A student from the Far Eastern University Department of Communication won Best Male Anchor as Radio Veritas 846, the nation’s leading faith-based AM station, recognized schools and students’ excellence in radio broadcasting in their youth-oriented weekly program Campus Hour Season 9 last June 1 at Centro Escolar University-Malolos in Bulacan.
Alan Moya bested other bets in the said category as FEU DepComm also got nominations for Best Female Anchor (Roselene Ariola), Best Promotional Material and the Veritas Truth Award.
Campus Hour, which features content solely produced by college students from various schools in Metro Manila and nearby areas, aims to provide communication students the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity and take part in the Catholic radio station’s evangelization program through nationwide broadcast and global outreach through the internet. Every participating school is provided four consecutive episodes per season.
Prof. Karen Panela, who mentored the FEU team, shared that it started in 2010 when Radio Veritas initially partnered with six higher learning institutions to hold the program, which airs every Saturday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at its 846 AM signal and is streamed live at www.veritas846.ph.
“The project is called Veritas Campus Hour. Each school is assigned a month to go on air on the allotted programming schedule. Content must be produced for the youth, by the youth, and at the end of each season, they hold the awarding ceremonies,” Panela explained.
Moya, who is grateful for winning the award, described his initial foray into the program. “It was in a class by Ma’am Panela, a radio production class requiring each group to present a program for an AM station. I got invited by my friends to be the host for their activity. When Ma’am Panela saw my performance, she egged me to audition for FEU Campus Hour Season 9.”
“I auditioned and Ma’am Panela liked what she heard so she made me the male anchor of the program. I co-hosted FEU Campus Hour Season 9 for four Saturdays and it was really a challenge for me to fit it into my sked because I am also a working student,” Moya revealed.
FEU’s core team for the Veritas program is made up of Panela, Moya, Ariola, executive producer Alanis Nicole David, assistant producer Ricka Mae De Castro, line producer Jace Tionko, technical director Harvey Chryz Lim, social media managers Gregory John Jingco and Chanel Santos, documentation staff Jeric Sangcap and production assistant Jam Nicole Aniel.
Established in 1969, Radio Veritas 846 continues to be the leading social communications ministry for truth and evangelization in the country. The station, which is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Manila, received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for playing a key role in mobilizing people power for a peaceful transition in authority in 1986.