Ted Failon is now officially a Kapatid, having just signed a contract with TV5’s radio station, Radyo5, today, September 11.
Joining Ted is DJ Chacha, an MOR 101.9 disc jockey and Ted's partner in the DZMM program, Failon Ngayon.
Present at their contract signing were TV5's top executives Robert Galang, president and CEO, and Pierre Paul S. Buhay, vice president for Finance.
Photos of the contract signing were posted on News5PH’s Twitter account.
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TED’S DEPARTURE FROM ABS-CBN
On July 10, 2020, Congress denied the renewal of ABS-CBN's broadcast franchise for free TV and radio.
This prompted ABS-CBN to cancel contracts of some of its stars and end most of its radio and TV programs.
Reports then came out about some Kapamilya personalities planning to transfer to other networks.
On August 23, 2020, PEP.ph’s Cabinet Files column broke the news about Ted's transfer to Radyo5, the radio station of TV5.
The report also said Ted would likely take with him his DZMM staff in Failon Ngayon Sa Radyo, including his segment host DJ Chacha.
On Sunday, August 30, 2020, ABS-CBN Corporate Communications released a statement confirming Ted's departure from the Kapamilya network.
Ted’s last day in his ABS-CBN programs, Failon Ngayon and TV Patrol, happened on August 31, 2020.
The former ABS-CBN radio and TV anchor had an emotional goodbye as he looked back on his journey as a Kapamilya that began 30 years ago.
He narrated, "Magmula po noong ako’y tinanggap sa ABS-CBN noong pong June 1990, utang ko po sa ABS-CBN kung sino ako ngayon.
"Napakalalim at personal po ang aming pinagsamahan. Alam po ni Mr. Gabby Lopez that radio is my passion, at alam din po ito ng aming napakabait na boss na si Ma’am Ging Reyes.
"Kahit anong hirap bumangon sa umaga dahil sa sama ng pangangatawan, sakit na iniinda, may pasan man na problema, babangon at babangon ka para sa iyong programa."
On September 8, during a press conference, News5 head Luchi Cruz-Valdes confirmed Ted's transfer to TV5.
Apart from Ted’s radio program, the former TV Patrol host will also have his own public affairs program on TV5.
PEP.ph also reported that Ted’s radio program will premiere on October 5, and has an airtime of four hours.
Today, September 11, after Ted and DJ Chacha's contract signing, News5 confirmed that Ted's program will start airing on October 5.