DZRJ-FM

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DZRJ (100.3 RJFM)
CityMakati City
Broadcast areaMega Manila, and surrounding areas, Greater Luzon Area (Primary)
Nationwide (via satellite relay stations)
Worldwide (Online)
Branding100.3 RJFM
SloganThe Greatest and the Latest Hits (Mondays thru Saturdays)
The Rarest and the Greatest (every Sundays)
3 Songs in a Row
Frequency100.3 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air dateAugust 1963 on AM
1978 on FM
FormatThe latest and the greatest hits
Power25,000 watts
ERP60,000 watts
ClassA, B, upper C
Callsign meaningRamon Jacinto
Former callsignsDZUW (1963-1978)
DWNK (1978-1986)
AffiliationsBBC World Service
Voice of America
OwnerRajah Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Sister stationsDZRJ 810 AM
RJ DigiTV
WebcastLive Stream (via Ustream)
Websitewww.RJ100fm.com

DZRJ-FM, branded as 100.3 RJFM, is a radio station broadcasting the greatest and latest hits format. It is owned by Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. The station's studio is located at 7849 General Luna St. corner Makati Ave. in Makati City, while the transmitter is locate in Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. The 25,000-watt signal reaches all of Metro Manila and the Greater Luzon Area.

The station plays 1960s to today's music from Monday to Saturday & 1950s to 1960s music (Oldies) every Sunday. It is also the most successful radio station in its category, whose playlist is defined not by genre, but by sound, combining songs from almost six decades. It operates daily 24/7 except on Mondays where it is off the air from midnight to 5 AM.

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It was once DZUW-AM, originally broadcasting on 1310 kHz on the AM band and it was originally owned by Republic Broadcasting System (now GMA Network, Inc.), but was moved to the FM band in 1973 on 100.3 MHz.

In 1980, it was reformatted as 100.3 Wink FM and it changed its callsign to DWNK-FM. It was manned by all-female DJs, decades before 101.9 Radio Romance (now MOR 101.9 For Life!) came to existence.[1]

Around 1986, during the Philippines' historic People Power Revolution, after DZRJ-AM reformatted as Radyo Bandido with a news, talk & public service format, it was sold to Rajah Broadcasting Network and changed its callsign to DZRJ. It rebranded as RJFM 100.3 The Original Rock and Roll Radio with an album rock format, which was similar to the former format where DZRJ-AM essentially left off. By the early 90s, it carried the brand Boss Radio as its format evolved into mainstream rock. In 1998, it officially launched its nationwide satellite broadcasting, a first in the history of the company to achieve this milestone.[2]

Around July 1999, it was reformatted again as The Hive 100.3, playing alternative rock, indie rock & classic rock music. Its format was similar to RJ Underground Radio 105.9 (now 105.9 Lite FM). On May 6, 2002, it was reformatted again as 100.3 RJFM, this time playing the music from almost 6 decades, equipped with the latest computer technology. It started as an fully automated music station until May 2003, when they finally have on-air jocks.

RJ 100.3 logo used from 2013 until 2018.

RJFM is popular among early morning listeners for the "Beatles Anthology, featuring the songs of The Beatles for one whole hour. The show airs daily from 5:00 to 6:00 in the morning.

In March 13, 2019, RJdigiTV officially launched their TeleRadyo channel of RJFM 100.3 via 29.03, but it was shelved several weeks after.

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