RMN is a largest radio network in the Philippines with almost 65 company-owned AM & FM radio stations & VHF television stations located around the Philippines. Radio Mindanao Network remains the legal name of the radio network.

The network's first radio station was DXCC, established in Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao on August 28, 1952. The callsign has been supposed as a reference to the surnames of the business' founders (Canoy and Cui) but, according to founder Henry Canoy in his memoir,[1] was actually chosen to mean Cagayan de Oro Community.

The network main office is located at the 4th Floor State Condominium I Bldg, Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City and studios in Guadalupe, Makati City and Greenhills, San Juan City.


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Sometime in 1948, [[Don (honorific)|Don]] [[Henry Canoy|Henry R. Canoy]], together with Robin Cui and Vicente Rivera, set up two home-built tube radio receivers bought from Fideng Palacio of Puntod and placed them in an abandoned chicken poultry house situated at the corner of Velez and del Pilar streets in [[Cagayan de Oro]] for the purpose of listening to radio broadcasts from [[Manila]].<ref>{{cite web|url=!.pdf+henry+canoy&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=11&gl=uk&client=firefox-a|archive-url=!.pdf+henry+canoy&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=11&gl=uk&client=firefox-a|dead-url=yes|archive-date=2012-07-12|format=PDF| title=Philippine Senate Resolution for Condolence to RMN Founder|accessdate=2008-05-29}} </ref> Canoy and friends ended up listening to radio broadcasts at night when reception was better.<ref>[ Henry R. Canoy, Rest in Peace, retrieved on May 29, 2008.]  {{webarchive |url= |date=August 20, 2008 }}</ref> Eventually, the friends were all convinced to build a radio transmitter of their own. The group managed to assemble a 30-Watt radio transmitter from surplus parts bought at Raon Street in [[Quiapo, Manila|Quiapo]], [[Manila]]. [[Henry Canoy]] broke the airwaves as a [[Pirate radio]] station in 1949, declaring '''"This is Cagayan de Oro calling..."'''. Because the broadcast was not authorized by the [[National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)|Radio Control Office (RCO)]], it did not contain call letters.

In 1950 [[Henry Canoy|Canoy]], at the insistence of his brother, lawyer Reuben R. Canoy, decided to establish a more powerful radio station and applied for a congressional franchise in [[Manila]] to support its lawful operation. In 1951, he set up the fledging station in partnership with Robin Cui, Max Suniel, Oscar Neri and Andres Bacal as equity partners with P10,000 in capital. on 23 June 1952 he was granted a permit to maintain and operate the radio broadcasting station.

Using the ''[[Radio Amateur's Handbook]]'' as their guide and also with surplus parts bought from Raon in [[Quiapo, Manila|Quiapo]], [[Manila]], they built their own 500-watt [[amplitude modulation|AM]] [[transmitter]] with the assistance from [[Far East Broadcasting Company]] [[engineers]], [[United States|American]] Dick Rowland and Byrd Bruneimer. The transmitter was transported to Mindanao aboard the boat MV Snug Hitch. With only a telescopic steel pole as antenna borrowed from the [[National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)|Bureau of Telecom]], the improvised horizontal radio antenna was mounted by the team which include Ongkoy Padero, former vice president for engineering of CEPALCO, attaching one end of a copper wire to the pole and the other end to a 30&nbsp;meters [[coconut]] [[tree]] a block away . While their first “transmitter building” was financed with a P5,000 “duck farm” loan from the [[Philippine National Bank]]. The [[National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)|Radio Control Office (RCO)]] headed by Mr Jose Viado, assigned the station a broadcast frequency of 1560 kHz.

On July 4, 1952, it  went on air for test broadcast the second time coinciding with the birthday of his mother. It officially started broadcasting on August 28, 1952, also coinciding with the [[town]] [[festival|fiesta]] of [[Augustine of Hippo|San Agustin]], the patron [[saint]] of [[Cagayan de Oro]] [[archdiocese]]. Listeners anticipated the first words they would hear on radio and were greeted the station ID and the following words: “You are tuned to Station DXCC, broadcasting with a power of 500 watts on 1560 kHz from Cagayan de Oro’s ” Gateway to Mindanao!” and every hour thereafter. The stations first [[live radio|live broadcast]] coincides with its opening and the program involves the airing of a 3-hour '''“Anejo Rum” show''' from Plaza Divisoria, a central park in downtown Cagayan de Oro, for which Canoy billed [[San Miguel Corporation|La Tondena]] executive Hugo Chan Hong the sum of P500 as payment for the radio coverage.  The Radio signal was able to reach [[Del Monte Pacific]] [[plantation]] in [[Bukidnon]] {{convert|30|km}} away and as far as [[Australia]] through [[ham radio]] operations which managed to call back.<ref>[ Henry R. Canoy, 84]</ref> (RMN The Henry R. Canoy Story,ISBN ?, Copyright 1997)

