The first provincial radio station outside Metro Manila is returning to the airwaves under a new management more than a decade after it closed.
Last heard in 1999, dyXR Aksyon Radyo of Padayon Pilipino Foundation will go back on the air using its old call name dyRC Radyo Cebu on Sept. 21.
The station, with studios on the third floor of Doña Maria Luisa Building, Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City will be managed by the Manila Broadcasting Co.
MBC decided to bring back dyRC as well as some of the well-known radio personalities who were with the station before it shut down because of financial problems in 1999.
?Togther with great people, I am confident that dyRC will be succesful? station manager Juniño Padilla said during the station's launching last Saturday.
?We have this commitment that through radio programming we will deliver public service.?
Padilla said that management changes in dyRC were ordered by MBC heads. He assured that dyRC will have programs to offer to their listeners from news and current affairs to entertainment.
Padilla said that they decided to use their old name because dyRC is more popular in Visayas and Mindanao before they change it to dyXR in 1999.
He said that dyRC's Sunday programming will follow an FM format. Well-known radio hosts Inday Misyel and Ryan Mark Borinaga are part of the station's lineup of disc jockeys.
Among the station's programs is ?Dangpanan (Refuge)? adopted from mother station dzRH's ?Operation Tulong? that offers free medical and legal services to the public.
Padilla said that dyRC has undergone technical updates. The station will have a digital transmitter with clear signals, a first for AM radio in Cebu.
Radio programs will be video recorded and may be seen anywhere in the world through their website www.dyrc-cebu.com.
The station's talents will include Councilor Alvin Dizon, Dennis Tabar, Loui Reyes, Ricky Poca, lawyers Divine Marcial and Gloria-Estenzo Ramos.
It will sign on at 4 a.m. and will open daily broadcasts with a prayer and gospel reading.