by Nestor Cuartero
JUST A THOUGHT: “Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.” – Phyllis Diller
FIRST-TIME DAD: He’s a first time dad at 50.
Radio commentator Joel Reyes Zobel, he with the looming, booming, deep, dark baritone, proudly announced that after 15 long years of trying, he and hs wife Badez have been blessed with a baby girl. They recently held her christening where she was baptized with the name Ysobel.
Standing as ninongs and ninang were Joel’s fellow anchors on DZBB: Mike Enriquez, Arnold Clavio, Ali Sotto.
The radio anchors had a good time teasing Joel about his late blooming foray into fatherhood.
‘Late bloomer talaga ako,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Ali Sotto, sitting pretty next to him, called herself a proud, happy grandmother of one.
RADYO NA, TV PA: We caught up with Joel during a media lunch announcing the first anniversary of ‘Dobol B sa News TV,’ a four hour stretch daily on GMA’s popular AM radio arm.
GMA News TV’s “Dobol B sa News TV” is anchored by four of the country’s most trusted radio broadcasters – GMA News pillars Mike Enriquez and Arnold Clavio together with Joel Reyes Zobel and Ali Sotto.
“Dobol B sa News TV” is the successful collaboration of GMA’s flagship AM radio station Super Radyo DZBB and GMA News TV. It regularly runs news headlines, weather bulletins, traffic reports, public service announcements, entertainment tidbits.
TOPRATER SA RADYO: According to Nielsen Radio Audience Measurement, DZBB’s weekday morning time block (6AM to 11AM) held the top spot in Mega Manila during the fourth quarter of 2017 with 37.40 percent average audience share versus DZMM’s 30.20 percent. In the first quarter of 2018, DZBB again led the competition with 35.40 percent as against DZMM’s 30.30 percent.
“Dobol B sa News TV” features DZBB’s top-rating morning programs beginning with “Saksi sa Dobol B,” “Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide,” “Sino?,” and “Dobol A Sa Dobol B.”