“Radyo Bida” and “Happy FM” invade Android platforms
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Fr. Jonathan Domingo, OMI, NDBC chief executive officer, said: “The NDBC iRadionet mobile application is our commitment to our Mission statement ‘to inspire and empower our Chief Executive Listeners’ (Bidas and Giliws) by offering superior value to them.”
“NDBC has embraced the digital media technology through our latest Shoutcast streaming technology to reach our listeners, not only in areas of our coverage in South Central Mindanao, but anywhere in the world through digital and social media technology,” Fr. Domingo said.
“This means NDBC stations could reach listeners 24/7 and worldwide,” he said, adding that “It took us almost six months to develop the mobile application in partnership with Glen Bastes and his web development team of Converge IT, Solutions INC.”
About 60 years ago, Archbishop Gerard Mongeau, OMI, had envisioned the OMI Media Ministry as “Evangelization thru Mass Media.”
“After six decades, DXMS-AM and other five NDBC stations are now fully digital … Better, Everywhere and Beyond Borders,” Fr. Domingo said.
CELs, referring to Radyo Bida and Happy FM listeners, can now listen to NDBC radio stations using Android mobile phones, from any corner of the world provided the unit is connected to the internet.
Fr. Jonathan Domingo, OMI, NDBC chief executive officer, said the new platform will be an opportunity for NDBC to provide its CELs with credible news, music, informative entertainment and responsible journalism.
How to Install Apps on Android using Google play.
1. Go to Google Play Store.
2. Search for the magnifying glass icon. You should now see your keyboard appear.
3. Type Apps’ name such as “Radyo Bida” for AM station and “Happy FM” for FM station to install. Then press the key that looks like a magnifying glass on your on-screen keyboard.
4. Click on the icon of the application you wish to install. This will bring up the application description, screen-shots, and reviews.
5. Press the “Install” button to install the application.
6. Then press “Accept.” You will now see a pop-up window; this window explains what the application can do to your device. It may take a sometime.
7. The application will be available on your device. If you wish to listen anytime, anywhere with an internet connection, simply tap the iradionet icon in your device.
The launching was even more meaningful because it came when the OMIs commemorate the formal approval by Pope Leo XII, on February 17, 1826, the newly founded Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
Its motto: "He has sent me to evangelize the poor" expressed both its charism and way of life. It is now known as “Oblates Day.”
Before the Papal approval of the congregation, or about 10 years earlier, Oblate missionary priests and brothers was born on January 25, 1816, after Father (now saint) Eugene de Mazenod and four companions came together to preach missions in Provencal, in the rural countryside of southern France.
This year, on January 25, 2017, was the culmination of congregation-wide Triennium, celebrating the 200th (1816-2016) year of foundation.
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