Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) (Filipino: Paglilingkod Panghimpapawid ng Pilipinas), also known by its government agency Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) (Filipino: Kawanihan ng Lingkurang Pagsasahimpapawid), is a radio network in the Philippines. It is owned by the Philippine government under the Presidential Communications Operations Office. PBS operates national radio brands: Radyo Pilipinas, FM1 and FM2.
As one of the attached agencies of the PCOO, the PBS/BBS receives funding from the General Appropriations Act (Annual National Budget) and sales from blocktimers and advertisers, among others.
|Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS)|
Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS)
|Industry||Broadcast radio network|
|Predecessor||Bureau of Broadcasts (1972-1986)|
|Founded||September 12, 1947|
|Headquarters||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Rizal Giovanni "Bong" Aportadera, Jr. (Director General)|
Carlo Jose Magno Villo (Deputy Director General)
|Owner||Government of the Philippines |
(Presidential Communications Operations Office)
Number of employees
On May 8, 1933, the United States-sponsored Insular Government established and operated radio station DZFM (then KZFM) in the Philippines on the frequency of 710 kilohertz with a power of 10,000 watts through the United States Information Service. In September 1946, two months after the Philippines became an independent country from the US, KZFM was turned over to the Philippine government. With the transfer was born the Philippine Broadcasting Service, PBS the second broadcasting organization after Manila Broadcasting Company.
The station was first operated by the Department of Foreign Affairs until it was transferred to the Radio Broadcasting Board (RBB) which was created by President Manuel Quezon on September 3, 1937. Meanwhile, in the same year, an international telecommunications conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reassigned the letter "D" to replace the former "K" as the initial call letter for all radio stations in the Philippines. In January 1942, the RBB was abolished to give way to the establishment of the Philippine Information Council (PIC) which then assumed the function of the RBB, including the operation of DZFM. In turn, the PIC was abolished on July 1, 1952, and since then, until the creation of the Department of Public Information (DPI) in 1959, DZFM and the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) had been operated under the Office of the President.
Over the years hence, the PBS had acquired 13 more radio stations, one TV station which it time-shared with two other organizations, and changed its name to Bureau of Broadcast Services.
At the same time that the BBS was blazing a broadcasting trail now known as "network broadcasting", another government organization was building up its broadcast capability to rival, or in some instances, to complement, that of the BB. The National Media Production Center (NMPC) had acquired the facilities of the Voice of America in Malolos, Bulacan in 1965 and steadily brought the old complex up to standards by a steady overhaul, fine-tuning, and outright replacement of outmoded equipment and machines. The NMPC operated the Voice of the Philippines, VOP, on both medium wave-918 kHz (formerly at 920 kHz until 1978) and shortwave 9.810 mHz transmissions. In 1975, the NMPC obtained DWIM-FM. With this new station and some provincial stations that came under its wings earlier, the NMPC was a network and effectively covered a wide range of the Philippine listenership.
In the 1970s, public broadcasting in the Philippines was thus represented by the BB and the NMPC and catered to the educational and cultural needs of its audiences while endeavoring to keep it entertained with fare from indigenous material. Public service features were the keystone of its programs.
During the final months of Martial Law, both the BB and the NMPC were brought under one administrative roof in 1980 when the Office of Media Affairs was created to provide a loose union for both networks within the Broadcast Plaza along Bohol (now Sgt. Esguerra) Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City. It was not an ideal situation, to say the least, since, as there had been no clear guidelines on the proper implementation of their respective operational strategies, the BB and the NMPC often squabbled, to the detriment of public broadcasting goals. Unification had created more problems for the OMA to overcome.
After the EDSA Revolution, the Office of Media Affairs was abolished, followed by both the NMPC and the BB. Under Executive Order No. 297, on the basis of the OMA, President Corazon Aquino reestablished the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) and reinstated PBS as the network under the Office of the Press Secretary's control, which led to the formation of a national radio service based on the stations in which both the NMPC and BBS had, with the PBS hosting two national AM stations and a national FM station in Manila and a number of provincial owned-and-operated and affiliate stations in the country's administrative regions.
