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Bombo Radyo Cauayan


Station Profile, Reach and Listenership

DZNC Bombo Radyo Cauayan had its maiden broadcast on August 14, 1968. Since that day it served the people of Cagayan Valley region and neighboring provinces of Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, Quezon, and Mountain Province. The station does not only educate, inform and entertain its vast audiences but also serves as watch dog of the people.

As watchdog and genuine pillar of democracy, DZNC Cauayan lost two (2) of its stalwarts who were both lawyers. The then station manager, Atty. Manuel D. BanezSr. was gunned down by unidentified assassins on June 14, 1970 near his residence. Atty. Bañez was known for his brave exposé on graft and corruption in the government and as a defender of abused citizens.

Lawyer Elpidio Monteclaro was also shot to death on June 2, 1993 in the premises of the Regional Trial Court in Cauayan City. He was shot by a lone gunman right in the yard of the courthouse. The convicted lone gunman is the nephew of a prosecutor who was one of the subjects of exposé of Atty. Monteclaro and his partner Grace Padaca for charges of extorting money from a poor complainant.

Bombo Cauayan never was tamed down on its campaign to expose the abuses of those in power. As a result, the station was forcibly and unlawfully closed in January 2002 and very year there after due to the refusal of the city mayor of Cauayan to grant renewal of business permit to the station. A series of court battle ensued until the station was favored by the Supreme Court with finality in 2007 stating among others: “Whenever the force of government or any of its political subdivisions bears upon to close down a private broadcasting station, the issue of free speech infringement cannot be minimized, no matter the legal justifications offered for the closure”.
Hence, Bombo Cauayan went back on air again until this day and it continues to live by its mandate to serve the people whatever it takes.



Station Manager


Assistant Station Manager

Bombo Radyo Broadcast Center
National Highway, Minante II, Cauayan City, Isabela

Contact Numbers:
(078) 652-2242 | 652-2110
Fax Line: (078)652-2242
CP Number: 09173066586 | 09175316781

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Call Sign: DZNC
Frequency: 801 kHz
Radiated Power: 10,000 Watts


Awards & Commendation



Overall Number 1 Radio Station in Cauayan City with a rating of 96.15%
conducted by Kantar Media Radio Surveys in 2015

Best Drama Program - 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards year 2012

Number 1 Radio Station in Isabela based on the survey conducted by Nielsen in 2011

2010 KBP Golden Dove Peoples Choice award for AM Station


2009 KBP Golden Dove Peoples Choice Award Winner

Best Radio Reportage on Aids Ma. Gracia Cielo M. Padaca awarded by the Dept. of Health-Phil. Aids Media Awards ’95 on October 15, 1995


KBP Best Public Affairs program - Zona Libre program in year 1995


KBP Best News Program- Sa Totoo Lang year 1995


Plaque of Recognition from Asia Pacific Leaders’ on Climate Change- The United Nations Environment Programme, UNESCO and the Earth Savers Movement for the station’s pioneering reports in raising public awareness on environmental issues as reflected in the second place winning entry of Ms. Grace Padaca in conjunction with the climate change consciousness month on March 20, 1995.


Diocesan Media Award from Diocese of Ilagan in recognition of Bombo Cauayan’s airlane leadership; its all-year-round support for the voiceless and helpless; its indomitable courage against the abuses of the powerful, awakening awareness of the rights of the people; its priceless drive for a clean, orderly and peaceful elections; and for its unstinting and varied service to the Diocese, specially during its Silver Jubilee given on May 27, 1995 on the occasion of World Communications Day.

Outstanding award from the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines through the National Intelligence & Security Authority (NISA) for the year 1977

Radio Station of the Year award given by Northeast Command through the Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Gil Manuel in 1997

1991 KBP Golden Dove Peoples Choice Award Winner




Bombo Gil Llanes
Bombo Reports 1st Edition - 5:00 – 6:00 AM Mon-Sat.
Bombo Reports 2nd Edition - 6:30-7:00 AM Mon-Sat

Bombo Bobby Daguio
Bombo Hanay Bigtime - 7:30 - 9:30 AM Mon- Sat.

Maylen Binalay aka Bombo Mariel Gomez
Bombo Hanay sa Tanghali - 11:00–12:00 NN; 12:30 - 1:00 PM Mon- Sat

Jonathan Galapon aka Bombo Neil Galapon
Bombo Reports Afternoon Edition - 4:30 – 6:00 PM Mon-Sat.

Bombo Ronald Villaroman
Zona Libre – 6:30–9:00 PM Mon - Sat.

Bombo Exiquiel Quilang
Kahapon Lamang Host – 1:00-2:00PM Mon – Sat.



Contact Us

  • Address: 2406 Nobel corner Edison Streets, Makati City Philippines
  • Tel: +(632) 843 0116
  • Fax: +(632) 843 0121
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