DZRJ-FM

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DZRJ-FM
Rj 100.jpg
City Makati City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas (Primary)
Nationwide (via satellite relay stations)
Worldwide (Online)
Branding 100.3 RJFM
Slogan The Greatest and the Latest Hits (Mondays thru Saturdays)
The Rarest and the Greatest (every Sundays)
3 Songs in a Row
Frequency 100.3 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date August 1963 on AM
1973 on FM
Format Oldies, Adult Contemporary
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 60,000 watts
Class FM Stereo
Callsign meaning Ramon Jacinto
Former callsigns DZUW (1963-1978)
DWNK (1978-1986)
Owner Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Sister stations DZRJ 810 AM
RJTV 29 (2nd Avenue)
Webcast Live Stream (via Ustream)
Website www.RJ100fm.com

DZRJ-FM, branded as 100.3 RJFM, is a radio station broadcasting oldies and classic 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 located in Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. The 25,000 watt signal reaches all of Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces.

It is also heard nationwide over RJFM's provincial stations, each with its own frequency, except in Cebu and Davao, where it also airs on the same frequency as the Manila station. The station plays 1960s to 1990s music (Classic Hits), as well as the hits of 2000's from Monday to Saturday & 1950s to 1960s music (Oldies) every Sunday. It is also the most successful radio station whose regular playlist is defined not by genre, but by sound, following the greatest and the latest format.

History[edit]

It was once DZUW-AM broadcasting on 1310 kHz originally owned by Republic Broadcasting System (now GMA Network, Inc.) but was moved to FM in 1973 on 100.3 MHz before it changed its callsign to DWNK-FM and it was reformatted as 100.3 Wink FM during the Martial Law years. Wink FM was manned by all-female DJ's, decades before ABS-CBN's 101.9 Radio Romance (now MOR 101.9 For Life!) came to existence.

Around 1986, during the Philippines' historic People Power Revolution, after DZRJ-AM reformatted as Radyo Bandido with a news, talk & public service format, 100.3 Wink FM was sold to Rajah Broadcasting Network and changed its callsign to DZRJ and it was reformatted as Boss Radio DZRJ 100.3, broadcasting rock-and-roll format, which was similar to the former format where DZRJ-AM essentially left off.

Around 1999, it was reformatted to The Hive 100.3, playing alternative rock, indie rock & classic rock music. Its format was similar to the defunct RJ Underground Radio 105.9. In 2002, The Hive finally reformatted to an all-oldies format, and rebranded it as 100.3 RJFM. It was then a fully automated radio station until May 2003, when it started to add live DJs to the programming line-up. The first DJ heard on this station in 2003 was Hill Billy Willy (formerly from 93.9 WKC (now 93.9 iFM), who left the station to join Wish 1075 11 years later, then Retro 105.9 DCG FM), followed by the other jocks such as Bobby Ante, Peewee (currently a voice over announcer for IBC-13), Long Tall Howard Medina (now with Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz), and Danee Samonte aka. Steve O'Neal. It also began bringing news from VOA & BBC, similar to DZRJ-AM.

RJ 100.3 FM teams up with HP Philippines[edit]

On October 15, 2010, HP Philippines, a unit of United States-based information technology firm Hewlett-Packard Company, have entered an agreement with RJ 100.3 FM as part of radio commercials. However the deal was eventually discontinued.

RJFM stations[edit]

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