In 1954, Henry R. Canoy visited the [[United States]] under an observation grant. Instead of going to the giant networks and other big cities, he opted to be taken to a small town of [[Greeley, Colorado]], and he came upon a station that was doing exactly what DXCC was already trying to do in Mindanao. Its broadcast fare was peppered with farm prices, market and road conditions, weather warnings and personal messages. He came back with the blueprint for DXCC, which is entertainment, information and most of all education to the public.<ref>[ About Us, retrieved on May 29, 2008]. </ref>

The success of its broadcasting concept enabled DXCC to expand to [[Iligan]], then to [[Butuan]] and [[Davao City|Davao]]. By 1957, the station with a coconut tree for an antenna had given birth to four others. And so the string of community stations became '''Radio Mindanao Network''' (RMN).

In 1962, RMN's approach to broadcasting drew the interest of another visionary business leader, the late Andres Soriano Sr. of [[San Miguel Corporation]] who eventually bought the majority shares of RMN and brought the radio network to [[Manila]], the first provincial station to do so. "The Sound of the City" concept was born with the establishment of DZHP in Metro Manila. Its format was strictly music and news. RMN joined forces with the Philippine Herald and [[Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation|Inter-Island Broadcasting Corporation]] to form the powerful first tri-media organization. That association gave RMN at the forefront of broadcast journalism and public service. Other "Sound of the City" stations soon followed in [[Iloilo]] in 1962 (DYRI), [[Cebu]] in 1963 (DYHP), DZHB in [[Baguio]] and DXHP in [[Cagayan de Oro]] in 1968.

In 1968, RMN made a "first" in Philippine radio history by initiating the national [[newscasts]] via [[microwave]]. Fast, direct and crystal clear network newscasts emanating from the Tri-Media News Central in Manila brought the events as they happened in all parts of the country via stations DZHP in [[Manila]], DZHB in [[Baguio]], DYHP in [[Cebu]], DXVM in [[Cagayan de Oro]] and DXDC in [[Davao City|Davao]].

From 1969 to 1970 three more community stations emerged - DXRS in [[Surigao City|Surigao]] and DZHN in [[Naga City, Camarines Sur|Naga]]. In early 1972, station DXHP in Cagayan de Oro was transferred to [[Bislig]], [[Surigao del Sur]]. By 1972, RMN had twelve (12) AM stations under its wings.

In 1973, with a constitutional limitation prohibiting the ownership of media by non-Filipinos or corporations not 100% Filipino owned, Henry Canoy's group brought out the Soriano-San Miguel group holdings in RMN.

In 1975, the call letters of the Manila flagship station, DZHP was changed to DWXL. Together with this, English programming gave way to Filipino. RMN's AM stations were broadcasting in three major dialects, Filipino, Cebuano and Ilonggo. Noted columnist Teodoro Valencia joined RMN as its Chairman of the Board. Under his guidance RMN was able to secure a loan from the [[Development Bank of the Philippines]] to finance its massive expansion and development program. A Cebuano drama production center based in DYHP-Cebu was established and subsequently followed by an Ilonggo drama production center based in DYHB-Bacolod.

In 1978, RMN's major expansion program was launched which include the upgrading of the technical facilities of its existing stations and the establishment of additional AM and FM stations. Among the stations that were added to the roster of RMN stations were: DXVM-FM in [[Cagayan de Oro]], DXXL-FM in [[Davao City|Davao]], DYXL-FM in [[Cebu]], [[DWKC-FM]] in [[Metro Manila]] & [[DXKR-AM]] in [[Marbel, South Cotabato]]. DWHB-FM in [[Baguio]] opened in 1980. DXDR-AM in [[Dipolog]] & DXPR in [[Pagadian]] was added in 1981.

RMN also increased its coverage by entering into tie-up arrangements with smaller networks. Under this scheme, RMN provided programming, marketing, technical and management expertise where these small stations would be found wanting. This gave birth to a new name for these stations under the RMN umbrella - '''Radio Mindanao Network, Inc. and Associates'''.

In 1985, the programming of all RMN FM stations were also re-oriented to cater to a younger pop music audience. This was in line with the network's philosophy of positioning to be No.1 in listenership ratings.To give more emphasis to the emerging FM station market, RMN also divided its operations into two Operating Divisions, AM and FM. During the early 90s, DYHP in Cebu was also aired their programs via satellite thru the stations DYHD in Tagbilaran, DYRR in Ormoc, DYWC in Dumaguete, DYRS in San Carlos, DXDR in Dipolog and DXRS in Surigao.

