DZNF-FM 97.3 MHz
Region I - Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur
Santa Maria (Nalibnos a Santa Maria) is a 3rd class and partially urban municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur. It is composed of 33 barangays.
The 2015 Census of Population conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that Sta.Maria has a total population of 30,321. This population is distributed over 63.31 square kilometers of land.
Located in a fertile region with a cool tropical climate, the principal crops of Santa Maria are corn, cotton, indigo, rice, sugarcane and tobacco. Santa Maria is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Our Lady of the Assumption Church (Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion).
The Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC) in Santa Maria is the main campus of the ISPSC System. ISPSC is mandated to provide professional and technical training in the undergraduate and the graduate levels in the fields of economics, agriculture, fishery, trade, home industry, engineering, education, forest research and conservation, management, finance, accounting and business administration, public administration and other fields.
In 2010, Radyo Kailian was established by the National Nutrition Council in partnership with ISPSC under Phase II of the Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program. In the Ilocano dialect “kailian” means "Townmate".
During its establishment, the prevalence of underweight among pre-school children was at 7.08%. As of 2018, the prevalence of underweight is at 1.92% (Operation Timbang Plus, NNC).
DZNF-FM 97.3 RADYO KAILIAN is currently located at the Ground Floor, Press Building, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC) Santa Maria Campus, Poblacion Norte, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur. It began airing on 11 November 2010.
The NNC upgraded Radyo Kailian’s transmitter in 2015. From 100 watts, the transmitter is now 300 watts with Effective Radiated Power (ERP) of 600 watts. The radio station can be clearly heard in 15 out of 33 barangays of the municipality.
Station Personnel and Community Radio Council
GF, Press Bldg., Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Santa Maria Campus, Poblacion Norte, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur