UR Faceradio

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UR Faceradio
City of license Makati City
Broadcast area Worldwide over the internet
Branding UR Faceradio
Slogan "The Worldwide Portal for Pinoy Music"
First air date July 2007 (terrestrial)
May 28, 2011 (internet)
Format Modern Rock, Classic rock, Pinoy rock
Class A / B / C
Former callsigns DWLA
Former frequencies 105.9 MHz (2007-2011)
Owner Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Sister stations DZRJ 810, RJ 100
Website www.urfaceradio.com

UR Faceradio (Faceradio is a portmonteau of 'Face' referring to Facebook, and radio; respectively), is an internet radio station and former FM station (under callsign DWLA) owned and operated by Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. in Makati City, Philippines. The station's studio is located in Makati City.

History[edit]

Terrestrial era (2007-2011)[edit]

UR logo from 2007 to 2010

Another station started broadcasting with relatively low power transmission in mid July at 105.9 MHz, identified as RJ Underground Radio UR 105.9 which has a format quite similar to the old DZRJ-AM and even LA 105.9. The station has become a child station of RJ 100. Like its "parent", it also plays three songs in a row featuring a modern rock, classic rock, and a Pinoy rock track, except for some special programs on weekdays and Saturdays, and Sunday Rock Jam. However, they don't usually feature disc jockeys on weekdays; only public address systems were used, although in recent months they started to use on-air talent. On Sundays, veteran DJ's from the old RJ Rock of Manila were heard on Sunday Rock Jam. Within a few months, RJ UR improved its transmission to 25,000 watts.

Also, legendary rock DJ Dante David ("Howlin' Dave") made his return on FM radio and to the RJ family as well after a stint with the defunct Rock 990 (now Radyo Inquirer 990), with his Sunday afternoon programme RJ Pinoy Rock and Rhythm until several health reasons caused his death on May 2008.

Every weekday UR 105.9 starts the day playing an hour's worth of Eraserheads songs, from 5:00-6:00 a.m., in response to sister station RJ 100 playing The Beatles songs in the same timeslot, because the Eraserheads are the 'Beatles of the Philippines.'

UR Faceradio (2011-present)[edit]

After 4 years, UR management decided to forgo lease on 105.9. In May 28, 2011, UR 105.9 was relaunched & migrated to internet as UR Faceradio.[1] At the same day, a concert was held at the Metrowalk called Pinoy Music Aid: The Official Launch of UR Faceradio. However, it aired its feed until the end of June. At the same time, Underground Radio made its rebranding as Radio High 105.9 on radio.

Since late 2011, it began broadcasting from 5pm - 1am.

Current DJs/Air Staff[edit]

  • Sick James
  • Monica
  • Benom (Benedict Bartolome)
  • Hadi
  • Julia Clarete

Former Air Staff[edit]

  • Howlin' Dave
  • The Mole (now Manny Cash on DZRJ-AM)
  • Memphis
  • Robin Nievera
  • Patti
  • Lady I
  • Lee Casanova
  • Dr. Duke
  • B Roc
  • Jimmy Jam
  • Julz
  • Nick Zinger
  • Sib
  • Zombie
  • Robo Reklamo
  • Mr. SLH
  • Mr. A
  • Sleepy John
  • The Gaucho
  • Stoney Burke
  • Cousin Hoagy
  • The Spirit

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