|Branding DZEC Radyo Agila 1062||Frequency 1062 kHz|
|City Quezon City, Philippines|
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas Nationwide (via satellite relay stations) Worldwide (online)
Slogan Isang Tunog, Buong Bansa (One Sound, Whole Nation)
First air date April 26, 1968; 48 years ago (1968-04-26)
DZEC Radyo Agila (1062 kHz AM station) is a news/talk radio station in Mega Manila market. It is owned by the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at EBC Bldg., 25 Central Ave., Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at Barangay Paliwas, Obando, Bulacan. DZEC operates daily (including Summer Break from Thursday to Saturday) from 4am to 12mn.
DZEC was established on April 26, 1968 in Manila as the radio station of the Iglesia ni Cristo's for-profit affiliate, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. The station was then broadcasting on the frequency of 1050 kHz AM featuring news, public affairs, public service, entertainment, educational and music programs.
In September 23, 1972, In the height of Martial Law, EBC guards shot and killed three Marine soldiers who were part of a contingent sent by Pres. Marcos to shut down the INC for-profit affiliate DZEC radio tower. Sometime between 1979 and 1980, DZEC moved to the present to frequency of 1062 kHz in response to the adoption of the 9 kHz spacing on AM radio stations in the Philippines and Asia.
Since then, DZEC began expanding into other parts of Luzon, with DZEL in Lucena City (1973) and DWIN in Dagupan, Northern Luzon (1976). In 1988, it further expanded and acquired local radio stations in Visayas and Mindanao, with DYFX in Cebu and DXED in Davao, covering the 4 said key cities in the Philippines.
In late April 2001 DZEC was the only station airing live coverage of the Pro-Estrada Rally (also known as EDSA III). That rally ended in a failed siege of the Malacañang Presidential Palace on May 1, 2001. When Net 25 became known for blow-by-blow accounts of Philippine Events, Net 25 was the home relaunched as "DZEC Radyo Agila 1062" programs such as "Agila Reports", "Liwanagin Natin", and "Con Todos Recados", one of the first to try the "TeleRadyo" concept.
In late 2006, EBC briefly dropped the "Radyo Agila" brand and rebranded as "DZEC Radyo ng Pamilya", and later in 2008, DZEC Radyo ng Pamilya was rebranded again as "DZEC Himpilan ng Maligayang Tahanan".
DZEC holds the distinction for being the first KBP Golden Dove Awards People's Choice for AM Station winning by a landslide margin over its nearest competitor. DZEC remains as the overwhelming choice of radio listeners reigning as the most listened to AM Station for two consecutive years (2009 / 2010).
It was in 2011 when DZEC halted its transmissions after the wake of Typhoon "Pedring" (Nesat). Despite this, The station's programs continued to air on other relay stations. But after a year and a half of hibernation, DZEC went back on air returned as a test broadcast using the station's feed that only airs until 10pm. On February 12, 2013 Along with Net 25 and Pinas FM 95.5, its studios moved from Maligaya Building 2 in EDSA to newly built EBC Building in No.25 Central Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. followed by EBC brought back the "Radyo Agila" brand and It formally resumed full operations on April 26, 2013 during the 45th anniversary of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.
Livestreaming features of Net 25 (and its radio station DZEC) returned last January 2, 2014 after a 5-year hiatus.