By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:03 AM September 12, 2022
Award-winning broadcast journalist Fred Araneta passed away on Monday. He was 74.
Araneta’s death was confirmed by his home station DYRD-Bohol Chronicle Corporation in a statement.
REST IN PEACE, NONG FRED. Veteran broadcast journalist Teodofredo “Fred” Araneta has passed away at the age of 74, his family confirmed.
Araneta had been a broadcaster at station DYRD for almost half a century at 49 years. He started his broadcast career with DYML in the 1960s, before becoming one of the most recognizable voices in the airwaves of Bohol through station DYRD, where he practiced his craft from 1973 until his death.
Araneta was the anchor of popular radio programs such as “Eveready Newscast” and “Inyong Alagad” with DYRD. He was also a longtime president of the Bohol Tri-Media Association.
Some of Araneta’s colleagues and friends paid tribute to him following his demise.
“Rest in Peace Sir Fred Araneta .. Your voice, Bohol’s iconic morning news voice, will truly be missed,” his co-anchor Glee Orcullo said.