RMN-Zamboanga “Straight to the Point” is Outstanding Public Affairs program PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2011 00:00

After it was named as the official Numero Uno (!) AM Radio Station in Zamboanga City, Tatak-RMN Zamboanga’s prime time program “Straight to the Point” (STP) was awarded as the Outstanding Public Affairs Program-Provincial Category (outside Metro Manila) during the 20th KBP Golden Dove Award held last October 26, 2011 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CPP) in Pasay City.

Prior to that, the reputable Nielsen Research came out with its latest survey naming RMN-Zamboanga as the most listened to radio station in the AM Band in the city with an audience share of 78.9 percent.

Now, for the first time in the history of the radio industry in the city, a prestigious national award was given to a public affairs show of RMN-Zamboanga anchored by two young, top radio tandem commentators, Gil Climaco and Jimmy Villaflores.An honor for our city!

STP was originally initiated by former RMN-Zamboanga Station Manager now RMN Assistant Vice President nationwide Rey Bayona-Bayoging in 2000.

Because of its excellent program format, RMN-Manila adopted STP and it later became the standard public affairs program (6:00am to 8:00am) in all RMN AM radio stations in the country.

It was first hosted by Bayoging and his tandem Joel Toledo-Sanson (now RMN-Zamboanga Station Manager) and later with Gil Climaco.

On February this year, Jimmy Villaflores of the former RGMA-Zamboanga joined RMN and was given the task to tandem with Gil Climaco in the STP program.

“It is not only because of me and Gil that we were able to achieve this honor, but it is primarily because of the guidance of our energetic manager Joel Sanson and the support given to us by the staff like STP Executive Producer Santos Cortez, reporters like Melanie Guanzon, Hermie Ventura, Dodong Ramos, Eugene Lasprilla, Farsi Abdil, Teodyver Arquiza, Richard Falcatan and Merasol Montesa. I would like also to thank God for giving us this wonderful talent,” Villaflores, whose radio name is Jimmy V., said.

“With all humility and my steadfast commitment to always uphold the foremost objective of RMN to be in the frontline in public service, entertainment and fair commentaries,” said Gil Climaco, who was also awarded as the best radio commentator by a civic organization in the city early this year.

Some 30 AM stations (10 in Luzon area, 12 in Mindanao and 8 in Visayas) have been established by RMN in the entire country since 1952 under the leadership of Don Henry Canoy (from Cagayan de Oro City), founding father of RMN.

Congratulations, Tatak RMN-Zamboanga!

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If I am not in a rush to go out of our home, our radio is always set at RMN-STP for the latest local news and updates.

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Isaiah 52:7. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”