“I really was the one who said that the Philippines can and should have TV.”
Jim Lindenberg is the father of Philippine television. He has degrees in both electrical engineering and law. In 1946 he founded Bolinao Electronics which made transmitters and radios. In 1949, he shifted Bolinao to radio broadcasting with DZBC and masterminded the introduction of television to the country in 1943.
Back in 1946, Jim had no idea that 60 years later, his fledgling radio company would be using technologies like satellite transmission, digital video and the internet – now housed at the gleaming Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center (ELJCC). All he knew was that his brave new world was going to be wonderful.
Jim, a founding pillar of ABS-CBN, has joined his Creator last April 27, he was 87 years old. His body lies in state at the Faith Chapel of Don Bosco in Makati City. His remains will be cremated after the 9am mass on Saturday-May 2.
We request all our kapamilyas to pray for the eternal repose of his soul.