DWRX

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DWRX - Monster Radio RX 93.1
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City of license Pasig City
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (online)
Branding Monster Radio RX 93.1
Slogan "Manila's Hottest"
Frequency 93.1 MHz
First air date 1973 (as DWEI)
August 23, 1983 (as DWRX)
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 a contemporary hit radio musical format. It is owned and operated by Audiovisual Communicators, Inc.. The station's studio and transmitter are located at the 17th floor of Strata 2000 Bldg., F. Ortigas, Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Before its current brand, it was known as RX93 from 1983 to the early Nineties. DWRX-FM operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (except on First Wednesday of the month where it signs-off at 1 AM to 5 AM, and except Holy Week of each year where it signs-off at midnight of Maundy Thursday until 5 AM of Easter Sunday)

History[edit]

The station was previously known by its call letters DWEI, originally owned by Liberty Broadcasting Corporation which featured MOR music programming. However LBC sold the station to Audiovisual Communicators then led by Rene Lacson and Freddie Garcia. The station was relaunched as DWRX-FM on August 23, 1983. However, the station had inherited the call letters “RX” from the station’s former owners, RX referring to "prescription music". On that same year, the station adopted the pop format as Music City RX93 and became #1 in radio surveys 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, carrying a light rock format.

In October 1990, the station reverted to its pop format as Monster Radio RX93. Three years later, it carried the slogan "The First Creative Pop Station" and added the point .1 to its call number, becoming Monster Radio RX 93.1. In the late Nineties, it adopted 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 Garcia, Delamar, and Gino Quillamor. ~~ also on-air every last Saturday of the month from 6-9 AM.
  • Drive Thru - 10 AM -1 PM hosted by Andre, Schneider, & Julz
  • Live Wire - 1PM -4 PM hosted by Rico Robles and Karen
  • The Daily Survey - 4-PM 7 PM hosted by Jay and Lexy
  • Wild & Wicked - Monday and Friday 8 PM -11 PM; Tuesday to Thursday - 7 PM -10 PM hosted by Hazel and Cerah.
  • JinTomnia - Monday - Thursday 11 PM -2 AM hosted by (Doctor Love) Tom Alvarez & Jinri Park

RX Radio Special Shows[edit]

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

RX Weekend Programming[edit]

  • Happy Place - Saturdays 3 AM - 6 AM hosted by Andre
  • Super Saturday Show - Saturdays 6 AM - 9 AM, expect for the last Saturday of each month hosted by Cerah
  • The Hazel Maze - Saturdays 9 AM - 12 NN hosted by Hazel
  • Rico Robles Overtime - Saturdays 12 NN - 3 PM hosted by Rico Robles
  • The Radio1 Show - Saturdays 3-6 PM hosted by the Radio1 student jocks
  • The Saturday Show - Saturdays 6 PM - 9 PM hosted by Alven

Weekly Special Programming[edit]

  • HIP 26 (weekend special programming that features hip-hop and R&B music) every Sunday 12 AM - Monday 2 AM
  • Monster's Riot (music from the 80s, the 90s, and up to the mid-2000s) every Wednesday 2 AM (except on First Wednesday of the Month) - Thursday 2 AM

Charts[edit]

The chart called Countdown Top 7 hosted by Louie D is Monster Radio RX 93.1's singles popularity chart, aired as a musical/comedy special every Friday 7 PM to 8 PM Philippine time. Chart rankings are based on popular votes tallied from The Daily Survey and individual jock surveys of listener requests.[1]

Recognitions[edit]

The station has been named Best FM Radio Station a record (10) times by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, most recently in the 22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards (2014). This is the fifth (5th) straight year the station was recognized as Best FM Station.

In addition, several RX programs and specials, as well as on-air radio personalities, have been recognized by the KBP, the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA), and other award-giving organizations.

Programs/Specials[edit]

(incomplete listing)

Monster Jocks[edit]

(incomplete listing)

Air-Staff[edit]

Monster Jocks[edit]

  • Chico Garcia - Host of "The Morning Rush" and "Throwback: The Year That Was" (also providing the male voice-over on Jack City)
  • Delamar Arias - Host of "The Morning Rush"
  • Gino Quillamor - Host of "The Morning Rush"
  • Andre - Host of "Drive Thru" and "Happy Place"
  • Schneider - Host of "Drive Thru" and "Remix Fridays"
  • Julz - Host of "Drive Thru"
  • Rico Robles - Host of "Live Wire", "The RX Concert Series" and "Rico Robles Overtime"
  • Karen Bordador - Host of "Live Wire"
  • Jay - Host of "The Daily Survey"
  • Lexy - Host of "The Daily Survey"
  • Hazel - Host of "Wild & Wicked" , "Heard On Thursdays" and "The Hazel Maze"
  • Cerah - Host of "Wild & Wicked" and "Super Saturday Show"
  • Tom Alvarez - Host of "JinTomina", "The Love Clinic" and "HIP 26"
  • Jinri Park - Host of "JinTomnia" and "HIP 26"
  • Alven - Host of "The Morning After", "The Saturday Show", and "Sound Trip"
  • DJ McCoy - resident dj-mixologist, "Remix Fridays"
  • DJ Mia - resident dj-mixologist, "Remix Fridays"
  • Rafael Reyes - Host of "Heard On Thursdays", Features & News Director[2]
  • Louie D - Host of "Countdown TOP 7"; Program Director

Former Jocks[edit]

DWEI[edit]

DWRX[edit]

