DZAR

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DZAR Sonshine Radio
City Makati City
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (Online)
Branding DZAR Sonshine Radio
Slogan "Alternatibong Radyo"
(Alternative Radio)
"Ka-Partner mo sa Balita at Serbisyo!"
(Your Partner in News and Public Service!)
"Now The Whole World Listens"
Frequency 1026 kHz
First air date June 1987 (as NBC DZAM)
1998 (as DZAR Angel Radyo)
March 2005 (as DZAR Sonshine Radio)
Format Entertainment, Music, News, Public Affairs, Public Service, Religious Broadcasting, Talk
Power 50,000 watts
Class A1
Callsign meaning Angel Radyo (former branding under NBC), or Alternatibong Radyo
Former callsigns DWXX (????–1987)
DZAM (1987-1998)
Former frequencies 1000 kHz (????-1979)
Operator "Lady B" Ayang
(Station Manager)
Owner SMNI (Sonshine Media Network International)
(Swara Sug Media Corporation)
Webcast Live Stream (via Ustream)
Website http://www.dzar1026.com/
http://www.smninews.com

DZAR (1026 kHz Metro Manila) Sonshine Radio is a flagship AM station owned and operated by Sonshine Media Network International in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the 3rd Floor, ACQ Tower (formerly Jacinta Building I/NBC Tower), Santa Rita Street, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City (which is the former home of DZAM/Angel Radyo) and its transmitter is located in M. Sioson Street, Barangay Dampalit, Malabon City. This station operates daily from 4:00 AM to 12:00 MN.

History[edit]

It was then known as DWXX (Double X) 1000 kHz (later moved to 1026 kHz in 1979) and it was then a sister station of DZBB 594 kHz. Later on, Hypersonic Broadcasting Center acquired the station from the Republic Broadcasting System (now GMA Network). In 1987, when the Nation Broadcasting Corporation took over the 1026 AM frequency, it was rebranded as DZAM Radyo 1026: Ating Maaasahan.

In 1998, after NBC was acquired by PLDT's MediaQuest Holdings from the consortium led by the Yabut family and real estate magnate Manny Villar, DZAM later changed its callsign as DZAR and relaunched as Angel Radyo. In 2005, international televangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy purchased all of NBC's AM stations under the Swara Sug Media Corporation's platform. All of the NBC AM stations that Quiboloy purchased were in turn rebranded as "Sonshine Radio." At that time its studios moved from NBC Tower/Jacinta Building in EDSA, Guadalupe, Makati City to Jollibee Plaza Building in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Its amazingly powerful 50,000 watt broadcast signal is heard in its territorial limits (Metro Manila), and is the only Philippine station[citation needed] heard all over the world live via satellite through Globecast and through the Internet at its website, thus the tag "Dinig sa buong mundo" (Heard all over the world).

In 2012, DZAR studios moved back from Jollibee Plaza Building in Ortigas Center, Pasig City to the new home ACQ Tower (formerly NBC Tower/Jacinta Building) in EDSA, Guadalupe, Makati City.

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