DWRX

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DWRX
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City of license Pasig City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Branding Monster Radio RX 93.1
Slogan "Manila's Hottest"
Frequency 93.1 MHz
First air date 1973 (as DWEI)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 92,500 watts
Callsign meaning DW
Rated Xcellent
Former callsigns DWEI (1973-1983)
Owner Audiovisual Communicators, Inc.
Website www.rx931.com

DWRX (93.1 FM) – currently branded as Monster Radio RX 93.1 – is a commercial radio station that has contemporary hit radio musical format. It was owned by Audiovisual Communicators, Inc.. The station's studio and transmitter is located at the 17th floor of Strata 2000 Bldg., F. Ortigas, Jr. Avenue (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Before its current brand, it was known as RX93 from 1983 to 1995.

History[edit]

The station was previously known by its call letters DWEI originally owned by Liberty Broadcasting Corporation which features MOR. However LBC sold the station to Audiovisual Communicators led by Rene Lacson and Fredi Garcia. This was later renamed the callsign as DWRX-FM on August 23, 1983. However, the station had been inherited the call letters “RX” from the station’s former owners, describing "prescription music". On that same year, the station adopted the pop format as Music City RX93 and became #1 on the survey in the mid-1980s.

In 1987, the station transferred from its studio and offices in Makati to its current location in Ortigas and it was reformatted as Light Rock RX93, with its light rock format.

In October 1990, the station reverted to its pop format as Monster Radio RX93. Three years later, it became "The First Creative Pop Station" by adding the point (.) and 1 at 93, so it became Monster Radio RX 93.1 with its current slogan, "Manila's Hottest". The station is also known as "Summer's Hottest" & "Season's Hottest".

Programs[edit]

RX Weekday Shows[edit]

  • The Morning After - Monday - Friday 2-6 AM: hosted by Alven.
  • The Morning Rush (1996–1998; 2002–Present) - 6-10 AM hosted by Chico, Delamar and Gino. ~~ also on-air every last Saturday of the month from 7-11 AM.
  • Drive Thru - 10-1 PM hosted by Andre and Schneider
  • Live Wire - 1-4 PM hosted by Rico and Karen
  • The Daily Survey - 4-7 PM hosted by Jay and Lexy. ~~ except Wednesdays when Monster's Riot is on the playlist.
  • Wild And Wicked - Monday and Friday 8-11 PM; Tuesday-Thursday - 7-10 PM hosted by Hazel and Cerah.
  • The Late Nite Clinic - Monday - Thursday 11-2 AM hosted by Tom.

RX Radio Special Shows[edit]

  • The RX Concert Series - Mondays 7-8 PM hosted by Rico Robles
  • The Love Clinic - Tuesdays 10-11 PM hosted by Dr. Love Tom Alvarez
  • Throwback - Wednesdays 10-11 PM hosted by Chico Garcia
  • Heard On Thursdays - Thursdays 10-11 PM hosted by Rafael Reyes and Hazel Aguilon
  • Countdown TOP 7 - Fridays 7-8 PM hosted by Louie D.
  • Remix Fridays - Fridays 11-3 AM hosted by Chris Schneider; music mixed by DJ McCoy
  • Sound Trip - Saturdays 9-10 PM hosted by Alven Villavicencio

RX Weekend Programming[edit]

  • Happy Place - Saturdays 3-7 AM hosted by Andre
  • Super Saturday Show - Saturdays 7-11 AM, expect for the last Saturday of each month hosted by Cerah
  • Rico Robles Overtime - Saturdays 11-3 PM hosted by Rico Robles
  • The Radio1 Show - Saturdays 3-6 PM hosted by the Radio1 student jocks
  • Alven On The Weekend - Saturdays 6-9 PM hosted by Alven

Weekly Special Programming[edit]

  • HIP 26 (weekend blocktime program that features hip-hop and R&B music) every Saturdays 10 PM - Monday 2 AM
  • Monster's Riot (music from the 80s, the 90s, and up to the mid-2000s) every Wednesdays 2 AM - Thursday 2 AM

Charts[edit]

