DZRJ/Radyo Bandido broadcasts at 810 kHz on the AM band from its studios in Makati Metropolis.

DZRJ/Radyo Bandido

DZRJ/Radyo Bandido broadcasts at 810 kHz about the AM band from its studios in Makati Metropolis. It really is operated by Rajah Broadcasting Network Inc. Founded in 1963 by Ramon Jacinto, So the RJ in its get in touch with letters, it initially aired at 780 kHz branded as Manager Radio. During the nineteen seventies, it rebranded itself as The Rock of Manila, Together with the everyday demonstrate Pinoy Rock ’n’ Rhythm, later on shortened to Pinoy Rock, as its flagship system. The station is credited for the popularization of your musical style Pinoy Rock by recording and airing independent, unsigned, and unknown new music artists and by web hosting live shows within the J&T Creating in Santa Mesa, Manila, wherever its studios have been formerly located. Among the many new artists inside the nineteen seventies who gained public exposure by DZRJ had been Florante, Heber Bartolome as well as the Banyuhay Band, Juan de la Cruz Band, Sampaguita, Mike Hanopol, Anakbayan, Maria Cafra, along with the then somewhat unknown Apolinario Mabini Climbing Modern society.

DZRJ performed a essential component during the February 1986 EDSA Revolt against the Marcos dictatorship. When then protection minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Armed Forces in the Philippines vice chief of team Fidel Ramos holed on their own up in Camp Crame alongside EDSA and introduced in the push meeting their withdrawal of support from Marcos, signaling the beginning in the revolt, Catholic prelate Jaime Cardinal Sin went survive Catholic station DZRV to rally the general public to head over to EDSA to guidance the rebels. DZRV’s transmitter was subsequently bombed, so its broadcast moved to DZRJ in Santa Mesa; DZRJ then was from the air, shut down because of the navy a long time before. It discovered by itself as Radyo Bandido (Bandit Radio) and began broadcast with “Mambo Magsaysay,” the campaign anthem of former president Ramon Magsaysay that decried corruption and referred to as for democracy. With Jesuit priest James Reuter’s supervision, June Keithley and several other Many others, which includes Lyca Benitez-Brown, executive producer of the youngsters’s television clearly show Batibot (Compact but Robust), film director Peque Gallaga and his wife Madie and their son, and actor Jaime Fabregas, went over a 4-day marathon broadcast of updates within the developments on EDSA. Keithley referred to as on folks to help keep coming to the location and function human barricade against the approaching military services tanks, appealed for food items and drinking water for your persons preserving vigil on EDSA, and transmitted navy orders from rebel officers to rebel troopers in the sphere. She did not announce The placement of the Radyo Bandido studio when many nuns surrounded the J&T Constructing to safeguard the broadcast. The others who assisted Keithley in the published ended up musical director Nonong Buencamino, Teofilo Hilario, Geny Luber, Lore Reyes, Don Escudero, Mario Taguiwalo, Gerry Cerena, Kokoy and Melissa Jimenez, Maryanne Borromeo and her family, and also the brothers Paolo and Gabby Mercado (Benitez-Brown 2006, 33-34; Fenix 1989, 19-twenty).


Pursuing Marcos’s ouster, DZRJ kept the identify Radyo Bandido and switched to your public service structure, at the same time as it continued to air audio. In 2001, it protected the so-termed EDSA II, which taken out Pres Joseph Estrada from Business. In 2004, it started airing information from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) plus the Voice of The united states (VOA). Reportage on the Philippine Basketball Affiliation video games was moved to DZRJ from DZSR in 2009, though that around the game titles on the University Athletic Association of the Philippines began in 2010. In 2010, it again rebranded alone as the Voice with the Manila News-Intelligencer Philippines. It continues to carry news from BBC and VOA in addition to through the everyday Philippine Star, and public service and enjoyment programs.

Its application Ngayon Na, Bayan! (Now could be some time, People today!) acquired the 2002 Golden Dove Award for Very best Community Affairs System for Radio in Metro Manila with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas.

Composed by Elizabeth L. Enriquez, Thea Claudette Castañeda, and Frances Louise M. Ronquillo



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