Bantay Radyo

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Bantay Radyo
Type Radio network
Country Philippines
Availability Philippines
Owner SIAM Broadcasting Network
Launch date
1991
Official website
http://bantayradyo.page.tl/

Bantay Radyo (or El Nuevo Bantay Radyo, "The New Guardian Radio") is a Philippine radio network in the Visayas and Mindanao region owned by SIAM Broadcasting Network. Its main headquarters are located in Matina, Davao City.

Bantay Radyo's logo is a dog (called bantay (guardian) in the Philippines, hence the name Bantay Radyo) wearing a headset and a media ID.[1]

History & Background[edit]

Bantay Radyo is a network of AM radio stations each with a power of 10,000 kilowatts and strategically located in Cebu and in Negros Oriental. The network is owned by CDO-based SIAM (Sarraga Integrating and Management) Broadcasting Network, with the leadership of provincial Board Member Gigi Sanchez of the province of Cebu, as Chief Executive Officer. It was managed by PAFI Techno Resources Corporation from 2002 until mid-2015, when PAFI's contract with SIAM expired.

The management of Bantay radyo, composed of the following radio personalities, Yody A. Sanchez, the Barangay Captain of Barangay Busay, as Vice-President for Operation, Jun Carrillo, as Station Manager, Jess Villarba, Assistant manager and News director, Emie Mates as News Editor and Cesar Cajes, Chief Technician.

The main broadcast emanates from the Studio of DYDD 1260 kHz, located along Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City. The Broadcast is originating radio stations: DYHH 1044 kHz in Bogo City, Northern part of Cebu, DYZZ 1458 kHz in Bacolod City, DXOR 729 kHz Cagayan de Oro City and DXIP 900 kHz in Davao City.

Demise[edit]

Last 2009, Bantay Radyo Davao went off the air for unknown reasons.

On August 1, 2015, Bantay Radyo stations temporarily went off the air due to management issues. Representatives from SIAM confiscated their transmitter equipments. SIAM decided to let CFI Community Cooperative take over the operations of Bantay Radyo once PAFI's contract expired.[2]

Radio stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
Bantay Radyo Cebu DYDD 1260 kHz 10 kW Cebu City
Bantay Radyo Guihulngan DYZZ 1458 kHz 10 kW Bacolod
Bantay Radyo Bogo DYHH 1044 kHz 10 kW Bogo City, Cebu
Bantay Radyo Davao DXIP 900 kHz 10 kW Davao

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ Bantay Radyo off the air after equipment seized