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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 21, 2011

Get to know the real Papa Kiko of LS FM

ONE OF THE top three radio shows on Barangay LS 97.1 FM is “Talk to Papa”, the program for lonely listeners with all sorts of problems hosted by Papa Kiko who becomes their instant friend and adviser. He used to co-host it with Papa Bear, who has moved to another station, so he has a new co-host, Papa Obet. Papa Kiko’s real name is Erwin David. He started his radio career at 19 in Lucena while still a comm. arts student at Enverga University (also the alma mater of our ed Eugene Asis). He’s now 27 years old.

He became a regular at Campus Radio in Lucena and, in 2008, when Campus Radio in Manila became Barangay LS and program manager Glenn Allona recruited DJs from the provinces and he’s one of them. He chose Kiko to be his radio name as it’s one of the most common names in any barangay.

What’s the most difficult issue he has handled from his listeners? “Yung questions about sex,” he says. “We have to restrain ourselves kasi GMA is a wholesome network, so kailangan, hindi masyadong bastos. It’s like as balancing act kasi you have to be frank and candid, but dapat, hindi offensive ang dating.” Barangay LS is known as the TugsTugsgan Na slogan. Watch our for their next promo called Tugs Tugs Da Moves.