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Radio Tagumpay

Community Radio Tagumpay on Triple H 100.1 FM Inspires Many

BY VIOLI CALVERT – Started two years ago, Filipino-Australian radio show Radio Tagumpay on Triple H 100.1FM does not mainly aim to achieve something for itself, but to inspire its listeners. After all the term “Tagumpay”  means the finer definition of the word success in Filipino language.

Listeners  in the Hornsby and Kuringai and nearby areas in NSW can tune to Radio Tagumpay  on Triple H 100.1FM weekly on Fridays at 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.  Beyond these areas and globally, the radio show is also accessible by streaming via

The two-hour live radio show has recently moved to a more prominent time slot of 12 noon to 2pm on Fridays to catch more lunch-time listeners and to better cap the week’s happenings.

The usual segments  cover news, community events, children’s storytelling and classroom-on-air about Filipino language. But Radio Tagumpay boasts of regular contributors such as Consul Marford Angeles of the Philippine Consulate Sydney; Nina Concepcion as the Naked Life Coach who speaks on being “naked” or authentic in dealing with life matters; and Jewel Lobaton [1998 Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe] as Philippine Correspondent sharing advocacies and welfare projects in the Philippines.

It conducts interesting interviews of Fil-Aussie achievers from various professions and areas of interests. Listeners already came across Ignatius Jones, Creative Director, Vivid Sydney; Soprano singer Sarah Ampil, winner of three singing competitions; Original Pinoy Music [OPM] icon Jim Paredes; stage actors MiG Ayesa, Roanne Monte, Joanna Ampil, Felino Dolloso, John Gomez Goodway and Meynard Penalosa; and Maria Sevilla, Filipino nurse who was allowed to stay permanently in Australia with her autistic son, to name a few.

It also provides platform for young people pursuing their passion in the performing arts, sports, creative writing, painting and other areas. They included the Philippine robotics team; Georgia Fenton, winner of essay writing contest of Pista sa Nayon event of the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations, and others.

Radio Tagumpay goes beyond being a weekly two hour live radio show. In 2015, it staged the Inspire Concert which was lauded heavily not only for showcasing the talents of Fil-Aussie artists and engaging the local community, but also for raising some funds for micro-finance projects under the Grameen Australia project.

This year, Radio Tagumpay is again in the lead organising  2016 Inspire Concert in collaboration with Triple H 100.1FM.

The Inspire concert will be held at the Waitara Magpies11-37 Alexandria Parade, Waitara, NSW on Sunday 25 September 2016, starting at 4:00 pm.

Part of the proceeds will be earmarked to support the “Childreamers”, a day care in the Smokey Mountain area in Manila in addition to some of the projects in the Philippines undertaken by Grameen Australia. Enquiries about the concert can be directed by ringing Triple H 100.1FM office on 9489 3934, or Pin on 0487 286 755 or Jinky on 0450 082 874.

The artists performing are: Fasika Ayallew, Tina Bangel and The One Voice Kids, Pearl Gardiner, Issei Guarin, Criz Guce, Jasmine Henry, Jinky Marsh, Bryan Tabada, Daniela and Danikka Vassallo and a surprise guest.

With the exception of Pearl Gardiner, Bryan Tabada and the surprise guest, all these artists were part of the 2015 Inspire Concert.

The author Violi Calvert and associates Jinky Marsh, and Pin Montemayor produce Radio  Tagumpay. Ms Pin Montemayor is a writer, community leader, events producer and broadcaster with three years experience. Jinky Marsh is a storyteller, freelance writer, voice artist, children’s program radio broadcaster from Melbourne, stage actor whose credentials include playing the lead role of Kim in Miss Saigon in the Australian community theatre premiere production by Rockdale Musical Society and support act of overseas and local artists.

Radio Tagumpay is funded by a grant for ethnic radio programs which requires that at least 50% of the content of the radio show to be in Filipino language.  Triple H 100.1FM is of the stance that this requirement needs to be complied with by Radio Tagumpay and its other ethnic programs. (More details about the ethnic radio grant are available on VIOLI CALVERT.

( Ms Violi Calvert has years of experience as broadcaster is also a freelance writer who won the 2015 Multicultural & Indigenous Media Award for Community Affairs Coverage . She was Finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Multicultural Media Award for Best Editorial/Commentary and a community leader – Ed.)