|Founded||May 1, 1933|
|Headquarters||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Key people||Jose Isabelo
|Industry||Broadcast radio network|
Soon after the first World War in 1933, on May 8, 1933, the U.S. government established and operated radio station DZFM (then KZFM) in the Philippines on frequency 710 kHz 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 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 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 ABS-CBN Broadcast Center on Broadcast Drive 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. In their stead was a plan, a vision, for one, single government broadcasting organization that would not be an echo device for the government, or much less, for any one man, but would instead dedicate itself to the service of the people through honest, balanced, and meaningful broadcasting.
That lay the blueprints and groundwork of the Bureau of Broadcast Services.
During Aquino administration, PBS transferred its office from ABS-CBN complex to PIA Building in Visayas Avenue.
Radio ng Bayan is situated at 738 kHz on the AM band with a power of 50 kW under the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) or Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), Office of the Press Secretary. 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.
|104.3 Business Radio||DWBR||104.3 MHz||25 kW||Metro Manila|
|89.5 Bay FM||DWSB||89.5 MHz||10 kW||Subic|
|DWCN 96.9||DWCN||96.9 MHz||5 kW||Daet, Camarines Norte|
|103.5 Radyo Ilonggo||DWIL||103.5 MHz||10 kW||Laoag|
|105.5 Radio for Peace||DXUP||105.5 MHz||1 kW||Maguindanao|
|Radyo ng Bayan||DZRB||738 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|Sports Radio||DZSR||918 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|Radyo Magasin*||DZRM||1278 kHz||10 kW||Metro Manila|
|Radyo ng Bayan Laoag||DWFB||954 kHz||10 kW||Laoag|
|Radyo ng Bayan Agoo||DZAG||1224 kHz||1 kW||Agoo, La Union|
|Radyo ng Bayan Dagupan||DZMQ||576 kHz||10 kW||Dagupan|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tayug||DWRS||756 kHz||1 kW||Tayug, Pangasinan|
|Radyo ng Bayan Baguio||DZEQ||999 kHz||5 kW||Baguio|
|Radyo ng Bayan Bontoc||DWFV||972 kHz||5 kW||Bontoc, Mountain Province|
|Radyo ng Bayan Batanes||DWBT||1134 kHz||1 kW||Basco, Batanes|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tuguegarao||DWPE||729 kHz||10 kW||Tuguegarao|
|Radyo ng Bayan Lucena||DWLC||1017 kHz||10 kW||Lucena|
|Radyo ng Bayan Palawan||DWRM||567 kHz||10 kW||Puerto Princesa|
|Radyo ng Bayan Naga||DWRP||549 kHz||10 kW||Naga|
|Radyo ng Bayan Legaspi||DZBU||621 kHz||5 kW||Legaspi|
|Radyo ng Bayan Boac||DZER||1350 kHz||5 kW||Boac, Marinduque|
|Radyo ng Bayan Virac||DWBF||1224 kHz||1 kW||Virac, Catanduanes|
|Radyo ng Bayan Iloilo||DYLL||585 kHz||1 kW||Iloilo|
|Radyo ng Bayan Cebu||DYMR||576 kHz||10 kW||Cebu|
|Radyo ng Bayan Sogod||DYSL||1359 kHz||1 kW||Sogod, Southern Leyte|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tacloban||DYMP||1566 kHz||1 kW||Tacloban|
|Radyo ng Bayan Calbayog||DYOG||882 kHz||10 kW||Calbayog|
|Radyo ng Bayan Borongan||DYES||657 kHz||5 kW||Borongan, Eastern Samar|
|Radyo ng Bayan Zamboanga||DXMR||1170 kHz||10 kW||Zamboanga|
|Radyo ng Bayan Cagayan de Oro||DXIM||936 kHz||10 kW||Cagayan De Oro|
|Radyo ng Bayan Davao||DXRP||675 kHz||10 kW||Davao|
|Radyo ng Bayan Butuan||DXBN||792 kHz||10 kW||Butuan|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tandag||DXJS||837 kHz||5 kW||Tandag, Surigao del Sur|
|Radyo ng Bayan Marawi||DXSO||774 kHz||10 kW||Marawi|
|Radyo ng Bayan Jolo||DXSM||1224 kHz||1 kW||Jolo, Sulu|
|Radyo ng Bayan Tangub||DXJT||954 kHz||1 kW||Tangub|