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Coming home to radio

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DAVILA. Fearless commentaries.

After diabetes dimmed my eyes, reading has become an effort. So, I’ve come home to radio.

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Prized radio tandem’s ‘chemistry’ is alive and well on dzBB

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SOTTO AND CLAVIO. Their program’s popularity is based on their mutual efforts.

We had a good time last Monday morning with Arnold Clavio and Ali Sotto as they revived their popular tandem on the new “Double A sa Double B” show on dzBB. Their teamup was popular for years until Ali had to leave the country to be with her US diplomat husband in postings overseas.

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TV ‘talents’ who shouldn’t win awards

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Our occasional notes on dubious TV awards have elicited the ire of some readers, who see nothing wrong and everything right in viewers’s groups citing what they feel is good work on the tube. Great, but why do the many new TV awards groups’ verdicts vary so much? Whatever happened to objective, reliable and consistent standards for outstanding performance?

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Radio-TV talents should observe broadcast etiquette

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Some radio-TV personalities behave so badly, it’s time to remind them that there is such a thing as broadcast etiquette. Remember, sloppy and insensitive guys and gals, you’re guests in our homes—so, behave!

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Radio’s Tita Swarding; 60

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HE WAS quiet when not working.

A day after the death of radio announcer Tita Swarding, his wife still couldn’t believe that her husband of 27 years was now gone.

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Inspiring sermons

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FUENTES. Returns to acting.

“I love tuning in to Bo Sanchez’ ‘Messages on Kerygma’ on ANC every Sunday morning. The host is cool, funny, and down-to-earth yet profound—truly a gifted servant of the Lord! His recent sermons about a frog and kettle were a fitting illustration of the trials we go through in life.”

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Radio programs need to be monitored

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SEGUERRA. Delivers soulful interpretation of award-winning song

Gigi Miranda, student: “I’ve been following Coco Martin’s career since he was a struggling indie actor. Now that he acts in mainstream movies and on television, I’m happy that I get to see him more often.

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Thanks for the mentoring

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FROM LEFT) APOSTOL, TINIO AND MANAHAN. Sterling teachers.

Looking back on my careers in theater, radio, print, TV and film, I have retroactively realized that I was blessed with the official and unofficial mentorship of some of the finest teachers a young talent could ever hope to have. My thanks to all of them!

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Monumental waste of radio and TV time

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Radio programs with a TV adjunct have become quite popular, with radio announcers now being seen as well as heard, the better for them to provide a more “totalized” service to their expanded audience.

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‘AI’ champs usher in the holiday season with radio-ready releases

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PHILLIPS. Unbridled optimism.

American Idols Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips usher in the Yuletide season with the No. 4 bows of “Christmas with Scotty McCreery” and “The World from the Side of the Moon,” Phillips’ first studio album, on Billboard 200. Both discs are notable not only for their singers’ genre-boosting appeal, but also for their track listings’ unbridled optimism and radio-ready gloss.

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Requiem for a radio drama queen

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THE DRAMA queen (third from right) and her troupe of voice talents in one of their ensemble performances. RICHARD REYES

On the day comedy king Dolphy was laid to rest, a queen who reigned in another realm of the entertainment world also signed off. For friends, colleagues, and family members, veteran radio voice artist Eloisa Cruz Canlas will always be remembered as a tireless woman who exuded passion in all of the characters she portrayed in a career that spanned more than half a century.

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Queen of radio soap operas dies

Eloisa Cruz Canlas aka "Lola Sela Bungangera". Photo from facebook page

Eloisa Cruz Canlas, otherwise known as “Lola Sela Bungangera,” the inimitable Queen of Radio Drama, died on July 15 from an illness she contracted following a road accident on November 3 last year.

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