Just like showbiz denizens jumping from their tipping point to another station for greener pastures, radio broadcasters cite as their reason not only security of tenure, fame and fortune but their passion for public service.
CMMA (Catholic Mass Media Awards) Best Public Service Radio Program awardee Gani Oro who has been in the business for over three decades now had jumped around from big and small stations (ABS-CBN, PTV4, TV5, Super Radio DZBB, CNN Channel 9) without letup, and for good reason heads the list of progressive-minded gents of broadcasting over DZRJ 810 AM and Cable Link Channel 7.
Oro sums up for the others in looking at themselves as an integral part of an evolving social media, completely deconstructing the traditional forms in the playing field. In this millennial age, broadcasters and their listeners are both consumers and producers of news, paving an interactive system of communication in a faster and more democratic way.
These media honchos who have stepped up with the changing times are more post-modernists in outlook than their more established and institutionalized counterparts associated with giant networks who produce, read, and announce cold news in linear fashion to their unsuspecting audience.
Globally the common ground of these mavens are interconnected via live streaming at 8Trimedia.com.
If interested, Gani’s Oro Mismo can be heard daily Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Known for his many voices, Neil Ocampo famous for his menagerie of alter egos giving their own irreverent points of view cum double-barreled sense of humor in his past radio show he hosted for years at ABS-CBN until he was edged out by Noli De Castro, moved over to Radyo Singko and now in his new homeground with a new show billed Todo Arangkada.
Once more he has gathered together his most loved characters in the airwaves the likes of Jejemon Tonyo, Tongressman Atras Abante, Pareng Erap, plus two new others Dugong Diokterte and Bato-Bato Pik ready to pull their punches in more humorous, insightful ways ever.
Ocampo springs up to action for the meantime from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and swears to put up a head-on collision on the air simultaneously with Noli de Castro and Mike Enriquez with his new time slot beginning next month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jimmy Morato, the heartthrob of the ’80s whose forethought made him move to radio hosting upon the invitation of Radio Veritas and DWIZ long before the curtain of the mainstream movies could come down on him for good has his Chachahin Mo Baby daily from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gen. Samuel Pagdilao, former party-list House Representative of ACT-CIS (Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support) who has authored strongly creditable bills in Congress for human rights, peace and social development initiatives has Sir Tsip Reporting For Duty MWF, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to address among others governmental policies of President Duterte’s administration.
Together the four anchors along with others in their turf swear to give a face and voice to their new network now considered in the Top 10 AM Stations, 8 Trimedia whose goal is to serve beyond broadcasting by providing medical missions and disaster management services equipped as they are, now with five firetrucks and two helicopters on standby for rescue operations.
Here’s hoping that these broadcasters with post-modernistic outlook in broadcasting measure up to the challenge.