August 31, 2015

Love Radio’s Tambalang Balahura at Balasubas

Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper Source: Love Radio’s Site

Tambalang Balahura at Balasubas, or in other words, “The Brutish Partners”, is a radio program by Love Radio hosted by Nicole Hyala (Emmylou Gaite-Tinana) and Chris Tsuper (Adrian Lagdameo Policena).

Nicole’s name was derived from the word “Kolehiyala” meaning college student while Chris’ came from the Tagalog word “Tsuper”  which means chauffeur or driver.

Their rapport is impressive making their program runs for more than a decade already and consistently on top of every radio program surveys.

I started listening to their radio program since 2006 but stopped for a couple of years and resumes early this year.

I used to listen to their program especially while driving. If not, I plug my headset and listen while at work thru cellphone or via live streaming. Every episode didn’t fail to make me laugh even listening alone.

Some loyal listeners, referred to as “Tambalanista”, asked advice from them which become the topic of each conversation.

Most of their discussions are turned into jokes that others might find offending but in the end, it still gives moral lessons.

Speaking of moral lessons, lately there is a segment in their program entitled “Kwento ng Mahiwagang Burnay” (Burnay is as Ilocano term for a clay jar).

One inspirational story is read daily either fictional or based on true stories. Still, throwing jokes in the middle of the stories is there.

From time to time, I will try to share some of these stories.

Their program runs from Monday to Friday at 8 am -12nn. Just tune your radio at 90.7 FM (Manila) or listen via live streaming at
For more information about the Tambalan, you can check Love Radio’s Site or follow their Facebook Page named Tambalan.