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Iloilo City
Branding GMA Channel 6
GMA Iloilo
Slogan Kapuso sang Ilonggo
Channels Analog: 6 (VHF)
Translators DYGM-TV 13 Bacolod
DYAQ-TV 30 Metro Bacolod
DYSL-TV 10 Sipalay, Negros Occ.
DYBB-TV 2 Kalibo
DYAM-TV 5 Roxas
Affiliations GMA Network
Owner GMA Network Inc.
Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Company
Founded 1967
Sister station(s) DYMK-TV (GMA News TV)
Former affiliations Associated Broadcasting Corporation (1967-1972)
Transmitter power 30.000 watts
Website GMANetwork.com

DYXX-TV, channel 6, is a television station of Philippine television network GMA Network. It is owned by Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Company under the operations of the same network. Its studios are located at the GMA Compound, Phase 5, Alta Tierra Village, MacArthur Drive, Jaro, Iloilo City while its transmitters are located at Jordan, Guimaras with the power of 30,000 watts and with effective radiating power of 72,000 watts. It covers the entire Western Visayas (Region 6) and parts of Negros Oriental and Cebu.

DYXX-TV 6 History[edit]

  • 1967 - DYXX-TV Channel 6 was launched by ABC 5 (now TV5) until Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972.
  • 1974 - DYXX-TV Channel 6 became an affiliate station of GMA 7 under APBC.
  • February 1987 - first local newscast "Banat" as a local version of "GMA Balita" of the national GMA 7.
  • January 1988 - first live coverage of Dinagyang Festival in Freedom Grandstand, Iloilo City.
  • December 1998 - GMA Channel 6 increased its transmitting power to 10,000 watts.
  • July 1999 - upgraded studio facilities & equipment and increase power to 30,000 watts with a new tower in Jordan, Guimaras.
  • October 1999 - The station launched its local news program "Ratsada", and variety show "Bongga!".
  • November 2001- "Bongga!" won the Best Regional Variety Show award at KBP Golden Dove Awards.
  • September 2005- GMA Iloilo drew a record crowd of 60,000 at the Iloilo Sports Complex during the first Grand Kapuso Fans Day in Iloilo. Noontime shows "Bongga!" and "Eat Bulaga!" were aired live from the venue.
  • January 2006- "Ratsada" and "Bongga!" were re-launched and were taken under the wing of GMA News and Public Affairs and GMA Entertainment TV group respectively.
  • October 2007- The new studio along GMA Broadcast Complex in MacArthur Road, Jaro, Iloilo City was opened and TV 13/30 Bacolod was relaunch as its repeater station with a power of 500 watts in Sipalay and Bacolod.
  • February 2008- "Istayl Naton" (Our Style), a new show by GMA Entertainment TV Group in Western Visayas is launched.
  • October 2009- GMA Iloilo celebrated its 10th year in the business with an outreach program and a big concert at SM City Iloilo Carpark. Rhian Ramos, Glaiza de Castro and Akihiro Sato were the Kapuso celebrities who attended the said events.
  • October 2010 - GMA News & Public Affairs Iloilo launched Ilonggo Isyu Subong, a one-hour public affairs show about the topics and issues around Iloilo City.
  • September 19, 2011 - GMA Entertainment Television in Iloilo launched a Araguy ("it hurts you know"), a new show which features Ilonggo and canned funny videos hosted by Papa Prince, Papa Jim and Papa Sang of Talk to Papa on 93.5 Ayos! (now Barangay 93.5).
  • November 10, 2014 - GMA News & Public Affairs Iloilo relaunched Ratsada as 24 Oras Western Visayas.
  • July 20, 2015 - GMA News & Public Affairs Iloilo relaunched 24 Oras Western Visayas again as Ratsada 24 Oras.
  • November 13, 2015 - GMA Network decided to cancel airing Ratsada 24 Oras following the retrenchment of 20 employees from the news department as part of the streamlining. The Iloilo originating station is now downgraded into a relay station on November 16.[1]

GMA TV-6 Iloilo previous aired programs[edit]

  • Bongga! 11am-12nn / Sunday
  • Tok! Tok! Tok! Kwarta Pasok! 6pm-6:30pm Friday
  • Saksi sa Western Visayas 11:30am-12:00nn Monday-Friday
  • Banat 5pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Bantay 5pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday
  • 300 Seconds 5:00pm Monday-Friday
  • Kape at Balita 8am-9am Monday-Friday
  • The Ilonggo Agenda (special programing for 2010 elections)
  • Ratsada
  • Araguy
  • Istayl Naton
  • Ilonggo Isyu Subong
  • Visita Iglesia Sundays 6:00AM
  • Arangkada (GMA morning show)
  • 24 Oras Western Visayas
  • Ratsada 24 Oras

Relay stations[edit]

Station Location Channels ERP
DYBB-TV Kalibo, Aklan 2 (VHF) 5 kW (11 kW ERP)
DYAM-TV Roxas City 5 (VHF) 5 kW (0.39 kW ERP)
DYGM-TV Bacolod City 13 (VHF) 20 kW
DYAQ-TV Bacolod City 30 (UHF) 5 kW
DYSL-TV Sipalay City 10 (VHF) 1 kW

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burgos, Nestor P., Jr. (2015-11-16). "GMA 7 scraps Iloilo City news program, lays off 20 staff". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-11-16.