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Jam 88.3
Jam 88.3 logo '14.png
City of license Pasig City
Broadcast area Metro Manila and surrounding areas
Slogan New Music Alternative
Frequency 88.3 MHz
First air date May 27, 1988 (as Citylite 88.3)
July 1, 2003 (as Jam 88.3)
Format Indie music, Alternative rock, Rock
Power 35,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Former callsigns DWCT-FM (1988-2003)
Owner Tiger 22 Media Corporation
(Raven Broadcasting Corporation)
Website jam883.fm

Jam 88.3 (DWJM-FM) is a radio station in Metro Manila playing indie, alternative, & rock music. It is owned and operated by Raven Broadcasting Corporation. The station's studio is located in Unit 202 Strata 2000 Building F. Ortigas Jr. Road Ortigas Center, Pasig City, while the transmitter is located at Palos Verdes Executive Village, Brgy. Seven Hills, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal, sharing the same site of 99.5 Play FM


Citylite 88.3 (1988–2003)[edit]

Final Logo from 1998 to June 30, 2003

Raven Broadcasting Corporation (callsign - DWCT-FM), Citylite 88.3, a smooth jazz radio station owned by Francis Lumen, played smooth jazz and rhythm and blues from May 27, 1988 to June 30, 2003. It competed directly with 105.1 Crossover and Kiss Jazz 101.1. On October 1996, Citylite 88.3 launched on the internet with its live streaming on the old website, After 2 years, Raven Broadcasting Corporation was acquired by The Radio Partners, Inc. while Francis Lumen switched to Joey @ Rhythms 92.3. From March 2001 to June 2003, it was known as Smooth Jazz Citylite 88.3. On June 30, 2003, after 15 years on DWCT-FM, Citylite 88.3 bid farewell. As its “swansong”, it played Eumir Deodato’s “Love Island” on the program “Smooth Classic Sunday” with DJ Harry.

Jam 88.3 (2003–present)[edit]

On July 1, 2003, Raven Broadcasting Corporation relaunched the station as Jam 88.3 (it also changed its callsign to DWJM[citation needed]) to cater to a larger more advertiser-friendly audience.

Logo from 2008 to 2011
Logo from 2011 to 2013

Jam 88.3 was originally launched as an "easy listening" station. Within a year of launching, the station quickly established itself as a popular trend-setting station in The Philippines with unique programs and segments. Jam has a reputation for discovering new talent and music. It is largely recognized in the Philippine music industry for starting the Acoustic music trend of 2003 and 2004. The station can also be credited for propelling the return to prominence of OPM ( Original Pilipino Music) beginning in 2005.

In 2011, the station began its programming gradually shifted from poprock-genres to fully transitioned alternative/modern rock and Indie rock music, even after the demise of the two defunct rock stations NU 107 (now 107.5 Wish FM) and UR 105.9 (now Retro 105.9 DCG FM).

Last September 11, 2012, it was relaunched as The New Jam. The station's format is still the same, but includes Mainstream rock & few new programs.



  • AM Fix (hosted by Eric & Lana; 6am-9am)
  • Good Vibrations (hosted by Jobim; 9am-12nn)
  • Russ Davis (3pm-6pm)
    • Fresh Filter (featuring Filipino indie music & introducing new ones to be included in the station's regular playlist; Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm)
  • The Joint (hosted by Lambert & Jada; 6pm-9pm)
    • X: The Top 10 Countdown (the station's weekly music chart, featuring the top 10 hottest tracks in the station's playlist; Mondays, 7pm-8pm)
  • The Daily Stew (hosted by Roanna, 9pm-12mn)
    • Cinematic Radio (features songs that has been used as movie soundtracks; Thursdays, starting at 10pm)
  • The Migs Torres Experience (12mn-3am, except Mondays)


  • Slide (24 hours of mostly alternative rock music from the late 80s, 90s, & early 2000s; Fridays, starting at 12mn)
  • Weekend Rock Experience (sometimes abbreviated to WRXP; features rock & metal music; Saturdays, 12mn-9pm)
  • Rock 'n Roll Machine (originally from DZRJ-AM; an adult-oriented radio program, hosted by Cousin Hoagy; Saturdays, 9pm-12mn)
  • Republik (features OPM alternative rock music; Sundays, 12mn-6pm)
  • Different Sunday (features music that is slower than what is regularly played on the station; Sundays, 6pm-12mn)



  • Eric Tipan
  • Lana Buhay (also providing the female voice-over on Jack City on BEAM Channel 31)
  • Jada Pangan
  • Lambert Cruz
  • Russ Davis
  • Roanna Ruiz-Jamir (also a News Anchor for Headlines on 9TV)
  • Migs Torres
  • Jobim Javier
  • Cousin Hoagy


  • Harry
  • Claudine
  • Rick
  • Louise
  • Patty
  • Gabriel
  • Jamaica


Branding Slogan Years Active
Citylite 88.3 Manila's Only Smooth Jazz Radio 1988-2003
Jam 88.3 Your Kind of Mix 2003-2010
Jam 88.3 We Get the Hits First 2010-2012
Jam 88.3 New music alternative 2012-present

Compilations of Jam 88.3[edit]

  • Jam Sessions - Radio Live (2004)
  • Jam88.3's Not Another Christmas Album (2004)
  • The Blend: a Jam-cappella album (Star Records, 2005)
  • Doobie Nights (2005)
  • UltraelectromagneticJam: The Music of The Eraserheads (Sony BMG Music Philippines, 2005)
  • Not Another Christmas Album (PolyEast Records Philippines, 2006)
  • Indiscreet: Fresh Music Exposed (PolyEast Records Philippines, 2010)


  • 17th KBP Golden Dove Award for BEST FM RADIO STATION (2008)
  • 16th KBP Golden Dove Award for Best Magazine Program Host (Patti, 2007)
  • 16th KBP Golden Dove Award for Best Radio Documentary Program (Audiofiles, 2007)
  • KBP Golden Dove Award for Outstanding Station Produced Radio Commercial (Team Asia Seminar, 2004)
  • KBP Golden Dove Award for Outstanding Station Promotion Material - Radio (Info Jam, 2004)
  • 7th Philippine Web Awards (2004)Best Web Site Media & Entertainment JAM 88.3 your kind of mix www.jam883.fm
  • 8th Philippine Web Awards (2005)Best Web Site Entertainment Jam 88.3- Your Kind of Mix www.jam883.fm

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