In 1990, RMN undertook another major expansion program which entailed the addition of seven FM radio stations. A permit for RMN's first TV station located in Cagayan de Oro City was also granted.

In April 18,1991, [[President]] [[Corazon Aquino]] signed into law Republic Act 6980 entitled "An Act Renewing the Franchise Granted to Radio Mindanao Network, Inc. under Republic Act Numbered Thirty-One Hundred Twenty-Two to another Twenty-Five (25) years from the date of approval of this Act". This was the first broadcast franchise approved under President Aquino's term of office.

On August 28, 1991, TV-8, RMN's first television station went on the air in Cagayan de Oro City. RMN-TV 8 was then an affiliate of the then newly established [[TV5 Network, Inc.|Associated Broadcasting Company]] from 1992 to 1995. Thirty nine years after its start, RMN was now venturing into television. In December 1991, RMN was also granted a permit to operate a UHF television station in Metro Manila (which was led to officially started two years later, on October 31, 1993; the frequency was now used by [[Broadcast Enterprises and Affiliated Media]], Inc. (thru [[Globe Telecom]]'s then-subsidiary [[Altimax Broadcasting Company]])).

In 1998, it went global by establishing the first Philippine radio station to conquer the [[United States]] airwaves through [[WRMN (New York City)|WRMN]] in [[New York City]].

In June 2007, RMN fm station DWKC 93.9 in [[Manila]] was the first commercial station in the country to broadcast with [[HD Radio]] technology. It broadcast in three HD Radio digital audio channels along with its pre-existing analog signal. The operation of its facility was in high-level combined hybrid mode with an existing 35 kW analog transmitter, a new [[Nautel]] 1 kW HD Radio transmitter, with the digital exciter, importer and exporter providing the digital signal component.<ref>[ Multicasting Signs On in the Philippines ]</ref>

RMN AM stations (RMN: Radyo Mo Nationwide!)Edit

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
DZXL Radyo Mo Nationwide 558 DZXL 558 kHz 40 kW Mega Manila
DWWW 774 Ultimate AM Radio DWWW 774 kHz 25 kW Mega Manila
DZHB Radyo Mo Nationwide 576 DZHB 576 kHz 10 kW Baguio
DWRS Commando Radio 927 Vigan DWRS 927 kHz 5 kW Vigan
DWPR Radyo Asenso 1296 Dagupan DWPR 1296 kHz 10 kW Dagupan
DWDY 1107 Cauayan DWDY 1107 kHz 5 kW Cauayan, Isabela
DWAJ RMN Palawan (Relay) DWAJ-AM 792 kHz 5 kW Narra, Palawan
DWJA RMN Palawan (Relay) DWJA-AM 1134 kHz 5 kW Roxas, Palawan
DWNX Radyo Mo Nationwide 1611 Naga DWNX 1611 kHz  5 kW Naga
DYME 783 Masbate DYME-AM 783 kHz 5 kW Masbate
DYKR Radyo Mo Nationwide 1161 Kalibo DYKR 1161 kHz 5 kW Kalibo
DYVR Radyo Mo Nationwide 657 Roxas DYVR 657 kHz 10 kW Roxas
DYRI Radyo Mo Nationwide 774 Iloilo DYRI 774 kHz 10 kW Iloilo
DYHB Radyo Mo Nationwide 747 Bacolod DYHB 747 kHz 10 kW Bacolod 
DYRS 1431 San Carlos DYRS 1431 kHz 5 kW San Carlos, Negros Occidental
DYHP Radyo Mo Nationwide 612 Cebu DYHP 612 kHz 25 kW Cebu
DYWC Radyo Bandilyo 801 Dumaguete DYWC 801 kHz 5 kW Dumaguete
DXRZ Radyo Mo Nationwide 900 Zamboanga DXRZ 900 kHz 10 kW Zamboanga
DXDR Radyo Mo Nationwide 981 Dipolog DXDR 981 kHz 10 kW Dipolog
DXPR Radyo Mo Nationwide 603 Pagadian DXPR 603 kHz 10 kW Pagadian
DXCC Radyo Mo Nationwide 828 Cagayan De Oro DXCC 828 kHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
DXIC Radyo Mo Nationwide 711 Iligan DXIC 711 kHz 10 kW Iligan
DXMB Radyo Mo Nationwide 648 Malaybalay DXMB 648 kHz 10 kW Malaybalay
DXOC Radyo Asenso 1494 Ozamiz DXOC 1494 kHz 5 kW Ozamiz
DXDC Radyo Mo Nationwide 621 Davao DXDC 621 kHz 10 kW Davao
DXMD Radyo Mo Nationwide 1152 General Santos DXMD 1152 kHz 10 kW General Santos
DXKR Radyo Mo Nationwide 639 Koronadal DXKR 639 kHz 5 kW Koronadal
DXBC Radyo Mo Nationwide 693 Butuan DXBC 693 kHz 10 kW Butuan
DXRS Radyo Mo Nationwide 918 Surigao DXRS 918 kHz 5 kW Surigao
DXMY Radyo Mo Nationwide 729 Cotabato DXMY 729 kHz 5 kW Cotabato

