DZVV

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DZVV (Bombo Radyo Vigan)
City Vigan City
Broadcast area parts of Ilocos Region, and Abra
Branding Bombo Radyo Vigan
Slogan Basta Radyo... BOMBO!
Ang Pambansang Radyo ng Pilipinas
Frequency 603 kHz
First air date 1969
Format News, Public Service, Drama
Power 5,000 watts
Callsign meaning DZ
Voice of
Vigan
Owner Bombo Radyo Philippines
(People's Broadcasting Service, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website Bombo Radyo Vigan

Bombo Radyo Vigan (DZVV AM 603 kHz Vigan City) is an AM radio station owned by People's Broadcasting Service Inc., a network owned by Bombo Radyo Philippines, in Vigan City. The station's studio and transmitter are located at Bombo Radyo Broadcast Center, Tamag, Vigan City, Philippines--a stone's throw away from the University of Northern Philippines.

Bombo Radyo Vigan provides news, public service, drama and music for radio listeners in Vigan City, and the province of Abra (in the Cordilleras) and Ilocos Sur, though its signal can be received as far as San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte to the north and the northernmost portion of province of La Union, even Sual, Pangasinan, to the south. A new internet broadcast service enables them to reach listeners around the world. Bombo Radyo Vigan airs everyday from 4:00 AM to 10:30 PM, except Holy Week of each year where it signs-off from Maundy Thursday until Black Saturday, and resumes broadcasting on Easter Sunday. with a replay of the day's broadcast aired online from 9:00pm onwards. It recently became available to smartphone users through the Bombo Radyo app as of March 2018.

Their call sign "VV" is an acronym meaning "Voice of Vigan."

History[edit]

For more than forty years, even back in the days when the feared "Saka-saka" armies sowed terror and burned villages during Ilocos Sur's Dark Era; and even the Martial Law era, DZVV is already a household name, recognized and respected for its fearless views and commentaries. This penchant of theirs once caused their station to be strafed by these "Saka-saka" armed groups.

The station started broadcasting in 1965, at its former studios located at General Luna Street in Vigan, at the current site of a private school; and its transmitter was formerly located along the banks of the Govantes River, near the boundary between Vigan and Bantay (where the tower's base still remains intact).

The station moved its studios and its transmitter tower to its present location, the Bombo Radyo Vigan Broadcast Center in Tamag, in 1984, a few years after joining the Bombo Radyo network; and a few years later the station moved to its current 603 kHz operating frequency (its former operating frequency was at 585 kHz) to improve reception and signal quality. In January 2011 it started broadcasting online via Ustream, and started 24-hour internet broadcasting (with replays of the day's broadcast, for listeners around the world) on February 22, 2011. It recently became available to smartphone users through the Bombo Radyo app as of March 2018.

DZVV launched the careers of such radio personalities as Danny Tajon, Heny Tabangcura, and the late Gil Ballesteros.

Current on-air staff[edit]

  • Evelyn Pascua, current Station Manager
  • Jessie Ancheta, Jr.
  • Amado Valdez
  • Joselito Javier
  • Ruben Perlas
  • Marites Refuerzo
  • Wendell Botacion
  • Joseph Galla
  • Elma Mendoza
  • Bernard Pagador
  • Ronald Tactay