GMA Network’s flagship radio stations remain the top choice of Mega Manila listeners.
Data from Nielsen’s Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) show that from January to September 2023, Super Radyo DZBB 594 and Barangay LS 97.1 Forever! dominated the airwaves on AM and FM, respectively.
Super Radyo DZBB 594 drew a total audience share of 31.66 percent, ahead of its closest competitor DZRH, which got 28.75 percent.
Barangay LS 97.1 remains on the number one spot among FM stations, averaging a total audience share of 41.37 percent during the same period, taking the lead against its nearest competition, Love Radio with 15.68 percent.
For September alone, both DZBB and Barangay LS 97.1 remained the top choice of Mega Manila listeners. DZBB garnered a total audience share of 35 percent against DZRH’s 23.9. Listeners of Barangay LS 97.1 kept the FM station in the lead with a total audience share of 36.8 percent over Love Radio 90.7’s 16.2 percent.
DZBB, GMA’s flagship AM radio station, remains the highest-rating station in the morning daypart with programs such as Saksi sa Dobol B, Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide, Melo Del Prado sa Super Radyo, Buena Manong Balita, Executive Summary, Pinoy MD, and Dobol Weng sa Dobol B.
The station has further strengthened its programming line-up with the launch of three new shows: Markado anchored by Mark Makalalad and airs weekdays at 3:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 4:00 a.m.; Bangon Na Bayan, a news and commentary program anchored by Melo Del Prado and Joel Reyes Zobel which airs weekdays at 6:30 a.m.; and Hataw Sa Hapon anchored by Rene Sta. Cruz which airs weekdays at 2:00 p.m.
On FM, Barangay LS 97.1 Forever! continues to be popular with listeners, with programs such as Barangay Love Stories, Talk to Papa, Forever Request, and Song Book. Barangay Love Stories has also expanded to Spotify, with its podcast ranking number 1 in the Philippines’ Spotify Podcast Charts as of October 9.
GMA’s Barangay FM 93.5 Dagupan, likewise dominated the Key Cities in Q3, landing the top spot among 20 stations with 44.5 percent total audience share.
DZBB’s radio personalities have also been recognized for their work. DZBB’s Henry Atuelan and Glen Juego (Riding-in-Tandem-sa-Balita), Rene Sta. Cruz (Big Time Balita), and Rod Vega (DZBB Weekend Roundup) were awardees at the 25th anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC).
Meanwhile at the 11th Makatao Awards of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), Arnold Clavio and Connie Sison were recognized as Best Radio Public Affairs Program for their show One on One: Walang Personalan while Dobol Weng sa Dobol B was named Best Radio Public Affairs Program. Joey Reyes Zobel and Melo Del Prado completed the awards by winning Best News Program Hosts.
Broadcast journalist and radio host Mike Enriquez also received posthumous honors from the two organizations.
Tune in to Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz and Barangay LS 97.1 Forever! Mondays to Sundays. Select DZBB programs are also simulcast via Dobol B TV on GTV and on Pinoy Hits. Global Pinoys can stay updated via the international channel, GMA News TV.
Live audio streaming is also available for online listeners on www.gmanetwork.com/radio.