The Catholic Media Network Story

About Us

Catholic Media Network - Bringing the message of Hope, through Media.

The acronym C.M.N. stands for Catholic Media Network where people tune in during times of political or economical crisis; times that credible news and information is needed the most .

Remember the Edsa revolution and Ninoy Aquino? CMN was the only remaining voice on the air at that time. Continuously guiding people and continuously working for peace even today.

Our Vision and Mission

We, the Catholic Media Network, are a network of Catholic radio and television stations, dedicated to the promotion of the New Evangelization and of total human development, through a unified strategy of community-based broadcasting.

Through the medium of broadcasting, we will strive to make the Church in the Philippines, a community of Christ’s disciples, a church of the poor, truly evangelized and evangelizing.

As a network, we commit ourselves to the promotion of truth and to the attainment of solidarity and brotherhood; of food and freedom; of jobs and justices; of land and equity.

We commit ourselves to broadcasting that is pro-life, pro-people, pro-poor, service and community oriented. We will strive to do this as one network, sharing our talents and resources with each other.

The Catholic Media Network provides various content to its Radio Station members nationwide through broadcast and other means as a service to all Catholic Media outlets of the CBCP


  • 1966, saw the birth of an alliance of Catholic Radio stations.
  • In Jan of 1967, in Cebu City, the PFCB Constitution was poised for amendment to accommodate DZRV as
    its member.
  • 1969, the station (studio set-up) in Herran Sta. Ana became full operational. In May of the same year,
    they produced their first Tagalog soap opera and station breaks for the PFCB members, featuring
    Tagalog movie stars.
  • In April 1972, the first Ilocano drama (radio) was aired over CMN Baguio DZWT-am
  • In August 1973, the first universal test of the Electromex equipment, using high frequency on
    the upper channel, was held.
  • During the federation meeting in 1973, the PFCB expressed that the country is in crisis, and
    that radio broadcasting is the strongest single force in the struggle for: peace and order;
    united catholic action and social justice.
  • 1974, DZRV was accepted as a member of the federation by a unanimous vote.
  • In 1976, due to frequent brown-outs in Cebu, PFCB member stations there frequently
    communicate over the single sideband (SSB).
  • 1978, Bishops Jesus Varela and Julio Labayen and Fr. James Reuter were
    appointed as members of the committee for the meeting of UNDA/World in the
    Phils in 1980, with power to co-opt others, even from outside of UNDA.
  • 1981, new radio stations in Tacloban, set up by the SVD and one in Sorsogon,
    set up by Bp. Jesus Varela and DYSA Iloilo, were accepted as members of the
  • In Feb 1986, His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin airs an appeal over Radio Veritas
    asking people to support the people’s mutiny against then Pres. Marcos.
  • 1991, Fr. Francis Lucas introduced Community Based Radio Broadcast,
    overseeing the federation’s first training on CBR.
  • 1992, radio stations in Lucena, Bayombong and Marbel were accepted as
    members of the PFCB. In the same year the new constitution of the
    PFCB was approved. In the same year, the PFCB, accepted in principle
    to work with DZNN on an Operation Quick Count for Election,
    provided it does not involve conflict with the Citizen’s Media Quick
  • 1994, the PFCB held its training for stations librarians on how to
    computerize a radio music library.
  • 1995, The PFCB was voted formally, by the CBCP, as the official carrier,
    for radio, of the Tenth World Youth Day, and of the State and Pastoral
    visit of John Paul II to the Philippines1995.
  • 1996, PFCB formally introduced the names RADYO TOTOO and
    RADYO VERITAS as its identity.
  • October 1998, The Catholic Media Network was formally launched.
  • Since 2001, the Catholic Media Network was frequently sought by
    GMA to be one of its partner in their extensive coverage of the
    National Elections.
  • Today, CMN is 53-strong and is continually growing