DZXQ

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DZXQ 1350 kHz
City Pasig City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon
Branding DZXQ 1350 kHz (1972-2011)
Slogan Kaibigan ng Masa
Feel Good (1970s)
Frequency 1350 kHz
First air date July 1, 1972
Last air date February 28, 2011
Format News, Public Affairs/Talk, Entertainment, Religious broadcasting, Music
Power 10,000 watts (10 kW)
Callsign meaning DZXQ
Former frequencies 1250 kHz (1972-1978)
Owner Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI)
Website http://dzxq1350.weebly.com/

DZXQ 1350 kHz was a commercial AM station owned by Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI) in the Philippines. Its studio was located at 17th Floor, The Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, and transmitter at Barrio Muzon, Malabon City (where it still currently in use until today by UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350). It operated with a 10,000-watt transmitter output covering Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.[1]

History[edit]

DZXQ is owned by Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI), a company founded by Quirino de Guzman Sr. and Arcardio Carandang[2] in 1973. During the Martial Law era, DZXQ was a music station, competing with top-rater DWBL. Notable personalities include Divine Pascual & Bobby Ante.

Since 1986, DZXQ was a fully maintained station filled with blocktimers. It is the first AM station to air Chinese programs between 9:00 pm to 12:00 am daily. It was the home of the Powerhouse Broadcasters such as Nar Pineda, Roger Arienda, Rolly Canon, Narissa Gonzalez, Ducky Paredes, Jhino Parrucho, Ruben Ilagan, Popo Villanueva, Roland Lumagbas, Dr. Erick San Juan, Reggie Vizmanos and Roy Señeres. It was also the home of "An Affair with Baby Tsina", a lifestyle radio show. Back then, the station operated daily from 5 am to 12 midnight.

In 1992, MBSI was granted a 25-year franchise to operate radio stations in the Luzon island. Based on recent SEC filing, MBSI is majority owned by the Ragasa Family, heirs of Quirino de Guzman Sr. with 64% share.

On February 28, 2011, DZXQ went off the air, a few days after a group of investors acquired the station whose immediate plans are only to close it down for six months (fortunately, the plan was shelved).[3] The affected broadcasters were informed that the station had been sold. Nar Pineda and the Powerhouse Broadcasters were forced to move to DWSS-AM, while some moved to DWBL.

Acquisition by UNTV[edit]

Later, it was found out that these new investors are related to UNTV. A 25% stake in MBSI was acquired by various companies related to the Henares family. UNTV is the flagship TV station of the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) owned by businessman Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares. PBC's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Manuelito "Manny" F. Luzon became the President of MBSI. In November 2011, UNTV started its test broadcast on DZXQ's 1350 kHz frequency with a simulcast broadcast of UNTV's feed. Since then, AM radio operations was transferred to Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) headed by its Chairman and CEO, broadcaster and TV host Daniel S. Razon. BMPI is PBC's exclusive blocktimer and content provider in UNTV. The station's studio was transferred to UNTV Building, 907 EDSA, Philam Homes, Quezon City and followed by changing its callsign to DWUN and expanded into a 24-hour operating station. On January 16, 2012, Radyo La Verdad 1350 was launched with a new brand called "Ang UNTV Radio".

DZXQ programs[edit]

  • Aksyon Marino
  • Alitaptap
  • Alpha at Omega
  • An Affair with Baby Tsina
  • Ang Bagong Roger Arienda
  • Ang Dating Daan[4] (the program is still on the same frequency now as Radyo La Verdad)
  • Ang Sabi Ng Panginoon
  • Ang Salita ng Buhay
  • Ang Serbisyo Publiko
  • As I See It
  • Barangayan
  • Bomba
  • Buhay Pinoy
  • By Request
  • Canyon
  • Chinese Shows
  • Commentaryo ni Nick Tolentino
  • Contra Abuso
  • Deretsahan
  • Evanghelyo at Katotohanan
  • Flow of God's Love
  • Happy Morning
  • Hataw ng Bayan
  • Ito Ang Sabi Ng Panginoon
  • Kabataan, Ano Ang Bukas Mo
  • Kalayaan ay Katotohanan
  • Kanyon
  • Kape at Kuru-kuro
  • Kasaysayan at Kalusugan
  • Kayo na po ay Bahala
  • Kilatis
  • Kilatisin Natin
  • Kontra Abuso
  • Kontra Partido
  • Kwentong Pinoy
  • Let's Talk On The Air
  • Mata at Puso ng Bayan, Laban sa Katiwalian
  • Misyon Aksyon Ngayon
  • Moral Force Radio
  • Narito ang Panahon
  • Nation's Peacekeepers
  • Negosyo sa Radyo
  • Pagbabago sa Buhay
  • Pakinggan si Ilagan
  • Para sa Diyos, Bayan at Sambayanan
  • Patrol News Express
  • Punto Levista sa Sumbong at Aksyon
  • Salita ng Buhay
  • Santo Rosario (Daily Morning Prayer)
  • Saturdate with Tita Tess
  • Senior Citizens
  • Sumbong, Tugon at Aksyon
  • Talakayan
  • Teenage Diaries
  • Tinig ng Maralita
  • Tinig ng Senior Citizens
  • Usaping Kaunlaran (formerly from DWSS as Kaakibat sa Kaunlaran)
  • Voice of Truth
  • Whistleblower
  • Youth Alive

Programs under International Media Association Inc.

  • Puna at Banat (formerly from DWSS)
  • Galaw ng Malayang Mamamahayag
  • Bayan at Kabuhayan
  • Contra Partido

Notable anchors[edit]

  • Nar Pineda
  • Roger Arienda (Also from PTV 4 and DZMM 630)
  • Robert Arienda
  • Nick Tolentino
  • Ducky Paredes
  • Annie Rentoy (now with DWUN)
  • Rolly Canon
  • Ruben Ilagan
  • Popo Villanueva
  • Kit Lagari
  • Dr. Erick San Juan
  • Roy Señeres

References[edit]