DWLL

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DWLL (Mellow 947)
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City Mandaluyong City
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Branding Mellow 947
Slogan "Sounds Good"
Frequency 94.7 MHz
First air date February 23, 1973; 44 years ago (1973-02-23)
Format Adult Top 40, CHR
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 72,620 watts
Owner FBS Radio Network Inc.
Sister stations DWBL 1242
Website www.mellow947.fm

DWLL (94.7 FM), branded as Mellow 947, is a 24-hour music FM radio station, airing an Adult Top 40 and CHR format. It is owned by FBS Radio Network Inc. The station's studio and transmitter are located at Paragon Plaza, EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasts in 1973 (when the Philippines was under Martial Law) as DWLL-FM, The Mellow Touch, one of the pioneer FM stations that did not have live announcers and music DJs in their programming. The station relied entirely on the pre-recorded voice-over of retired former DWBL disc jockey Butch Gonzales to bridge segues between songs. Butch Gonzales' taped voice-over also served the purpose of an occasional time-check, usually at the "Top" and "Bottom" of certain hours of each day. Butch Gonzales' voice also became the Mellow Touch's signature voice, as he softly reminded the loyal listeners of tunes for "a bike ride along the boulevard", every hour as the station ID and jingle plays. The sound of his voice instantly translates to soft sentimental music that was clearly associated with the Mellow music of this FM station at the time.

Mellow Touch's predominantly easy listening format continued, gradually increasing pace and energy with the restoration of democratic rule in 1986, until just over 5 years ago, it started to accommodate on-air jocks and began to play largely pop alternative songs in-between the standard love songs. Today, to emphasize this shift in programming, it has changed their brand to Mellow 947 ("ninety-four-seven") in mid-2006. Its programs now generally aim to bring out the mellow side of pop-alternative and light rock music fans.

FBS radio stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
DWBL 1242 DWBL 1242 kHz 50 kW Metro Manila
Mellow 947 DWLL 94.7 MHz 25 kW Metro Manila
Mellow 957 DXBL 95.7 MHz 10 kW Cagayan de Oro
94.7 One Radio DXLL 94.7 MHz 10 kW Davao City

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