DWDD-AM

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DWDD (Ka-Tropa Radio)
City Quezon City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (Online)
Branding Ka-Tropa Radio 1134
Slogan Iba Tayo!
Frequency 1134 kHz
First air date September 1, 1986
Format news, public affairs, music, Public service
Power 10,000 watts
Callsign meaning Department of National Defense
Former callsigns DZAF (1986-1987)
Owner Armed Forces of the Philippines
Webcast DWDD 1134 on Ustream
Website Website

DWDD (1134 kHz Metro Manila) "Ka-Tropa Radio" is an AM station of the Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines of the Republic of the Philippines. Its radio transmitter and studios are located at PVAO Building, Camp Aguinaldo, EDSA, Quezon City. This is the radio station usually being listened to during emergencies like natural disasters.

History[edit]

DWDD was established on July 10, 1986, as DZAF under the Ministry Order Number a-092. It began broadcasting on September 1, 1986, with 10 kW power from the Top Floor of the former 6th Brigade Headquarters. Despite its success, in August 1987, DZAF ceased its operations due to the exploitation by certain sectors in the military.

DWDD revived on January 4, 1988 with a meager 1 kW power. On August 1, 1991, it was placed under the operational control of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, J7, Armed Forces of the Philippines. On July 1, 1994, Civil Relations Service, AFP took over the administrative and operational control of the station, months after DZCA closed shop.

Following the donation of 5 units 10 kW AM Radio transmitters from the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense on April 1993, DWDD was able to operate with a 10-kW power upon the successful installation of one of the main transmitting equipment.

Around October 2009, it ceased its operations again to upgrade its transmission facilities. In January 2010, it was launched once again.

DWDD supports national goals and helps accomplish DND and AFP missions by serving as an effective medium of information for its military and civilian personnel and the general public.

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