DYHP

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DYHP-AM
DYHP 612 kHz.jpg
City Cebu City
Broadcast area Cebu Province, Bohol, Siquijor, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran Island, some parts of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Western Samar, Masbate, Romblon, Zamboanga del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte and Northern Mindanao
Branding DYHP 612 RMN Cebu
Slogan "Ang Nag-Unang Radio Station sa Sugbo!"
Frequency 612 kHz
First air date September 14, 1963
Format drama, news, public service, music, religious broadcasting, entertainment
Language(s) Cebuano
Power 10,000 watts
ERP 25,000 watts
Class C,D&E
Callsign meaning DY
Herald
Philippine
Former frequencies 900 kHz (1963–1978)
Owner Radio Mindanao Network
Sister stations 93.9 iFM Cebu
Webcast Listen Live
Website RMN Cebu

DYHP 612 RMN Cebu is the first radio station that founded at the provinces of Cebu when it went on the air in September 14, 1963. The station was owned and operated by the Radio Mindanao Network in Cebu City, Philippines. Its studios and offices are located at the RMN Broadcast Center, G/F Capitol Central Hotel & Suites, N. Escario St., cor. F. Ramos Ext., Capitol Site, Cebu City, the capital of Cebu province in Region 7 Central Visayas Region, Philippines. While its transmitter is located at White Road, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City operating on the frequency at 612 kHz with a transmitting power output of 10,000 watts. The Station Manager in the present is Atty. Ruphil Fernandez-Bañoc.

This station is operates Mondays to Saturdays from 3:00 AM to 11:00 PM and on Sundays from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM. During Holy Week each of the year, the station's regular programming is pre-empted to give way by some special programs of religious shows, reflections and dramas in the Season of Lent every Maundy Thursday in the month of April and annually during Siete Palabras days every Good Friday at the same month from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Exception its transmission on Black Saturday and resumes broadcasting on Easter Sunday at 5:00 AM.

Brief history[edit]

It began on September 14, 1963, DYHP is the first radio station in the provinces of Central Visayas, then associated with Philippines Herald in the past '60's. It was then broadcasting on the frequency of 900 kHz on the 1960s managed by Lorenzo A. Gabutina, a former Station Manager, Assistant VP AM Operations of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN). Later on, the station becomes clock of all listeners as a part of daily life.

At the 1960s decade, a cebuano drama production center based in DYHP-Cebu was established and subsequently followed by an Ilonggo drama production center based in DYHB-Bacolod in 1964. Among the former DYHP-Cebu talents in the past 70's, 80's, and 90's were Maam Susan Peres, Elma Bestil, Nelson Tantano, Teresa Diez, Esper Palicte, Janice Gemina, Debbie Santa Cruz, Carolyn Marquez, Wilma Silva and more. The rest are present casts from RMN Production Center (Cebu City) such as Mira Tumulak, Matet Cabudian, Baby Farida Salgado, Julian Bacus Daan, Allan Nacorda, Priscilla Raganas, Trifun Pie Morales, Direk Joel Bensi, Randy Suson, Joel Acedo, Rey Borres, Jojo Buron, Jennifer Miñoza, Ingrid Vertudazo, Cecille Cabrera, Jay Badayos, among others.

During the early 90's, DYHP-Cebu was also aired their programs via satellite thru the stations DYHD in Tagbilaran, DYRR in Ormoc, DYWC in Dumaguete, DYRS in San Carlos, DXDR in Dipolog and DXRS in Surigao.

Under the management, the station becomes "Radyo Mo Nationwide" in 2009, together with the other owned and operated stations and its affiliates under RMN. DYHP-Cebu was previously located at the 2/F Gold Palace Bldg., Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.

In 2009, the transmitter site of DYHP-Cebu was moved from Alumnos, Brgy. Mambaling to its currently located at the White Road, Brgy. Inayawan to operate in full power (10 kW) with better signal reception that making it the most powerful station in the Central Visayas Region.

On May 26, 2012, DYHP-Cebu (along with its sister station 93.9 iFM Cebu) finally moved to its new offices and studios located at the G/F Professional Group Center, N. Escario St., cor. F. Ramos Ext., Capitol Site, Cebu City, while the Production Centers are also moved to relocate at the Room 302, 3/F Jose R. Martinez Bldg., Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City for the most supplying drama programming to all cebuano-speaking from the other RMN Stations in Visayas and Mindanao (except for Gabayan sa Kaayohan and Paglaum Human sa Kapaitan which are the blocktime radio dramas only in Cebu City listeners).

DYHP-Cebu closely its competed in radio broadcasting as leading and number one AM radio station in Metro Cebu and Central Visayas Region during its entry in the city in the early 1990s decade. On September 12, 2015, DYHP-Cebu celebrated its 52nd anniversary.