  • Doc Tony (Jun Barreiro)
  • Brother Louie (Louie Chavez)
  • Allen (Allen Dalit)
  • Sgt. Andrew (Andrew Buyco)
  • Tommy Cool (Tom Cloma)
  • Al Martinez (Alan Padilla)
  • BJ Alba (Baby Torralba)
  • Gina (Gina Guzman-Esguerra)
  • Gawi (Irene Gaw)
  • Boots (Boots Mata)
  • Darlene (Darlene Olanoso)
  • Jake Ventura (Jake Swann)
  • Deeda (Deeda Pama)
  • Michelle (Michelle Cardenas-Swann)
  • BG (Beegee Fausto)
  • Raffy Ruiz
  • Evette (Evette Borromeo)
  • Dylan de Vito (Dylan Halili)
  • Carlo Sanchez (Norman Albar)
  • Koji Morales (Jun Villaroman)
  • Sandra (Sandra Alzona)
  • Kitchie (Kitchie Arias)
  • Ayuth (Ruth Cabal)
  • Auey (Auey De Leon-Santos)
  • Kathie (Kathie Siao-Ngkaion)
  • Cielo (Cielo Zambrano)
  • The Gaucho (Jaime Lontoc)
  • Bruce Romano (Ferdie Verayo)
  • Charmaine (Charmnaine Del Barrio)
  • Trish (Patricia Cabral)
  • Matt Montoya (Matt Yngson)
  • Brad Turvey
  • Dizzy Jojo (Jojo Manalo)
  • Chinggay Andrada
  • Boom Gonzales (Jonathan Fuentes)
  • CJ Rodriguez (CJ Rivera)
  • ₱-Money (Pauline Lacanilao)
  • Brian Gomez (Brian Abat)
  • Igi Guerrero (Luigi Guerrero)
  • Karen Pamintuan
  • Jake Lopez (Jake De Leon)
  • Fritz (Fritz Quero)
  • Sanya (Sanya Smith)
  • AM(Mark Laguna)
  • Kyle (Kyle Jiz de Ortega)
  • Gelli Victor
  • Christi (Christi De Guzman)
  • Danielle (Anna Buena)
  • Divine (Divine Dolina)
  • Sel - Sel Guevara
  • Jude Rocha (Jude Furbeyre)
  • Francesca (Monica Francesca Tobias)
  • Michelle (Michelle Ng)
  • Ysa (Ysa Chong)
  • Cali (Carla Lizardo)

Radio Idols / Next RX DJ[edit]

  • Gelli Victor
  • Jake Lopez
  • Gino Quillamor (see Monster Jocks above)
  • Cerah Hernandez (Search for the Playtime Playmate)
  • Karen Bordador (Search for the RoRo Girl) - 2011
  • Jay Abastillas (Search for The Next RX DJ) - 2012
  • Julz Savard (Search for The Baddest Chick) - 2014

Radio1 Student Jocks[edit]

Radio1 is radio's premiere 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 include some of the most sought after names in their respective crafts today.

The training program is open to students in the collegiate level. Upon admission into the program, the student jocks, under direct supervision of the station’s select senior air-staff, undergo intensive training in radio disc-jockeying and on-air radio performance, as well as events hosting.[3]

Recent Radio 1 alumni[edit]

Batch 2014[edit]

  • Leica - University of Sto. Tomas
  • AJ - De La Salle College of St. Benilde
  • Lou - University of Asia & The Pacific
  • Vann - De La Salle University
  • Julia - University of Asia & The Pacific
  • Sam - Ateneo de Manila University
  • Sammie - De La Salle University
  • Shyn - Far Eastern University, Diliman
  • Ada - University of the Philippines, Los Baños
  • Zoe - Ateneo de Manila University
  • Malla - De La Salle Araneta 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

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 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
  • Kharla - San Beda College, Mendiola
  • Angela - Enderun Colleges
  • Chase - Ateneo de Manila University

Batch 2009[edit]

  • JJ - De La Salle High School / Ateneo de Manila University

Batch 2008[edit]

  • EJ - De La Salle High School / Ateneo de Manila University
Notable Radio 1 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, Balls Channel
  • Christi - GVFM99.1
  • Sarah - Magic 89.9 DWTM
  • CJ - Magic 89.9 DWTM
  • Reggie Valdez - MOR 101.9
  • Jennifer Alejandro - Channel News Asia
  • Shark - 96.3 Easy Rock
  • Ingrid - Mellow 94.7
  • Nel - Mellow 94.7
  • Ryan Flores - 102.7 Star FM
  • Raffy Ruiz - Yes FM
  • Beegee Fausto - Star FM
  • Chris Otero
  • Michael Mutya - ABS-CBN
  • Paula - Wave 89.1
  • Andi - Jam 88.3
  • Carlo - ABS-CBN News Channel
  • Ella - 99.5 RT
  • Nikki - 103.5 K-Lite
  • Trish - 103.5 K-Lite
  • Francesca - 103.5 K-Lite

Former Radio 1 Student Jocks[edit]

  • Miguel - Ateneo de Manila University
  • 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
  • Eric - Far Eastern University, Manila
  • 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 High School / 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
Dream Radio RX 93.1 DXRX 93.1 MHz 10 kW Zamboanga City

Monster Scholarship Program[edit]

This project began in September 2009. It started as a small effort by Monster Radio RX93.1's Vice-President for Operations & Programming, Raffy Barreiro, to help college students in dire need of assistance. The scholarship provides assistance for one semester and does not require a student to maintain a certain average.[4]

References[edit]

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