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nutNutriskwela Community Radio Station, Radyo Kasugbong 97.3 DYNN FM is back on air after the devastation brought by typhoon Nona last December 14, 2016.

Radyo Kasugbong 97.3 was birthed February 3, 2011 and was in active operation up until Typhoon Nona hit Northern, Samar. The station’s antenna was badly crippled and the station’s roofing was removed; only the transmitter and the computer were left safe causing eight months of silence.

Through the efforts of National Nutrition Council and the Local Government Unit of Catubig in partnership with MQ Media Zone, Radyo Kasugbong is now back to its full operation. It started with refresher training on Nutriskwela Community Broadcasting last August 8-11, 2016 in Catubig Multipurpose Building and participated by the Station’s staff, Community Radio Council, LGU stakeholders and members. The four days training revolved in a mixture of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and live broadcasting. There was also an upgrade of the station’s transmitter from 100 MHz to 300 MHz to widen its broadcasting coverage to not just 47 barangays of Catubig but also to the neighboring municipalities.

The bounce back of Radyo Kasugbong comes with a push in electing the new sets of Community Radio Council with its new President, Dr. Albert Nestor U. Flores. In his speech he affirmatively mentioned, “Radyo Kasugbong in partnership with NNC will prosper and will be an agent of change in the lives of our fellow Catubignon”.

These are the new set of CRC: President, Dr. Albert Nestor U. Flores; Vice-Chairperson- Norma Y. Calamay; Secretary- Vanessa G. Lluz; PIO- Leonilo M. Tan; Head of Programming- Hernando Garsota Jr. and members Nilo Joloan, Evangelyn Ponteras and Greg Aopiado; Head of Promotion- Dr. Clarita Celajes and members: Luke Macua, Neberto Medrano and John Benneth Melendres; and Head of Resource Generation- Rogelieto Lluz and members: Marlon de Asis, Mark Romulo Lluz and Lina Oprin. Dr. Jessie C. Tenedero remains the Station Manager.

Municipal Mayor, Galahad O. Vicencio in his message cited that Catubig ranked six in the Province as highest prevalence of malnutrition thus emphasizing “kailangan mapabilis ang information dissemination” (there’s a need to fasten information dissemination). He affirmatively supports the local radio station by confirming an allocation of budget for its operation.

The training closed with its highlight on the signing and pledge of commitment for the Nutriskwela Community Radio Station, Radyo Kasugbong 97.3 in Catubig, Northern Samar.