During the last months of the Aquino administration, PBS transferred its offices from ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center complex to PIA/Media Center Building in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City in 1992.
In 1996, PBS relaunched its flagship station (DZFM) as Radyo ng Bayan.
During the first years in the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, the PBS-BBS was transferred to the newly created Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), after the OPS was abolished.
In the beginning of 2017, PBS relaunched its FM radio service with the relaunch of FM2 and the debut of FM1 as well, forming the basis of the national FM radio division under the agency, which was later reinforced by the launch of FM1 Davao, the first state-owned regional FM radio station serving Metro Davao.
On June 5, 2018, as part of the network's 70th anniversary, PBS relaunched its flagship brand Radyo ng Bayan as Radyo Pilipinas. Three months later, on September 18, sports station DZSR merged its programming with infotainment/cultural station DZRM and became Radyo Pilipinas Dos.
During his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Congress would pass a proposed law merging the PBS with its TV counterpart, People's Television Network to form the "People's Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)", which serves a unififed broadcasting entity of the republic encompassing radio, television, print and online media.
Radyo Pilipinas (formerly known as Radyo ng Bayan), the flagship AM radio station of PBS-BBS, is situated at 738 kHz on the AM band with a power of 50 kW. The station operates Mondays to Fridays from 4:00 AM to 12:00 MN, Saturdays from 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Sundays from 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM. As the government's flagship radio station, it serves as a medium of development communication, a conduit between the government and the people, aiming to mobilize all sectors of society towards development and nationalism. Live government news is aired here.
Radyo Pilipinas Dos (formerly known as Sports Radio and Radyo Magasin) is situated at 918 kHz in Metro Manila and broadcasts daily from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM. RP2 mainly airs sports-talk programming and a few general information content such as current affairs and lifestyle.
The current station manager of Radyo Pilipinas is Alan Allanigue, while the current station manager of Radyo Pilipinas Dos is Cecille Quimlat.
In 2016, PBS established the FM division following the appointment of Carlo Jose Magno Villo as Deputy Director General. Villo currently heads the FM division, which includes its FM networks: FM1 and FM2.
FM1 is PBS' flagship music station, focused on contemporary hit radio (Top 40) with a few local music, and classic hits from the 2000s on Sundays. The station is situated at 87.5 MHz in Metro Manila and Davao City, and is planning to expand in other major cities.
FM2 is the secondary music station, focused on classic hits from the 80s and the 90s. It is situated at 104.3 MHz in Metro Manila, and is recognized as the number one niche radio station in the A/B/C market based on Nielsen Ratings.
|Radyo Pilipinas 1 Manila||DZRB||738 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|Radyo Pilipinas 2 Manila||DZSR||918 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|Radyo Pilipinas Baguio||DZEQ||999 kHz||5 kW||Baguio|
