First female radio broadcaster in Cebu, 99

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VIRGINIA Peralta Vamenta, fondly called as Mam Ginnie, dubbed as the first female radio broadcaster in Cebu, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

She was 99. She would have turned 100 years old on August 21.

Her career began in 1947 with Cebu's first radio station, DYRC.

She was also a columnist of Cebu Daily News.

Vamenta has spent most of her professional life in radio broadcasting with dyRC (1947-1972) and dyLA (1975-2001), where she hosted the monthly "Women's Kapihan."

She was the first woman broadcaster in Cebu radio when dyRC (the pre-war kzRC) opened in 1947. She hosted the pioneering and longest-running live noontime talent show in Cebu, "Campus Capers," until 1972.

She joined dyLA in 1975 as program director until her official retirement age, but continued handling programs as a program consultant until 2001.

She received the Perlas Award in 2005 for Education and Media.

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