Rajah Broadcasting Network

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Rajah Broadcasting Network (RJ Broadcasting Group)
Type Broadcast television and radio network
Country Philippines
Slogan Where Characters Get Delightfully Real. (2nd Avenue)
Your Lifestyle and Entertainment Channel (RJTV)
The Greatest and the Latest Hits (RJFM)
Key people
Ramon "RJ" Jacinto (owner)
Erlinda Legaspi (Comptroller)
Beatriz "Bea" Jacinto-Colamonici (EVP)
Launch date
1963 (radio broadcasts)
May 1991 (television broadcasts)
Official website
RJplanet.com

Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. (which stands for RAmon JAcinto Holdings) is a Philippine television and radio network owned by guitarist-singer-businessman Ramon "RJ" Jacinto. The network's studio headquarters located at Ventures I Bldg., Makati Ave. cor. Gen. Luna St., Makati City.

About[edit]

The RJ Group was founded by Ramon “RJ” Jacinto 50 years ago in the Philippines. Ramon Jacinto was born on June 3, 1945 in Pasay, Manila, Philippines. His grandfather, Dr. Nicanor Jacinto, founded the Philippine Bank of Commerce, which was the first Filipino-owned private bank, and RJ’s father, Don Fernando P. Jacinto founded the steel industry in the country—Jacinto Steel and Iligan Integrated Steel Mills, which are now known as National Steel.

At the age of 15, RJ Enterprises pioneered in multi-track recording in the Philippines, utilizing the first three multi-track Ampex in Southeast Asia.

RJ Graduated from the number one Jesuit Catholic University in the Philippines. He graduated with Honors in BS Economics and promptly worked with the family business, becoming Vice President for Purchasing and Marketing and eventually becoming Senior Vice President for Operations of the steel conglomerate at a very young age. While working, he also went to law school at night and had finished three years when Marshall Law was declared on September 21, 1972.

At odds with the Marcos Dictatorship, RJ’s family happened to be abroad celebrating Don Fernando’s birthday, and the family decided to remain in exile for 14 years.

After the People’s EDSA Revolution on February 25, 1986, RJ came home from exile on March 5, 1986, and the new democratic regime returned the family properties and his radio stations. Those assets were seized and operated by the military for 14.5 years.

RJ’s radio station, DZRJ, became the voice of the democratic revolution, known as Radyo Bandido, and was the recipient of freedom awards after that.

RJ immediately expanded his radio stations and started many businesses after that, making up for lost time.

Today, the RJ Group is composed of broadcasting, entertainment, and music store enterprises.

This includes a nationwide network of 11 total FM and AM radio stations and a TV station, 2nd Avenue, which is carried nationwide by the cable networks. The RJ broadcasting group is known to be the prime movers of locally produced music, discovering many talents from the 60s on, who have become name-brand entertainers in the Philippine music scene.

RJ FM 100.3, the flagship radio station of the group, plays the greatest and the latest hits from five decades, packaging it as three songs in a row. Its programming format has been popularly lauded as a groundbreaking formula and is streamed 24 hours a day via Facebook and on the web. Its primary markets are the movers and shakers, decision makers, and upwardly mobile youth. RJ FM DJs, namely Steve O’Neal and Renen de Guia, owner of Ovation Productions, have become major producers and promoters of the biggest and hottest concerts in the Philippines.

RBN Stations nationwide[edit]

RJTV Owned and operated stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Ch. # Power (kW) Station Type Coverage (Transmitter site)
RJTV 29 Manila1 DZRJ-TV TV-29 30 kW (500 kW ERP) Originating Metro Manila
RJTV 28 Tuguegarao1 DWRJ-TV TV-28 5 kW Relay Tuguegarao
RJTV 38 Baguio1 DWLJ-TV TV-38 5 kW Originating Baguio
RJTV 29 Puerto Princesa1 DZPJ-TV TV-29 5 kW Originating Puerto Princesa
RJTV 24 Iloilo1 DYRJ-TV TV-24 5 kW Originating Iloilo
RJTV 26 Bacolod1 DYJR-TV TV-26 5 kW Originating Bacolod
RJTV 33 Cebu1 DYNJ-TV TV-33 10 kW Originating Cebu
RJTV 31 Cagayan De Oro1 DXRJ-TV TV-31 5 kW Originating Cagayan De Oro
RJTV 23 Davao1 DXDJ-TV TV-23 10 kW Originating Davao

RJTV via cable and satellite Television[edit]

All of these cable and TV satellite channels carry DZRJ-TV-29 Manila.

Cable/Satellite Provider Ch. # Coverage
Cablelink 35 Metro Manila
Destiny Cable 19 (Digital)
29 (Analog)
Metro Manila
SkyCable 19 Metro Manila
Cignal 28 Nationwide

Radio stations[edit]

RJAM stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Coverage
DZRJ 810 AM DZRJ-AM 810 kHz 50 kW Mega Manila/Luzon-Wide Region
(with nationwide popularization propagation broadcast)
DXRJ 1476 AM Iligan DXRJ-AM 1476 kHz 5 kW Cagayan De Oro/Iligan
Mindanao Region

RJFM stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Station Type Location
RJFM 100.3 DZRJ-FM 100.3 MHz 25 kW Originating Metro Manila
RJFM 91.1 Baguio DWDJ-FM 91.1 MHz 5 kW Relay Baguio
Cordillera Administrative Region
RJFM 96.5 Tuguegarao DWRJ-FM 96.5 MHz 5 kW Relay Tuguegarao
Cagayan Valley Region
RJFM 99.1 Palawan DYFJ-FM 99.1 MHz 5 kW Relay Puerto Princesa
Palawan
RJFM 98.3 Iloilo DYNJ-FM 98.3 MHz 5 kW Relay Iloilo
Western Visayas Region
RJFM 99.9 Bacolod DYJR-FM 99.9 MHz 5 kW Relay Bacolod
Negros Island Region
RJFM 100.3 Cebu DYRJ-FM 100.3 MHz 20 kW Relay Cebu
Central Visayas Region
RJFM 88.5 Cagayan De Oro DXRJ-FM 88.5 MHz 10 kW Relay Cagayan De Oro
Northern Mindanao Region
RJFM 88.7 Iligan DXJR-FM 88.7 MHz 5 kW Relay Iligan
Northern Mindanao Region
RJFM 100.3 Davao DXDJ-FM 100.3 MHz 20 kW Relay Davao
Davao Region
RJFM 96.3 General Santos DXGJ-FM 96.3 MHz 10 kW Relay General Santos
Socssksargen

Internet radio stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Station Type Location
UR Faceradio n/a internet radio n/a n/a Worldwide

NOTE: All stations carry the Manila broadcast of RJ 100.3.

Productions & Affiliates[edit]