baguio|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tabuk||DZRK||1323 kHz||1 kW||Tabuk, Kalinga|
|Radyo ng Bayan Bontoc||DWFR||972 kHz||5 kW||Bontoc, Mountain Province|
|Radyo ng Bayan Laoag||DWFB||954 kHz||10 kW||Laoag/Ilocos Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Agoo||DZAG||1224 kHz||1 kW||Agoo, La Union|
|Radyo ng Bayan Dagupan||DZMQ||576 kHz||10 kW||Dagupan|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tayug||DWRS-AM||756 kHz||1 kW||Tayug, Pangasinan|
|Radyo ng Bayan Batanes||DWBT||1134 kHz||1 kW||Basco, Batanes|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tuguegarao||DWPE||729 kHz||10 kW||Tuguegarao|
|Radyo ng Bayan Lucena||DWLC||1017 kHz||10 kW||Lucena/Southern Luzon Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Palawan||DWRM||567 kHz||10 kW||Puerto Princesa|
|Radyo ng Bayan Naga||DWRB-AM||549 kHz||10 kW||Naga|
|Radyo ng Bayan Legaspi||DWJS||621 kHz||25 kW||Legaspi|
|Radyo ng Bayan Iloilo||DYLL||585 kHz||1 kW||Iloilo/Panay Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Cebu||DYMR||576 kHz||10 kW||Cebu/Central Visayas Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tacloban||DYMP||1566 kHz||1 kW||Tacloban|
|Radyo ng Bayan Sogod||DYSL||1359 kHz||1 kW||Sogod, Southern Leyte|
|Radyo ng Bayan Calbayog||DYOG||882 kHz||10 kW||Calbayog|
|Radyo ng Bayan Borongan||DYES||657 kHz||5 kW||Borongan, Eastern Samar|
|Radyo ng Bayan Zamboanga||DXMR||1170 kHz||10 kW||Zamboanga|
|Radyo ng Bayan Cagayan de Oro||DXIM||936 kHz||10 kW||Cagayan De Oro/Northern Mindanao Area|
|Radyo ng Bayan Gingoog||DXRG-AM||1242 kHz||10 kW||Gingoog/Northern Mindanao Area|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tangub||DXJT||954 kHz||1 kW||Tangub|
|Radyo ng Bayan Davao||DXRP||675 kHz||10 kW||Davao and General Santos/Southern Mindanao Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Butuan||DXBN||792 kHz||10 kW||Butuan/Caraga Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tandag||DXJS||837 kHz||5 kW||Tandag, Surigao del Sur/Caraga Region|
|Radyo ng Bayan Marawi||DXSO||774 kHz||10 kW||Marawi|
|Radyo ng Bayan Jolo||DXSM||1224 kHz||1 kW||Jolo, Sulu|
PBS FM Stations
|Branding||Call-Sign||Frequency (Channel)||Power (kW)||Location|
|104.3 Business Radio||DWBR||104.3 MHz (Channel 282)||25 kW||Metro Manila|
|89.5 Bay FM||DWSB||89.5 MHz (Channel 208)||10 kW||Subic Bay|
|Radyo ng Bayan Virac||DZVC-FM||94.3 MHz (Channel 232)||1 kW||Virac, Catanduanes|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tacloban||DYCT||104.3 MHz (Channel 282)||5 kW||Tacloban|
|94.9 Kool FM||DXVL||94.9 MHz (Channel 235)||1 kW||Kabacan, Cotabato|
|105.5 Upi for Peace||DXUP||105.5 MHz (Channel 288)||3 kW||Upi, Maguindanao|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tawi-Tawi||DXDC-FM||104.7 MHz (Channel 284)||1 kW||Tawi-Tawi|
Short-wave Stations (Radyo Pilipinas)