Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
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|Progressive Broadcasting Corporation|
|Type||Broadcast television and radio network|
|Alfredo L. Henares (President)
Joselito N. Pedero & Cris Hermosisima (VP for Network Operations Manager)
Daniel Razon (Chairman/CEO of BMPI)
Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (also operating under the trade name Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International) is a Philippine radio and television network, with main broadcast facilities in Metro Manila.
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In 1987, an unknown radio station started broadcasting at the frequency of 107.5 on the FM band. Playing what was then known as new wave, the station aired for a month, no call letters, no jocks. When they finally announced "This is dwNU, if you're listening, please call..." After mentioning the phone number on air, the phone rang constantly for three hours.
DWNU 107.5 FM was the brainchild of banker/businessman Atom Henares, and radio veteran Mike Pedero. Born out of the need to come up with a product that would set the standard for good taste in music amongst the youths, NU 107 blasted the airwaves with rock, music that is "dynamic, young, passionate, creative, and always ready to renew itself."
On November 7, 2010, NU 107 made its final broadcast and it was rebranded as 107.5 Win Radio with a Hot AC (masa) format on November 9, 2010. The station is currently managed by Manny Luzon's Zimzam Management Corp. Luzon stated that stations can't serve one menu a day, meaning that they can't play songs from only one genre, and these stations won't survive the radio industry.
In 2014, UNTV's parent BMPI took over the management of 107.5. The newest station held a soft launching during UNTV's 10th anniversary concert of at the World Trade Center last June 26, 2014. The station will be branded as WISH FM, which is expected to launch on August 10, 2014.
In May 2002, PBC ventured to UHF television through UNTV 37, which airs public service programs and Ang Dating Daan. 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 under the management of Mr. Jay Sonza of Tapatan, Inc. has became the home of Ang Dating Daan and gradually reduced and eventually abandoned airing rock music videos. Since then it has become a 24-hour TV station, airing not only Ang Dating Daan programs, but also news and information programming. In 2007, Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, Inc. headed by Daniel Razon took over the operations of UNTV 37 and became a full-fledged public service channel, a first in the history of Philippine Television.
Currently UNTV makes no reference of its history as a television network airing rock music videos and programs, claiming the network began airing in 2004 and not 2002 as previously noted. They also pronounce the network as you-en-tee-vee instead of un-tee-vee to distance themselves from the original incarnation.
In 2009, PBC's trade name Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International Inc. did make their first-ever movie "Isang Araw Lang" named after its campaign.
|Branding||Callsign||Ch. #||Power (kW)||Station Type||Location|
|UNTV 37 Manila||DWAO-TV||TV-37||60 kW||Originating||Metro Manila|
|UNTV 30 Dagupan||DWSO-TV||TV-37||10 kW||Relay||Dagupan|
|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||Originating||Iloilo|
|UNTV 28 Bacolod||DYNA-TV||TV-28||10 kW||Relay||Bacolod|
|UNTV 39 Cebu||DYNU-TV||TV-39||10 kW||Originating||Cebu|
|UNTV 39 Tacloban||DYNV-TV||TV-39||5 kW||Relay||Tacloban|
|UNTV 37 Kalibo||DY_-TV||TV-37||5 kW||Relay||Kalibo|
|UNTV 37 Zamboanga||DXNZ-TV||TV-37||5 kW||Relay||Zamboanga|
|UNTV 41 Cagayan de Oro||DXNY-TV||TV-41||10 kW||Relay||Cagayan De Oro|
|UNTV 41 Davao||DXNU-TV||TV-41||10 kW||Originating||Davao|
|UNTV 48 General Santos||DXNV-TV||TV-48||5 kW||Relay||General Santos|
|UNTV 36 Butuan||DXGR-TV||TV-36||5 kW||Relay||Butuan|
|UNTV 37 Surigao||DXNT-TV||TV-37||5 kW||Relay||Surigao|
UNTV via cable and satellite Television
|Cable Provider||Ch. #||Coverage|
|Cable Star Iloilo||67||Iloilo|
|Destiny Cable||9 on Analog||Metro Manila|
|Destiny Cable||58 on Digital||Metro Manila|
|SkyCable||58 on Digital||Metro Manila|
|Telmarc Cable||57||Rizal, Laguna and Tarlac|
|Dream Satellite TV||9||Nationwide|
|Cignal Digital TV||92||Nationwide|
|Parasat Cable TV||301||Cagayan De Oro|
-With several cable affiliates nationwide and 1,197 satellite centers worldwide.
TOP Channel Stations
TOP Channel on Cable Television
|Cable Provider||Ch. #||Location|
|Dream Satellite TV||10||Nationwide|
-With 200 cable affiliates nationwide.
|UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350||DWUN||1350 kHz||10 kW||Mega Manila|
|107.5 Wish FM Manila||DWNU||107.5 MHz||30 kW||Metro Manila
|107.5 Win Radio Cebu||DYNU||107.5 MHz||10 kW||Cebu
Central Visayas Region
Eastern Visayas Region
|107.5 Win Radio Davao||DXNU||107.5 MHz||10 kW||Davao
Southern Mindanao Region