|Radyo Pilipinas Tabuk||DZRK||837 kHz||5 kW||Tabuk, Kalinga|
|Radyo Pilipinas Bontoc||DWFR||972 kHz||5 kW||Bontoc, Mountain Province|
|Radyo Pilipinas Laoag||DWFB||954 kHz||5 kW||Laoag|
|Radyo Pilipinas Vigan||DWAE||747 kHz||5 kW||Vigan|
|Radyo Pilipinas Agoo||DZAG||97.1 MHz||5 kW||Agoo, La Union|
|Radyo Pilipinas Dagupan||DZMQ||576 kHz||10 kW||Dagupan|
|Radyo Pilipinas Tayug||DWRS-AM||756 kHz||5 kW||Tayug, Pangasinan|
|Radyo Pilipinas Batanes||DWBT||1134 kHz||5 kW||Basco, Batanes|
|Radyo Pilipinas Tuguegarao||DWPE||729 kHz||10 kW||Tuguegarao|
|Radyo Pilipinas Lucena||DWLC||1017 kHz||10 kW||Lucena|
|Radyo Pilipinas Palawan||DWMR||648 kHz||10 kW||Puerto Princesa|
|Radyo Pilipinas Naga||DWRB-AM||549 kHz||10 kW||Naga|
|Radyo Pilipinas Legazpi||DWJS||621 kHz||5 kW||Legazpi|
|Radyo Pilipinas Virac||DWDF-FM||94.3 MHz||5 kW||Virac, Catanduanes|
|Radyo Pilipinas Iloilo||DYLL||585 kHz||15 kW||Iloilo|
|Radyo Pilipinas Cebu||DYMR||576 kHz||15 kW||Cebu|
|Radyo Pilipinas Tacloban||DYCT||102.3 MHz||5 kW||Tacloban|
|Radyo Pilipinas Sogod||DYSL-AM||1170 kHz||5 kW||Sogod, Southern Leyte|
|Radyo Pilipinas Calbayog||DYOG||882 kHz||10 kW||Calbayog|
|Radyo Pilipinas Borongan||DYES||657 kHz||5 kW||Borongan, Eastern Samar|
|Radyo Pilipinas Zamboanga||DXMR||1170 kHz||10 kW||Zamboanga|
|Radyo Pilipinas Cagayan de Oro||DXIM||936 kHz||10 kW||Cagayan De Oro|
|Radyo Pilipinas Gingoog||DXRG-AM||1242 kHz||10 kW||Gingoog|
|Radyo Pilipinas Iligan||DXDX-FM||105.5 MHz||5 kW||Iligan|
|Radyo Pilipinas Davao||DXRP||675 kHz1||15 kW||Davao|
|Radyo Pilipinas Butuan||DXBN||792 kHz||5 kW||Butuan|
|Radyo Pilipinas Tandag||DXJS||837 kHz||5 kW||Tandag, Surigao del Sur|
|Radyo Pilipinas Jolo||DXSM||1224 kHz||5 kW||Jolo, Sulu|
|Radyo Pilipinas Tawi-Tawi||DXDC-FM||104.7 MHz||1 kW||Bongao, Tawi-Tawi|
1Off-air, temporarily broadcast at 88.7 MHz
|FM1||DWFO||87.5 MHz||25 kW||Metro Manila|
|FM2||DWFT||104.3 MHz||25 kW||Metro Manila|
|FM1 Davao||DXRP-FM||87.5 MHz||10 kW||Davao City|
|Radyo Pilipinas Abra||DWJL||102.9 MHz||5 kW||Bangued, Abra|
|DWCI 105.1 FM Piddig||DWCI||105.1 MHz||5 kW||Piddig, Ilocos Norte|
|DWDA 105.3 Radyo Pangkaunlaran||DWDA||105.3 MHz||1 kW||Tuguegarao|
|Radyo Pilipinas Quirino||DWQR||92.1 MHz||5 kW||Cabarroguis, Quirino|
|89.5 Bay FM Subic||DWSB||89.5 MHz||10 kW||Subic, Zambales|
|104.7 RCFM San Antonio||DWRC||104.7 MHz||10 kW||San Antonio, Zambales|
|DWLP Disaster Watch Luminal and Phenomenal Radio 90.5 FM||DWLP||90.5 MHz||5 kW||Capalonga, Camarines Norte|
|Radyo Pilipinas Daet||DWCN||96.9 MHz||5 kW||Daet, Camarines Norte|
|El Oro Radyo 97.5 Aroroy||DWPA||97.5 MHz||5 kW||Aroroy, Masbate|
|Radio Boracay 106.1 FM2||DYJV||106.1 MHz||10 kW||Boracay, Malay, Aklan|
|DYIS-FM 106.7 Radyo Ugyon||DYIS||106.7 MHz||1 kW||Santa Barbara, Iloilo|
|My One Radio Dumaguete||DYBS||101.5 MHz||5 kW||Bacong,Negros Oriental|
|DYPJ 100.1 FM Jagna||DYPJ||100.1 MHz||5 kW||Jagna, Bohol|
|DXPB MRadio (Molave Radio) 106.9 FM||DXPB||106.9 MHz||5 kW||Molave, Zamboanga del Sur|
|Dream FM Kidapawan||DXGO||103.1 MHz||5 kW||Kidapawan|
|94.9 Kool FM Kabacan||DXVL||94.9 MHz||1 kW||Kabacan, North Cotabato|
|105.5 Upi for Peace||DXUP||105.5 MHz||3 kW||Upi, Maguindanao|
|Muslim Salam Radio||DXSO||99.7 MHz||5 kW||Marawi City|
|106.7 Marino News Fm (ZSCMST)||DXZP||106.7 MHz||5 kW||Zamboanga City|
