PHOTO CAPTION: Ali Sotto and Arnold Clavio
PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz, the flagship AM radio station of GMA Network, has further strengthened its programming with the simultaneous launch of three new programs.
The tandem of Arnold "Igan" Clavio and Ali Sotto is back with the return of Dobol A Sa Dobol B every Monday to Friday at 10:00 am to 11 am.
Apart from lively discussions and incisive analysis of current issues, Dobol A Sa Dobol B is known for its casual and light manner of news presenting. "It is essentially political satire," explains Sotto. "You will see the humor in the situation, which is what the Filipinos are all about--we see the humor, however dire the situation is. It is how we survive."
The program actually starts earlier than its schedule with a funny yet substantive satire segment called "Jeng Jeng," a musical commentary on the day's issues with original lyrics written and performed by Clavio, Sotto, and Mike Enriquez to the tune of well-known songs.
"Mahilig ako sa political satire. Ayoko ng diretsong banat, gusto ko dinadaan sa jokes. And Ali is a singer so I wanted to maximize that talent," says Clavio of the Jeng Jeng segment. "Nag-click siya sa morning, panggising sa mga taong nata-traffic. Ang maganda sa Jeng Jeng, pati yung mga tinitira mo natutuwa."
The two other new DZBB programs are Easy Easy Lang and The Long Tall Howard Show.
From 11:00 - 12:00, Mondays through Fridays, a variety of health, wellness, and social issues are tackled by veteran TV/radio anchors Susan Enriquez and Lala Roque on Easy Easy Lang. The family-oriented lifestyle program tackles relevant issues that both housewives and entire families will find informative and entertaining.
"Listeners can expect a wholesome, informative and entertaining show. Lilihis tayo sa mga isyu na nakakabigat sa puso natin. Nakikinig ka at natututo ka, at the same time, nag-eenjoy ka," says Susan Enriquez.
"Di ba, sa panahon ngayon puro bad news, kami naman yung good news. Kasi kailangan din natin ng postivity sa pang araw-araw na buhay. Simpleng bagay kaya nating pag-usapan ng malaliman. Yun ang maaasahan nila sa programa namin," adds Roque.
The Long Tall Howard Show is hosted by pioneering radio personality Howard Medina who brings everyone back in time to enjoy the music of yesteryears. Listeners will be treated to carefully selected hits from the '50s, '60s, and '70s every Monday to Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
"There is a new phenomenon that is happening, not only in radio. If you notice, even young kids like the old songs," shares Medina. "This is purely music and entertainment. I'm trying to cross the barrier before and after my show, puro talk shows, eh. So mag tayo, relax muna."
In a statement issued by GMA, DZBB News Operations Manager Norie Temblor said, "The launch of our new programs is just the beginning. There will be more in the next few months. Exciting times indeed for DZBB and for Philippine radio."
To catch the latest news, commentaries and entertainment updates, tune in to DZBB at AM 594 kHz or via livestream at www.gmanetwork.com/radio/streaming