|Broadcast area||Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon|
|Branding||DZXQ 1350 kHz (1972-2011)|
|Format||Silent (this frequency is now occupied as DWUN)|
|Owner||Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI)|
First air date
|July 1, 1972|
Last air date
|March 6, 2011|
|1260 kHz (1972-1978)|
Call sign meaning
|Power||10,000 watts (10 kW)|
DZXQ 1350 kHz was a commercial AM station owned by Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI) in the Philippines. Its studio was located at 17th Floor, The Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig, and transmitter at Barrio Muzon, Malabon (where it still currently in use until today by UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350). It operated with a 10,000-watt transmitter output covering Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.
DZXQ is owned by Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI), a company founded by Quirino de Guzman Sr. and Arcardio Carandangin 1973. During the Martial Law era, DZXQ was a music station, competing with top-rater DWBL. Notable personalities include Divine Pascual & Bobby Ante.
Since 1986, DZXQ was a fully maintained station filled with blocktimers. It is the first AM station to air Chinese programs between 9:00 pm to 12:00 am daily. It was the home of the Powerhouse Broadcasters such as Nar Pineda, Roger Arienda (who was once one of the anchors of DZMM), Rolly Canon, Narissa Gonzalez, Ducky Paredes, Jhino Parrucho, Ruben Ilagan, Popo Villanueva, Roland Lumagbas, Dr. Erick San Juan, Reggie Vizmanos and Roy Señeres. It was also the home of "An Affair with Baby Tsina", a lifestyle radio show. Back then, the station operated daily from 5 am to 12 midnight.
In 1992, MBSI was granted a 25-year franchise to operate radio stations in the Luzon island. Based on recent SEC filing, MBSI is majority owned by the Ragasa Family, heirs of Quirino de Guzman Sr. with 64% share.
On March 6, 2011, DZXQ went off the air at midnight, a few days after a group of investors acquired the station whose initial plans were only to close it down for six months. But fortunately, the plan was shelved.The affected broadcasters were informed that the station had been sold. Nar Pineda and the Powerhouse Broadcasters were forced to move to DWSS-AM, while some moved to DWBL.
Later, it was found out that these new investors are related to UNTV. A 25% stake in MBSI was consummated by various companies related to the Henares family. UNTV is the flagship TV station of the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) owned by businessman Alfredo "Atom" L. Henares. PBC's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Manuelito "Manny" F. Luzon became the President of MBSI. In November 2011, UNTV started its test broadcast on DZXQ's 1350 kHz frequency with a simulcast broadcast of UNTV's feed. Since then, AM radio operations was transferred to Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) headed by its Chairman and CEO, broadcaster and TV host Daniel S. Razon; as MBSI retains legal ownership of the frequency. BMPI is PBC's exclusive blocktimer and content provider in UNTV. The station's studio was transferred to UNTV Building, 907 EDSA, Philam Homes, Quezon City; followed by changing its callsign to DWUN ; and it went into a 24-hour broadcasting service. On January 16, 2012, Radyo La Verdad 1350 was launched with a new brand called "Ang UNTV Radio".
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