DZMM 630 is an AM radio station owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. It first aired in 1953 as DZAQ, a radio station under Alto Broadcasting System owned by Antonio Quirino, the brother of then president Elpidio Quirino. Later, it was acquired by Chronicle Broadcasting Network, owned by the Lopezes.
Now on its 30th year, DZMM has covered many significant events, including the collapse of Ruby Tower during the 1968 Casiguran earthquake, the First Quarter Storm (1970), the EDSA Revolution (1986), the Dona Paz tragedy (1987), the Mt. Pinatubo eruption (1991), the Ozone Disco tragedy (1996), and the 2013 Zamboanga Siege.
In 2014, it gained international recognition for its coverage of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) and its comprehensive reports on government actions in response to the calamity.
Aside from radio, DZMM has ventured into other platforms. In 2007 DZMM TeleRadyo was first aired in televisions nationwide. Engaging in a visual platform allowed its reporters to take and produce videos of events as they happen. DZMM is also accessible online.
Media Companies / Groups
ABS-CBN 2 is owned by ABS-CBN Corporation, whose parent company is Lopez, Incorporated, owned by the Lopez family.
Group / Individual Owner
Lopez, Inc. is an an investment company with interests in sectors such as broadcasting and cable, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, and banking. It is the parent company of ABS-CBN Corporation.
PCD Nominee Corporation
PCD Nominee Corporation is a financial holding corporation that holds legal title to immobilized shares lodged in the Philippine Central Depository, Inc system. and operates as a subsidiary of Philippine Central Depository.
Ching Tiong Keng
Biggest stockholder at 26.745 percent in La Suerte Cigar and Cigarette Factory Incorporated.
1953, as DZAQ
Affiliated Interests Founder
Alto Broadcasting System
Carlo L. Katigbak
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Carlo L. Katigbak, ABS-CBN Corporation’s president and chief executive officer, is a Harvard management graduate who used to head the network’s new technology ventures like cable and mobile.
Marah Capuyat, head of DZMM
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Other Important People
Eugenio L. Lopez III
Ma. Rosario Santos-Concio
Presentacion L. Psinakis
Manuel M. Lopez
Federico R. Lopez
Federico M. Garcia
Salvador G. Tirona
Antonio Jose U. Periquet
Emmanuel S. de Dios
Affiliated Interests other important people
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Vice Chairman since 1989
Board Member, President of ABS-CBN University and Chief Executive Officer
Board Member and Director since 1966
Director since 1988
Board Member and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lopez Holdings Corporation
Director since 1999
Board Member and Director since 2010, President and Chief Operating Officer and concurrently, Chief Finance Officer of Lopez Holdings Corporation
ABS-CBN Corporation, Sgt. E.A. Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City Philippines 1103
Telephone Number: +632-415-2272
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ABS-CBN is a publicly listed corporation and is required by law to disclose everything.
Audience share from Nielsen's Radio Audience Measurement (Jan.-June 2016)