DWFB Radyo Pilipinas Laoag is the broadcast outlet of the government-controlled Philippine Broadcasting Service in Laoag City. This station serves Laoag City, the province of Ilocos Norte and its neighboring provinces. Its studios and offices are located at the Mariano Marcos State University-College of Teacher Education Campus in Laoag City, while its transmitter is located at the main campus of the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City. The station airs from 4:45 AM to 10 PM on weekdays and 6 AM to 10 PM on weekends.DWFO
DWFO (87.5 FM), broadcasting as 875 FM1, is a radio station in the Metro Manila area, offering with a Top 40 format. This station is owned and operated by the government of the Philippines through the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) under the Presidential Communications Group. Its studios and transmitter are located at the 4th Floor, Philippine Information Agency Building, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. It operates daily from 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN.
Despite maximizing transmission operations to full-power after two months of test broadcasts as well as introduction of DJs, programs and segments to the station, its formal launch remains pending until further announcement.DWFT
DWFT (104.3 FM), broadcasting as 1043 FM2, is a radio station with a classic hits format in the Metro Manila area, owned and operated by the government of the Philippines through the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) under the Presidential Communications Group. Its studios and transmitter are located at 4th Floor, Philippine Information Agency Building, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. It operates daily from 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN.DWLC
DWLC (1017 kHz Lucena) is an AM radio station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. Its studio is located at the Old Barangay Federation Bldg., Governor's Mansion Compound, Lucena City, and transmitter is located at Brgy. Talipan, Pagbilao.DWRB-AM
Radyo Pilipinas Naga (DWRB 549 kHz Naga City) is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. The DWRB studio and transmitter are located at City Youth Center, Taal Ave., Brgy Dayangdang, Naga, Camarines Sur.DWRM
DWMR is the government radio station called Radyo Pilipinas in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, that started airing in 1970. It was dubbed DwRM in recognition of the late Speaker Ramon V. Mitra, Jr.'s effort of establishing the said station. RM also stands for radyo ng mamamayan which reiterates the purpose it was built: that is to serve the people. The first Station Manager was Rogelio "Ka Roger" Lagasca, followed by Epifanio Pabon who retired in 2006. Eduardo Libiran was designated OIC and was replaced by Clarina Guludah in 2010. Currently, the designated Acting Station Manager since 2012 is Gudula "Goody" Sarsagat.DXBN
Radyo Pilipinas (DXBN 792 kHz Butuan City) is an AM radio station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the City Hall Complex, Doongan, Butuan City.
Radyo Pilipinas Butuan is fully owned by the Government of the Philippines.DXMR
DXMR (1170 kHz Zamboanga City) is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines, Located at Baliwasan Chico, Zamboanga City.DXRP-AM
Radyo Pilipinas (DXRP 675 kHz Davao City) is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. Its studios and transmitter are located at Braveheart Building, Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City.
