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What is the most listened to FM Radio Station in Metro Manila in the year 2023?

According to the Philippine Radio and TV stations Wiki, the most listened to radio station in Metro Manila in 2023 is Wish 107.5 FM[1]. This is supported by MyTuner Radio, which lists Wish 107.5 FM as the most popular radio station in the Philippines[2].

Wish FM 107.5 is owned by the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation. It is not clear how much revenue Wish FM 107.5 earns as this information is not publicly available.

According to the Top Charts website[1], the most requested artist, singer, or performer on radio stations in the Philippines in 2023 is Paloma Faith with her song “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”[2]. This is based on the Radio Top 100 Songs chart, which ranks the most played songs of the week in 46 countries and includes airplay from 15000 radio stations.



According to the Top Charts website[1], the most requested artist, singer, or performer on radio stations in the Philippines in 2023 is Paloma Faith with her song “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”[2]. This is based on the Radio Top 100 Songs chart, which ranks the most played songs of the week in 46 countries and includes airplay from 15000 radio stations.



Unfortunately, there is no answer this question. However, according to the website of Wish FM 107.5, the station’s schedule is from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. [1]. This suggests that the average listener may tune in for up to 7 hours per day.



The most popular FM Radio App from the Philippines is Philippines Radio – Live FM, which is available on the App Store. [1] It has over 250 radio stations from all over the Philippines, and it has a modern, beautiful, and easy to use interface. [2] It is also the top rated radio app on the App Store, with over 4+ stars. [1]



Former Govt Official and Radio Anchor Sends Journalist to Prison for Cyber Libel

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, a Quezon City court found journalist Frank Cimatu of Baguio City guilty of cyber libel for a Facebook post he published five years earlier. 

Cimatu’s jail term was set by Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 93 to range from six months to five years, five months, and 11 days. Cimatu was also mandated by the court to pay P300,000 in moral damages. 

“FURTHER, premises considered, the Court finds accused FRANKLIN “FRANK” CIMATU y YAPO guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the crime of cyber libel under Section 4(c)(4) of Republic Act No. 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, and sentences him to suffer the punishment of incarceration for six (6) months and one (1) day” (1).

Evangeline Cabochan-Santos, acting presiding judge for Branch 93 of the QC RTC, made the choice. The RTC’s decision is still subject to appeal, just like any other court decision.

Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol, a former head of agriculture, brought the accusation in relation to Cimatu’s 2017 Facebook post that stated: “Agri sec got rich by P21-M in 6 months. In addition to the accusation, Piñol sought P15 million in civil penalties. 

According to Piñol’s resume, which was posted on a government website, he entered the media industry and worked as a radio journalist and news writer in Cotabato City. 

The promulgation was supposed to happen on December 2, however that date was changed. Later, the promulgation was planned for December 13. 

The prior court win of Baguio City journalists this year has been diminished by Cimatu’s conviction. Former Cordillera police chief’s internet libel lawsuit against Northern Dispatch editor-in-chief Kimberlie Quitasol and volunteer correspondent was dismissed by La Trinidad Regional Trial Court.

The court determined that Cimatu’s statements and his Facebook post looked to be defamatory and an imputation of a crime. 

The Quezon City court stated that “a casual perusal of the Facebook post would demonstrate the writer, herein accused Cimatu, intended to harm Piñol’s character, credit, and virtue and expose him to public hostility, dishonor, scorn, and ridicule.” 

Cimatu “made it look,” it continued, that Piñol, the former head of agriculture, had engaged in corruption and gained P21,000,000 during a six-month period.

The complainant’s knowledge of the defamatory remarks is irrelevant, the court ruled. What counts is that “the defamatory comment has been heard or read by a third person.” 

According to the settings for Facebook posts, the court noted that Cimatu’s post had a globe icon at the top, which indicates that it was made using the public setting, as evidenced by the prosecution’s testimony. 

In defense of himself, the journalist claimed that his post was made private and that it was only intended for his Facebook friends to see. The Quezon City court, however, disagreed. 

