DWQZ

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DWQZ
979 Home Radio logo 2014.jpg
City Pasig City, Philippines
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding 97.9 Home Radio
Slogan The Home of the Millennials
The Music of Now
Frequency 97.9 MHz
First air date 1998 (test broadcast)
2000 (as Home Radio)
March 17, 2014 (as the first iteration of Home Radio Natural)
April 5, 2015 (as the 2nd iteration of Home Radio Natural)
Format CHR, Top 40
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 100,000 watts
Class Low
Callsign meaning DWQZ
Former callsigns DWCD-FM (1986–1997)
Owner Aliw Broadcasting Corporation
(Insular Broadcasting System)
Sister stations DWIZ
Webcast Listen Live (via Ustream)
Website http://www.979homeradio.com/

DWQZ (97.9 FM), branded as 97.9 Home Radio, is a commercial radio station, airing a CHR Local format. It is owned and operated by the Aliw Broadcasting Corporation. Its studios are located at the 5th Floor, Citystate Centre, #709 Shaw Blvd., Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City.

History[edit]

2000-2014: As an Easy Listening station[edit]

Home Radio adopted an automated AC format, dubbed as the "#1 Easy Listening Station" in Metro Manila. After gaining success in half a year, it was then implemented to its provincial stations. Aside from its usual Weekday programming, it aired a CHR-oriented programming during Sundays.

In 2006, Home Radio introduced its first fully automated DJ, Jackie (voiced by Lannie Chan). In 2009, it recruited female (and later, male) DJs on board, following the less talk, more music style.

On February 28, 2014, after 14 years, the Home Radio network bade goodbye to its easy listening format, following its transition for the next 2 weeks.

2014-2015: As a Hot AC/Top 40 station[edit]

On March 17, 2014, the Home Radio network reformatted to a Hot AC format, with a new slogan, "Natural!".

2015-present: As a CHR Local station[edit]

On Easter Sunday 2015, the station was revamped once more, with a different sound and tagline execution. The current format is CHR/Top 40 music mixed with OPM, simply known as CHR Local.

Recently, the "Natural!" slogan was retired.

Home Radio stations[edit]

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