“Communicating hope and trust in our time.”

- Pope Francis

Borongan diocese to relaunch AM radio


(Photo courtesy of Arnel Claro)

BORONGAN CITY, June 20, 2018–THE Diocese of Borongan will be reopening its AM Radio Station on June 26, 2018.

This was announced by Bishop Crispin Varquez during the bi-monthly meeting of the Borongan Clergy held on June 18 at the Bishop’s Residence.

Operating on 1368 KHz frequency, the 5-kilowatt AM radio station will be using the same call sign of DYVW and will be located in a new 2-storey building in Baybay Blvd, Borongan City.

According to Fr. Neil Tenefrancia, assistant director of the Diocesan Commission on Mass Media of the Diocese of Borongan, the programming will be integrated with that of Borongan Catholic TV-13 and will be streamed over social media.

“All programs will be on teleradio that can be viewed in the local cable TV, and they will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube,” said Tenefrancia.

Active on social media himself, Tenefrancia hopes that this media outfit will reach as many listeners as possible not only in Eastern Samar but also, through social media, in other parts of the world where Eastern Samareños are.

DYVW was first launched in 1991 but ceased operation in 2006 due to the disrepair of its transmitter and other studio equipment.

“What precipitated us to embark into this apostolate on air is the heightened awareness of our mission. For the diocese exists precisely to accomplish a mission.  And the mission is: ‘Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.’ (Mt 28:19-20),” said then Borongan Bishop Leonardo Medroso during the opening of DYVW in 1991.

The Diocese of Borongan is among the dioceses in the country that is active in the mass media apostolate.

This relaunched AM Radio will be the latest addition to the other active media outfits of the Diocese Borongan which are:  Borongan Catholic TV-13 on local Cable TV, Este Newspaper, Este News Service, Este FM Online Radio and various social media platforms.

In his message for the relaunching of DYVW, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia,  said, “The use of these media by the Church ought to be exemplary and reflect the highest models of truthfulness, while being at the same time instruments of hope.”

Msgr. Pepe Quitorio, director of the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), heads the Diocesan Commission on Mass Media and Social Communications of the Diocese of Borongan.  (Este News)

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