Radio Corporation of the Philippines

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Radio Corporation of the Philippines
Radio Station
Founded 1924
Headquarters Manila, Philippines
Key people
Tito C. Billiones
Francis Cardona

Radio Corporation of the Philippines is the oldest radio network in the Philippines.


KZKZ (AM) is the second radio station in the Philippines owned by Henry Hermann in 1922. It broadcast with a 5-watt transmitter. In 1924, it boosted its power to 100 watts. A few months later, Radio Corporation of the Philippines bought KZKZ AM from Henry Hermann. In 1926 the organization began to work on constructing two of the largest radio stations in Asia with the idea of maintaining direct Manila-San Francisco service.[1] After Philippine independence, it changed its callsign to DWKZ, but changed in 1960 to DZCA.[2]

In 1929, RCP launched KZRC in Cebu broadcasting with a 100-watt transmitter, but was later sold to store owner Isaac Beck (it is now DYRC owned by the Manila Broadcasting Company). However in 1970, RCP launched DYRB.

In 1960, it launched the first AM station in Region 4 called DZLT 1188. Recently, its transmitter fell during a typhoon. It is already fixing its transmitter & DZLT-AM will resume on October 2008.

Today, the RadioCorp group is composed of 5 broadcast companies: the RadioCorp itself, Philippine Radio Corporation (PhilRadio), Radio Audience Developers Integrated Organization Inc. (RADIO Inc.), Beacon Communications Systems Inc. (BCSI), and Radyo Pilipino Corporation (Radyo Pilipino), It also produced the weekly business show Asenso Pinoy aired every Saturdays at 9:00 am on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23.

Radio stations[edit]

AM Stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
DZYA 1476 Pampanga* DZYA 1476 kHz 5 kW San Fernando, Pampanga
DZTC 828 Tarlac DZTC 828 kHz 15 kW Tarlac
DZLT 1188 Lucena DZLT-AM 1188 kHz 10 kW Lucena
DZYM 1359 Mindoro* DZYM 1359 kHz 5 kW San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
DWRL 1080 Legaspi DWRL 1080 kHz 10 kW Legaspi
DYRL 1035 Abyan Radyo Bacolod DYRL 1035 kHz 10 kW Bacolod
DYRB 540 Cebu DYRB 540 kHz 10 kW Cebu
DYRM 1134 Dumaguete DYRM 1134 kHz 5 kW Dumaguete
DXCO 1044 Cagayan de Oro DXCO 1044 kHz 10 kW Cagayan de Oro
DXOW 981 Radyo Asenso Davao DXOW 981 kHz 20 kW Davao
DXGS 765 General Santos DXGS 765 kHz 10 kW General Santos
DXJM 756 Butuan DXJM 756 kHz 5 kW Butuan


FM stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
98.3 One FM DZLQ 98.3 MHz 10 kW Lucena
96.1 One FM DXSP 96.1 MHz 10 kW Surigao
96.1 One FM DWXT 96.1 MHz 10 kW Tarlac

Internet radio stations[edit]