DZEC-AM

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DZEC (Radyo Agila)
EBC Radyo Agila.jpg
City Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Nationwide (via satellite relay stations)
Worldwide (online)
Branding Radyo Agila Diyes Sisenta'y Dos
Slogan Isang Tunog, Buong Bansa (One Sound, Whole Nation)
Frequency 1062 kHz
First air date April 26, 1968; 48 years ago (1968-04-26)
Format News, Public Affairs/Talk, Entertainment, Music, Educational, Religious (Iglesia ni Cristo)
Power 40,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Callsign meaning Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Former frequencies 1050 kHz (1968-1977)
Owner Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations Pinas FM 95.5
Webcast Radyo Agila 1062 on Ustream
Website eaglebroadcasting.net/radyoagila/

DZEC Radyo Agila (1062 kHz AM station) is a news/talk radio station in Mega Manila market. It is owned by the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at EBC Bldg., 25 Central Ave., Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at Barangay Paliwas, Obando, Bulacan. DZEC operates daily (including Summer Break from Thursday to Saturday) from 4am to 12mn.

History[edit]

DZEC was established on April 26, 1968 in Manila as the radio station of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. The station was then broadcasting on the frequency of 1050 kilocycles. features news, public affairs, public service, entertainment, educational and music programs on an AM format.

In September 23, 1972, In the height of Martial Law, EBC guards shot and killed three Marine soldiers who were part of a contingent sent by Pres. Marcos to shut down the church's DZEC radio tower. Sometime in 1977, DZEC moved to the present to frequency of 1062 kHz in response to the adoption of the 9 kHz spacing on AM radio stations in the Philippines.

Since then, DZEC began expanding into other parts of Luzon, with DZEL in Lucena City (1973) and DWIN in Dagupan, Northern Luzon (1976). In 1988, it further expanded and acquired local radio stations in Visayas and Mindanao, with DYFX in Cebu and DXED in Davao, covering the 4 said key cities in the Philippines.

In late April 2001 DZEC was the only station airing live coverage of the Pro-Estrada Rally (also known as EDSA III). That rally ended in a failed siege of the Malacañang Presidential Palace on May 1, 2001. When Net 25 became known for blow-by-blow accounts of Philippine Events, Net 25 was the home relaunched as "DZEC Radyo Agila 1062" programs such as "Agila Reports", "Liwanagin Natin", and "Con Todos Recados", one of the first to try the "TeleRadyo" concept.

Radyo Agila holds the distinction for being the first KBP Golden Dove Awards People's Choice for AM Station winning by a landslide margin over its nearest competitor. DZEC remains as the overwhelming choice of radio listeners reigning as the most listened to AM Station for two consecutive years (2009 / 2010).

It was in 2011 when DZEC halted its transmissions after the wake of Typhoon "Pedring" (Nesat). But after a year and a half of silence, DZEC went back on air returned as a test broadcast using the Radyo Agila feed that only airs until 10pm. On February 12, 2013 Along with Net 25 and Pinas FM 95.5, its studios moved from Maligaya Building 2 in EDSA to newly built EBC Building in No.25 Central Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. It formally resumed full operations on April 26, 2013 during the 45th anniversary of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.

Livestreaming features of Net 25 (and its radio station DZEC) returned last January 2, 2014 after a 5-year hiatus.

Radyo Agila stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
Radyo Agila Mega Manila DZEC-AM 1062 kHz 40 kW Mega Manila
Radyo Agila Northern Luzon DWIN-AM 1080 kHz 20 kW Dagupan
Radyo Agila Southern Tagalog DZEL-AM 1260 kHz 20 kW Lucena
Radyo Agila Bicolandia DZLV-AM 711 kHz 25 kW Naga
Radyo Agila Central Visayas DYFX-AM 1332 kHz 10 kW Cebu
Radyo Agila Southern Mindanao DXED-AM 1224 kHz 10 kW Davao

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