DZRB-AM

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DZRB Radyo ng Bayan
PBS-BBS RadyoNgBayan new logo.jpg
City Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Branding Radyo ng Bayan (People's Radio) / Radyo Pilipinas 1 (RP1)
Slogan Ang Radyo ng Bayan (The People's Radio)
Konektado Ka! (You're Connected!)
Frequency 738 kHz
First air date May 1, 1933; 84 years ago (1933-05-01)
Format news, public affairs/Talk, entertainment, music
Power 50,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Callsign meaning Radyo ng Bayan
Former callsigns KZSO (1933-1944)
KZFM (1944-1947)
DZFM (1947-1987)
Former frequencies 710 kHz (1933-1977)
918 kHz (1977-1996)
Owner Philippine Broadcasting Service
Sister stations Sports Radio 918, Radyo Magasin 1278, 87.5 FM1, 104.3 FM2, DZRP Radyo Pilipinas
Webcast DZRB Radyo ng Bayan LIVE Audio
Website PBS

DZRB (738 AM) Radyo ng Bayan is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. The station's studios are located in 4/F, PIA/Media Center Building, Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City, and its transmitter is located at Brgy Marulas, Valenzuela City. DZRB is the first radio station in the Philippines before the launch of DZRH.

Radyo ng Bayan is first oldest radio station in the Philippines, while the current "oldest" one is DZRH.

Radyo ng Bayan operates daily from 4 am to 12 mn. During Holy Week annually, Radyo ng Bayan leaves the air starting 12 mn of Maundy Thursday and resumes operations on Easter Sunday at 4:00 am.

On June 2017, Radyo ng Bayan will be rebranded as Radyo Pilipinas 1 (RP1).

History[edit]

On May 8, 1933, the United States-sponsored Insular Government established and operated radio station KZSO in the Philippines on the frequency of 710 kilohertz with a power of 10,000 watts through the United States Information Service. In 1944, the callsign was change to KZFM, named after Frederick Marquardt.

In September 1946, two months after the Philippines became an independent country from the U.S.A., KZFM was turned over to the Philippine government. With the transfer was born the Philippine Broadcasting Service, PBS the second broadcasting organization after Manila Broadcasting Company.

The station was first operated by the Department of Foreign Affairs until it was transferred to the Radio Broadcasting Board (RBB) which was created by President Manuel Quezon on September 3, 1937. Meanwhile, in the same year, an international telecommunications conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reassigned the letter "D" to replace the former "K" as the initial call letter for all radio stations in the Philippines. In January 1942, the RBB was abolished to give way to the establishment of the Philippine Information Council (PIC) which then assumed the function of the RBB, including the operation of DZFM. In turn, the PIC was abolished on July 1, 1952, and since then, until the creation of the Department of Public Information (DPI) in 1959, DZFM and the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) had been operated under the Office of the President.[1]

During Martial Law, the Bureau of Broadcasts took over the station and became DPI Radio 1 / MPI Radio 1. Due to the switch of the Philippine AM dial from the NARBA-mandated 10 kHz spacing to the 9 kHz rule implemented by the Geneva protocol, the station's frequency was transferred from 710 KHz to 738 KHz.

In 1986 (after the EDSA Revolution), DZFM returned to its ownership by the establishment of the Bureau of Broadcast Services via the reinstated PBS.

Previously logo of Radyo Ng Bayan

The station would later reformatted as Sports Radio. On March 1, 1996, however, Presidential Order No. 293 ordered the transfer of Sports Radio to 918 KHz, which led to the birth of the government's flagship station: Radyo ng Bayan.[2]

During his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte will pass a law merging PBS with its TV counterpart, People's Television Network into the "People's Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)".

PBS announced that Radyo ng Bayan & its sister AM stations will have a major rebranding, merging with the "Radyo Pilipinas" brand by June 2017.

Platform[edit]

As the government's flagship radio station, it serves as a medium of development communication, a conduit between the government and the people, aiming to mobilize all sectors of society towards development and nationalism. Live government news is aired here.

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