DZAS

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DZAS
DZAS.svg
City Pasig
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding 702 DZAS – FEBC RadyoTV
Slogan Agapay ng Sambayanan (The Side of the Nation)
Frequency 702 kHz, C-QUAM AM Stereo
First air date June 4, 1948
Format Christian Music, Entertainment, News, Public Affairs, Religious Radio
Power 50,000 watts
Class A (clear frequency)
Former frequencies 680 kHz (1948–1979)
Owner Far East Broadcasting Company
Sister stations 98.7 DZFE
Website dzas.febc.ph

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 religious broadcaster 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.

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 experienced a cut in its broadcast hours in November 2003 due 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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