|Broadcast area||Metro Manila, and surrounding areas|
|Slogan||Ang himpilan ng Serbisyo Publiko!|
(The station of Public Service!)
|Format||Blocktime, News, Talk, Music, Religious Radio|
|Owner||FBS Radio Network|
|DWSS 1494, Mellow 94.7|
First air date
|1190 kHz (1972-1978)|
Call sign meaning
|Bagong Lipunan |
|Webcast|| DWBL 1242 |
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