DZME

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DZME 1530 kHz Kinse Trenta
City Pasig City
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (Online)
Branding DZME 1530 kHz Kinse Trenta
Slogan Una sa Kanan, Ang Himpilang May Paninindigan (First on the Right, The Station With Affirmation)
Frequency 1530 kHz
First air date June 15, 1968; 50 years ago (1968-06-15)
Format Entertainment, Music, News, Public Affairs, Religious Radio, Talk
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Callsign meaning None; sequentially assigned
Former frequencies 1540 kHz (1968-1978)
Owner Capitol Broadcasting Center
Webcast Live Stream (via Ustream)
Website http://www.dzme-1530.com

DZME (1530 kHz Metro Manila) is the flagship AM news and public affairs radio station owned by Capitol Broadcasting Center in the Philippines. The station's state-of-the-art studios are located at Unit 1802, 18/F, OMM-Citra Building, # 39 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, and its 25,000 watt solid-state digital AM stereo transmitter is located at #78 Kalye Flamengco, Brgy. Panghulo, Obando, Bulacan. This station operates Weekdays from 4:00 AM to 1:30 AM, Saturdays from 5:00 AM to 12:00 midnight and Sundays from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM (except Holy Week of each year where it signs-off at midnight of Maundy Thursday and lasts until 5:00 AM of Easter Sunday).

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DZME started its broadcast on June 15, 1968 when the Congress authorized Capitol Broadcasting Center of Jose M. Luison and Sons, Inc. to operate an AM radio station nationwide. However, in 1987, the then former president Corazon Aquino shut down DZME for airing controversial right-wing propaganda and commentaries that were critical of the then Aquino Administration during a series of coup attempts by the rebel soldiers.[1] In 1996, a new group of investors including incumbent Surigao del Sur Congressman Prospero Pichay took over and revived the station, promising to continue the tradition of excellence in the new millennium.

Logo From 2008-2014

In 2009, DZME transferred to its new home at the Victory Central Mall in Monumento, Caloocan City from its long-time former studios in Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City as part of its plan to expand operations. Regional affiliates are likewise being developed to bolster its nationwide presence.

Last November 14, 2013 to January 2014, some of the programs of DZME (except for news casts) were temporarily postponed and replaced by music fillers due to technical maintenance/upgrades of the station & the transfer of the studios from Victory Central Mall in Monumento, Caloocan to OMM-Citra Building in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, in preparation of the station's major relaunch as well as launching of new programs. After Holy Week of 2015, the Radyo Uno brand (which was its main brand since 2004) was phased out, and simply known as Kinse Trenta; and became a news and music station. In the last quarter of 2016, DZME reverted back as an all-news station by improving its overall programming line-up and revitalizing its news division, as well as the launch of its new programs, with some of the old programs retained. During the 3rd quarter of 2017, DZME launched its first ever singing contest 'Tinig at Himig sa DZME: #PamilyaNgBagongBayani', wherein some of the contestants in the competition are relatives of OFW families, showcasing their singing talent.

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