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Radyo5 Still Preferred Over DZMM, DZBB On the Road

Radyo5 92.3 News FM remains the leading all-news station for drivers in Metro Manila.

Four years ago, TV5 made a daring decision to launch Radyo5 92.3 News FM, the first all-news radio station on the FM band. They even made a catchphrase to promote the move, telling listeners to leave the old and distorted sounds of the AM band (“Iwanan mo na ang lumang tunog ng AM”).  This year, Radyo5’s reputation continues to grow, even as it remains the only such station on the FM band.

The PSRC Car Coincidental Survey recently ranked Radyo5 as the most preferred all-news radio station among Metro Manila motorists in 2013, ahead of traditional AM radio rivals DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and Super Radyo DZBB 594. While it is unfair to compare Radyo5 to the AM stations of ABS-CBN and GMA due to its difference in modulation, the fact that more and more drivers are shifting to Radyo5 for its clearer sound and lack of distortion compared to its AM contemporaries only justified its No. 1 ranking.

This past year, Radyo5 welcomed Ben Tulfo and Orly Mercado to its stable of hosts. Ben, who along with brothers Erwin and Raffy host ‘T3: Reload’ on TV5, brought his ‘Bitag Live’ program to the station, while Orly returned to the broadcast booth via ‘Orly Mercado: All Ready’. In addition, the station moved from the old Novaliches studios to the TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong, just in time to welcome 2014.

All told, 2014 is shaping up to be an even better year for Radyo5, especially now that they have upgraded their facilities and relocated to the virtual center of Metro Manila. And with the drivers continuing to prefer Radyo5 over its AM counterparts, expect the station to once again top the motorists’ surveys.

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10 thoughts on “Radyo5 Still Preferred Over DZMM, DZBB On the Road

  1. Nameless says:

    I doubt na pinakikinggan din sila sa jeepney, tulad ng sinasabi nila sa kanilang ad na #1 station sila in taxi’s, FX’s at jeeps. Jeeps nowadays are now dependent on their USB-player devices for their own kind of playlist, unlike during the early 2000’s where radio rules the jeepney amplifiers. And oo nga, it’s so unfair for those in AM to be compared with this News FM station, pero iba talaga kasi ang quality, eh. Congrats, Radyo5!

    • Walang interference sa signal pag dumadaan ang mga kotse sa underpass or tunnel, which does help for Radyo5 being an FM station. Kung makikinig ka sa DZMM o DZBB, malamang maiirita ka sa ingay tuwing dumadaan ka rito.

  2. Nameless says:

    Oh, yes. Kahit nga rin sa mga highways with bigger trees at the center-island, naaapektuhan rin ang signal ng AM eh. Putol-putol na reception. Plus, Radyo5 is on HD Radio rin but they have no sub-channels yet.

  3. Gab says:

    Just saw a plug on DZMM Teleradyo, a Nielsen radio survey shows that DZMM is the #1 station prefer for the PUV drivers.

    Di magkatugma ang resulta sa ranking ng Radyo5.

  4. Gab says:

    According to Ben Tulfo on his morning show Bitag, Miguel Belmonte of the Philippine Star will now head Radyo5 92.3 News FM by 2017.

    • I hope he brings in more anchors to fill those slots that Slowdown occupies, not to mention replace those who left, and commit more towards live news coverage. Radyo5 under Gladys Lana-Lucas doesn’t feel like a news/talk station at all. They’re more like an Easy Rock/DZMM or DZBB or DZRH mix.

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