DWTM

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Magic 89.9
Magic 89.9 Today's Best Music.gif
City of license Mandaluyong City
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (online)
Branding Magic 89.9
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 89.9 MHz
First air date February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 75,000 watts
Callsign meaning DW
The
Magic
Owner Quest Broadcasting Inc.
Sister stations Jam 88.3, Wave 891, 99.5 Play FM, 103.5 K-Lite
Webcast Listen Live via Audio
Listen Live via USTREAM
Website magic899.fm

DWTM (89.9 FM) – known as Magic 89.9 – is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station licensed at Mandaluyong City. It was owned by Quest Broadcasting Incorporated/Tiger 22 Media Corporation. The station's studios and transmitter are located at Paragon Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

History[edit]

The station began regular operations on February 14, 1986, broadcasting from the Philippine Communications Center building (PHILCOMCEN) in Pasig City, starting with a 10 on-air crew led by Bernie Buenaseda, known on-air as "Burning Bernie". It became a witness to history unfolding before the Filipinos as the station was also started 11 days before the late Corazon "Cory" Aquino became president and 7 months exactly before ABS-CBN was reopened. The Classic DJs during that period inclusive of Bernie, were the Fab 10; Little David, Joe D'Mango, Sgt. Pepper, The Gaucho, Paul Reno, Ken Fortun, Rockin' Robin (eventually becoming Rockin' V), Michael Vincent and Johnny Gizmo.

The station's old logo

Between 1988 to 1989, the station started broadcasting 24 hours a day, which turned out to be a huge success. "The Battle of the Radios" during that era, was supported by a wide variety of spoofs and gimmicks not to mention sidekicks, (no computers, no hard drives but just a bunch of wires,) which made broadcasting ultra-creative as compared to that done with the digital technology of today.

On November 29, 1999, Magic 89.9 transferred its studios to the Paragon Plaza Building in Mandaluyong City to share facilities with sister stations 99.5 Play FM and 103.5 K-Lite, Mellow Touch 94.7 (now Mellow 947), DWBL 1242 and DWSS 1494.

Magic 89.9 became the first home of "Love Notes", which was initially conceptualized as a gimmick. The 15 minute counseling program hosted by Joe D'Mango became an instant hit with office workers every Friday morning. Love Notes is also aired on ABC-5 from 1992 to 1996, It transferred to its sister station Wave 89.1 in 2001.

In early 2000's, the station started a trend on FM radio of making Fridays nostalgia days with the Friday Magic Madness program (now Friday Madness), that plays music from the 1980s hit music all day. On the other hand, Weekend program Saturday Slam plays the 1990s music.

Mo Twister, after four years in hiatus,[when?] returned to Magic 89.9, with Good Times With Mo (Limited Edition). He returned again in February 2006 with Good Times With Mo, along with Mojo Jojo, then a late night show. In June 2006, it was transferred to the morning slot (6-9 AM) with a third co-host, Andi. She, however resigned in February 2007, and was replaced by Maui Taylor. Maui retired on May 30, 2007, so Andi9 returned in June 2007, only to leave again on November 2007. The third co-host was Noelle Bonus.

On July 17, 2007, The Magic website was in operation once more to serve the net surfing Magic 89.9 listeners here and especially abroad.

Recent additions to the Magic list of programs include the American Top 40 (AT40) which is hosted by American Idol presenter and American radio and TV personality Ryan Seacrest, as well as BigFish Radio hosted by Johnboy Lee of BigFish Manila every Saturday nights which features exclusive programs by international club DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and others.

In January 2014, Mo Twister returns on his morning show Good Times with his new co-host Sam Oh (from its previous timeslot First Thing in the Morning while Good Times was under a 5-month suspension) and Filipino-Canadian internet sensation Mikey Bustos.[1] Friday Madness and Saturday Slam introduced their new and improved playlist, Friday Madness includes the early 90's music, while Saturday Slam includes the early 2000s music.

On May 30, 2014, the station brought back its Saturday night club/party timeslot with the debut of Saturday Night Takeover mixed by the country's popular club DJs such as Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Marc Marasigan, Deuce Manila, Katsy Lee, Travis Monsod, among others.

