CLTV-36 (Central Luzon Television–36)

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CLTV-36 (Central Luzon Television–36)

CLTV-36

CLTV-36 (Central Luzon Television–36) is a terrestrial regional television station established in 2007 by Levi P. Laus, from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, on Mondays to Sundays. CLTV-36 holds the call sign DWRW-TV. Owned and operated by the Laus Group of Companies, its transmitter, offices, and studios are located in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga. The Philippine Congress granted its franchise through Republic Act 8219 on 12 Sep 1997. The National Telecommunications Company approved its license to operate on 10 Jan 2007. Launched on 19 Mar 2007, it first aired on 10 May 2007. Operating on a power of 10,000 watts, the station reaches the provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bataan, Zambales, and Aurora, and portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna.

The station’s programs are mainly news and public affairs. Its flagship program, CLTV-36 Balitaan (CLTV-36 News), is considered one of the region’s main sources of news and information. Other programs include the daily magazine Aldong Maningning (Beautiful Morning); the women’s program WAGI (Winner, aka Women Are Great Inspirations); the public affairs programs Hamon: Central Luzon (Challenge: Central Luzon), So to SpeakOpinyong Legal (Legal Opinion), Dayalogo (Dialogue), and Spot Report; the business show Negotalk (Business Talk); the on-air clinic program OK si Dok (The Doctor Is OK); and the lifestyle, travel and culture programs Travel BlogQueng Cucina (In the Kitchen), Trip Treat Gimik (Trip Treat Gimmicks), and Spotlight. The station is the official broadcaster of the annual Giant Lantern Festival held every December in San Fernando, Pampanga. On 10 May 2009, the station spearheaded the project Takbo para kay Lola (Run for Grandma), a charity run to raise funds for comfort women or victims of Japanese military sexual abuses during World War II.

 

The station’s tag line is “Tapat na naglilingkod sa Central Luzon” (Sincerely serving Central Luzon). Its slogans are “Karehiyon: atin ’to!” (People of our region: this is ours!) and “Mas masaya, mas makulay” (Happier, more colorful).

 

CLTV-36 won the KBP Golden Dove Awards for Best Provincial Television Station in 2001 and 2014, and Best Provincial Public Affairs Program for So to Speak and Best Provincial Public Affairs Show Host for its anchor Sonia Soto in 2001.

 

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