The chart called Countdown TOP 7 hosted by Louie D. is Monster Radio's singles popularity chart every Friday 7pm Philippine time. Chart rankings are based on popular votes tallied from The Daily Survey and requests.[1]

Recognitions[edit]

The station has been named Best FM Radio Station nine (9) times by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, most recently in the 21st KBP Golden Dove Awards (2012). This is the fourth (4th) straight year the station is recognized. They were previously named as such in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

In addition, several programs and specials, as well as on-air jocks were also recognized by the KBP:

Programs/Specials[edit]

Monster Jocks[edit]

Air-Staff[edit]

Monster Jocks[edit]

  • Chico Garcia - Host of "The Morning Rush" and "Throwback" (also providing the male voice-over on Jack City on BEAM Channel 31)
  • Delamar Arias - Host of "The Morning Rush"
  • Gino Quillamor - Host of "The Morning Rush"
  • Andre Co - Host of "Drive Thru" and "Happy Place"
  • Chris Schneider - Host of "Drive Thru", "Remix Fridays" and "HIP 26"
  • Rico Robles - Host of "Live Wire", "RX Concert Series" and "Rico Robles Overtime"
  • Karen Bordador - Host of "Live Wire" and "HIP 26"
  • Jay Abastillas - Host of "The Daily Survey" and "HIP 26"
  • Lexy Angeles - Host of "The Daily Survey" and "HIP 26"
  • Hazel Aguilon- Host of "Wild And Wicked", "Heard On Thursdays" and "HIP 26"
  • Cerah Hernandez - Host of "Wild And Wicked", and "Super Saturday Show"
  • Tom Alvarez - Host of "The Late Nite Clinic", "The Love Clinic" and "HIP 26"
  • Alven Villavicencio - Host of "The Morning After", "Alven On The Weekend" and "Sound Trip"
  • Rafael Reyes - Host of "Heard On Thursdays" The Features & News Director[2]
  • Louie D. - Host of "Countdown TOP 7"; The Program Director

Radio1 Student Jocks[edit]

Radio1 is the country’s first student jock training program. Started on March 4, 1995, Monster Radio RX93.1’s Radio1 has been successful in producing quality talents since its inception. Program alumni have established successful careers as radio disc jockeys, voice artists and TV personalities both within and outside the Monster training ground, and are the most sought after in their respective crafts today.

The training program is open to students in the collegiate level (more recently, to those currently enrolled in high school). Upon admission into the program, the student jocks, under direct supervision of the station’s select senior air-staff undergo intensive technical training in radio disc-jockeying while acquiring extensive knowledge various concepts in entertainment radio such as event hosting, programming and personality projection. Student jocks are also exposed to various events undertaken by Monster Radio such as movie premieres, seasonal & promotional parties and school fairs. [3]

Batch 2008[edit]

  • EJ - current head student jock, Ateneo de Manila University [4][5]

Batch 2009[edit]

  • JJ - Ateneo de Manila University

Batch 2011[edit]

  • The Waz - University of Sto. Tomas
  • Genille - School of Fashion and The Arts
  • Nick - De La Salle College of St. Benilde
  • Nikita - Enderun Colleges [6] [7]
  • Kharla - San Beda College, Mendiola [8] [9]
  • Angela - Enderun Colleges [10]
  • Chase - Ateneo de Manila University

Batch 2012[edit]

  • Alex McDizz - Enderun Colleges
  • AA - De La Salle University
  • Chelsea - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Dea Lambo - De La Salle College of St. Benilde
  • Jerene - De La Salle University

Batch 2013[edit]