Air Staff[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Programs[edit]

Regular Programs (Monday-Thursday)[edit]

  • Daybreak Sounds - Hosted by Nikko Ramos
  • Good Times - Hosted by Mo Twister, Sam Oh and Mikey Bustos
  • On Demand - Hosted by Boom and Joyce Pring
  • The Big Meal - Hosted by CJ the DJ and Suzy *
  • Pop Stop - Hosted by Andi-9 and Riki Flo
    • Top 5 @ 5 (Monday-Wednesday)
    • Magic Pop 30 (Thursday)
  • Boys Night Out Hosted by Slick Rick, Tony Toni, and Sam YG *
  • The Strike Zone - Hosted by Josh Strike

*Simulcasted over the Magic Radio Stations in selected provinces.

Magic Super Weekend (Friday-Sunday)[edit]

Friday[edit]

  • Friday Madness - A compilation of 80's to early 90's music (hosted by Boom, Nikko, Tina Ryan, Santi and Pat)
  • 12" with Jon Tupaz: 80's Non-Stop Remix - Hosted by Tina Ryan
  • Slamma Jamma: 90's Non-Stop Remix - Hosted by CJ the DJ

Saturday[edit]

  • Saturday Slam - A compilation of mid-90's to early 2000's music (hosted by Riki Flo, Nikko, Suzy, Jam and Pat)
  • Saturday Night Take Over: Non-Stop dance music

Sunday[edit]

  • The Magic University - Hosted by The Magic Junior Jocks
  • Super Hit Sunday (Afternoon Edition) - Hosted by Jam Alas
  • All-Request Weekend - Hosted by Pat Jamlang
  • Local Vocal - Hosted by CJ the DJ, Jugs Jugueta and Kelvin Yu *
  • Super Hit Sunday (Evening Edition) - Hosted by the Magic Junior Jocks

*Simulcasted over the Magic Radio Stations in selected provinces.

Renamed Programs[edit]

These are the programs that are given a new name or replaced with a completely different show:

  • Early Returns (now called Popstop with Andi-9 and Jessica)
  • Final Countdown (changed to Magic 30 which is now part of Popstop every Thursdays hosted by Andi-9 and Jessica)
  • Party On Weekends (now called BigFish Radio. Global Max Radio acquired the rights to use the program name)
  • Radio Tabloid (now called Confession Sessions and is part of Boys' Night Out)
  • Sunday Slowdown (now called Nothing Noisy)
  • Tunog Kalye (now called Local Vocal. Global Max Radio acquired the rights to use the program name)

Previously Aired Programs[edit]

  • Lovenotes
  • Power Workout
  • The Boom Box
  • The Mid-Day Play
  • Retro in the Metro
  • Da Flow
  • Nite Live
  • Night Time, Drive Time
  • The Morning Zoo Crew
  • Joey and Miles in the Morning
  • Morning XXXpress
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Warzone
  • Rated R
  • Rick Dees Weekly Top 40*
  • MTV Asia Hitlist
  • Front Row
  • Slow Flow
  • Big Daddy's Playground
  • Positive Note
  • American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest** (now with 99.5 Play FM)
  • Bigfish Radio (now with 99.5 Play FM)
  • Disco Sa Tanghali
  • Mambo Jumbo

*Currently airs on Y101FM in Cebu.
**Currently airs on 99.5 Play FM, although AT40 is still broadcast over the Magic provincial stations only.

Magic 89.9 CD Compilations[edit]

  • Magic Urban Flow (MCA Music Philippines, 2005)
  • Party on Weekends (EMI Music Philippines, 2005)
  • Club Myx (EMI Music Philippines, 2006)
  • Kami nAPO Muna (Universal Records, 2006)
  • Party On Weekends (House Edition) (EMI Music Philippines, 2006)
  • The Best Of Manila Sound: Hopia Mani Popcorn (Viva Records, 2006)
  • Friday Madness OPM Edition/Retro In The Metro (Vicor Music, 2007)
  • Kami nAPO Muna Ulit (Universal Records, 2007)
  • Remember The OPM In The 80's (Vicor Music, 2007)
  • The Best Of Manila Sound 2: Hopia Mani Popcorn (Viva Records, 2007)
  • The Nicest Of The 90's (Viva Records, 2007)
  • Friday Madness (MCA Music Philippines, 2009)

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