The University of the Philippines’ (UP) radio station, DZUP, once again won and bested commercial radio stations at the 27th Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Golden Dove Awards.
UP Nating Mahal (Our Beloved UP), DZUP 1602 AM’s drama-talk radio program, won the Best Special Program Award for Radio at the Philippine broadcast industry awards held at the Star Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex on July 23.
The 2019 Golden Dove trophy is DZUP’s 7th recognition from the Philippine broadcasters’ association. DZUP has led college radios nationwide in the promotion and development of broadcast education. The state university radio station had also joined the country’s leading newsrooms in fact-checking against misleading reports in Philippine broadcast media.
The winning college radio program is hosted by Dr. Elizabeth L. Enriquez of the UP Department of Broadcast Communication and features moving stories from and about the UP community, and its ties to Philippine society, reports DZUP News.
KBP Golden Dove Awards cited the UP Nating Mahal 2-hour special feature on Dr. Enriquez’s paper on the history of radio, titled “Iginiit na Himig sa Himpapawid: Musikang Filipino sa Radyo sa Panahon ng Kolonyalismong Amerikano,” aired on DZUP on April 17, 2018.
The lecture concert aimed to simulate the radio production era during the Philippines’ American colonial period, where members of the audience were able to witness live musical performances from various singers. The songs were arranged by Benedic Velasco, guitarist and Padayon Rondalla member, and sung by UP Broadcast Communication alumni and students Darien Bas, Jessamae Gabon, Christel Lagdameo, Hannah Paguila, and Terrence Tolentino, who gave their own renditions of Filipino 1920s classics. UP Nating Mahal airs every Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
DZUP, the official AM radio station of UP Diliman, was also named finalist for the Best AM Radio Station in Metro Manila. Its programs DZUP Balita, Tropang RadYo!, and Health Republic were also recognized as finalists for Best Newscast Program, Best Comedy Program, and Best Science and Technology Program, respectively.
SEND congratulations to DZUP and the UP Nating Mahal radio team, showing excellence in college radios and broadcast education!
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