Pacific Broadcasting Systems

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Pacific Broadcasting Systems
Industry Radio network
Founded 1968
Headquarters Pasay, Philippines
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
Website MBC

Pacific Broadcasting Systems is a radio network in the Philippines. It is a subsidiary of Manila Broadcasting Company. It operates the brands Aksyon Radyo and Yes The Best.

Aksyon Radyo[edit]

Aksyon Radyo
Type Broadcast AM radio network
Country Philippines
Availability By local and national
Founded 1995
Slogan "Kung Nasaan ang Aksyon, Naroon ang Balita!" (The News is Where the Action Is!)
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
(Pacific Broadcasting Systems)
Key people
Ruperto S. Nicdao, Juan Elizalde and Ed Montilla

Aksyon Radyo is a radio network that focuses its news/talk and some drama formats on provincial AM stations in key cities using regional languages and dialects. The first Aksyon Radyo was the converted DYRC-AM in Cebu city which was renamed DYXR-AM Aksyon Radyo Cebu

The origins of Aksyon Radyo can be traced to the original DYRC, first known as KZRC in 1929 by the Radio Corporation of the Philippines, then was sold to Isaac Beck. In 1940, the Heacock Company bought KZRC.

After World War II, the Elizalde family bought all Heacock stations and signals the birth of Manila Broadcasting Company. KZRC became DYRC after Philippine independence. KZRC AM is the pioneering AM station for the Visayas and Mindanao areas. It is an affiliate of MBC flagship AM station in Manila, DZRH; and spins off the "new" DYRC/Radio Cebu together with all local AM stations in the provincial areas under MBC into "Aksyon Radyo" provincial AM stations.

The current head of Aksyon Radyo AM Network Operations and Programs is Ed Montilla. He is assisted by the AM Programs and Research Manager Juan Elias Yandug.

Network programming[edit]

  • Aksyon Radyo Frontline
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita Patrol
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita sa Tanghali
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita sa Hapon
  • Aksyon Radyo Balita sa Gabi

Aksyon Radyo stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Aksyon Radyo Laoag DZJC 747 kHz 10 kW Laoag
Aksyon Radyo La Union DZNL 783 kHz 5 kW San Fernando, La Union
Aksyon Radyo Dagupan DWCM 1161 kHz 10 kW Dagupan
Aksyon Radyo Iloilo DYOK 720 kHz 10 kW Iloilo
Aksyon Radyo Bacolod DYEZ 684 kHz 10 kW Bacolod
Aksyon Radyo Cebu DYRC 648 kHz 10 kW Cebu
Aksyon Radyo Catarman DYSM 972 kHz 5 kW Catarman
Aksyon Radyo Catbalogan DYMS 1044 kHz 5 kW Catbalogan
Aksyon Radyo Tacloban DYVL 819 kHz 5 kW Tacloban
Aksyon Radyo Davao DXGO 855 kHz 10 kW Davao

Internet radio stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
Aksyon Radyo U.S. n/a n/a n/a Garden Grove, California

Yes The Best[edit]

Yes The Best
Type Broadcast radio network
Country Philippines
Availability National
Founded 1998
Slogan The Millennials' Choice
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
(Pacific Broadcasting Systems)
Official website

Yes The Best started on December 18, 1995 as the show business gossip and music station, 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis. At that time, its callsign was DWST, which stood for "Showbiz Tsismis" (Showbiz Gossip). It had a mix of show business news and the latest music hits, and even employed reporters with a reporting style similar to that of local AM stations.

On December 6, 1998, 101.1 was re-launched as 101.1 Yes! FM with a different call sign (DWYS). Its format was hot adult contemporary same as its sister station 90.7 Love Radio and became the undisputed number 1 FM station in 1999 to 2002. Its slogan from 2002 to 2008 was Derecho! & YESterday Pa!. In 2008, it was again repackaged and became automated and adopts the slogan Automatic 'Yan!, before it would later changed its slogan to Hayahay! (adapted from Love Radio Davao) from 2012 to 2016.

On July 1, 2009, Yes FM stations in Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod and Davao were all rebranded into Easy Rock. Recently on February 24, 2014, Hot FM stations in Cebu, Zamboanga, Cauayan and Dagupan, and Easy Rock station in General Santos were all rebranded into Yes FM.

On July 18, 2016, Yes FM 101.1 Manila was rebranded as 101.1 Yes The Best Manila, while its Yes FM provincial stations were later rebranded as Yes The Best on May 1, 2017 for The New Face of YES!.

Nationwide programming[edit]

Yes The Best stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
101.1 Yes The Best Manila DWYS 101.1 MHz 25 kW Metro Manila
104.1 Yes The Best Urdaneta DZVM 104.1 MHz 1 kW Urdaneta, Pangasinan
106.3 Yes The Best Dagupan DWHR 106.3 MHz 10 kW Dagupan
89.7 Yes The Best Cauayan DWYE 89.7 MHz 5 kW Cauayan
91.1 Yes The Best Boracay DYYR 91.1 MHz 1 kW Boracay
91.5 Yes The Best Cebu DYHR 91.5 MHz 25 kW Cebu
106.3 Yes The Best Dumaguete DYYD 106.3 MHz 10 kW Dumaguete
94.3 Yes The Best General Santos DXTS 94.3 MHz 20 kW General Santos
104.7 Yes The Best Cagayan De Oro DXYR 104.7 MHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
102.7 Yes The Best Zamboanga DXHT 102.7 MHz 5 kW Zamboanga
104.1 Yes The Best Valencia DXAT 104.1 MHz 10 kW Valencia, Bukidnon
99.3 Yes The Best Iligan DXYL 99.3 MHz 1 kW Iligan

See also[edit]