It is important to remember that the requirement of publishing is satisfied as soon as a third person learns about the defamatory statement.

Since the parties agreed that Cimatu’s post is accessible to the public, the court stated that the element of publication is present in the case. 

According to the Quezon City court, Piñol commented on Cimatu’s article and provided his perspective, but the journalist “did not desist in his conduct, but went on to continue defaming the private plaintiff,” the court said. 


The court stated, “This is a strong indication of the accused’s purpose to defame Piñol, no matter the cost, and is plainly proof of malice.” 


Since the passage of Republic Act No. 10175, often known as the cybercrime act, 3,809 cyber libel lawsuits have been filed, according to data from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Cybercrime as of November 2022.


Bacolod FM Stations Improve Their Station Playlist – Magic 106.3, Star FM Bacolod

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Magic 106.3 and Star FM Bacolod has recently updated their playlist to reflect a more radio-leaning audience as the health crisis has pushed more Filipinos to tune in to radio.

Magic 106.3 has updated their playlist to lean more into A-B segment. With more students staying at home, the station catered to more upscale music as they received requests from this audience group.

Star FM Bacolod which often stays with the CDE format has now added more upscale songs to cater to a broader audience.

Traditional listeners who are public utility drivers are stuck at home and prefer listening to AM or news oriented formats to get updated with the health situation.

This improvement of station playlist is a testament that radio listening has increased and that stations are responding to the listening appetite of stay at home Filipinos.

ABS-CBN’s meeting sa my only radio staff hindi retrenchment kundi closure

Kinumpirma ng mamamahayag na broadcast ng beterano at ANCX executive editor na si Ces Oreña-Drilon sa social media na siya ay kabilang sa mga kawani ng ABS-CBN na sumunod sa hindi pag-update ng prangkisa ng network higanteng.

Sa isang tweet, ipinahayag ni Drilon ang kanyang kalungkutan na nagsasabing: “Ito ang isa sa pinakamahirap na araw na dapat kong harapin. Sinasabi ang kapwa Kapamilyas na mawawalan sila ng trabaho sa pagtatapos ng Agosto. “

“Nawala din ako,” ang dating Bandila anchor.

Si Drilon ay nakasama sa ABS-CBN mula noong 1989. Nagsama siya ng mga programa sa balita na The World Tonight at TV Patrol.

Sa ibang post, sumulat siya: “Babangon din ang mga Kapamilya. Ito ay maaaring ang aming madilim na oras. Ngunit huwag mawalan ng pag-asa. “

Sinabi ng Broadcaster na si Karen Davila na pusong-puso niya ang balita tungkol sa kapwa niyang bandila.

“Nakakasakit ng puso. Isang karangalan na makasama ka sa Bandila. Isa kang icon ng balita at inspirasyon ng ABS-CBN. Inihahanda ko rin ang aking puso para sa pinakamasama at tatayo ng ABS-CBN hanggang sa wakas, ”sulat ni Davila.

Samantala, si Czarina Balba, na kilalang kilala bilang DJ Chacha, ay nagsiwalat sa isang pakikipanayam sa DZMM na ang istasyon ng radio ng ABS-CBN MOR 101.9 ay tumitigil sa mga operasyon.

“Sinabi sa amin na asahan ang pinakamasama talaga. Pwedeng retrenchment, maaaring itigil ang pagpapatakbo ‘ang ibang departamento ng ABS-CBN (Sinabihan kami na asahan ang pinakamasama. Retrenchment, o iba pang mga kagawaran ng ABS-CBN ay maaaring tumigil sa mga operasyon), “sabi ni Balba.

