DWQZ

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DWQZ (Natural 97.9)
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City of license Pasig City
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding Natural 97.9
Slogan "Like It Easy." (2004-March 07, 2014)
"Natural!" (March 17, 2014-present)
Frequency 97.9 MHz
First air date 1998 (test broadcast)
2000 (as 97dot9 Home Radio)
March 2014 (as 97.9 Home Radio Natural)
May 2014 (as 97.9 Natural)
July 2014 (as Natural 97.9)
Format Hot AC, Top 40, OPM
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 99,300 watts
Callsign meaning DWQZ
Former callsigns DWCD-FM (1986–2000)
Owner Aliw Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations DWIZ
Webcast Listen Live

DWQZ (97.9 FM) - branded as Natural 97.9 - is the radio station for hot adult contemporary music format. It was owned by Aliw Broadcasting Corporation and Insular Broadcasting Systems in the Philippines. Its studios are located at 5th Floor, Citystate Centre, #709 Shaw Blvd., Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City.

Background[edit]

97dot9 Home Radio (2000–2014)[edit]

Home Radio followed an easy listening program format. This format was introduced in 2000 by its Program Director, Nestor De Guzman Doria. This format was an immediate success, increasing Home Radio's ratings and earning the title "#1 Easy Listening Station" in Metro Manila in a matter of 6 Months.

This format was then adapted and implemented to the provincial stations. However, some of them shifted to CHR-orriented. Aside from its easy listening format during Weekdays, it carried CHR-orriented programming during Sundays via VHS (Variety Hits Sunday).

Home Radio was fully automated from its inception, with canned spiels & liners, with the first fully automated DJ Jackie (Lannie Chan, introduced last October 16, 2006), & veteran DJ Rick Spade (Frederick Billano) as its Production Specialist. Until 2009, when it recruited female (and later, male) DJs on board, following the less talk, more music style.

On February 28, 2014, 97dot9 Home Radio was become finally over to ended and shut down almost 14 years later are run of totally broadcasting and become as a former Easy Listening music station and memody love songs on last Friday.

97dot9 Home Radio was a powered for the format of the Easy Listening music, Adult hits and Soft Adult Contemporary music.

Natural 97.9 (2014–present)[edit]

On March 17, 2014, after 14 years on air as an easy-listening station, Home Radio and its provincial stations underwent reformat to a Hot AC-Top 40 hybrid station. Marco Avocado was the first DJ on board. Former Star FM & Yes FM DJ & current DWIZ program director Bryan "Idol T-Bowne" Quitoriano headed the station. After the Holy Week, management decided to phase the "Home Radio" brand out and retain its slogan (but the "Home Radio" brand still heard on the stingers until June 2014). It also changed the nomenclature of the frequency occupied (for instance, "ninety-seven-dot-nine" was changed in favor of "ninety-seven-point-nine").

Natural 97.9 as a powered for the format of the Hot Adult Contemporary music, Top-40 and the Original Pilipino Music.

Former Home Radio logo used from March to June 2014.
Logo used from June to July 2014.

DJs[edit]

Former DJs[edit]

  • Honey Berry
  • Candy Grapes
  • Maya Papaya
  • Jamie Rubio

Programs[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays[edit]

  • Moments: 12mn - 4am.
  • Pinoy Music Salad: 4am-6am.
  • Morning Music Salad: 6am - 9am.
  • Halo-Halo Hits: 9am - 11am; 3pm - 5pm
  • Instant Request: 11am - 1pm.
  • Afternoon Music Salad: 1pm - 3pm.
  • The R&B Show: Ramos and Bondoc: 5-8pm.
  • Evening Music Salad: 8pm-12mn.

Sundays[edit]

Automated Playlist (DJ Rest Day)

  • Moments: 12mn - 4am.
  • Solid Gold Sunday: 4am - 6am.
  • Pinoy Music Salad: 6am - 9am.
  • Halo-Halo Espesyal: 9am -6pm.
  • Halo-Halo Hits: 6pm - 9pm.
  • Evening Music Salad: 9pm - 12mn.

Natural stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
97.9 Natural Manila DWQZ 97.9 MHz 25 kW Mega Manila
94.3 Natural Palawan DWQP 94.3 MHZ 10 kW Puerto Princesa, Palawan
95.1 Natural Naga DWQJ 95.1 MHz 10 kW Naga
92.3 Natural Legaspi DWQA 92.3 MHz 10 kW Legaspi
106.7 Natural Cebu DYQC 106.7 MHz 20 kW Cebu
89.5 Natural Iloilo DYQN 89.5 MHz 10 kW Iloilo
98.7 Natural Davao DXQM 98.7 MHz 10 kW Davao
93.5 Natural Cagayan De Oro DXQR 93.5 MHz 10 kW Cagayan De Oro
98.3 Natural General Santos DXQS 98.3 MHz 10 kW General Santos

See also[edit]

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