Dubbed as the Lover Boy ng Kakasaldaha, DJ Rico Romantico is one of the favorite radio DJs of MOR 101.9 Manila.
He is the other half of the KwelaTandem on the number 1 station not only in Metro Manila but also abroad as the station is heard over at MOR1019.com and internationally via their TFC app.
Best known for their tandem with Maki Rena, Rico Romantico is bubbly and perfect for the morning slot Morning Pinas.
A big difference of him over other radio morning shows, is that he does not need to be loud in order to catch attention.
While other DJs employ boisterousness to appeal and sound funny on the air, Rico just simply is that barkada guy we know who knows how to handle barkada conversations.
And he is just pleasing to listen to, not very pretentious.
Listeners like because he really is generous with his partner Maki Rena, hindi sila nagsasapawan.
Tune in daily for MORning Pinas from 5 am to 9 am only on MOR 101.9 for life!
Contact DJ Rico Romantico on MOR 101.9 Telephone number, Requests, Greetings, Dedications, Letter sending
(032) 422 1954
(02) 416 6300
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HD High Defintion Digital Radio in the Philippines
Philippines is more on HD Radio than DAB and it is going stronger in the country.
List of Stations in Manila broadcasting in HD Digital Radio are:
90.7 Love Radio
91.5 Win Radio
93.9 iFM has 3 channels
HD1, HD2 and HD3
95.5 Pinas FM
96.3 Easy Rock also has 3 channels
HD1, HD2 and HD3
98.7 Masters Touch
100.3 RJ 100
101.1 Yes FM
MRO has 3 channels
and 105.1 Crossover
In Cebu, only 1 radio station broadcasts in HD and that is 101.1 DYIO with 3 radio HD channels.
In Davao, there is 92.3 Wild FM.
Although all stations by the government are planning to broadcast in high definition including FM1 and FM2 stations.
DAB Radio in Asia and Switzerland
In Brunei especially, following quite a while of preliminary currently has 5 DAB stations under their administration drove Radio Television Brunei.
In China, after the achievement of DAB as the communicate innovation utilized as a part of the scope of the Olympics ten years prior now have major computerized stations beginning from Shanghai and Beijing.
The main event obviously is Indonesia, just like the greatest nation as far as populace in South East Asia with more than 240 million, the nation intends to totally change to DAB in addition to this year on July 15.
Malaysia is additionally presently directing across the board investigation of the capability of DAB.
The special cases anyway are Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. In HK, 3 business stations and 1 government station used to be on DAB however ceased the tasks in 2017. The reasons were poor listenership and income for the business administrators.
Singapore has favored web based gushing over DAB and the Philippines adjusted HD Radio rather than DAB. Among stations broadcasting in HD are iFM by RMN, Barangay Stations by GMA and MOR.
Real Switch in Swiss Radio by 2021
In the interim, in Switzerland, Radio rendition 4.0 will produce results in 2021 prompting the shutdown of conventional FM towers, 3 years sooner than the first arrangement of 2024.
This was declared by Ufcom (Ufficio Federale Delle Comunicazioni) in a report of the Digital Migration Working Group (Gruppo di lavoro Migrazione Digitale), dated 5 June 2018.
At introduce, the change from simple to computerized dispersion will happen in two stages: one is switch-over, the other is turn off.
The first is that before the finish of 2019 all FM projects should be dispersed in advanced mode on a DAB + stage.
The second is “the exit from the FM in 2021 to be finished in 2022”.
The procedure is designated to the Digital Migration Working Group (GL DigiMig), framed in 2013 with the point of building up a typical system went for the radio division for the planned progress of simple to advanced radio projects and uniting delegates of the SSR, the Swiss Association of Private Radios (ASRP), the Union Romande des Radios Régionales (RRR), the Union of non-business radio stations (UNIKOM) and the Federal Office of Communications (UFCOM).
Toward the finish of 2017, 39% of the radio projects in Switzerland will in any case communicate by means of FM.
Presently computerized radio gathering is accessible by means of DAB +, link systems and IP TV (the procedure of radio and TV hybridization is clearly under route there) and, obviously, IP. 85% of new autos sold in Switzerland are furnished with DAB +. Most nations in Europe are now getting ready for computerized.
People nowadays listen to radio, not just on radio apps, forget cellphonse. Well yes, in the provinces they are a staple.
But online, especially among OFWs, it’s not all about websites and apps.
They listen to radio on YouTube!
The most popular content on radio is no longer music, when you are talking about the internet domain. It’s those non-music based content, the talk based shows like love letters, on air callins and what not.
And if your radio station does not provide that kind of content to your online audience, people will find a way.
