DYDC (104.7 MHz) is a music and non-commercial educational low-power FM college radio station operating in the Visayas State University, Baybay, the Philippines. The radio format of the station is student information, talk radio, entertainment, technology transfer, news, and music. The music programs cover Contemporary Hits, Pop, and Oldies. The station also serves as a training ground for community broadcasting and Development communication students of the Visayas State University.
DYDC FM replaced the defunct DYAC AM which was established in 1982 after the latter’s transmitter was damaged when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013. Back then, DYAC AM was broadcasting with a frequency of 1449 kHz and could reach major parts of Western Leyte, Eastern Visayas, parts of Northern Mindanao, and Southern Luzon. The station’s various developmental programs in agriculture like the school-on-the-air has benefited several farmers.
In the rebuilding efforts following the Typhoon Haiyan devastation, the Commission on Higher Education granted the Visayas State University P1 million pesos for the repair of the station. The radio station also shifted from AM to FM in response to the listeners’ survey which showed that most people listen to FM than AM radio. Moreover, FM stations are easy to maintain and its parts and equipment are way cheaper and more readily available than in AM stations. The cost of electricity in FM stations is lesser too. DYDC is on air from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. It is currently headed by its Station Manager Dr. Christina A. Gabrillo.