DWCD-FM

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97.9 WCD
City Mandaluyong City
Broadcast area Metro Manila
Branding 97.9 WCD/97.9 Crusaders FM
Frequency 97.9 MHz
First air date 1986
Format music, news
Power 25,000 watts
Callsign meaning CrusaDers
Owner Crusaders Broadcasting System
Sister stations DWAD 1098

DWCD 97.9 was an FM station owned and operated by Crusaders Broadcasting System. Its radio transmitter and studios were located at Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City from 1986 to 1995 and on 209 E. Dela Paz, Mandaluyong City since 1995.

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Four years after the launch of DWAD in April 1982, 97.9 Crusaders FM broadcast since April 1986 playing pop, mellow and Christian music. It had temporary permits in January 1994 and then in May 1996.

In May 1997, the station ceased operations because the Broadcast Service Division of the NTC recommended the cancellation and revocation of the permit of Crusaders due to a case filed by ConAmor Broadcasting Systems. In August 1997, 97.9 FM was acquired by Aliw Broadcasting Corporation and began test broadcasts in Mid-1998 under the callsign DWQZ.

In September 1997, there was a trial court. The commission believes and so holds that respondent’s request for renewal of its temporary permit to operate 97.9 Crusaders FM should be, as it is, hereby DENIED. Therefore, 97.9 Crusaders FM has withdrawn and inactive until today,[1] as Aliw Broadcasting Corporation began operations of 97.9 Home Radio since Mid-1998 as a Test Broadcast, and continues to operate on this frequency up to this day.

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