“Kami ay nasa ilalim ng ABS-CBN, kami ang FM station dito sa Maynila ngunit hindi lang kami, maraming mga pong MOR sa buong Pilipinas. Hindi lang sa Maynila ang mga nawawalan ng trabaho. Kaya’t sinabi ni kagabi sa mga boss namin na hanggang Agosto 31 sa susunod na buwan na lang ang MOR (Kami ay nasa ilalim ng ABS-CBN, kami ang kanilang istasyon ng FM dito sa Maynila, ngunit may mga istasyon ng MOR sa buong Pilipinas. ang kanilang mga trabaho din. Kagabi, sinabi sa amin ng aming mga boss na tatakbo lamang ang MOR hanggang Agosto 31), “dagdag niya.

Nitong Miyerkules (Hulyo 15) Inanunsyo ng ABS-CBN na isinasantabi nito ang mga manggagawa na epektibo noong Agosto 31 habang tinitigil nito ang pagpapatakbo ng ilang mga negosyo matapos na tanggihan ng komite ng House on legislative franchise ang kumpanya na sariwang 25-taong prangkisa.

Listen Live Online DCDR 87.5 FM Disaster Radio Davao City Streaming

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Davao City Disaster Radio 87.5 FM has made its successful inauguration and launching headed by Mayor Sara Z. Duterte, and respected governors from all throughout the Davao Region at Pelayo Legaspi St., Davao City earlier today, February 3, 2020. Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) 87.5 FM is a community-based radio focused on the promotion of disaster mitigation and preparedness in the entire Davao region.

DXRP (87.5 MHz), broadcasting as Davao City Disaster Radio, is a music FM radio station owned by government-run Philippine Broadcasting Service and operated by the City Government of Davao. Its studios is located at Braveheart Building, Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City; sharing studios with Radyo Pilipinas Davao and transmitter is located at Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City. It operates daily from 5:00am to 12:00mn.

87.5 MHz was used as a temporary frequency of Radyo Pilipinas Davao from February to August 2018, while conducting maintenance and transferring studios to the Mindanao Media Hub, to be located in Davao City.

FM1 Davao, the first regional FM station of PBS and FM1 Manila, was launched on August 1, 2018. It is being led by station manager Harriet Deniel (Joe Fisher); Maurice Abella, marketing manager and former Mix FM and Oomph Radio station manager, Joey Sy-Domingo.

In January 2020, however, the station went off-air for a month.

As Davao City Disaster Radio (2020–present)
On February 2020, the City Government of Davao took over the operations of PBS-owned 87.5 and was reformatted as an emergency-centric community station under the identity of “Davao City Disaster Radio”, with its music format is masa (Contemporary MOR and OPM). Prior to the launch, the city government announced its intention to establish a community station with a purpose of dissemination on disaster preparedness.

RMN AM Stations in Visayas to Boost Transmitters, 2 Iloilo Stations Down Due to Typhoon in Philippines

In accordance with NTC new regulation, RMN AM stations in Visayas specifically in Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo will already be strengthening their transmitters.

DyHP Cebu from 50k watts power will be 100k watts power. Then Dyol Bacolod from 25k watts to 50k watts, then Iloilo Dyri from 10k watts to 50k watts well. AM station in the Visayas of the RMN is very strong. RMN stations here in Western Visayas are only broadcasting at 10kw only. DYRI 774 10KW, DYHB 747 10KW.

Please note that today Aug 4, 2019. DYRI 774 & DYIC 95.1 Iloilo is off the air due to very strong winds and rains brought yesterday that brought down the tower. BEAM 26 ATV & 42 DTTV is still on the air.

Transmitter location of DYIC 95.1 & DYRI 774 is at Loboc, Lapaz, Iloilo City. While DYRI 26 ATV & 42 DTTV is in Pina, Jordan, Guimaras.

Studios of RMN & BEAM is at St. Anne’s Building, Luna, Lapaz, Iloilo City.

From EB Blair Surrigao Penaranda and Zhai Requiron Toquero Philippine Radio Group.

When It Comes to Advertising Mobile Ads Are King and Radio Stations Are Falling Behind

“The mobile sector, with its huge amount of data and the growing public, is sucking up the entire advertising industry . ”

This is Davis Hebert, an analyst with the US financial services multinational Wells Fargo, during his presentation at Pillsbury Broadcast Finance breakfast at The Radio Show 2018 (an event held in Orlando last week, which has been investigating issues related to the financial status of radio industry and in which industry leaders and financial experts participate).

