Dream FM Network

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Dream FM Network
Private
IndustryRadio network
Fate106.7 FM Manila sold to Ultrasonic Broadcasting System; remaining stations except DYKP closed down
PredecessorABC Development Corporation
SuccessorUltrasonic Broadcasting System
Boracay Beach Radio
FoundedSeptember 27, 2004 (as a radio arm of ABC-5)
March 2010 (as a spin-off radio network)
DefunctJune 30, 2011
HeadquartersPhilippines
Key people
Antonio O. Cojuangco, Jr.
Robyn Narciso
Anton Lagdameo
Websitewww.boracaybeachradio.com Edit this on Wikidata

Dream FM Network is a radio network based in the Philippines. It was founded in March 2010 by former ABC/TV5 chairman Antonio "Tonyboy" Cojuangco, Jr., program director Robyn Narciso and stockholder Anton Lagdameo as a spin-off after it was not part of its former parent ABC Development Corporation (now TV5 Network, Inc.)'s acquisition by MediaQuest Holdings, Inc..

History[edit]

In September 2004, 11 months after Cojuangco took over the management of ABC, 106.7 was reformatted as Dream FM. The station aired in a smooth jazz format added up with R&B, Soul, Bossa Nova and House. The station branding was named after Dream Satellite TV, also owned by Cojuangco.

After MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. acquired TV5 from the consortium led by the Cojuangco group and Malaysia-based broadcaster Media Prima Berhad in 2010, Dream FM and its affiliate stations in other parts of the country remained under the Cojuangco management led by former ABC stockholder Anton Lagdameo. However, TV5 remained as its licensee until June 2011. On the other hand, MediaQuest manages Radyo5 92.3 News FM, owned by its TV5 affiliate, Nation Broadcasting Corporation.

Dream FM Manila signed off at June 30, 2011 with the song, "Till We Meet Again" by Eric Benét. Its provincial stations were shut down a month before. It continues to broadcast intermittently online through Hayag. On September 2011, Dream FM Boracay was rechristened as Boracay Beach Radio. On its website, it is described as a "part of the Dream FM Network".

Energy FM Manila transferred to 106.7 on July 1, 2011. The station is referred to as "Energy FM on Dream". This is a temporary partnership between Cojuangco & Ultrasonic Broadcasting System, which took part-ownership of the station.[1][2]

Stations[edit]

Current[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
97.3 Boracay Beach Radio DYKP 97.3 MHz 5 kW Boracay

Former[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
106.7 Dream FM1 DWET-FM 106.7 MHz 25 kW Manila
106.7 Dream FM Laoag2 DWTE-FM 106.7 MHz 5 kW Laoag
106.7 Dream FM Davao2 DXET-FM 106.7 MHz 10 kW Davao
93.5 Dream FM General Santos2 DXER-FM 93.5 MHz 10 kW General Santos
  1. Acquired by UBSI.
  2. Defunct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Former TV5 owner expands footprint in FM radio business "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  2. ^ Cojuangco’s Dream FM rebranding http://business.inquirer.net/5640/cojuangco%E2%80%99s-dream-fm-rebranding

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