Catholic Media Network

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Catholic Media Network
(CMN)
Formerly
Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters (PFCB)
Private
IndustryRadio broadcasting
Founded1997
HeadquartersUnit 201 Sunrise Condominium, #226 Ortigas Ave., North Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines
Key people
Fr. Francis Lucas (President)

Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN, is a Catholic radio network in the Philippines.[1]

History[edit]

CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters (PFCB). The radio network was owned and operated by different Catholic broadcast media corporations.[1]

In 1997, The name was changed to the Catholic Media Network to suit the network's mission and also the new slogan "The Spirit of The Philippines".

Content[edit]

CMN content varies depending on the station from which it is being broadcast. Stations broadcast news, sports, radio drama, and other programs. As a network, CMN's mission statement is to use community-based broadcasting to promote New Evangelizing and human development.[1] Content is pro-life, catholic, and community oriented.[1]

Stations[edit]

CMN has 54 radio stations across the Philippines and its broadcasts reach 11 regions and 35 provinces. It is the largest broadcaster in the Philippines, in terms of total number of stations and transmitting power per station.[1]

CMN does not directly own a station but are counted as owned and operated by their stations' diocese and diocesan licensees who form the network chain and these individual stations credit their promotions as "members of" and not "owned by" CMN.

In October 2017, the House of Representatives threatened not to renew the 25-year franchise of the CBCP's broadcast radio operations (including some of the CMN member stations), citing criticism on the Duterte administration over war on drugs. DZRV, however, was not part of it due to the latter had already renewed by the Aquino administration a year earlier.

Radyo Totoo/Ang Radyo ng Simbahan[edit]

CMN's Radyo Totoo arm consists of AM stations, with the exception of ALFM 95.9 Radyo Totoo in Batangas. Provincial stations mostly have their own local branding other than the Radyo Totoo pattern of identification.

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
Veritas 846 Ang Radyo ng Simbahan Manila* DZRV 846 kHz 50 kW Mega Manila
Radyo Totoo Laoag DZEA 909 kHz 10 kW Laoag
Radyo Totoo Vigan DZNS 963 kHz 5 kW Vigan
DZWT 540 Radyo Totoo DZWT 540 kHz 10 kW Baguio
DZPA Radyo Totoo DZPA 873 kHz 5 kW Bangued, Abra
ALFM 95.9 Radyo Totoo Batangas DWAL 95.9 MHz 1.5 kW Batangas
Radyo Totoo Alaminos DZWM 864 kHz 10 kW Alaminos, Pangasinan/Dagupan City
Veritas 1233 Bayombong* DWRV 1233 kHz 10 kW Bayombong
Radyo Totoo Mindoro Occidental* DZVT-AM 1395 kHz 5 kW San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Veritas 1008 Legazpi DWBS 1008 kHz 10 kW Legaspi
DYVW 1368 Borongan DYVW 1368 kHz 10 kW Borongan
Radyo Diwa Tacloban DYDW-AM 540 kHz 5 kW Tacloban
Veritas 801 Radyo Totoo Antique DYKA 801 kHz 10 kW San Jose, Antique
DYSA Ang Dios Gugma 1053****** DYSA-AM 1053 kHz 10 kW Iloilo City
Veritas 1143 Radyo Totoo Bacolod DYAF 1143 kHz 10 kW Bacolod
DYRD 1161 DYRD-AM 1161 kHz 10 kW Tagbilaran
Radio Fuerza Cebu DYRF-AM 1215 kHz 10 kW Cebu
Radyo Totoo Maasin DYDM-AM 1548 kHz 5 kW Maasin, Southern Leyte
Radyo Totoo Cagayan De Oro DXSI-AM 1440 kHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
Radyo Totoo Malaybalay DXDB-AM 594 kHz 5 kW Malaybalay
DXDD Ozamiz City DXDD-AM 657 kHz 10 kW Ozamiz
Veritas 549 Mati* DXHM-AM 549 kHz 10 kW Mati, Davao Oriental/Davao City
Radyo Totoo General Santos DXCP-AM 585 kHz 10 kW General Santos
Radyo Bida Cotabato DXMS 882 kHz 10 kW Cotabato
Radyo Totoo Surigao DXSN 1017 kHz 5 kW Surigao
Radyo Verdadero Zamboanga DXVP 1467 kHz 10 kW Zamboanga
Radyo Bida** DXND 747 kHz 5 kW Kidapawan
Radyo Bida Koronadal** DXOM-AM 963 kHz 5 kW Koronadal City
Radyo Totoo Jolo DXMM-AM 927 kHz 5 kW Jolo, Sulu
Radyo Totoo Tawi-Tawi DXGD-AM 549 kHz 5 kW Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

Spirit FM[edit]

The CMN FM stations are grouped as Spirit FM. Prior to 1997, these stations had their unique local branding. Majority of these stations carry a hybrid of masa & religious formats while some carry their own music formats (whether religious, Top 40 or country) and even a few function as an overflow station of their AM sister. Similar to its sister AM network, a few stations still operate under their own local branding other than Spirit FM.

