ABS-CBN Radio Cotabato Plays “Laswa” Songs


MOR ABS-CBN Cotabato

MOR ABS-CBN CotabatoRecently we received this comment post from our dear reader. We thought sharing our reply to this reader will also be of concern to you radio people. We’ve heard similar cases before but this one really did catch my attention. Our reader goes by the name of Jake. And I believe this guy is an avid radio listener. I think he is just really concerned about what stations should supposedly play on the air! So here is his comment.

nagtatanong lang po… dito kc ako sa Cotabato and may radio Station dito ABS CBN peru ung mga song na pplay nila on air ay sobrang laswa.

recorded localy ang mga song then ung artis ay local din dito tapus ung instruments ay extracted sa mga Videoke ung mga midi files sa Videoke. tapus ung mga songs ay ay hindi binago peru ang laswa pakinggang kc wala na sa tuno… grabe pa naman ang airplay nila parang hit talga.

ung mga song gawa ng Alone, One Friend, Because of you basta ang dami na in one hour ay may 10 songs na localy recorded.

Anu ba pwede magawa dito?

Alright, before I posted this article I made a research about M.O.R. Cotabato and through Wikipedia, I found out that indeed there is an ABS-CBN Regional FM station in Cotabato City. Jake didn’t exactly tell what he was asking for, but I think what he meant was that could it be possible for a radio station to overly play local songs produced using midi files grabbed out from Videoke materials.

Firstly, I have to say that it is legal for radio stations to play local music in one hour. In fact, it is a mandate from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas to play an average of four OPM songs in a single hour.

If ABS-CBN Radio M.O.R. Cotabato is playing ten local songs in an hour, well maybe its their playlist. I suppose the local music you are referring to are bisrock bands or bands that play Cebuano songs. However, I should say that I’m not sure if it’s legal to play songs that are produced illegally too. I mean, I don’t think making songs out of a videoke material is legitimate especially if you are making money out of it.

MOR ABS-CBN CotabatoBut ABS-CBN My Only Radio Cotabato can get away with this if these “laswa” songs you are referring to are parodies. Parodies are joke songs or shall we say spoof versions of original ones. But playing ten parodies in an hour is unbelievable!

You asked if “anong pwedeng gawin dito” ? Well, I don’t think I have to figure out if it’s annoying because I believe it already is! The best thing that you should do right now is contact ABS-CBN My Only Radio Cotabato and tell them about your concerns. Tell them honestly that you don’t like their songs. I mean, I don’t believe you’re the only guy in town who seems to be bored with their playlist. If the management insists that it’s their format or it’s their PD’s directive to play 10 local songs in an hour then so be it. At least you still have other radio stations to tune in to.

I’m afraid you are not alone in this Jake, as here in Cebu, even the MOR here seems to have a problem with their playlist too. ABS-CBN Radio 97.1 here in Cebu sometimes play bisrock songs that sounds annoying in fact, you get to hear often times revival of songs that sound more often than not very horrible! We cannot actually blame stations that do operate on the masa formats because whether we like it or not, there are also some groups of people who like to listen to these songs.

But I’d like to take this opportunity to heed to radio stations. Please, regulate and try to review your playlist. Make it sure that your choice of songs are balanced and not biased. There’s nothing wrong with being a masa station, just cut the crap about over commercialism! To ABS-CBN Radio Cotabato, maybe your air crew needs some seminar. KBP in this chapter should review that station too.

11 thoughts on “ABS-CBN Radio Cotabato Plays “Laswa” Songs”

  1. ahmM..i’m listening every night sa station nyo pero pwede wag nman paulit-ulit ung mga songs…nkaka-sawa kz eh….minsan nga 2 beses pa inuulit ung knta within that hours….please lng….nkka-sawa kz tlga!!!…thank you.. :))

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  2. inggit lang yang iba jan. N nannira jan… Injoy kya mor cotabato… Ang iba jan por advrtise kkasawa., pweee, nenene, ne neee, mor 4lyf ibog ra mo

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  3. taga cotabato ako but i dont feel listening to MOR cotabato… ang alam ko na DJ jan is si andy orobia dating DJ ng DXOL 92.7 FM. in behalf naman sa MOR hindi naman sila nagpapatugtug if illegal… baka nga bisrock yung pinapatugtog kasi tunog midi lalo na yung sa kanta ng Kantin.

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  4. is this even true about sa sinabi ng taong yan? seriously, if this listener has a problem with the playlist of the radio station, he must call the station itself hinde yung nagrarant nlng xa. nsa city lng xa, isang twag lng yan nuh. hinde naman cguro bingi ang mga tao jan pra hinde makinig sa mga ganitong issue. i worked there nung 2002-2003 as a DJ, lima pa kame nun. kilala ko mga tao jan sa MOR Cotabato, pati manager e kc nanay ko yun. i dont mean to flame pero parang nakakaloko to sa mga kayod na nagtatrabaho jan sa abs-cbn lalo na ngaung cost-cutting ang company.

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  5. is this even true about sa sinabi ng taong yan? seriously, if this listener has a problem with the playlist of the radio station, he must call the station itself hinde yung nagrarant nlng xa. nsa city lng xa, isang twag lng yan nuh. hinde naman cguro bingi ang mga tao jan pra hinde makinig sa mga ganitong issue. i worked there nung 2002-2003 as a DJ, lima pa kame nun. kilala ko mga tao jan sa MOR Cotabato, pati manager e kc nanay ko yun.i dont mean to flame pero parang nakakaloko to sa mga kayod na nagtatrabaho jan sa abs-cbn lalo na ngaung cost-cutting ang company.

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