DWYS

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DWYS (Yes FM 101.1)
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City Pasay City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Branding Yes FM 101.1
Slogan The Best!
Frequency 101.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Cignal Channel 202
First air date 1980 (as DZFX 101.1)
October 11, 1985 (as Kiss FM 101.1)
1989 (as Kiss Jazz 101.1)
December 18, 1995 (as 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis)
December 6, 1998 (as Yes FM 101.1)
Format Hot AC, OPM
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 75,000 watts
Class C, D, E
Callsign meaning YES! FM
Former callsigns DZFX (1968-1985)
DWKS (1985–1995)
DWST (1995–1998)
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
(Pacific Broadcasting Systems)
Sister stations DZRH, 90.7 Love Radio, 96.3 Easy Rock
Website YesFM.com.ph

DWYS (101.1 FM), currently operating as Yes FM 101.1, is a commercial Hot AC, and OPM radio station in Metro Manila, licensed to Pasay City. It was owned by Pacific Broadcasting Systems (a wholly owned subsidiary of Manila Broadcasting Company) in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, and its transmitter is located atop the BSA Twin Towers in Mandaluyong City,[1] sharing the same site with 90.7 Love Radio & 96.3 Easy Rock. Yes FM 101.1 operates 24-hours a day that plays Pop music, OPM, Asian Pop, and the "Philippines' Best Mix Of Music" from the 1990s till present-day.

History[edit]

DZFX 101.1[edit]

Originally owned by Makati Broadcasting Network, it began broadcasting in 1980 as DZFX 101.1. It played classical songs until October 11, 1985, and a few minutes before 12 noon, it played its last song, a Mozart piece, just before the top of the hour. A five-second silence ensued, and the production launch presentation was played saying goodbye to DZFX and saying hello to Kiss FM.

Kiss FM 101.1[edit]

Shortly after DZFX 101.1's sign off in October 11, 1985, it was rebranded as Kiss FM 101.1 (call letters DWKS) with studios located at 14th floor, Insular Life Building, Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati Central Business District. It introduced innovations like having the frequency number on its telephone number, programs like "Top 20 at 12" and the launch date as 10-11, standing as the frequency. From 1985, it had the Contemporary Hit Radio format, competing directly with 99.5 RT (now 99.5 Play FM) and 97.1 WLS-FM (now Barangay LS 97.1).

Kiss Jazz 101.1[edit]

It changed its name to Kiss Jazz 101.1 and transformed into a smooth jazz format from 1989 to 1995 competing directly with Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) before it quietly went off the air.

101.1 Showbiz Tsismis[edit]

On December 18, 1995, Manila Broadcasting Company acquired the station from Makati Broadcasting Network and launched the first show business gossip and music-format FM station in the country, 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis. Under the call sign DWST, which stood for "Showbiz Tsismis" (Showbiz Gossip), the station's studio was located then in FJE Building, Makati.

101.1 Showbiz Tsismis had a mix of show business news and the latest music hits, and even employed reporters with a reporting style similar to that of local AM stations. It is also simulcast thru provincial via-satellite FM stations in the country, a first then in Philippine radio history.[2]

Yes FM 101.1[edit]

On December 6, 1998, 101.1 was re-launched as Yes FM 101.1 with a different call sign (DWYS). Its format was hot adult contemporary similar to its sister station 90.7 Love Radio and became the undisputed number 1 FM station from 1999 to 2002.

On July 2002, all MBC stations from FJE Building in Makati City were relocated and transferred to Star City Complex in Pasay, Philippines.

In 2008, Yes FM 101.1 was again repackaged and adopted the slogan "Automatic 'Yan!" (That's Automatic!). The playlists used were almost the same as 90.7 Love Radio's but the programming was different.

In 2012, as part of "Radyo? Dalawa Lang Yan!" (Radio? There's Only Two!) campaign (which was launched by Yes FM and Love Radio in the first quarter of 2011), some DJs from 90.7 Love Radio such as Rica Herra, Missy Hista, Rico Pañero and Lala Banderas were moved to Yes FM 101.1 in exchange of Diego Bandido, Emma Harot, Robin Sienna and Kristine Dera which they were moved to the former, as well as the new branding as the "Hayahay" station, which later became also the slogan on other Yes FM and several Hot FM and Love Radio stations.

Since 2015, Yes FM banter are now based on 1 peso Hayahay quotes (ex. ""Kung Piso lang sana ang hot meals sa Cebu Pacific... Ay! Hayahay ang Buhay!).

On July 18, 2016, both DJs from 90.7 Love Radio such as Shai Tisai and Raqi Terra were moved to Yes FM 101.1 in exchange of Tanya Chinita and Kara Karinyosa which they were moved to the former, as well as the launching of its new slogan, "The Best".

Yes FM radio stations[edit]

Further information: YES! FM stations

Compilation albums of Yes FM 101.1[edit]

  • MYMP: "New Horizon" (Ivory Music, 2006)
  • MYMP: "Now" (Ivory Music, 2008)
  • Davey Langit: "Mad About Acoustic" (Viva Records, 2009)
  • Frencheska Farr: "Inside My Heart" (GMA Records, 2010)
  • Sarah Geronimo: "One Heart" (Viva Records, 2011)

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