RMN FM stations (iFM)Edit

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
93.9 iFM Manila DWKC-FM 93.9 MHz 35 kW Mega Manila
104.5 iFM Abra DWZZ-FM 104.5 MHz 10 kW Bangued, Abra
103.9 iFM Baguio DWHB-FM 103.9 MHz 14 kW Baguio
99.5 iFM Laoag DWHP-FM 99.5 MHz 10 kW Laoag
104.7 iFM Dagupan DWON-FM 104.7 MHz 10 kW Dagupan
88.7 1FM Cauayan DWND-FM 88.7 MHz 10 kW Cauayan, Isabela
RW 95.1 Pampanga DWRW-FM 95.1 MHz 5 kW San Fernando, Pampanga
One FM Lucena DZLQ-FM 98.3 MHz 5 kW Lucena, Quezon
DWSR Power Radio 94.1 Daet DWSR-FM 94.1 MHz 5 kW Daet, Camarines Norte
99.5 iFM Guinobatan DWHG 99.5 MHz 10 kW Guinobatan, Albay
91.1 iFM Naga DWNX 91.1 MHz 10 kW Naga
95.5 iFM Legazpi DWRC-FM 95.5 MHz 10 kW Legazpi
DWSR Radyo Mo Nationwide 94.1 Daet DWSR 94.1 MHz 5 kW Daet
The Ranch 95.9 FM Masbate DYME-FM 95.9 MHz 5 kW Masbate
DWAR Radyo Mo Nationwide 103.9 Palawan DWAR 103.9 MHz 10 kW Puerto Princesa
93.9 iFM Roxas DYVR-FM 93.9 MHz 5 kW Roxas
95.1 iFM Iloilo DYIC-FM 95.1 MHz 10 kW Iloilo
94.3 iFM Bacolod DYHT-FM 94.3 MHz 10 kW Bacolod
93.9 iFM Cebu DYXL-FM 93.9 MHz 25 kW Cebu
Power 91FM Dumaguete DYGB-FM 91.7 MHz 5 kW Dumaguete
99.1 iFM Tacloban DYXY-FM 99.1 MHz 10 kW Tacloban
96.3 iFM Zamboanga DXWR-FM 96.3 MHz 10 kW Zamboanga
94.1 iFM Dipolog DXZZ-FM 94.1 MHz 5 kW Dipolog
96.7 iFM Pagadian DXWD-FM 96.7 MHz 5 kW Pagadian
99.1 iFM Cagayan De Oro DXVM-FM 99.1 MHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
102.3 iFM Iligan

96.1 iFM Ozamiz



102.3 MHz

96.1 MHz

5 kW

10 kw



93.9 iFM Davao DXXL-FM 93.9 MHz 25 kW Davao
91.9 iFM General Santos DXCK-FM 91.9 MHz 10 kW General Santos
100.7 iFM Butuan DXXX-FM 100.7 MHz 10 kW Butuan
94.1 iFM Surigao DXKE-FM 94.1 MHz 5 kW Surigao
90.9 iFM Cotabato DXCC-FM 97.9 MHz 5 kW Cotabato
94.1 iFM Bislig DXHS-FM 94.1 MHz 5 kW Bislig

BEAM TV stations Edit

Branding Callsign Channel # Power (kW) Station Type Location (Transmitter site)
BEAM 31 Manila DWKC-TV TV-31 50 kW  Originating Palos Verdes Subdivision, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City
BEAM 26 Baguio DWHB-TV TV-26 5 kW Relay Baguio
BEAM 32 Naga DWNX-TV TV-32 5 kW Relay Naga
BEAM 26 Iloilo DYRI-TV TV-26 5 kW Relay Iloilo
BEAM 36 Bacolod DYHB-TV TV-36 5 kW Relay Bacolod
BEAM 31 Cebu DYAR-TV TV-31 10 kW Relay Cebu
BEAM 31 Zamboanga DXRZ-TV TV-31 5 kW Relay Zamboanga
BEAM 33 CDO DXVM-TV TV-33 5 kW Relay Cagayan de Oro
BEAM 31 Davao DXKC-TV TV-31 10 kW Relay Davao