GMA Radio welcomes new on air personality DJ Papa Bol.
He will be anchoring the recently vacated Wanted Sweetheart program formerly hosted by Papa Dan.
Benjur Evangelista in real life, Papa Bol hails from General Santos City and is a very popular DJ in their sister station Barangay 102.3FM.
Papa Bol is originally from Iloilo and as a former call center agent he speaks a few dialects (Tagalog, Bisaya, Ilonggo and Hiligaynon).
Benjur shared his radio story:
“For some reasons napunta ako sa Gen San. Nag-start ako dun as call center agent pero after six months or so, na-discover ko ang [Barangay LS] by accident lang yun eh, napadpad ako sa Barangay station, nag-apply tapos ‘yun everything started from there.”
“Nakakatakot, nakakakaba. Then ‘yung love sa radio came in, ‘yung parang nagagamay mo na ‘yung trabaho and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else kaya talagang parang meant to be,”
“Grabe ‘yung pressure. I mean una siyempre Papa Dan ‘di ba? So, you really have to step into the shoes or kung kaya, puwede mo pang higitan ang binibigay mo, gawin mo talaga. Be there para sa listeners at tulungan sila. Big responsibility at saka exciting kasi my family is here so ‘yung support nandyan. So I think, I’ll be able to do it kasi nandyan ‘yung love nung family.”
“They’re very happy and proud sila na ako ‘yung napili, tapos todo support. Talagang binaback-upan nila ako sa mangyayari and if I need help or kaya kung ano opinyon nila, I’ll always come back to them, kasi they are my family.”
“Yeah actually naisip ko yan. ‘Di mo kailangan sila i-outcast, kasi they have their own opinion, pero I want to love them pa rin. I will listen to them too and I will learn from them. By doing so, na pag-accept sa kanila, kahit ganun ‘yung iniisip nila, [I hope] they will learn to love me too.”