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.
|Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS)|
Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS)
|Industry||Broadcast radio network|
|Predecessor||Bureau of Broadcasts (1972-1986)|
|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 U.S.A., 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 BB 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.
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.
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 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.
After the EDSA Revolution, the Office of Media Affairs was abolished, followed by the NMPC, and finally, the BB. Under Executive Order No. 297, President Corazon Aquino established the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) and reinstated PBS as the network were under the Office of the Press Secretary.
During the Aquino administration, PBS transferred its office from ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center complex to PIA/Media Center Building in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.
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.
During his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte will pass a law merging PBS with its TV counterpart, People's Television Network into the "People's Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)".
Radyo Pilipinas is situated at 738 kHz on the AM band with a power of 50 kW, and operates from 4:00 AM to 1:00 AM (Mondays to Fridays), from 4:00 AM to 12:00 MN (Saturdays), and from 4:00 AM to 9:30 PM (Sundays) under the Philippine Broadcasting Service - Bureau of Broadcast Services (PBS-BBS), a government owned broadcast arm under the Presidential Communications Operations Office. 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 is situated at 918 kHz in Metro Manila and broadcasts daily from 5:00 AM to 10:00 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 Edgardo Satira.
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's flagship music station, focused on contemporary hit radio (Top 40) with a few local music. The station is situated at 87.5 MHz in Metro Manila 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 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 Marawi||DXSO||774 kHz||10 kW||Marawi|
|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 87.5 mHz
|FM1*||DWFO||87.5 MHz||25 kW||Metro Manila|
|FM2||DWFT||104.3 MHz||25 kW||Metro Manila|
|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||DWQP||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|
|Radyo Pilipinas Bacong||DYBS||102.1 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|