I grew up to the generation of ‘Hoy, Gising!’ and other public service programs on TV and Radio. Back in the 90s, your parents probably open the radio for drama, news program and the likes but if there’s one thing that is hitting the airwaves when I was young was all public service programs where the show reach out to the community, hearing the sides of the people and inspire its listeners by bridging the gap between those in need and those that provides help.
I did experience one season of radio stint when I hosted “Let’s Talk About Career” back in 2014 with DZME and I would say it was a very rewarding experience to be of service.
As Pandemic hit the world tremendously, I have always thought of the times when private entities, broadcast network work hand in hand to help the people. And while there are many radio shows currently airing, most of them are news, commentaries and the likes and very few programs tackle public service.
Good thing this week, a public service program is going to pilot on radio that aims to address pressing concerns in the country’s many different provinces and advocate for rural development. I’m talking about RMN-DZXL “Basta Promdi, Lodi”. The show airs Mondays through Fridays, 1:30pm to 2:30pm on with live streaming on RMN’s official Facebook page and is hosted by no other than Broadcast Journalist Ces Drilon, a timely comeback to the radio with Congressman Alfred de los Santos of Ang Probinsyano Party-list on July 26 with a radio program, “Basta Promdi, Lodi”.
Ces Drilon says, “I am excited to go back to broadcasting, and with a millennial government official partner in Rep. Alfred, I know the work we do will be able to reach a wide audience. Just watching him work with such energy and drive is truly inspiring.”
The all-new radio program, with the tagline “On-air aksyon at solusyon”, is comprised of segments such as Promdi Patrol for updates and reports in the provinces by local correspondents, Promdi Lodi which highlights outstanding heroes that hail from the provinces, and Promdi Aksyon reserved for actions and solutions to complaints, among others.
Congressman delos Santos says, “I am looking forward to reaching out to more kababayans and further building stronger ties with local government units through the show, as what we have also been consistently doing at Ang Probinsyano Party-list.”
I got the chance to sit with Ces Drilon and Congressman Alfred Delos Santos this week and very glad to have heard promising objectives of the show.
WATCH OUR CONVERSATION HERE:
To know more about RMN’s latest public service show, visit RMN DZXL 558 or Ang Probinsyano Party-list on Facebook.