DWAV

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DWAV (Wave 89.1)
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City Pasig City
Broadcast area Metro Manila and surrounding areas
Branding Wave 89.1
Slogan Metro Manila's Hip-Hop and R&B
Just Good Music
Frequency 89.1 MHz
First air date 1975 (as KB 89.1)
Format Urban/Rhythmic Contemporary
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 60,000 watts
Class A/B/C
Callsign meaning WAVe 89.1
Former callsigns DWKB (1975-1989)
DZMZ (1989-2001)
Affiliations Tiger 22 Media Corporation
Owner Blockbuster Broadcasting System
Webcast Listen/Watch Live on Ustream
Website www.wave891.fm

DWAV (89.1 FM) - broadcasting as WAVE 89.1 - is a 24-hour urban/rhythmic contemporary radio station 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, and is one of the member stations of Tiger 22 Media Corporation. The station's studio is located at the Room 201 Strata 2000 Bldg, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, while its transmitter is located at Palos Verdes Executive Village, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal.

History[edit]

KB (1975–1988)[edit]

Known as DWKB-FM (KB 89.1) owned by the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation, the station first aired in 1975 and in a short time, became one of the country's most listened to easy listening FM music stations.

89 DMZ (1988–2001)[edit]

The station later rebranded as 89 DMZ (it also changed its callsign to DZMZ-FM), which played dance, hip hop and remixed music. The late rapper, Francis Magalona, worked with the station through his program, "The Word-up Show", which aired on Saturday nights. It also became the home of the "Mobile Circuit".

Wave (2001–present)[edit]

In 2001, IBC and Blockbuster Broadcasting System went into a government-sponsored bidding and the Vera Group, through Blockbuster Broadcasting System, won the rights to the frequency and the facilities (callsign then changed to DWAV). However, the network still shares its transmission facilities of IBC 13 until 2014 when it began transmitting from Antipolo.

Wave 89.1 began regular operations shortly on March 1, 2001. Managed by former Magic 89.9 jock Rolando Sulit a.k.a. Joe D'Mango, the station began its operations with an Urban AC format. Some months later, its programming gradually shifted to full pop R&B.

Logo in 2015

In 2007, Gary Caoili took over the management of the station after Sulit departed his management duties for both Wave and sister station Jam 88.3. A year later, after the demise of Blazin' 105.9, the station shifted to Urban Contemporary, as it started playing more Hip Hop and R&B.

From 2010 to 2014, the station has been known for hosting the Urban Music Awards.[1][2]

Since 2016, former Magic and Max FM station manager Nelson Capulso ("Sgt. Pepper" / "The Sarge") is the current station manager of Wave 89.1.

Compilations CDs Of Wave 89.1[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MyDSL artists win Urban music awards". The Philippine Star. February 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to perform at the Urban Music Awards 2014". Philippine Daily Inquirer. May 30, 2014.

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