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Bombo Radyo Vigan (DZVV AM 603 kHz Vigan City) is an AM radio station owned by the Consolidated Broadcasting System, Inc., a network owned by Bombo Radyo Philippines, in Vigan City. The station's studio and transmitter are located at Bombo Radyo Broadcast Center, Tamag, Vigan City, Philippines--a stone's throw away from the University of Northern Philippines.

Bombo Radyo Vigan provides news, public service, drama and music for radio listeners in Vigan City, and the province of Abra (in the Cordilleras) and Ilocos Sur, though its signal can be received as far as San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte to the north and the northernmost portion of province of La Union, even Sual, Pangasinan, to the south. A new internet broadcast service enables them to reach listeners around the world. Bombo Radyo Vigan airs everyday from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm, with a replay of the day's broadcast aired online from 9:00pm onwards.

Their call sign "VV" is an acronym meaning "Voice of Vigan."

HISTORY:
The station's studios were formerly located at General Luna Street in Vigan, at the current site of a private school; and its transmitter was formerly located along the banks of the Govantes River, near the boundary between Vigan and Bantay. For more than forty years, even back in the days when the feared "Saka-saka" armies sowed terror and burned villages during Ilocos Sur's Dark Era; and even the Martial Law era, DZVV is already a household name, recognized and respected for its fearless views and commentaries. This penchant of theirs once caused their station to be strafed by these armed groups. They moved to its present location in 1984, and a few years later the station moved to the 603 kHz frequency (its former operating frequency was at 585 kHz) to improve reception and signal quality. In January 2011 it started broadcasting online via Ustream, and started 24-hour internet broadcasting (with replays of the day's broadcast, for listeners around the world) on February 22, 2011.

DZVV launched the careers of such radio personalities as Danny Tajon, Heny Tabangcura, and the late Gil Ballesteros.

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