|Broadcast area||Southern Luzon, Metro Manila and surrounding areas|
|Branding||DZBR 531 Bible Radio|
|Slogan||We bring you the Good Gospel 24/7.|
|Owner||Allied Broadcasting Center|
|Operator||Cathedral of Praise|
First air date
|1981 (as Radyo Balisong)|
2017 (as Bible Radio)
Call sign meaning
DZBR (531 AM) Bible Radio is a radio station in the Philippines owned by the Allied Broadcasting Center and operated by the Cathedral of Praise. Its studios and transmitter is located at Tanauan, Batangas. DZBR operates daily from 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN on terrestrial radio, and 24/7 through mobile applications and website.
DZBR was once known as Radyo Balisong of the Kumintang Broadcasting Systemand served as a full service station of Batangas from its launch in 1981. Veteran local radio personalities such as Beting Mauhay and Grace Beredo were mainstays of the station, as well as neophytes Renz Belda and Larry Karangalan who both had later successes in the field. Belda is currently with DZRH and DWAL-FM while Karangalan currently works with Radyo Natin Padre Garcia. It won in the 11th Golden Dove Awards as Best Provincial AM Radio Station, and its program Usapang Pangkababaihan as Best Provincial Radio Special. Radyo Balisong closed shop in 2002 as a part of cost-cutting measures and competition from FM stations.
In mid 2016, DZBR secured its operations permit from the National Telecommunications Commission to return on the air under new ownership. Teasers of the new station were already posted as early as August 2016 while procuring its materials and assembling its hybrid feeds from Tanauan and Manila. DZBR returned on the air on January 2017 as a test broadcast before its full launch two months later. Programs of the Cathedral of Praise are fed on a hybrid pattern from Manila and Tanauan, respectively at different times of the day.
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