After the earthquake yesterday, I realized the importance of AM Radio stations. I was able to monitor the situation by listening to AM radio. I knew right there and then what Tsunami warning No.2 meant and what are the affected areas. I knew already that there won't be any tsunami in Cebu City that is why I posted warnings about the false information being circulated on the streets.
In the past, we were taught that we should a battery operated transistor radio to monitor calamities like typhoons. With the advancements in technology, a lot of people neglected the importance of the radio. We have been dependent on the internet and television. What if there is a blackout/brownout? How would you know the actual situation?
As a lesson, you may buy an IPAD, Blackberry, or laptop but keep a transistor radio in case of emergencies. Here are the AM stations in Cebu (from Wiki):
- DYRB Radyo Asenso 540 (Radio Corporation of the Philippines)
- DYMR Radyo ng Bayan 576 (Philippine Broadcasting Service)
- DYHP Radyo Mo Nationwide 612 (Radio Mindanao Network)
- DYRC Radyo Cebu 648 (Manila Broadcasting Company)
- DYKC Radyo Ronda 675 (Radio Philippines Network)
- DYAR Sonshine Radio 765 (Sonshine Media Network International)
- DYBG Radyo Budyong 864 (Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation)
- DYLA 909 (Vimcontu Broadcasting Corporation)
- DYMF Bombo Radyo 963 (Bombo Radyo Philippines)
- DYSS Super Radyo 999 (GMA Network)
- DYCM 1152 (Masbate Community Broadcasting Corporation)
- DYRF Radyo Totoo 1215 (Catholic Media Network)
- DYDD El-Nuevo Bantay Radyo 1260 (Bantay Radyo)
- DYFX Radyo Agila 1332 (Eagle Broadcasting Corporation)
- DYRH 1395 (Manila Broadcasting Company)
- DYAB Radyo Patrol 1512 (ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation)
- DYAY 1584 (Allied Broadcasting Center)
The FM Station 101.9 is a news station of TV5. I was also able to tune in to this station to receive updates on the earthquake yesterday.