PHOTO CAPTION: Above from left to right: Relasyon hosts Luchi Cruz-Valdes and Atty. Mel Sta. Maria and Aksyon Solusyon hosts Amelyn Veloso and Sen. Dick Gordon
Below from left to right: Wanted sa Radyo hosts Raffy Tulfo and Nina Taduran, Punto Asintado anchor Erwin Tulfo, and Todo Balita anchor Neil Ocampo
November 8, 2010 marks the first full broadcast of Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM in Mega Manila and some parts of Luzon.
In less than two years, the first-ever news/talk station on FM radio has strengthened its reputation as one of the most favored stations when it comes to news, public service and informative programming. It claims that it has already beaten more established AM news radio stations.
According to the latest Personal Radio Listening Survey conducted by the Radio Research Council last March 19-26, TV5’s news radio arm takes over the top spot from DZMM in the afternoon weekday (12:00 NN-6:00 PM from Monday to Friday) listening block.
Moreover, the survey claimed that Radyo Singko is consistently the most listened news radio station among motorists in the weekday afternoon slot (Monday to Friday from 2PM to 4PM) from public utility (PUVs) and private vehicles alike.
The radio news station enjoyed an 11% audience share, breaking away from second-place DZMM (4% audience share) and DZBB (3% audience share), according to the PSRC car coincidental survey from March 5 to 11.
TV5’s radio arm is considered to play a vital role in the network’s long-term goal. During its launch, Atty. Ray Espinosa, President and CEO of TV5, expressed that “[the management] believes in the boundless possibilities of multimedia convergence, and Radyo Singko is part of the great leaps we are prepared to make as a multimedia organization.”
FM news station Radyo Singko’s recent victory in numbers just proves that Filipino listeners—especially those who are on-the-go with no access to radio transistors—have begun creating a new habit of listening for news and information in the FM band.
Survey results also showed that now, more than ever, listeners are veering away from the traditional sound of AM stations that had reigned over the last few decades.
“These figures make us more humbled as we’re talking about a 20-month-old news radio station that challenges normal listening habits. Our audience’s trust solidifies our commitment to serving their interests more as time progresses,” said Luchi Cruz-Valdes, TV5 News and Information (NEWS5) Head.
“The welfare of our audiences comes first for us at Radyo Singko. We look forward to putting together more programs that inform, assist and inspire our fellow Filipinos.”
Radyo Singko blends young and seasoned journalists from TV and radio. The pioneering news/talk station on FM is home to credible newsmen and renowned personalities including Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Atty. Mel Sta. Maria, Neil Ocampo, Raffy Tulfo, Gladys Lucas, Nina Taduran, Danton Remoto, Martin Andanar, Cheryl Cosim, Sen. Dick Gordon, Paolo Bediones, Cherie Mercado, Cristy Fermin, Jove Francisco, Laila Chikadora, Lourd De Veyra, Anthony Pangilinan, and Erwin Tulfo.
Made possible by its convergence with other TV5 platforms, some of Radyo Singko programs have started being simulcast nationwide on news channel AKSYON TV and available through 24/7 streaming via online news portal InterAksyon.com.