In the debate on economic data related to the trend of radio reported by a Radio Ink article of 09/27/2018, Hebert has launched a clear message: despite the economy is booming, the radio is receding. The heavy debt collected by the two largest owners of US radio groups , iHeart Radio ( now back in line with the financial crisis that went through it ) and Cumulus, which would have dampened the interest of investors in all the radio sector.

The result is that the digital market, driven by the mobile sector, is taking share and is destined to become the first global media category thanks mainly to the use of Search, Social and Video by users, whose consumption is moving towards the digital world.

In this scenario, according to Hebert, this year the sale of advertising space on the web (and especially mobile advertising ) is expected to increase by almost 40% and the biggest beneficiaries of these revenues will be the two global media dealerships dominating Search and Social, that is Google and Facebook; with regard to radio, on the other hand, a decrease of 2% is expected.

Despite this, a rise for the radio sector should come from the next US election campaign: Magna Global , intelligence division of IPG Mediabrands, would have predicted this political event at 2.9 billion dollars.”Most of these revenues will go to local TV, but the radio could get 5-7% of this revenue,” says Hebert.

For the radio, this could be an opportunity for regrowth, given the difficult period that is going through. “2018 is an important transition year for the radio industry,” says Wells Fargo, an analyst who identifies four rapidly expanding sectors in the world market where radio could invest to win back the public and establish itself as the main medium for audio listening: mobile streaming , podcasting , smart speakers and big data.

Barangay LS 97.1 Live Audio Streaming on YouTube

DWLS FM Barangay LS 97.1 live audio streaming has been the most requested by listeners and fans from overall the world.

Especially from OFW listeners, they have been asking and looking for reliable internet streaming of the station.

It used to be that only DZBB is the only GMA radio station streaming on the web. But now, DWLS finally has their own webcast.

To tune, visit and there you will have an option to listen to DZBB AM or DWLS Barangay LS 97.1.

Opening the link will point to a popup window so make sure you web browser allows popups.

Then it will display an embedded audio player using YouTube. This means DWLS is streaming their radio broadcast using YouTube.

You cannot find though the live streaming video if you search it on YouTube website or YouTube app that is because the video is unlisted.

Now there are many benefits to streaming your radio station’s broadcast to Youtube, first it is free, reliable and the reach is unbelievably wide.

There is also this opportunity to monetize the streaming using ads or superchats and memberships given that their streaming video is uploaded by their verified GMA Network channel account.

There are however downsides too. If you don’t like other websites embedding your video that can be tricky although you turn off the embed option, that means your listeners can only listen or watch to your streaming video from the YouTube website or YouTube app.

Now that is a double edged sword for GMA because they want to embed their video onto their own webpage, disabling the embedding option means they cannot embed their video onto their own website, which by the way is also monetized by Adsense.

Another downside that the Content ID or Copyright matching on YouTube is aggressive. Even with a verified and known major YouTube channel owner like GMA Network they are still not spared from the copyright strikes or Content ID matches on YouTube. This means anytime, their streaming video can be taken down which is bad for listeners.

Unless of course they have a special arrangement with YouTube they will be spared from that.

The good news is that the listeners are the winners, finally they can listen to their favorite radio shows on DWLS Barangay LS 97.1.

It is clear though if this streaming capability is available to listeners outside the Philippines.

You can tune in at

Listen to Wish 107.5 Manila – Julie Anne San Jose Launches New Single on Wish 107.5

Julie Anne San Jose Launches New Single on Wish 107.5

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Julie Anne San Jose will perform on August 1, 2018 her latest single Tayong Dalawa as a YouTube exclusive on Wish 107.5 Official YT Channel.

The single is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

Julie Anne is one of the top OPM artists on Spotify with over 752,825 monthly streams.

The modern pop ballad is part of her latest album Breakthrough which has 7 songs released under Universal Records.