Family first in Kapamilya radio shows

Is radio still a viable medium of information and entertainment in the digital world? For the Kapamilya network, radio can endure the fast changing technology that can wipe out the broadcast media as the web gradually takes over.

The saying if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em is what the giant broadcast network is doing and, in fact, taking advantage of the new platforms available with the new technology.

ALKFI managing director Susan Afan and Bantay Bata 163 program director Jing Castañeda

ALKFI managing director Susan Afan and Bantay Bata 163 program director Jing Castañeda

And so, everything, at DZMM, the leading radio station in the country is still what it has been with new tweaks, like the teleradyo and livestreaming on the web via its various social media pages (facebook, twitter, instagram) and site (iwant).

So, DZMM continues to look after the interest of Filipino families through programs that provide them information and assistance to enrich their lives with knowledge, wellness, and happiness.

Two of these shows are Kapamilya Konekwith anchors Jing Castaneda and Susan Afan, and Good Vibeswith Niña Corpuz, Dr. Luisa Ticzon-Puyat, and Ahwel Paz, that both raise and address the needs and concerns of the family.

Jing, a seasoned journalist who is also known now as “Mommy Jing” for her active discussion of family-related topics on TV, radio, and online, said that it is important to have programs like Kapamilya Konekthat guides Filipinos on how to handle and deal with different issues affecting them.

Dra. Luisa Ticzon-Puyat, Niña Corpuz, and Ahwel Paz of Good Vibes_

Dra. Luisa Ticzon-Puyat, Niña Corpuz, and Ahwel Paz of Good Vibes_

“Being a parent nowadays is more complicated than before. You have to be armed with information that will help ensure the safety, good health, and happiness of the entire family,” said Jing, who is also the current head of Bantay Bata 163 under the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI).

In the program, she and Susan discuss some of their programs in ALKFI, OFW concerns, as well as tackle sensitive and controversial topics like mental health, HIV, and usual issues within families, so Filipinos will also know how to face and find solutions for these problems.

“Family-related topics are always relevant and we will always be here to guide Filipinos, and give them information and inspiration that they need,” said Susan, who also serves as the managing director of ALKFI.

Meanwhile, it is the goal of Good Vibesto also care for the family by providing them positive stories as well as medical information needed to ensure the wellbeing of each member of the family.

“We believe that the success of the country starts with the health and wellness of every Filipino. To help achieve this, we have a segment that offers free consultations with some of the best doctors in the land for our kababayans, especially those who are in far-flung areas and without access to proper health care,” explained Niña, an award-winning journalist.

Dr. Ticzon-Puyat joins the program every Wednesday and Thursday. She said that they also highlight stories of ordinary Filipinos whose achievements or kindness can uplift the spirits of their listeners and viewers.

“With all the bad news that we get to read or watch, our program is here to share the good news and stories of modern-day heroes that can make people smile, inspire them, and teach them to be kind,” she said.

Dr. Ticzon-Puyat is a dermatologist.

On Fridays, Good Vibesalso has Papa Ahwel. He pits the fun in the program even as he adds his creative ideas on how families can bond in the weekend.  “Expect news about your favorite stars that bring good vibes. We know many fans find joy in hearing good stories about their idols,” he said.

As ABS-CBN celebrates its 65th year in public service, Filipinos can expect even better reporting and service from Kapamilya KonekGood Vibesand the other programs on DZMM. Kapamilya Konekairs on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo every Sunday at 5 pm, and Good Vibesfrom Monday to Friday at 1 pm. 

You can also listen or watch the programs online through audio streaming on and livestreaming on iWant. 

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