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History of Philippine Radio

Nichols Field (now Villamor Airbase) – First Test Broadcast Originated Here

The First Radio Station in the Philippines

There is a debate on what exactly was the first radio station in the country. In 1924 an American established the first AM radio station KZKZ.

But an archive of radio broadcast histories revealed that in 1922, an American woman named Mrs. Redgrave made a test broadcast using a five-watt transmitter.

While little is known about Redgrave’s experiment, it is believed that the test broadcast made from Nichols field (now Villamor Airbase) could be the very first radio station in the Pearl of the Orient.

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