Skip to main content

The Malnourishment of Radyo Kahimsug



(Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are mine alone and it does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the company that I am connected with.)

Despite the emergence of the new media today, we can never deny the importance of mainstream media in the molding our minds. The so-called trimedia, which consists of print, radio, and television, acts as a primary source of information for us long before Facebook had given birth to Newsfeed.

On a personal note, I really wanted to become a radio personality. I always imagined myself before talking to a microphone and sharing my opinions to the public. In fact, I want to become an influencer through this medium. Despite the change of career, my love for this medium has not dwindled. I still listen to radio every morning just to get my daily dose of news bites to fuel my day-to-day activities. As a teacher, it helps me create sound judgment to issues that matter in our society.

One of my most favorite radio station in DYNE 97.5 Radyo Kahimsug. It is one of the radio stations of the National Nutrition Council that bridged the gap of misinformation in the Barili community. Intended to provide relevant news and radio programs that fight malnutrition, it has served my neighborhood for a few years now, and I believe that it has also served its purpose.

I was very proud when I was able to anchor one of its radio programs as the representative of the youth sector. Even though that it was just a very short stint, I was so euphoric when it was time for me to share some social media etiquettes that I believe every Barilinian should embody. I was very nervous during that time. I am glad that I was able to overcome these as the minutes went by. It was one of the best moments of my life.


Despite all these, I observed that it has not progressed after a few years. There are still improvements that need to be done to ensure that it will continue to serve its constituents. Since most of its listeners have moved to the internet, it also needs to keep up to maintain its relevance. Its social media page is also not updated. They should also publish some posts that could awaken the senses of its audience. In fact, they need to post something at all. The page is outdated. They need to post timely information for the readers to digest.

They should also update its radio programming. I observed that they usually have a lot of talk shows that are not related to its cause. It should take a step back and assess the quality of shows that it produces. They do not have an updated roster of informercials that could keep the listeners hooked with the station. I have observed that they usually rely on their mother station for their infomercials. They should also make sure that they can create infomercials that are tailor-fit to the taste of the Cebuano crowd because most of their commercials are in Filipino.

This article does not mean to jeopardize the reputation of our beloved radio station. In fact, I wanted to help them. I hope that I could extend a helping hand soon. :)

PS: I LOVE YOU SIR JEROME AND DJ LIGAYA!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Start of Something Not Really That New

Maybe this year, I will be able to fulfill this promise. Maybe. Just maybe.
Some people say that I am a quitter, and yes, I cannot just argue because it is true. I have joined a lot of organizations way back in college, then I just leave when I want to. Various reasons arose in my mind when I quit. I was busy doing some paper works on a subject. I did not also feel that I belong to the organization. I could not keep up with the activities of the group to the point that it makes me feel terribly sick. I know it is just wrong to keep the people hanging, but what should I do? I was young, wild, and free. I did not understand the consequences of the things that I have done to my future.
Last year, I started a blog named Yanong Bisdak. Some people said that it is just a rip off to my boyfriend's blog Basta Bisaya. Maybe? As a writer, I am still finding my place in the writing scene. I even do not know what to write. In fact, I still do not know how to write well. I admit that I am not re…

22 Facts About Me (So Narcissistic)!

Since it's my birthday week this week, maybe it is time for me to share some part of me to you, my dear readers! I will be sharing some 22 facts about me. Prepare to be bored? Amazed? I do not know. You decide. This is the listicle that you did not ask. Lol.
1. I was born prematurely. My Mom was supposed to have her labor in May 1996, but I came early. I was born on March 28, 1996, at precisely 3:15 AM.
2. About the previous fact, I was also incubated for weeks because I was bitten by a rat because I looked like raw meat when I was young. I was also so little. I was like an 8 oz Coca-cola bottle.
3. My name (Jitty) was derived from a news anchor from a random country. That was my Mom said. I did not even bother to double-check. Lol.
4. I had kindergarten twice. In the first take of kindergarten (which took place in the city), I was 3rd place in class. I was able to take Grade 1 subjects for some few months. When my Mom decided to transfer our home again, I retook kindergarten classes …

Let's Have Some FUNds: Chronicles of A Non-Saver

I have never been a fan of saving. All throughout my life, my Mom is always there for me to provide all my needs. In fact, most of the people that I know consider me as a compulsive buyer. I just want to have everything that I want in an instant. The sad reality is that is not how the world works.

Though I had a lot of part-time gigs and sidelines prior to my graduation, my finances are more or less sustained by my parents. With just one phone call, they could always send me some money through money courier services. I never had any financial before. But when graduation happened, everything started to change.

The first company that I some with was a state university located a few meters from my home in the province. It offered some measly pay that I believe is not enough for my then workload. Because I was a fresh graduate, I had no choice but to understand the situation. I accepted my fate wholeheartedly and continued my work as a teacher. It may not have paid me that much, but it w…