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DZUP celebrates 55th anniversary

(November 27)—DZUP 1602, the official radio station of UP, commemorated its 55th anniversary on November 26 with a program at the Quezon Hall Lobby in the morning and another one at the Office of the University Registrar in the afternoon.

Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma opened the program and congratulated the DZUP staff. The DZUP staff later distributed radio sets as part of their anniversary promo.

DZUP was launched in 1957 and was initially used as laboratory for engineering students. It later served as a community radio, where the voices of students, faculty and administration, were heard on air.

Its management and operations is now under the supervision of the College of Mass Communication (CMC) Broadcast Communication Department.

DZUP staff with (center) College of Engineering
dean Dr. Aura C. Matias

On February 1, 2010, DZUP launched its new tower and transmitter to test out a new programming grid. The new tower and transmitter, which were funded by the Office of the Chancellor, allow DZUP’s broadcast to reach Metro Manila, Cavite and Laguna, Bulacan and Pampanga. The station has also acquired a remote pick-up unit (RPU) for better on-location transmission that enables it to air live coverages. Moreover, DZUP also streams online through the help of the Diliman Interactive Learning Center.

At present, DZUP is on air for eight hours a day from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Two of DZUP’s programs: That’s Entrep-tainment of the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries and TUTI: Tunog at Tinig of the College of Music were awarded the Best Business News Feature Program and Best Entertainment Program, respectively, during the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards held on October 19, 2011.

DZUP’s anniversary celebration was supported by the Office of the Chancellor and a number of private companies such as Smart Communications, Inc., MERALCO, Maynilad and Unilever. —H.C.P.

DZUP's 55th Anniversary Schedule and Initial Program Guide