RPN-Zambo City inaugurates new radio studios PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 November 2013 13:07

Radio Philippines Network, Inc. (RPN), which operates radio station DXXX and Television 5 in Zamboanga City, yesterday inaugurated its newly-constructed radio studios and office at the 3rd floor of Fairland Property building, along Mayor Vitaliano Agan St. (Nuñez Extension)

Undersecretary Robert Rivera, RPN president,  led other visiting network executives in simple rites that accompanied the studios’ soft opening.

RPN Station Manager Manuel “Jerry” Lacastesantos expressed optimism that with this newly-transferred station’s opening, RPN will slowly, yet dramatically, regains its old glory as the leader in Zamboanga broadcasting industry.

Lacastesantos was referring to the time when DXXX was on its peak, “soundlessly, gaining laurels, due to its credible, dependable, decent, educational and informative type of programming, that won the hearts of listeners from the big part of Zamboanga Peninsula, including some of the now ARMM provinces”.

Known to have popularized the programs ‘Radyo Ronda’ and ‘Noche de Ronda’ since the of 70s, RPN-DXXX is also arming itself with modern and sophisticated state-of-the-art facilities and is expected to radiate on a 10-kilowatt broadcast power, once it goes in full-blast operation.

Now a sister company of SOLAR Entertainment Corporation, RPN, apart from airing local public affairs programs, would also hook up with some radio and TV programs of said popular entertainment network.

Lacastesantos reiterated that the transfer of RPN studios and office to its new site, represents an initial step to a tele-radyo type of broadcasting, which would give listeners an added amenity of watching on RPN Channel 5 (a free channel), what is being broadcast over radio DXXX.

“Listeners can freely watch our radio programs on RPN Channel 5, which would eventually, be carried over too by local cable TV services,” he explained.

Meanwhile, all is set for this afternoon’s ‘Boses, Tinig Pinoy’ monthly final eliminations at the Yubenco Star Mall, in barangay Putik.

Closed to 10 sets of contestants representing the trio and duet categories will vie for the much-awaited victory, for them to qualify for the grand finals, which is scheduled sometime March next year in Manila.

A million pesos worth of cash and valuable prizes, including recording contracts await the winners of said musical competition.

Filipino artists like famous Balladeer Anthony Castelo, and singers Aileen Papin, John Nite, and child sensation Constantine, would be among those to entertain and host the said competition.

‘Boses’ is a brainchild of RPN President Rivera. — Philip Abuy