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Catholic Media Network
(CMN)
Formerly
Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters (PFCB)
Private
IndustryRadio broadcasting
Founded1997
HeadquartersUnit 201 Sunrise Condominium, #226 Ortigas Ave., North Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines
Key people
Fr. Francis Lucas (President)
OwnerCatholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
Websitewww.catholicmedianetwork.com

Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN, is a Catholic radio network in the Philippines.[1] CMN serves as the broadcasting arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, the governing body of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. [2]

History

CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters (PFCB). The radio network was owned and operated by different Catholic broadcast media corporations.[1]

In 1997, The name was changed to the Catholic Media Network to suit the network's mission and also the new slogan "The Spirit of The Philippines".

In October 2017, the House of Representatives threatened not to renew the 25-year franchise of the CBCP's broadcast radio operations (including some of the CMN member stations), citing criticism on the Duterte administration over war on drugs. However, CMN's de facto flagship station DZRV, was not part of it as it is operated by CBCP's affiliate Global Broadcasting System, which its franchise was already renewed by the Aquino administration a year earlier.

Eventually, in July 2019, CBCP broadcast franchise was renewed for 25 years after its respective bill was lapsed into law as President Rodrigo Duterte did not signed it within the period set by the Constitution.[3]

Content

CMN content varies depending on the station from which it is being broadcast. Stations broadcast news, sports, radio drama, and other programs. As a network, CMN's mission statement is to use community-based broadcasting to promote New Evangelizing and human development.[1] Content is pro-life, catholic, and community oriented.[1]

Stations

CMN has 54 radio stations across the Philippines and its broadcasts reach 11 regions and 35 provinces. It is the largest broadcaster in the Philippines, in terms of total number of stations and transmitting power per station.[1]

Most of its stations are operated by their respective dioceses either through CBCP or their dioceses' own media arms. These stations, along with its diocesan licensees and affiliates, form the network chain and these individual stations credit their promotions as "members of" and not "owned by" CMN.

AM Stations

CMN's Radyo Totoo arm consists of AM stations, with the exception of ALFM 95.9 Radyo Totoo in Batangas. Provincial stations mostly have their own local branding other than the Radyo Totoo pattern of identification.

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location Owner
Veritas 846 Ang Radyo ng Simbahan Manila[a] DZRV 846 kHz 50 kW Mega Manila Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila
DZPA Radyo Totoo DZPA 873 kHz 5 kW Bangued Abra Community Broadcasting Corporation
Radyo Totoo Laoag DZEA 909 kHz 10 kW Laoag Roman Catholic Diocese of Laoag
Radyo Totoo Vigan DZNS 963 kHz 5 kW Vigan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
DZWT 540 Radyo Totoo DZWT 540 kHz 10 kW Baguio Mountain Province Broadcasting Corporation
Radyo Totoo Alaminos DZWM 864 kHz 10 kW Alaminos-Dagupan Alaminos Community Broadcasting Corporation
Veritas 1233 Bayombong[a] DWRV 1233 kHz 10 kW Bayombong Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong
ALFM 95.9 Radyo Totoo Batangas DWAL 95.9 MHz 1.5 kW Batangas Radyo Bayanihan System
Radyo Totoo Mindoro Occidental DZVT-AM 1395 kHz 5 kW San Jose Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro
Veritas 1008 Legazpi DWBS 1008 kHz 10 kW Legaspi Diocesan Multi-Media Services, Inc.
Radio Fuerza Cebu DYRF-AM 1215 kHz 10 kW Cebu Word Broadcasting Corporation
Radyo Diwa Tacloban DYDW-AM 540 kHz 5 kW Tacloban
DYVW 1368 Borongan DYVW 1368 kHz 10 kW Borongan Voice of the Word Media Network
DYSA Ang Dios Gugma 1053[a] DYSA-AM 1053 kHz 10 kW Iloilo City Ang Dios Gugma Catholic Ministries
DYRD 1161 DYRD 1161 kHz 10 kW Tagbilaran Bohol Chronicle Radio Corporation
Veritas 801 Antique DYKA 801 kHz 10 kW San Jose Kauswagan Broadcasting Corporation
Radyo Veritas Global Bacolod DYAF 1143 kHz 10 kW Bacolod Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod
Radyo Totoo Maasin DYDM 1548 kHz 5 kW Maasin Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasin
Radyo Verdadero Zamboanga DXVP 1467 kHz 10 kW Zamboanga Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga
Veritas 549 Mati' DXHM-AM 549 kHz 10 kW Mati City Roman Catholic Diocese of Mati
Radyo Totoo Malaybalay DXDB 594 kHz 5 kW Malaybalay Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay
Radyo Kampana Ozamiz City DXDD-AM 657 kHz 10 kW Ozamiz Dan-ag sa Dakbayan Broadcasting Network
Radyo Magbalantay Surigao DXSN 1017 kHz 5 kW Surigao Silangan Broadcasting Corporation
Radyo Bida Cotabato DXMS 882 kHz 10 kW Cotabato Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation
Radyo Bida Kidapawan DXND-AM 747 kHz 5 kW Kidapawan
Radyo Bida Koronadal DXOM-AM 963 kHz 5 kW Koronadal City
Radyo Totoo General Santos DXCP 585 kHz 10 kW General Santos South Cotabato Communications Corporation
Radyo Totoo Jolo DXMM-AM 927 kHz 5 kW Jolo Sulu Tawi-Tawi Broadcasting Foundation
Radyo Totoo Tawi-Tawi DXGD-AM 549 kHz 5 kW Bongao

