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RP Issues of 2014










2014, July 15.  DZRH News - 75th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of  40



25p  DZRH Anniversary Logo - Singles   (104,000)


Design Coordinator: Melanie Marasigan - Cruz

Designer / Layout Artist : Johnson Escaner



First Day Covers:  Manila





DZRH NEWS -  1939 - 2014 - 75th ANNIVERSARY

DZRH was originally known as KZRH, for Radio Heacock, a commercial radio station established in 1939 by Samuel Gaches of the H.E Heacock Co.

During the World War II, KZRH was the only radio station spared from being shut down by the Japanese Occupation Forces that used the station for propaganda purposes.  It was through KZRH that the Japanese announced the surrender of U.S. and Philippine soldiers.

At the end of the World War II, the Elizalde family rebuilt the station. On July 15, 1949, after the proclamation of the second Philippine Republic, KZRH became the first radio station in the country to simultaneously broadcast in AM and short wave frequencies. The station’s call sign was also changed to DZRH following a policy by the Switzerland Radio Commission that the prefix of call signs for all radio stations in the Philippines will have to be changed from K to D.

DZRH is the flagship radio station of the Manila Broadcasting Company. The station is the only AM station that has the widest reach in the Philippines, simultaneously broadcasted via satellite and through its 18 relay stations strategically located throughout the country and also through audio-video streaming at

For seventy-five years now, and true to its tagline “Balita at Serbisyo” (News and Service), DZRH continues to deliver reliable news and information and is strongly establishing Operation Tulong (Operation Help) which gives immediate assistance to the public, both “on air” and “on ground”.





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