CamSur radio stations silenced by super typhoon ‘Rolly’

NAGA CITY --- Most of the radio stations in Naga City and Camarines Sur were off-the-air in the aftermath of Typhoon “Rolly” due to lack of power supply and damaged antennas or towers.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 3, only few radio stations in the province are back on air with low signal, while the rest are busy repairing their damaged towers.

In an interview, Bong Echalose, president of the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) Camarines Sur chapter and an anchorman of DZLW Radyo Bicolandia, said that most of the 18 KBP member stations in the province were affected by the typhoon.

He said this will result in decrease in sales and advertisements that may affect their overall operations.

He said the repairs of damaged towers and other facilities of the affected radio stations would depend on their owners or operators.

When asked about what assistance could KBP give the typhoon affected radio announcers and reporters in the province, he said that the KBP is looking for companies that will give assistance to the broadcasters.