FM Stations

The CMN FM stations are grouped as Spirit FM. Prior to 1997, these stations had their unique local branding. Majority of these stations carry a hybrid of masa & religious formats while some carry their own music formats (whether religious, Top 40 or country) and even a few function as an overflow station of their AM sister. Similar to its sister AM network, a few stations still operate under their own local branding other than Spirit FM.

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location Owner
Spirit FM 96.9 Abra DWWM 96.9 MHz 5 kW Bangued Abra Community Broadcasting Corporation
99.3 Spirit FM Pangasinan DWTJ 99.3 MHz 20 kW Alaminos Alaminos Community Broadcasting Corporation
99.9 Country FM Baguio DZWR 99.9 MHz 10 kW Baguio Mountain Province Broadcasting Corporation
102.7 Manaoag Dominican Radio DWRD 102.7 MHz 5 kW Manaoag Manaoag Dominican Broadcasting Inc.
Spirit FM 90.1 Bayombong[a] DWRV 90.1 MHz 5 kW Bayombong Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong
91.9 Bright FM San Fernando DWBL-FM 91.9 MHz 1 kW San Fernando Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando
Radio Maria 99.7 Tarlac DZRM 99.7 MHz 10 kW Tarlac City Radio Maria Philippines Network
Radio Maria 101.5 Tuguegarao DZRD 101.5 MHz 5 kW Tuguegarao
Radio Maria 102.1 Isabela DZRC 102.1 MHz 5 kW Santiago
Radio Maria 95.9 Olongapo DWCX 95.9 MHz 5 kW Olongapo
Spirit FM 101.7 Baler DZJO-FM 101.7 MHz 5 kW Baler Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Infanta
Spirit FM 92.7 Infanta DWJO 92.7 MHz 1 kW Infanta
Spirit FM 93.7 Occidental Mindoro DZVT-FM 93.7 MHz 5 kW San Jose Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro
Spirit FM 104.1 Calapan DZSB 104.1 MHz 10 kW Calapan Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan
Spirit FM 103.9 Lucena DWVM 103.9 MHz 5 kW Lucena Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena
99.1 Spirit FM Batangas DWAM 99.1 MHz 5 kW Batangas City Radyo Bayanihan System
Mother's Touch 98.3 Naga[a] DWRV-FM 98.3 MHz 5 kW Naga Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cáceres
Spirit FM 94.7 Legazpi DWCZ 94.7 MHz 5 kW Legazpi Diocesan Multi-Media Services, Inc.
Spirit FM 102.3 Sorsogon DZGN 102.3 MHz 5 kW Sorsogon City Good News Sorsogon Foundation
Spirit FM 98.3 Masbate DZIM 98.3 MHz 5 kW Masbate City Roman Catholic Diocese of Masbate
Spirit FM 100.7 Iloilo DYOZ 100.7 MHz 10 kW Iloilo Ang Dios Gugma Ministries
Spirit FM 94.7 Calinog[a] DYMI 94.7 MHz 5 kW Calinog Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro
Spirit FM 94.1 Antique DYKA-FM 94.1 MHz 5 kW San Jose Kauswagan Broadcasting Corporation
102.3 Kiss FM Tagbilaran DYRD-FM 102.3 MHz 5 kW Tagbilaran Bohol Chronicle Radio Corporation
Power 89.1 Cebu DYDW-FM 89.1 MHz 10 kW Cebu City Word Broadcasting Corporation
Power 90.3 Ormoc DYAJ-FM 90.3 MHz 5 kW Ormoc
Spirit FM 89.9 Davao DXGN 89.9 MHz 10 kW Davao City Davao Verbum Dei Media Foundation, Inc.
100.7 Cool Radio Ozamis DXDD-FM 100.7 MHz 5 kW Ozamiz Dan-ag sa Dakbayan Broadcasting Network
Birhen Sa Cota Marian Radio 103.9 Cagayan De Oro[b] DXBC 103.9 MHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro Birhen sa Kota Catholic Broadcasting
Spirit FM 97.5 Mati DXDV 97.5 MHz 5 kW Mati Roman Catholic Diocese of Mati
Happy FM 92.7 Cotabato DXOL 92.7 MHz 5 kW Cotabato City Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation
Happy FM 91.7 Koronadal DXOM 91.7 MHz 5 kW Koronadal
Happy FM 88.7 Kidapawan DXDM 88.7 MHz 5 kW Kidapawan
  1. ^ a b c d e f Owned by Global Broadcasting System.
  2. ^ Also affiliated with Radyo Bandera.

CMN Radio

Notable diocesan/regional licensees and affiliates

International affiliations

References

External links