DWWW

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DWWW 774
City San Juan City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Branding DWWW 774
Slogan Your Ultimate AM Radio
Frequency 774 kHz C-QUAM AM Stereo
First air date 1963 (as DZBM)
Format news, public affairs, oldies
Power 25,000 watts
Former callsigns DZBM (1963-1972)
DWOO (1973-1987)
DWAT (1994-1996)
Former frequencies as DZBM/DWAT:
740 kHz (1963-1972, 1973-1979)
as DZLM/DWOO:
1430 kHz (1963-1972, 1973-1979)
Owner Interactive Broadcast Media, Inc.
(Radio Mindanao Network)
Sister stations DWKC-FM, DZXL
Webcast DWWW on Ustream
Website 774DWWW.ph

DWWW (774 AM) is a C-QUAM AM stereo station owned and operated by Interactive Broadcast Media in the Philippines. The station is also an affliate station of the Radio Mindanao Network. The studio is in Unit 808, Atlanta Centre, Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan City, while the transmitter is at Brgy. Tagalag, Valenzuela City, Philippines.

DWWW has news, public affairs, health & wellness programs; oldies music and religious programs.

History[edit]

DZBM/DWOO/DWAT 740/774kHz[edit]

The modern DWWW started as DZBM 740 kHz in 1963 under the Mareco Broadcasting Network, Inc. This served as the promotional radio station for Villar Records and Mabuhay Records. It also has its sister station, DZLM/DWOO 1430 kHz. In 1979, it later changed its frequency to 774 kHz in response to the adoption of the 9 kHz spacing on AM radio stations in the Philippines. It also changed its format to news & talk. In 1994, It changed its callsign to DWAT and served as the first station of veteran broadcasters, Fernan Gulapa, Willie Delgado, and the son of the late Louie Beltran, Cito Beltran. It was the home of CNN on AM radio in the Philippines, aside from Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) and 105.1 Crossover.

DWWW 774kHz[edit]

In 1996, Roberto Bacsal and Rene Palma under Interactive Broadcast Media, Inc. bought the MBNI's flagship AM station and revived it as DWWW under 774 kHz. Its studios were moved to #23 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City. The station plays a variety of music from the 50s to 80s in the afternoon and evening slots, while morning and late afternoon slots were alloted for news and public affairs programs, taking it to the #4 spot in the Mega Manila AM ratings and carved a strong niche against rival stations.

DWWW also introduced the Broadkast Patrol reportorial team (which was relaunched in 2017) for news. Aside from Gulapa and Beltran, other personalities were part of the station's early years are Lito Villarosa, Jun Taña, Bobby Guanzon, Vic Morales and Joey Collantes. Jun Ricafrente of DZMM served as head of the news service in the 90s.

Expansion[edit]

Under the new management, DWWW was relaunched on November 2, 2011 in its new home in Atlanta Center, Greenhills, San Juan and expanded its broadcast hours to 24/7 on-air broadcast (although its signs off on early morning of Sundays for transmitter maintenance). The nomenclature of the station's identification has also changed from "Siete siete cuatro/siyete siyete kwatro" to "Seven seven four."

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