GMA Network pillar Mike Enriquez has passed away. He was 71 years old.
Miguel Castro Enriquez (Tagalog pronunciation; September 29, 1951 – August 29, 2023), professionally known as Mike Enriquez, was a Filipino television and radio newscaster. He was also the Consultant for radio operations of GMA Network, and president of the network’s regional and radio subsidiary, RGMA Network Inc., and the Station Manager of Super Radyo DZBB 594 AM.
He started his career in broadcasting as a staff announcer at the Manila Broadcasting Company in 1969. It began when he visited a friend in that company and accidentally discovered his interest in radio. He since worked in various positions, as a broadcast reporter, a news editor, program director, and station manager, until he became manager of a medium-sized radio network. He also had stints in other radio networks such as Freedom Broadcasting Radio Network and Radio Mindanao Network (RMN), where he became vice president for the company. He was the man behind the huge success of DWKC 93.9, which stayed in the number 1 spot for so many years before he left in 1995. He was the voice behind the Mellow Touch 94.7 signature and introduction. He also became a disc jockey known as “Baby Michael” and played a cameo role as a disc jockey in Andrew E.’s 1992 movie Mahirap ang Maging Pogi (It’s Not Easy Being Handsome).
In 1994, after leaving RMN, Enriquez joined GMA to head its radio division and expand its radio networks, with only 4 originating stations at that time.
In 1995, Enriquez was convinced by the network to be the anchor, in what would be his first on-cam appearance.
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