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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 owned by Philippine Goverment 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.


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|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 [[DWBR|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 Broadcasting Center|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.

[[File:PBSBBSlogo1.png|thumb|right|170px|PBS logo from the mid-1990s to 2017.]]

After the [[People Power Revolution|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.

[[Image:PBS-BBS RadyoNgBayan new logo.png|thumb|150px|right|Logo of Radyo ng Bayan from 2013 to 2017]]

During Aquino administration, PBS transferred its office from ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center complex to [[Philippine Information Agency|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 [[2016 State of the Nation Address (Philippines)|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===

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Radyo Pilipinas is situated at 738 kHz on the AM band with a power of 50 kW, and operates 20 hours daily from 4 am to 12 mn 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 from 6 am to 10 pm. RP2 mainly airs sports-talk programming and a few non-sports content.

The current station manager of Radyo Pilipinas is Allan Allanigue, while the current station manager of Radyo Pilipinas Dos is Edgardo Satira.

===FM division===

In 2016, PBS established the FM division following the appointment of Carlo Villo as Deputy Director General. Villo currently heads the FM division, which includes its FM networks: [[DWFO|87.5 FM1]] and [[DWFT|104.3 FM2]].

FM1 is PBS's 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 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.

List of PBS Radio Stations in the Philippines Edit

Radyo Pilipinas Edit

  • DZRB 738 Metro Manila (Filipino)
  • DZEQ 999 Baguio
  • DZRK 1323 Tabuk
  • DWFR 972 Bontoc
  • DWFB 954 Laoag
  • DWAE 747 Vigan
  • DZAG 1224 Agoo
  • DZMQ 576 Dagupan
  • DWRS 756 Tayug
  • DWBT 1134 Batanes
  • DWPE 729 Tuguegarao
  • DWLC 1017 Lucena
  • DZER 1350 Boac
  • DWRM 648 Puerto Princesa
  • DWRB 549 Naga
  • DWJS 621 Legazpi
  • DZVC 1224 Virac
  • DYLL 585 Iloilo
  • DYBC 1269 Bacolod
  • DYMR 567 Cebu
  • DYCT 1044 Tacloban
  • DYSL 1170 Sogod
  • DYOG 882 Calbayog
  • DYES 657 Borongan
  • DXMR 1170 Zamboanga
  • DXJT 837 Ozamiz
  • DXIM 936 Cagayan de Oro
  • DXRG 1224 Gingoog
  • DXRP 675 Davao
  • DXBN 792 Butuan
  • DXJS 954 Tandag
  • DXSO 774 Marawi
  • DXSM 774 Jolo
  • DXPT 999 Tawi-Tawi

Radyo Pilipinas Dos Edit

  • DZSR 918 Metro Manila (Filipino)
  • DWBB 1413 Baguio
  • DWLW 675 Laoag
  • DWDW 1017 Dagupan
  • DZCG 981 Tuguegarao
  • DWLQ 1296 Lucena
  • DYRM 1062 Palawan
  • DWNW 756 Naga
  • DWGW 684 Legazpi
  • DYRP 1017 Iloilo
  • DYZZ 1478 Bacolod
  • DYDD 1260 Cebu
  • DYXW 1413 Tacloban
  • DXZB 1242 Zamboanga
  • DXJR 1575 Cagayan de Oro
  • DXIP 900 Davao
  • DXGL 1125 Butuan

Non-Radyo Pilipinas & Radyo Pilipinas Dos Stations Edit

  • DWSY Sports Radio 1530 Manila
  • DWRM Radyo Magasin 1674 Manila
  • DWFO 87.5 FM1 Manila
  • DXRP-FM 87.5 FM1 Davao
  • DWFT 104.3 FM2 Manila

Affiliate Stations Edit

  • DWJL 102.9 MHz (Radyo Pilipinas Abra) Bangued, Abra
  • DWCI 105.1 MHz Piddig, Ilocos Norte
  • DWDA 105.3 MHz (Radyo Pangkaunlaran) Tuguegarao
  • DWQP 92.1 MHz (Radyo Pilipinas Quirino) Cabarroguis, Quirino
  • DWSB 89.5 MHz (Bay FM) Subic, Zambales
  • DWRC 104.7 MHz San Antonio, Zambales
  • DWLP 90.5 MHz (Disaster Watch Luminal and Phenomenal Radio) Capalonga, Camarines Norte
  • DWCN 96.9 MHz (Radyo PIlipinas Daet) Daet, Camarines Norte
  • DWPA 97.5 MHz (El Oro Radyo) Aroroy, Masbate
  • DYJV 106.1 MHz (Radyo Boracay/FM2) Malay, Aklan
  • DYIS 106.7 MHz (Radyo Ugyon) Santa Barbara, Iloilo
  • DYFN 87.5 MHz (FM1 Bacong) Bacong, Negros Oriental
  • DYBS 101.5 MHz (Barangay South FM) Dumaguete
  • DYPJ 100.1 MHz Jagna, Bohol
  • DXMN 106.7 MHz (Marino News FM/ZSCMST) Zamboanga
  • DXPB 106.9 MHz (Molave Radio) Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur
  • DXGO 103.1 MHz (Dream FM) Kidapawan
  • DXVL 94.9 MHz (Kool FM) Kabacan, North Cotabato
  • DXUP 105.5 MHz (Upi For Peace) Upi, Maguindanao
  • DXSO 99.7 MHz (Muslin Salam Radio) Marawi