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Mega Manila, surrounding areas|
|Branding||DZIQ Nueve Nobenta|
Balanseng Pagbabalita, Walang Takot na Pamamahayag (Balanced News, Fearless Views; Tagalog translation based on PDI's current slogan)|
Bayang Nagtatanong, Mamamayang Nag-uusisa (The Nation Asks, The People Investigates)
|First air date||
May 10, 2010 (online) |
September 9, 2010 (990 kHz)
|Format||News, Public Affairs, Talk, Religious Radio, Music, Entertainment, Sports, Lifestyle, Public Service|
|Former callsigns||DWRT-AM (1994-2010)|
|Operator||Trans-Radio Broadcasting Corporation|
|Owner||Inquirer Group of Companies|
|Webcast||Listen Live (via Ustream)|
DZIQ (990 kHz AM) is a news/talk radio station serving the Mega Manila market. The station is owned by Trans-Radio Broadcasting Corporation, a subsidiary of the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Group of Companies in the Philippines. The station's studio are located at the 2nd floor, Media Resources Plaza Building, Mola cor. Pasong Tirad sts., Brgy. La Paz, Makati City, while its 50,000 watt transmitter is located at Brgy. Panghulo, Obando, Bulacan. The station broadcast 20 hours daily from 4:00 AM to 12:00 MN.
Currently, DZIQ ranked #4 in news and talk stations and #7 overall AM station in Metro Manila in the Dec. 2015 survey conducted by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas and Kantar Media.
INQUIRER 990 Television is a "teleradyo"-formatted news channel, which serves as the television counterpart of DZIQ. It is the fourth station to simulcast its radio stream to television, after DZMM (for DZMM TeleRadyo), DZRH (for DZRH News Television) and DZRJ/8TriMedia (for 8TriTV).
After the test broadcast that was started in March 2010 and launched on election day over the internet, May 10, 2010, The Inquirer Group acquired the block time of DWRT-AM 990 kHz and changed its call sign to DZIQ, branded as Radyo INQUIRER. Ciro Songco was the first station manager of Radio Inquirer during the early years. The station's format and content were the same as the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper and online version. On August 16, 2010, Radyo Inquirer started transmissions on terrestrial radio by switching from an old 10,000 watt transmitter (which was used by DWRT-AM then) to its newly acquired 50,000 watt AM transmitter imported from Canada and its official launch was on September 9, 2010. As Radyo Inquirer gained listenership, the Inquirer Group subsequently purchased Trans-Radio Broadcasting Corporation, making it the PDI's official broadcast arm.
In 2013, it underwent into experimenting the use of English language in all of the programs of the station, similar to the current format of DZRJ 810 AM: The Voice of the Philippines. The move was abandoned after about a year.
In May–June 2015, it went into massive programming changes together with the consolidation of Inquirer platforms, after the appointment of former ABS-CBN News veteran Jake Maderazo as Station Manager and Arlyn dela Cruz (who once worked in the foundation of the Net 25 Eagle News Service in 2001 up until her resignation in 2013) as the station's News Manager by the president of TRBC, Paolo Prieto, following the new tagline, "Bayang Nagtatanong, Mamamayang Naguusisa". Tarpaulins signifying the rebirth of Radyo Inquirer was placed in different locations, while the "Balita sa Kalsada" news service showed in the LED walls across Mega Manila from time to time. In July 2015, radyo.INQUIRER.net (part of INQUIRER.net) was launched, its owned news site showcased articles in Tagalog language as reported by Radyo Inquirer reporters and columns from the anchors including Den Macaranas, Ira Panganiban, Brenda Domato, Jake Maderazo and Arlyn Dela Cruz.
Radyo INQUIRER also partnered with the Voice of the Youth, sending their youth volunteers, to beef up the reportorial team that will deliver credible and extensive news coverage, in time for the 2016 elections.
Its programming consists of newscasts airing at 7am, noon, 5pm and 10pm, hourly news updates and up-to-date news coverage and different programs including public affairs, public service, children's, entertainment, lifestyle, religious, sports and youth-oriented programs cater to the audience and partnerships with COMELEC, NEDA, GSIS, SSS, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, MTRCB, Ayala Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Philhealth and DOST, to name a few.
Radyo Inquirer celebrated their 5th anniversary on September 9, 2015 at the Resorts World Manila. In March 2016, Radyo Inquirer launched their smartphone application.
In May 2016, the "TeleRadyo"-formatted videostreaming channel of Radyo Inquirer began its broadcast via BEAM TV's digital subchannel, coinciding with the 2016 Philippine elections. On April 2018, the station gradually phased out the Radyo Inquirer brand after 8 years of usage.
Awards and recognition
- Best AM Radio Station (Metro Manila) - 25th KBP Golden Dove Awards (2017)
- Radyo Inquirer 990: Hard-hitting columnist returns to air waves – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Retrieved on August 28, 2010
- Radyo Inquirer 990 takes center stage – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Retrieved on September 10, 2010
- The Election Coverage with Inquirer 990 TV. Retrieved May 12, 2016.