|City of license||Pasig City|
|Broadcast area||Metro Manila and surrounding areas|
|Slogan||"Your Urban Music Source"|
|First air date||1975 (as KB 89.1)
1988 (as 89 DMZ)
2001 (as Wave 89.1)
2008 (as Wave 891)
|Former callsigns||DWKB-FM (1975-1988)
|Owner||Tiger 22 Media Corporation
(Blockbuster Broadcasting System)
DWAV, broadcasting as WAVE 891, is a music station based in Metro Manila that plays a Contemporary R&B, Funk, Motown, Hip-Hop, Old School Rap, Quiet Storm format. It is owned and operated by Blockbuster Broadcasting System, Inc. in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the room 201 Strata 2000 Bldg., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, with its transmitter located at Palos Verde executive subdivision, Sumulong highway, Antipolo Rizal.
Wave 891 began regular operations shortly on March 1, 2001 as Wave 89.1, after Quest, through a government-sponsored bidding, won the rights to the frequency and the facilities of the defunct and sequestered DZMZ (Danze Muzic Zone 89 DMZ, then owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation).
Managed by former Magic 89.9 jock Rolando Sulit a.k.a. Joe D'Mango, the station began its operations with a pop soul, pop jazz easy listening format. Some months later, its programming gradually shifted to full pop R&B (also known as Rhythmic contemporary). As of 2009, the station started playing hip-hop tunes. In 2008, the point was eliminated from the title and the station became known as Wave 891.
Last January 2010, Wave 891 successfully launched the first Urban Music Awards. Recently, it launched its own listening app, available in Android & iOS.
- Wild Side - Hosted by KC Montero, Skratchmark, Gee Canlas, Jules and Jimmy Muna; Weekdays, 6am - 9am.
- Gridlock - Hosted by George and Nathan J.; Weekdays, 9am - 12nn.
- The Playroom - Hosted by Jason and Pam; Weekdays, 12nn - 3pm.
- Ear Candy - Hosted by Anne and DJ Marlon; Weekdays, 3pm - 6pm.
- The Rowdy Empire - Hosted by King DJ Logan, Chiqui & DJ Ron Poe; Weekdays, 6pm - 9pm.
- The Flow - Hosted by MC Dash, H-Town and DJ Buzz; Weekdays, 9pm - 12mn.
- Dreamsounds - Hosted by Jun DJ; Tues. - Fri., 12mn - 3am.
- Snapback Friday - Fridays 3am - Saturdays 1am.
- Snapback Radio - Saturdays 12mn - 1am.
- Weekend Flava - Saturdays 1am - Sundays 6am.
- Urban Pinas Radio - Hosted by Nathan J.; Weekdays, 2pm - 5pm.
- Soul Review - Hosted by Anne; 12nn - 2pm.
- The Milkcrate - Hosted by DJ Decypher and Erik Gulo, 5pm - 8pm.
- Saturday Get Away - Hosted by DJ Marlon, 8pm - 11pm.
- Low Tide Sunday - Sundays 6am - 12mn.
- The Quiet Storm - Hosted by Jun DJ, 7pm - 12mn.
- Jason on the Radio
- The Mighty Dash
- Nathan J
- Jun DJ
- DJ Marlon
- H-Town (formerly from Power 108, Blazin' 105.9 & 103.5 Max FM)
- Jimmy Muna
- King DJ Logan (formerly from Magic 89.9, 103.5 Max FM & 99.5 RT)
- DJ Buzz
- Gee Canlas
- KC Montero
- Ron Poe
- DJ Decypher
- Erik Gulo
Officer in Charge
- Marcelle John Marcelino (H-Town)
- Marjorie Gonzales
- Zar Fernandez
- Marjorie Brual
- Gerric Yoingco
- Bong Manalad (Chief Technician)
- Romel Manigbas (Studio Tech.)
- Reynold Yamat (Studio Tech.)
- Bhon Decena (Studio Tech.)
- Benjamin Valencia Jr. (Transmitter Tech.)
- Joseph Marcelo (Transmitter Tech.)
- Marlon Wilson Antonio (Transmitter Tech.)
|89 DMZ||Your Danze Muzic Zone||1989-2001|
|Wave 89.1||Soft Favorites, All The Time||2001-2002|
|Wave 89.1||Your Lifestyle, Your Music||2002-2008|
|Wave 891||Your Most Influential R&B Station||2008-2011|
|Wave 891||Representing Hip Hop and R&B||2011-2012|
|Wave 891||Your Urban Music Source||2013-present|
Compilations CD's Of Wave 891
- Dream Sounds (MCA Music Philippines, 2002)
- Dream Sounds 2 (MCA Music Philippines, 2003)
- Dream Sounds 3 (EMI Music Philippines, 2005)
- Feel Good Fridays (EMI Music Philippines, 2006)
- MYMP: "New Horizon" (Ivory Music, 2006) (in collaboration with Magic 89.9, Jam 88.3, 90.7 Love Radio & Yes! FM 101.1)
- Freestyle: "Back At The Yard" (Viva Records, 2007) (in collaboration with Magic 89.9)
- Soul Obsessions: Duets With Thor (Ivory Music, 2007)
- Nyoy Volante: "Heartstrings" (Vicor Music Corp., 2008)
- MYMP: "Now" (Ivory Music, 2008) (in collaboration with Jam 88.3, 90.7 Love Radio & Yes! FM 101.1)
- Six O Slow/The Quiet Storm Album (MCA Music Philippines, 2009)
- Nina-Renditions of the Soul (Warner Music Philippines, 2009)
- Freestyle: "Playlist" (Viva Records, 2009) (in collaboration with Magic 89.9, Jam 88.3 & 99.5 RT)
- Princess Velasco: Addicted To Acoustic (Viva Records, 2009) (in collaboration with Jam 88.3 & Mellow 947.)