It's been so long since Radyo Singko 92.3 NewsFM launched. I was skeptical about the idea of having an AM-pegged FM station, but it worked, especially for a person like me who would rather listen to current events than murdered music.
I decided to write this while the story is still fresh, so here I go.
While I was on my way home, I thought of tuning my phone radio to Radyo Singko. Nite Chat was the current program when I turned it on. The host, Benjie Felipe a.k.a. "Tsongkibenj", shared a quote:
The breaking point of an egg shell in an incubator is the end of prison for a newly hatched duckling.
He also shared a trivia where the answer for his contest lies: the band Rocksteddy formed in 2003.
I wasn't really expecting that my message would get read live on air, but IT GOT READ! And I laughed in awe as Tsongkibenj seemed to think that I was angry in that text.
Then my listening to the program was interrupted by received a phone call—It was from Radyo Singko.
This is the first time that a radio station contacts me for their contest. I can remember the previous two times when I was the one who called the radio station—first during my elementary days, when 93.9 iFM was still WKC, and second for then-WRR 101.9's Bakit Ka Gising? segment.
Anyway, moving on.
Tsongkibenj asked me the contest question: the band Rocksteddy was formed in year 200-blank. I even played the pilosopo and said, "'Yung blank lang ba?" to which Tsongkibenj laughs.
Of course, I got the answer right, and I get to claim prizes from their sponsors next week.
He then asked me to greet my friends, though I couldn't think of any names at that time; they couldn't possibly be listening anyway. So instead, I again expressed my respect for the guy from his story earlier, and gave an advice in line with the story. I shared that people must remain positive despite all the challenges because as long as there is tomorrow, there is the chance that it will be better.
I also pointed out that if someone really wants to help, he needs not reveal his identity and just help regardless, unlike those epal-iticians who always take time to gloat and take credit for what's not due them—something Tsongkibenj agrees to.
Now that's how you start your week awesome. And on that note, I think despite all those deadlines, I'm going to have a blast this week. Not to mention some new merchandise on the next.