Radyo Natin Network

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Radyo Natin Nationwide
RadyoNatin.jpg
CityPasay City
Broadcast areaNationwide (via satellite to local stations)
Worldwide (via internet)
BrandingRadyo Natin Nationwide
SloganYour Friend, Your Radio
Your Friendly Hometown Radio Station
FrequencySee list of stations
(also on HD Radio via DWRK-HD2)
First air dateDecember 16, 1997
Formattalk, Community radio, Full service
OperatorManila Broadcasting Company
OwnerRadyo Natin Network
Sister stationsDZRH, 90.7 Love Radio, 96.3 Easy Rock, 101.1 Yes the Best
WebcastListen Live
Websiteradyonatin.com
Radyo Natin Network
TypeBroadcast radio network
Country
AvailabilityBy local and national
Founded1997
OwnerElizalde Holdings Corporation
ParentManila Broadcasting Company
Hot FM (1999–2017)
Official website
radyonatin.com
ReplacedComNet (1996)
Hot FM (1999–2017)

Radyo Natin (In English: Our Radio) is a community radio network brand. It has more than 100 stations across the country spread from Claveria and Aparri, Cagayan in the northernmost part to Bongao, Tawi-tawi in the south. The main feed, also known as Radyo Natin Nationwide, is wholly owned by Radyo Natin Network and operated by its affiliate Manila Broadcasting Company.

Unlike stations operated by MBC (and/or owned by its sister companies) in terms of local ownership, Radyo Natin enacts as a 'network-community' station owned by the network itself or by different local entities (both companies and individuals) under an entrepreneurship/franchise agreement with the network.

History[edit]

On December 16, 1997, Radyo Natin was launched by MBC, replacing the short-lived Community Radio Network (ComNet). Back then, its original programming consists of DZRH programming on mornings, music on afternoons to early evenings, and the controversial religious program Ang Dating Daan on mid-evenings till sign-off.[citation needed]

In mid-2017 (and prior to the 20th anniversary of the network), most of the Hot FM stations affiliated to the network were switched to the Radyo Natin brand, thus Hot FM was officially dissolved. In turn, Radyo Natin now has over 120 stations.

Composition and network synopsis[edit]

Programming[edit]

All Radyo Natin stations operate in the FM band. Each of them airs a hometown radio format, with programming consisting of simulcasts from DZRH, the Manila Broadcasting Company's flagship station on weekday early mornings (4:30-6:00 am) and timeslot clearances given to affiliate stations for local programming on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons until 7:00 pm are also cleared in the same format.

Network-level musical programming is fed to all stations every Monday-Saturday at 1:00 pm before going to a two-hour local programming window for stations at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Primetime network shows conclude with "Boys After Dark" until the network feed signs off at 10:00 in the evening. By local discretion, stations may air local late-night fare after the network feed by omitting the closing prayer intended for stations closing down at 10:00 pm or sign-off altogether by seamlessly playing the local station's sign-off sequence after the feed.

Technology[edit]

From its central studios at the MBC Building within the Star City Complex in Pasay, Radyo Natin signals its stations via satellite technology. The stations then broadcast the signals to their respective areas of responsibility.

Radyo Natin used to operate two kinds of low-power FM stations. The first kind, operates with a transmitter power of 500 watts but with effective radiated power (ERP) of 1 kilowatt. The other kind had much lower power (100 W); these stations were allowed to operate by the NTC with permits issued during the time of Commissioner Rio. However, the same permits were recalled during the time of NTC Commissioner Borje. Currently, most Radyo Natin's stations broadcast on 500 watts and 1 kilowatt designated for smaller provinces but a few broadcast on a full-power 5 kilowatts designated for major market cities.

Proposed TV companion[edit]

TV Natin was in the pipeline, originally as part of the Radyo Natin project, but it was never launched. RHTV instead was launched as a separate MBC venture and not even under the division of DZRH.

In December 2008, TV Natin changed to DZRH RadyoVision, now DZRH News Television.

Personalities[edit]

Anchors[edit]

  • Angelo Palmones (also with DZRH)
  • Henry Uri (also with DZRH)
  • Glady Mabini (also with DZRH)
  • Karen Ow-Yong (also with DZRH)
  • Fzaff Solmerin (also with DZRH)
  • Beth Vetonio
  • Arvin Alivia
  • Marian Roces

Disc Jockeys[edit]

  • Cheska San Diego-Bobadilla (also with DZRH)
  • Dennis Lazo (Boys After Dark)
  • Iyaz Kamias
  • Kleir Pineda
  • Atty. Ethel Aldea
  • Ellanie "Valeen Kinitan" Bensal (also with DZRH)
  • Faith "Maja Limuyak" Salaver (also with DZRH)

Programming[edit]

* Simulcast with DZRH and DZRH News Television

Network programs[edit]

News/Talk[edit]

  • Magandang Umaga Pilipinas (5:00-6:00 am edition)*
  • Radyo Natin, Ito Ang Pilipinas!
  • Radyo Natin Nationwide with Angelo Palmones
  • Makialam sa Radyo Natin

Specialty[edit]

  • Go Negosyo sa Radyo*
  • Mandirigma sa Kawang Gawa*
  • Ang Galing Mo Dok*
  • May Trabaho
  • Lunas with Dennis Lazo

Music & Entertainment[edit]

  • Chillax Time
  • Tugstugan
  • Kulitan
  • Boys After Dark
  • Your Song
  • BFF
  • Sunday Buffet - All The Way!

Syndicated programming[edit]

These programs are exclusively fed to select stations by the network, fed by a Radyo Natin affiliate to fellow Radyo Natin stations in their area, or fed by a blocktimer to select stations.

Awards[edit]

Radyo Natin has been awarded as the Best Provincial FM Station in the Philippines for 4 consecutive years on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 26th KBP Golden Dove Awards (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018).

Radyo Natin stations[edit]

Further information: Radyo Natin stations

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