Top 10 FM Radio Stations
There are 28 FM stations in Metro Manila constantly vying for a huge slice of the advertising budget and wide listenership from the 3.75 million households in Metro Manila, where television is predominant. Even given this statistics, radio remains a favorite and portable medium for entertainment in the Philippines.
DWKC-FM (93.9 FM) – under the brand 93.9 iFM – is a radio station with hot adult contemporary, and OPM format licensed in San Juan City. It is the flagship FM station owned and operated by Radio Mindanao Network in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at Unit 806, Atlanta Centre, Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City, and transmitter is located at Palos Verdes Executive Village, Brgy. Seven Hills, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal. DWKC-FM operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2015, the station introduced a new slogan, Kamote, Ramdam Kita (coined from its flagship popular morning program, "Kamote Club" with DJ Sir Rex Kantatero and Pakito Jones). Early morning show is spiced up by DJ Dhong Hilario and Julia Barreta of "Kamoteng Almusal" followed by "Kamote Club". Another core program which caters an afternoon drama called "Breaktime" is hosted by Charo Tyangko. Breaktime according to listeners is the New MMK of Philippine radio. Next in line after drama and senti is an afternoon delight program called "Kamote Request" hosted by DJ Nikka Loka. Listeners can request or dedicate their favorite songs through text, call or online. Happy Hour is your daily rush hour program and plays hit music hosted by DJ Kitchie. Another newest and talk of the town core program called "T.T.S." or Time to Share is your bestfriend at night. It is preloaded with "Bedtime Story", your night drama Hosted by DJ Daniel Pa-DiLa, TTS is your love and life advice program at night. And last but not the least, your after midnight til dawn program called "Earball" where you can listen to chill music hosted by DJ Macho Palito aka multi awarded event host Ramcy Tirona. As of today, based on music, content and programming, 93.9 iFM Manila is suited to the bulk of radio listeners. The station is complete with right music and DJs. Their call sign "Kamote" and slogan "Ramdam Kita" is an ongoing viral to listeners and public utility vehicles and establishments. iFM is one of the Top 5s masa radio station in the country and the Number 1 FUN FM Radio Station in Metro and Mega Manila.
DWLS-FM 97.1 is a Manila FM station of Radio GMA Network (RGMA). The last two letters of the station’s call sign “LS” was derived from Loreto Stewart, wife of the late Robert “Uncle Bob” Stewart, the former station owner. Formerly tagged as the campus radio and maintaining presence around campuses in Metro Manila, it changed its format to a more mass-based programming last 14 February 2007 to it current Barangay LS Forever format through the initiative of Mike Enriquez.
For years, DZMB-FM, Love Radio has been a consistent top-rated FM radio station in Metro Manila. The station is part of the Manila Broadcasting Network. Love Radio plays love songs and top 40 and contemporary hits that enjoy a very wide listenership among mature female and male audiences. The station added Tagalog-speaking live announcers and added current hits to its programming to broaden its audience appeal.
The current 101.1 Yes FM used to be Kiss-FM owned by Makati Broadcasting Network before it was purchased by Manila Broadcasting Company and turned into DWST, which provided showbiz gossips as well as music. In December 1998, it was re-launched as 101.1 Yes FM with an easy listening and adult contemporary programming which is similar to its sister station, Love Radio. In 2002, it launched its current tagline of “Automatic Yan” literally meaning that when you listen to the radio, you automatically switch to 101.1.
96.3 WRock was the flagship Metro Manila station of United Broadcasting Network that enjoyed a huge audience base with its niche programming of easy listening and adult contemporary hits dubbed as lite rock. WRock approached its station programming to seamlessly mix stations IDs, product commercials and music roster. It was bought by network giant Manila Broadcasting in May 2009 and was re-launched as 96.3 Easy Rock, while still maintaining its basic programming features.
Following the success of easy listening, adult contemporary programming success of other stations like Mellow Touch, WRock, Love Radio, and the rest, Home Radio 97.9 maintained a no-DJ approach to tits programming. With this, Home Radio has set itself apart from the rest of the stations who switch to live disc jockeys to create more mass appeal.
The station was launched during the Martial Law days in 1973 with taped programming, with no announcers and taped voiceovers done by Mike Enriquez (now with GMA Network). Mellow 94.7, playing easy listening music that span the decades, was consistently ranked number one in radio station surveys and was a fierce rival of Love Radio, having almost the same type of programming. It switched to a younger type of music for broader appeal as it began to touch base with listeners through a series of on-air and off-air promotions.
91.5 Energy FM used to be DWKY-FM, owned by Mabuhay Broadcasting System. From playing classic rock hits from the 1980’s to the 1990’s. It was acquired by Ultrasonic Broadcasting System in 1998 and changed its programming to pop and novelty music before it was re-launched in 2003 as 91.5 Energy FM with live jocks speaking mainly in Tagalog and making famous the tagline, “Hi, Panga” and “Me Ganon” launching the popularity of one of its morning jocks, Mr. Fu.
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