From February to August 2018, following the preparation of the Mindanao Broadcast Hub, DXRP was temporarily broadcasting on FM at 87.5 MHz while currently looking for a new transmitter location for its main frequency on its AM counterpart. However, the station moved to 88.7 MHz on October 22 after 87.5 FM1 Davao was launched on August 1 at 1pm.DXRP-FM
DXRP-FM (87.5 MHz), broadcasting as FM1 Davao, is a music FM radio station owned and operated by government-run Philippine Broadcasting Service. Its studios and transmitter are located at Braveheart Building, Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City; sharing studios with Radyo Pilipinas Davao. It operates daily from 5:00am to 12:00mn.DYCT
Radyo Pilipinas Tacloban (DYCT 102.3 MHz Tacloban City) is an FM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. DYCT began broadcasting in November 2013 following the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).DYLL
Radyo Pilipinas Iloilo (DYLL 585 kHz Iloilo City; pronounced as DY-double-L) is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. DYLL studio is located at TRB Bldg, Mapa Street, Iloilo City, while their AM transmitter is located at Molo, Iloilo City.DYMR
DYMR (576 kHz Cebu City) Radyo Pilipinas is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. The DYMR studio is located at Cebu Technological University M.J. Cuenco Avenue, R. Palma, St. Cebu City, Its transmitter is located at Perrelos, Carcar, Cebu. It operates daily from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.DZEQ
Radyo Pilipinas Baguio (DZEQ 999 kHz Baguio City) is an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service in the Philippines. The DZEQ studio is located at PIA Cordillera Compound, Romulo Drive, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City.DZRB-AM
DZRB (738 AM) Radyo Pilipinas 1 (RP1, generally on-air as Radyo Pilipinas) is the flagship AM station of the Philippine Broadcasting Service under the Presidential Communications Group in the Philippines. It serves as the flagship station of the Radyo Pilipinas network. The station's studios are located in 4/F, PIA/Media Center Building, Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City, and its transmitter is located at Brgy Marulas, Valenzuela City. DZRB is the first radio station in the Philippines before the launch of DZRH. It operates 24/7 except on Sundays, where it signs off from midnight to 4am and on Holy Week where it signs off from midnight of Maundy Thursday until 4am of Easter Sunday.DZRM
DZRM (DZRM 1278 kHz Metro Manila) was an AM station owned and operated by Philippine Broadcasting Service. The station's studios and offices are Located at the 4th Floor, PIA/Media Center Building, Visayas Ave. Barangay Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter at Barangay Marulas, Valenzuela City. Its broadcasting format is akin to the format of a printed magazine, thus its name.
It was PBS' general information radio station. It primarily focused on news, current events, and Philippine culture.DZSR
DZSR (918 AM), known as Radyo Pilipinas 2 (on-air as Radyo Pilipinas Dos), is an AM radio station owned and operated by the Philippine Broadcasting Service-Bureau of Broadcast Services (PBS-BBS), an attached agency under the Presidential Communications Operations Office based in the Philippines. As the country's first radio station dedicated to sports, Radyo Pilipinas 2's programming grid is 70% sports content and 30% news, informative, and lifestyle programming carried over from the now-defunct DZRM Radyo Magasin.
The station's studio is located at 4th floor, Media Center Building, Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City, and the transmitter is located at Malolos City, Bulacan. DZSR operates daily from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Mondays to Sundays).
On September 18, 2017, Sports Radio was rebranded as Radyo Pilipinas 2, merging its programming with Radyo Magasin.Media of the Philippines
In 2004, the Philippines had 225 television stations, 369 AM radio broadcast stations, 583 FM radio broadcast stations, 10 internet radio stations, 5 shortwave stations and 7 million newspapers in circulation.Some media outlets, such as RPN/IBC (television) and the Philippine Broadcasting Service (radio), are government-run. Most outlets are privately owned.The most widely read newspapers are the Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, and BusinessWorld.Radyo Pilipinas Worldwide
DZRP - Radyo Pilipinas Worldwide (also known as Voice of the Philippines, then known as Radyo Pagasa) is a short-wave radio station broadcasting outside the Philippines. Owned by the Philippine Broadcasting Service under the Presidential Communications Group, the station is operated from Mondays to Sundays 11:30 PM to 12:00 NN PST (15:30-04:00 UTC) on various shortwave frequencies, with internet live streaming across all schedules. It broadcasts in Filipino and English languages. Radyo Pilipinas uses the relay transmitter tower of Voice of America in Tinang, Concepcion, Tarlac for its broadcast purposes.
As PBS made a rebranding of its flagship network Radyo ng Bayan and station DZSR into Radyo Pilipinas by 2017, the shortwave station remains unchanged but added "Worldwide" to its name to avert confusion.