DWDM-FM

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DWDM (Pinas FM 95.5)
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City of license Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (online)
Slogan Ang Pambansang FM
(The National FM)
Mas Masaya Dito!
(It's more fun here!)
Tahanan ng OPM
(The home of OPM)
Frequency 95.5 MHz
First air date 1987 (as Diamond 95.5)
1992 (as Pinoy Radio DM 95.5)
2002 (as DWDM-FM 95.5)
2011 (as Pinas FM 95.5)
Format Hot AC, OPM
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 101,160 watts
Callsign meaning DiaMond (former brand) or Dominador Manalo
Owner Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations Radyo Agila 1062
Webcast Pinas FM 95.5 on Ustream
Website http://www.pinasfm.com/
http://eaglebroadcasting.net/pinasfm955/

DWDM (95.5 FM), branded as Pinas FM 95.5, is a radio station, airing an all-OPM format in Metro Manila. It is owned by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, and is the official radio station of the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). The station's studio and transmitter are located at EBC Bldg., No. 25 Central Ave., Diliman, Quezon City. The station operates regularly from Monday to Sunday from 4 am till 12 midnight. Since 2015, there was no broadcast breaks during the Summer Break (known by most non-Iglesia Ni Cristo members as the Holy Week) and continues broadcasting OPM songs due to its popularity.

History[edit]

Diamond 95.5 (1987–1992)[edit]

From 1987 to 1992, the station was launched under the brand Diamond 95.5. It played mainstream music.

Pinoy Radio DM 95.5 (1992–2002)[edit]

In 1992, it changed its name to Pinoy Radio DM 95.5 (ninety-five-five). Its format featured OPM. It was also one of the first radio stations with DJs that spoke a mix of Filipino and English. It also launches the Pinoy Music Awards where OPM artists and songs are recognized. The station lasted for 10 years until it went off the air in 2002.

DWDM-FM 95.5 (2002–2007)[edit]

In 2002, it was rebranded to DWDM-FM 95.5 as an easy listening station. It played automated oldies music with few commercials, similar to DWSS 1494. It was called Dazzling Music as it was one of the 3 easy listening stations in Metro Manila along with 96.3 WRocK (now 96.3 Easy Rock), 97dot9 Home Radio & Mellow Touch 94.7 (now Mellow 947).

It ceased transmission on January 2007 to upgrade its transmitter facilities. In May 2007, it briefly returned in the airwaves on a lower bandwidth and limited broadcast hours (9 am - 1 pm). It lasted until June 8, 2007. Its format was carried over to DZEC 1062.

Pinas FM 95.5 (2011–present)[edit]

In April 8, 2011, 95.5 returned to the airwaves as a test broadcast. At that time, it moved its studios from Maligaya Bldg. II in EDSA to New Era University Barn Building (currently used for INCRadio DZEM 954). On May 16, Pinas FM 95.5 (ninety-five-five) was launched. It began its broadcast at 4:00 am with Newsic, followed by some of the DJs from the Pinoy Radio roster. On February 2013, the station studios transferred to the then newly built EBC Building in No.25 Central Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

Last April 2014, Pinas FM launched their newest theme song, entitled "Pinas FM: Tahanan ng OPM" featuring Davey Langit, Aikee and Chadleen Lacdo-o.

Since October 5, 2014, Pinas FM became the first and only FM station in the country that plays only Original Pilipino Music or OPM, in support of the advocacy of promoting Filipino musical talent. Prior to this, the management slowly reduces its foreign music content in order to fully transition into an all-OPM radio station.

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