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City of license Pasig City
Broadcast area Metro Manila and surrounding areas
Branding WAVE 891
Slogan "Your Urban Music Source"
Frequency 89.1 MHz
First air date 1975 (as KB 89.1)
1988 (as 89 DMZ)
2001 (as Wave 89.1)
2008 (as Wave 891)
Format Rhythmic Contemporary
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 91,500 watts
Class A/B/C
Former callsigns DWKB-FM (1975-1988)
DZMZ (1988-2000)
Owner Tiger 22 Media Corporation
(Blockbuster Broadcasting System)
Website http://www.wave891.fm/

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 logo from 2008 to 2013

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.


Current Programs[edit]


  • 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.

Air Staff[edit]


Officer in Charge[edit]

  • Marcelle John Marcelino (H-Town)

Traffic Manager[edit]

  • Marjorie Gonzales


  • Zar Fernandez


  • Marjorie Brual

Sound Engineer[edit]

  • Gerric Yoingco

Engineering Department[edit]

  • 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.)


Branding Slogan Years Active
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[edit]

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