True to its pledge of public service, the management of this station met the challenge of mass media development that would educate, inform and entertain the people.
A genuine pillar of democracy, Radio Station DZNC lost its first station manager, Atty. Manuel D. BaÃ±ez Sr., when he was gunned down by unidentified assassins on June 14, 1970 near his residence, because of his brave expose through the radio, of graft and corruption in the government and in defense of abused citizens. His death justified that station's name "CAUAYAN ACTION RADIO".
Upon the death of Atty. BaÃ±ez, his own niece, Mrs. Ma. Carayo Tactay-Perez assumed office as the new station manager. Under her management, numerous radical policies were adopted and imposed which transformed the station further into a better public utility. These policies brought about new relevant programs; competence and efficiency of the staff members improved; aims and objectives of the station redirected. These changes and reforms, which were adopted and imposed almost simultaneously, were inspired by the station manager's concept of a service-oriented mass media management. In other words, she utilized the station's resources to meet the station's objectives of being a front runner in education, information, entertainment and public service.
The changes in the station's program standard are the result of continuous research mark by management and staff themselves. Balance programming became the key word to its popularity.
The intensive efforts of the management and staff in their vigilance to excel in the field of communication had eventually proven to be fruitful, because for the years that followed, DZNC had received numerous awards and commendations from various government as well as private offices of Region 02.
For the year 1977, DZNC was awarded, by no less than the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, through the National Intelligence & Security Authority (NISA) an outstanding award of service and in same year, the Northeast Command through the Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Gil Manuel, had selected Radio Station DZNC to be the station of the year for Region II.
Radio Station DZNC is now on its 39th year of operation with a staff of 22 including its Station Manager Miss Charmy G. Sabigan aka Bombo Carina Zobel who took over the post from Mrs. Ma. Theresa A. Flores in 2000. It operates from 4:00 AM to 10:30 PM. It has a license to operate at 10,000 watts. Because of legal issues, the station was closed by the City Government of Cauayan for more than a year but resumed broadcast on February 8, 2006 after the Supreme Court issued an Injunction. The case is now pending for resolution before the Court of Appeals in Manila.
Finally, close or not, BOMBO RADYO DZNC CAUAYAN will continue to exist and fight for what is right. The people deserved to be served, and we count ourselves as untiring SERVANT
Maylen T. Binalay
Officer In Charge
Bombo Radyo Broadcast Center
(078) 652-2242 | 652-2110
Fax Line: (078)652-2242
Call Sign: DZNC
Frequency: 801 kHz
Radiated Power: 10,000 Watts
Awards & Commendation
Number 1 Radio Station in Isabela
"KBP Golden Dove Peoples Choice award for AM Station" 2010
"Best Radio Reportage on Aids" Ma. Gracia Cielo M. Padaca Dept. of Health Phil. Aids Media Awards 95 (October 15, 1995)
"KBP Golden Dove Awards" (December 18, 1991)
"Best News Programs" Radio Provincial Area- "Sa Totoo Lang"
"Best Public Affairs Program" Radio Provincial Area- "Zona Libre"
Plaque of Recognition from United Nations environment programme, UNESCO & the Earthsavers movement for 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 conciousness month (Asia Pacific Leaders' Conference on Climate Change Organizing Committee (March 20, 1995)
Diocesan Media Award from diocese of Ilagan as a recognition of its 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, especially during its silver jubilee (May 27, 1995).
Bombo Reports 1st Edition
Jonathan Galapon aka Bombo Neil Galapon
Bombo Hanay Bigtime
Maylen Binalay aka Bombo Mariel Gomez
Bombo Hanay sa Tanghali
Bombo Reports Afternoon Edition