DWQZ

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DWQZ (97.9 Home Radio Natural!)
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City of license Pasig City, Philippines
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding 97.9 Home Radio
Slogan "Natural!"
Frequency 97.9 MHz
First air date 1998 (test broadcast)
2000 (as Home Radio)
March 17, 2014 (as the first literation of Home Radio 97.9 Natural)
April 20, 2014 (as Natural 97.9)
November 3, 2014 (as the 2nd literation of Home Radio 97.9 Natural)
April 5, 2015 (as 97.9 Home Radio - Natural)
Format CHR, Top 40, OPM
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Callsign meaning DWQZ
Former callsigns DWCD-FM (1986–1997)
Owner Aliw Broadcasting Corporation (Insular Broadcasting System)
Sister stations DWIZ
Webcast Listen Live

DWQZ (97.9 FM), branded as 97.9 Home Radio - Natural is commercial radio station owned and operated by the Aliw Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. Its studios are located at the 5th Floor, Citystate Centre, #709 Shaw Blvd., Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City with its transmitter located along Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City. 97.9 Home Radio broadcasts a CHR local music format that operates 24 hours a day with various on-air personalities.

History[edit]

2000-2014 - 97dot9 Home Radio[edit]

Home Radio executed an automated AC format that branded it as the "#1 Easy Listening Station" in Metro Manila. With its success in Manila, it was then implemented in the provincial stations.

On February 28, 2014, Home Radio changed from an easy listening AC format to a Hot AC Top 40 format.

2014 - Natural 97.9[edit]

On March 17, 2014, the Home Radio network switched from a niche AC market to a Top 40 station format.

During the Holy Week of 2014, the "Home Radio" branding changed to "Natural."

One of the shows launched during this format was the "RnB Show" hosted by Duncan Ramos and Jimmy Bondoc; it lasted until the end of 2014.

2014 - Return of Home Radio 97.9 Natural[edit]

On November 3, 2014, the network returned to its original "Home Radio" brand name continuing with a Top 40 format.

2015 - 97.9 Home Radio - Natural[edit]

On Easter Sunday 2015, the station returned to the airwaves with a different sound and tagline execution that reflected its new sound and imaging. Branded now as "97.9 Home Radio - Natural", the current format is CHR local (mainstream Top 40 mixed with OPM) with Tagalog and English adlibs.

Notable former on-air personalities[edit]

Home Radio stations[edit]

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