|Branding||ETC 9 Manila|
|Slogan||Young and Loving It|
|Channels||Analog: 9 (VHF)|
|Affiliations||Radio Philippines Network, ETC (Solar Entertainment Corporation)|
|Owner||Radio Philippines Network|
|Call letters meaning|| DZ|
|Sister station(s)||DZTV-TV (IBC)|
|Former affiliations|| CBN (1956-1969)|
C/S 9 (2008-2009)
Solar TV (2009-2011)
DZKB-TV, channel 9, is the flagship station of Philippine television network Radio Philippines Network. Its studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City; with its transmitter situated along Panay Avenue, Quezon City.
It was one of the most dominant networks in the days of President Ferdinand Marcos. The station was responsible for bringing TV shows from the United States, like Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, MacGyver, Airwolf, and both primetime and daytime versions of The Price is Right; as well as the very first airing of Voltes V in the Philippines. It also produced legendary soap operas and sitcoms, namely "Flordeluna," which starred the fledgling young star Janice de Belen; and "John En Marsha", which starred Philippine legends Dolphy and the late Nida Blanca. The station signed a contract with Agrix Television Inc in 1975 Us Girls hosted by German Moreno, Armida Siguion-Reyna, and Ike Lozada and TAPE, Inc. in 1979, and the station became the first co-producer and gave popularity to Eat Bulaga (hosted by Tito, Vic and Joey), which is now the longest-running noontime variety TV show. The title of its all-English flagship newscast, "NewsWatch", became a generic name for any televised newscast in the 80s. It is also the official flagship carriers of the major Philippine awards shows, including the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences' prestigious FAMAS Awards (until 2003), the Gawad Urian Awards and the Star Awards for Movies. The network gained popularity once again in 1996 when it aired the Mexican soap opera Marimar and started the telenovela craze in the country. The two top networks were forced to include telenovelas to their programming lineup.
Partnership with Solar Entertainment
Currently, the station had a major revamp in their primetime lineup as a result of its tie-in with Solar Entertainment Corporation. On December 24, 2007, Tonypet Albano (undersecretary and executive director of Malacañang’s Office of Political Coalition Affairs and Deputy Spokesperson of TEAM Unity) was appointed chairman of Radio Philippines Network (RPN) 9 (replacing Education Undersecretary Mona Valisno, incumbent Presidential Assistant for Education). Undersecretary Robert Rivera was appointed director of the board, while RPN-9's president and chief executive officer is former senator Orlando Mercado.<ref>Abs-Cbn Interactive, Tonypet Albano is new RPN-9 chief</ref> On January 1, 2008, Solar Entertainment owned C/S aired on this station.
On November 29, 2009 DZKB-TV will have its major reformat and it will known as Solar TV-9.
|Broadcast television in the Mega Manila market|
|DWWX 2 (ABS-CBN) - DWGT 4 (NBN) - DWET 5 (ABC/TV5) - DZPB 6 (PBC) - DZBB 7 (GMA) - DZKB 9 (RPN/ETC) - DZID 10 (MBC) - DZOE 11 (GMA News TV) - DZRN 12 (RBC) - DZTV 13 (IBC) - DWXP 19 (ABS) - DWCP 21 (SBN/Talk TV) - DWAC 23 (Studio 23) - DZEC 25 (Net 25) - DWBW 27 (CityTV) - DZLY 28 (LBC) - DZRJ 29 (RJTV/2nd Avenue) - DWKC 31 (RMN) - DZJV 33 (ZOE TV) - DWXX 35 (El Shaddai TV) - DZMB 37 (UNTV) - DWPQ 39 (SMNI) - DZNV 41 (NVS/AksyonTV) - DWCV 43 (GMA) - DWVN 45 (3ABN) - DWBX 47 (PBTV) - DZCE 49 (GEM TV) - DWWV 51 (SRC/ABS-CBN) - DWJK 55 (SRC/Studio 23) - DZJA 57 (RPN/ETC) - DWJM 61 (SBN/Talk TV) - DWJW 63 (CBC/GNN) - DZMH 67 (CBN)|
|Defunct and inactive stations||DZRH 11 (MBC) - DWVC 54 (Ind.) - DWBV 58 (Ind.) - DWVB 65 (Ind.) - DWBC 68 (BCI)|
|Radio Philippines Network stations in Luzon|
|DZKB 9 (Metro Manila) - DZJA 57 (Metro Manila) - DWBH 30 (Pampanga) - DWRP 2 (San Pablo) - DZBS 12 (Baguio City) - DWKI 10 (Iriga City) - DWKL 7 (Sorsogon) - DZZZ 3 (Mt. Amuyao, Mountain Province)¹|
|See also||ABS-CBN, GMA, IBC, NBN, ABC and RPN stations in Visayas and Mindanao|