Don Henry Canoy
Henry R. Canoy
November 1, 1923
|Died||May 16, 2008 (aged 84)|
|Other names||Don Henry|
|Known for||founder of Radio Mindanao Network|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Clara Suniel|
In 1952 Canoy started the DXCC radio station, this was Cagayan de Oro's first radio station. Canoy wanted to use radio for public broadcasting to inform, educate and also entertain listeners. Up until this time the main source of news for most Filipinos came from Manila based newspapers.
Canoy went on to open up many more local radio stations throughout the Philippines, together these stations formed the Radio Mindanao Network.
In 2002 Philippines President Gloria Arroyo praised Canoy for his achievements in and contributions to broadcast journalism.
After Canoy's death President Arroyo released a statement praising his legacy,
|“||Henry Canoy elevated local radio as exponents of rural progress and development. His legacy in the field of broadcast journalism goes beyond the airwaves of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) and into the realm of genuine service to the country||”|
He was married to Maria Clara Suniel-Canoy. He has six children, respectively Eric, Rebecca, Ike aka "Butch", Charley, Tessa and Harriet.