One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is meeting different kinds of people and having the opportunity to do something new each day.
I’ve always wanted the chance to be on the other side of a radio show. One of my (embarrassing) childhood memories was pretending to be a radio DJ, reading out the news or sending out greetings or dishing out my opinion on a particular issue to my “listeners:” my little brother (and now Leyende’s Admin and HR Manager), Kline, and one of our pet cats. It’s still surreal that this year alone, I got the chance to be part of two radio shows: 88.3 FM (with Lana Junia) and last November 9, I was a guest of the Entre Pinoy Espesyal program of DZAS 702 AM!
These photos are proof that it happened! Here I am with Kuya Lem and Ms. Jo (above photo). I was very excited when Grace Estabillo, their researcher (see her photo at the end), called a few weeks before to ask me to be their guest. I’ve always been a fan of AM radio stations because it’s always been a source of reliable news, information and advice for most Filipinos for generations.
DZAS is part of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) which began its broadcast in June 1948. It was officially the first radio station in the Philippines to go on-air (as KZAS). Even my mother wasn’t even born during that time! By being a guest in their radio show, it seems Leyende and I have become part of a very rich history. Needless to say, they’ve garnered so many awards through the decades, as you can see below.
Overeager and antsy, I showed up a bit too early at their Valenzuela station (quite a drive from Makati!). But Grace and the radio hosts kept me entertained. Here I am at the radio booth where it all happens! They prepared me for the interview by chatting with me about the major points they were going to ask me. It went very well and we all had fun. Before I knew it, it was over and I was on my way back to the office (where everyone was tuned in via internet radio!).
Of course, I had to give them all our wonderful products. It was the least I could do for their generosity and support for Leyende. See below the wonderful Grace Estabillo (striped jacket), and the very professional and accommodating staff of DZAS who were very warm and kind enough to take photos for me during and after the interview.
On behalf of the Leyende team, I’d like to shout out at big THANK YOU to the DZAS hosts and staff for a wonderful experience. It was thrilling to be in the booth with the pros for a few minutes. And the feedback and inquiries we received through email, texts and phone calls was tremendous. In fact, we’re still meeting new people who listened to the interview until now.
We’re grateful for these opportunities and for our new friends and supporters in DZAS!Pages: