DYGM-TV

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DYGM-TV
Bacolod
City Bacolod
Branding GMA Channel 13
GMA Bacolod
Slogan Kapuso sang Negrense
Channels Analog: 13 (VHF)
Affiliations GMA Network
Owner GMA Network Inc.
Founded 1969
Call letters' meaning DY
Global
Media Arts Network
or GMA Network
Sister station(s) DYAQ-TV/DYSL-TV (GMA)
DYEN-TV (GMA News TV)
Former callsigns DYAF-TV (1969-1984)
Former channel number(s) 10 (1969-1984; 2006-2009)
Former affiliations Visayan Educational Radio and Television Association (1969-1972 and 1975-1984)
Transmitter power 20 kilowatts
Website GMANetwork.com

DYGM-TV, channel 13, is a commercial relay television station of GMA Network. The studios are located at the 3rd. Floor Security Bank Building, Locsin Street, Bacolod City with transmitter tower of the same city is located at Mt. Canlandog, Murcia, Negros Occidental. GMA TV-13 Bacolod became a satellite station of GMA Iloilo with programs independently produced by the former from 2009 until the network decided to stop its production due to streamlining of regional operations on the 2nd quarter of 2015.[1][2]

History[edit]

Channel 10 Bacolod traced its history in 1969 as a Catholic television station owned by the Visayan Educational Radio and Television Association (or shortened as VERTA) under the leadership of the late Bacolod City Bishop Antonio Fortich (VERTA also owns it's radio station, DYAF-AM (1143 kHz on AM band) at that time, with the latter is now under the membership of the Catholic Media Network, as "DYAF Radyo Veritas 1143 Bacolod"). It was closed down in the height of Martial Law declaration in 1972.

Three years ago, in 1975, Channel 10 went back on air. This time broadcasting as an affiliate of GMA Network using the "Magnitude 10" branding. However, in year 1984, Magnitude 10 was lasted for nine years when it closed and off the air due to lack of funds needed to upgrade its facilities.[3]

In 2006, GMA Channel 10 Bacolod was reopened as an owned-and-operated relay station. On the following year, GMA Bacolod would later became one of the relay stations of GMA Channel 6 Iloilo.

On December 6, 2009, GMA Channel 10 Bacolod moved its frequency to Channel 13 in order to prevent its interference with ABS-CBN TV-10 Iloilo which is also receivable in Bacolod City. At the same time, GMA Bacolod became a satellite-selling station alongside Naga, Cagayan De Oro, and General Santos stations.

On November 22, 2010, GMA Bacolod launched its own news program Isyu Subong Negrense, which was initially aired as a replacement to GMA Iloilo's afternoon news program Ratsada, although it still simulcasted Arangkada in the morning slot. Later on, Ratsada was aired side-by-side with Isyu Subong,[4] and once again stopped and make the latter as the regional network's flagship program until April 24, 2015.

GMA TV-13 Bacolod Past Programs[edit]

  • Isyu Subong Negrense - GMA Bacolod's flagship afternoon news & public affairs program (2010-2015)
  • Arangkada* (2007-2015)
  • Ratsada* (2007-2010; 2012-2013)
  • Let's Fiesta (2012-2015)
  • Visita Iglesia (2010-2015)

Programs marked by (*) are simulcasts from GMA Iloilo

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