  • Mia - Ateneo de Manila University
  • Jannica - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Bea - De La Salle University
  • Din - Miriam College
  • Sheliz - Assumption College
  • Mara - Enderun Colleges
  • Nicole - Far Eastern University
  • Nadine - Colegio de San Lorenzo
  • Arrah - University of Sto. Tomas
  • Derek - De La Salle University
  • Ella - De La Salle University
  • Steph - De La Salle University
  • Kat - De La Salle University
  • Bianca - De La Salle University
  • Gorby - Ateneo de Manila University
Notable Alumni[edit]
  • Hazel - Monster Radio RX93.1 Jock
  • Andre - Monster Radio RX93.1 Jock
  • Lexy - Monster Radio RX93.1 Jock
  • Enzo - U92 and CNN Lorenzo Lardizabal Marcos
  • Boom Gonzalez - Magic 89.9 DWTM
  • Christi - GVFM99.1
  • Sarah - Magic 89.9 DWTM
  • CJ - Magic 89.9 DWTM
  • Suzy - Magic89.9 DWTM
  • Reggie Valdez - MOR 101.9
  • Jennifer Alejandro - Channel News Asia
  • Shark - 96.3 Easy Rock
  • Chloe - Mellow 94.7
  • Ingrid - Mellow 94.7
  • Ryan Flores - 102.7 Star FM
  • Paula - Wave 89.1
  • Andy - Jam 88.3
  • Carlo - ABS-CBN News Channel
  • Ella - 99.5 RT
  • Nikki - 103.5 K-Lite
  • Trish - Solar News Channel
  • Francesca
  • Jolly
  • AM
  • Ysa
  • Kel/Sparky
  • Dizzy Jojo

Former Jocks[edit]

DWEI[edit]

DWRX[edit]

  • Carla Lizardo
  • Ysa Chong
  • Michelle Ng
  • Jinri Park
  • Monica Francesca Tobias
  • Danielle Buena
  • Sel Guevara (2011-2013, now with Sports5 as a sideline reporter)
  • Jolly Estaris
  • Jude Rocha
  • AM Laguna
  • Nico Ruiz
  • Christi de Guzman
  • Kyle Ortega
  • Gelli Victor
  • Pauline (₱-Money)
  • Karen Pamintuan
  • Igi Guerrero
  • Jake Ventura
  • Carlo Sanchez
  • Boom Gonzales (now with Magic 89.9)
  • The Gaucho
  • Brian Gomez
  • CJ Rodriguez (now with Magic 89.9 as CJ D DJ)
  • Dizzy Jojo
  • Evette
  • Cielo
  • Chinggay Andrada
  • Trish da Dish (now with 103.5 K-Lite)
  • Koji Morales (now with 99.5 Play FM)
  • Jake Lopez
  • Fritz
  • Bruce Romano (now with 106.7 Energy FM)
  • Matt Montoya
  • Dylan de Veto
  • Al Martinez
  • Tom Santana
  • Paul Phoenix (now with 103.5 K-Lite)

Radio Idols[edit]

  • Gelli Victor
  • Jake Lopez
  • Gino Quillamor (see Monster Jocks above)

Former Student Jocks[edit]

  • Albert - De La Salle University
  • Helen - San Beda College, Mendiola
  • Brix - San Beda College, Mendiola
  • JuneV - San Beda College, Mendiola
  • William - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Dayle - Centro Escolar University
  • JC - De La Salle University
  • Mark - AMA Computer College, Makati
  • Bianca - De La Salle - College of St. Benilde
  • Bea - Miriam College
  • Enzo - De La Salle University
  • Cam - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • L.A. - Ateneo de Manila University
  • Nicky - Miriam College
  • Carlo - De La Salle University
  • Alpha - University of Sto. Tomas
  • Caramel - St. Paul's University, Quezon City
  • Meryl - University of the Philippines, Los Baños
  • Jimmy Ayson - Centro Escolar University
  • Thea - Miriam College
  • Andy - De La Salle - College of St. Benilde
  • Wil-J - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Nikki - St. Paul's University, Quezon City
  • Angel - University of Asia & The Pacific
  • Mike - De La Salle University
  • Ysa - De La Salle University
  • Trish - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Martin - University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Jamie - Kester-Grant College

Monster Radio stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Coverage
Monster Radio RX 93.1 DWRX 93.1 MHz 25 kW Manila
Monster Radio BT 105.9 DYBT 105.9 MHz 25 kW Cebu
Monster Radio BT 99.5 DXBT 99.5 MHz 10 kW Davao
City of Dreams EZ 88.7* DXEZ 88.7 MHz 10 kW General Santos

NOTE: * - off air

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