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Coverage
99.9 Country FM Baguio DZWR 99.9 MHz 10 kW Baguio
Spirit FM 96.9 Abra DWWM 96.9 MHz 5 kW Bangued, Abra
99.3 Spirit FM Pangasinan DWTJ 99.3 MHz 20 kW Alaminos, Pangasinan
102.7 Manaoag Dominican Radio***** DWRD 102.7 MHz 5 kW Manaoag, Pangasinan
97.7 Sweet Radio Santiago DWMX 97.7 MHz 5 kW Santiago, Isabela
Spirit FM 90.1 Bayombong* DWRV 90.1 MHz 5 kW Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Spirit FM 101.7 Baler DZJO-FM 101.7 MHz 5 kW Baler, Aurora
91.9 Bright FM San Fernando DWBL-FM 91.9 MHz 1 kW San Fernando, Pampanga
Radio Maria 99.7 Tarlac*** DZRM 99.7 MHz 10 kW Tarlac
Radio Maria 101.5 Tuguegarao*** DWMT 101.5 MHz 5 kW Tuguegarao
Radio Maria 102.1 Isabela*** DZMZ 102.1 MHz 5 kW Santiago, Isabela
Radio Maria 95.9 Olongapo*** DZFQ 95.9 MHz 5 kW Olongapo
99.1 Spirit FM Batangas DWAM 99.1 MHz 5 kW Batangas
Spirit FM 92.7 Infanta DWJO 92.7 MHz 1 kW Infanta, Quezon
Spirit FM 103.9 Lucena DWVM 103.9 MHz 5 kW Lucena
Spirit FM 93.7 Occidental Mindoro DZVT-FM 93.7 MHz 5 kW San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Spirit FM 104.1 Calapan DZSB-FM 104.1 MHz 10 kW Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Mother's Touch 98.3 Naga* DWRV-FM 98.3 MHz 5 kW Naga
Spirit FM 94.7 Legazpi DWCZ 94.7 MHz 5 kW Legazpi
Spirit FM 102.3 Sorsogon DZGN 102.3 MHz 5 kW Sorsogon City
Spirit FM 98.3 Masbate DZIM 98.3 MHz 5 kW Masbate City
Spirit FM 100.7 Iloilo* DYOZ 100.7 MHz 10 kW Iloilo
Spirit FM 94.7 Calinog DYMI 94.7 MHz 5 kW Calinog, Iloilo
Spirit FM 94.1 San Jose DYKA-FM 94.1 MHz 5 kW San Jose, Antique
DYRD 102.7 Tagbilaran DYRD-FM 102.7 MHz 5 kW Tagbilaran
Power 89.1 Cebu DYDW-FM 89.1 MHz 10 kW Cebu
Spirit FM 104.1 Bacong DYJA-FM 104.1 MHz 1 kW Bacong, Negros Oriental
Power 90.3 Ormoc DYAJ 90.3 MHz 5 kW Ormoc
Birhen Sa Cota Marian Radio 103.9 Cagayan De Oro******* DXBC 103.9 MHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
Spirit FM 89.5 Malaybalay DXNL 89.5 MHz 10 kW Malaybalay, Bukidnon
100.7 Cool Radio Ozamis DXDD-FM 100.7 MHz 5 kW Ozamis
Spirit FM 89.9 Davao******* DXGN 89.9 MHz 10 kW Davao
Spirit FM 97.5 Mati DXDV 97.5 MHz 5 kW Mati, Davao Oriental
Happy FM 92.7 Cotabato** DXOL 92.7 MHz 5 kW Cotabato
Spirit FM 90.3 General Santos DXNG 90.3 MHz 5 kW General Santos
Happy FM 91.7 Koronadal** DXOM 91.7 MHz 5 kW Koronadal
Happy FM 88.7 Kidapawan** DXDM 88.7 MHz 5 kW Kidapawan

*Owned by Global Broadcasting Systems.
**Owned by Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation.
***Owned by Radio Maria Philippines Network.
****Also affiliated by Radio Mindanao Network.
*****Owned by Manaoag Dominican Broadcasting Inc..
******Owned by Ang Dios Gugma Catholic Ministries.
*******Also affiliated by Radyo Bandera
********Owned by Davao Verbum Dei Media Foundation, Inc.

CMN Radio[edit]

Notable diocesan/regional licensees[edit]

  • Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation (SOCCSKSARGEN)
  • Radyo Bayanihan System (Batangas/Archdiocese of Lipa)
  • Word Broadcasting Corporation (Cebu/Archdiocese of Cebu)
  • Radio Veritas-Global Broadcasting System (Manila/Archdiocese of Manila)
  • Davao Verbum Dei Media Foundation, Inc. (Davao/Archdiocese of Davao)
  • Diocesan Multi-Media Services, Inc. (Legazpi/Diocese of Legazpi)

International affiliations[edit]

References[edit]

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