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Broadcast areaMega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding702 DZAS – FEBC RadyoTV
SloganAgapay ng Sambayanan (The Side of the Nation)
Frequency702 kHz, C-QUAM AM Stereo
First air dateJune 4, 1948
FormatChristian Music, Entertainment, News, Public Affairs, Religious Radio
Language(s)Filipino (primary)
English (secondary)
Hokkien (for Chinese programming)
Power50,000 watts
ClassA (clear frequency)
Former frequencies680 kHz (1948–1979)
OwnerFar East Broadcasting Company
Sister stations98.7 DZFE

DZAS (702 kHz AM) is a non-commercial news, public affairs, religious and entertainment radio station based in the Mega Manila market. It is owned and operated by Far East Broadcasting Company, an international Christian broadcast company which operates several radio stations in the Philippines. The station's studio facility is located at 46th floor of One Corporate Centre, Meralco Avenue corner Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and the transmitter is located at Bocaue, Bulacan.

At present, DZAS broadcasts on the AM band from 4:45 AM to 12:00 MN, Mondays to Fridays; 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN, on Saturdays; and 5:30 AM to 12:00 MN, on Sundays; while it carries programming 24 hours daily via Internet streaming services. Few of the station's programs are also aired on television via GCTV and TBN Philippines on cable.

Station Profile[edit]

Initially known as KZAS, the station began its broadcast on June 4, 1948, as the lyrics of the hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” wafted in the air for the first time, signaling the beginning of Gospel broadcasts in the country. KZAS eventually came to be known as 680 kilocycles (read "Six-Eighty") DZAS in the year 1948. In November 1978, DZAS moved to the present to frequency of 702 kHz in response to the adoption of the 9 kHz spacing implented by the Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 on AM radio stations in the Philippines and across the Asia-Pacific region. For six decades now, (read "Seven-O-Two") 702 DZAS has been providing the Filipino household with news, music, information, and inspiration while sharing the Word of God. It is now one of the oldest radio stations still operating today.

702 DZAS, however, experienced a setback, when the station reduced its broadcast hours in November 2003, owing to its financial difficulties. In January 2004, the station resumed its regular broadcast hours.

In June 2012, DZAS and sister FM station 98.7 DZFE, moved to a new, modern office space located at the One Corporate Centre in Ortigas Center, Pasig to adjust to modern broadcast settings.

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