To be fair, Barangay LS 97.1 has on its website an RSS or podcast of its latest episodes of their talk based shows.
They also have mobile apps for iOS and Android. But who wants to have an app for every station? When you can listen to them in one place?
YouTube is that place. People upload recorded radio shows especially the Barangay Love Stories and Wanted Sweetheart.
They become so popular, that these YouTube contents have more views than those from official radio station channels.
So Papa Dudut, anchor of Barangay Love Stories decided to upload episodes of his shows on his YouTube channel.
It’s tricky though, there is a reason why fm stations don’t even bother live streaming or uploading their on air content to YouTube.
It is because of the copyright ID protection of the platform.
Shows like Barangay Love Stories while it is mostly talk based, also plays music in the background, that mushy sentimental background music will get copyright IDed by YouTube and will be reported to authorities and as a result the video will be taken down.
Which is why radio DJs, take it upon themselves to post it and but clear them out first of any potential copyright problems.
It is time consuming, radio stations don’t have much manpower to do it.
What they are up against to though is the democratization of uploading content to YouTube. There are already established YouTube channels out there that post Barangay LS content with much more subscribers, so there is a lot of catching up to do.
Barangay LS starts to implement copyright protection to its radio shows, so they can take down those who upload their shows other than them.
iFM of RMN shows how FM radio DJ should be in this digital age.
Not just the looks, not just the jock cracking, and the infectious laughs.
It is all about well-roundedness talent and iFM just has it.
RMN is known in the country as the best provide of radio dramas and it is no surprise then their FM people show just as much as talent as their AM anchors.
They don’t just adlib on the air, they act and they can act.
And this is what separates them from the DJs of Love and MOR.
Sure, they also have live radio drama, but nothing beats the spontaneity and creativity of the iFM DJs.
So if you are a budding DJ, don’t just invest on clothes and make up or a book full of pooled jokes, be ready to act and act effectively.
DJ Chacha is really known for her blunt, no nonsense advise to listeners on the air.
The award-winning radio personality has another ace up her sleeve with a new segment called Hulihin Mo Chacha.
Come to think of it as a form of phone prank. Listeners usually how have problems with their partners call Chacha and make her to call the person in question.
Chacha’s aim is to somehow resolve whatever was the problem. But the idea is that if the partner is cheating, Chacha makes the person confess.
There are many instances and situations, but the premise is that DJ Chacha makes it a point to catch the fish by its mouth.
Below is the latest episode:
DWRR MOR 101.9 is playing catch up with the rest of the FM stations in Metro Manila. They are finally streaming their audio via TuneIN.
Just this year, MOR 101.9 revamped their official website to make it compliant with the mobile first and mobile friendly guidelines of Google.
It still broadcasts a video feed on their website, but until recently, their audio streaming is only available via TFC.tv, either through a cable subscription or online.
In the recent years, the Lopez-owned company lets you listen to MOR stations using iWanTV in the Philippines, but that was the restriction, you can only listen to their station and regional sister stations using their own app.
ABS likes to create a wall garden of all its services, especially with their TV or video content.
But then they learned a hard lesson about opening up.
See, their rivals like Love Radio, Yes FM have their own websites and apps too, but they also let their listeners stream their stations via third party, directory-curator platforms like TuneIN.
ABS realized that listeners especially Filipinos abroad do not like the idea of having to pay a monthly fee just to listen to a free-to-air FM station that is supported by advertisements.
Love Radio, Wish FM and Yes The Best! are among the most listened to stations online. And MOR had to do something about it, and finally they gave in.
But not totally.
While it can be heard on TuneIn, it is only available via mobile and you cannot stream the station on desktop. It is also not clear if this option is available to listeners outside the Philippines.
The station launched in November 2017 as part of the Philippines revamp of its government broadcast facilities.
Airing on 87.5 mHz FM1 is the country’s flagship CHR Top 40 station which will soon open stations in Cebu and Davao.
Using the call letters DWFO, Carlo Jose who used to be the production head at Magic 89.9 is leading the FM1 network.
FM1 will be broadcasting along its sister station FM2 on 104.3 which plays Classic Hits. Its sister stations are RP1 or Radio Pilipinas 738 on AM, RP2 918 kHZ, all of which operate under its mother network PBS (Philippine Broadcasting Service).
Sonny B, who used to be at Red Hot Mix FM in Davao is an appointee of Presidential Communications Operations Office Martin Andanar as the PBS Director General.
FM1 was chosen as the name as it is the first dial point in the country’s FM band. It is also a nod to BBC Radio 1 in the UK, being the official government station.
FM1 plays mostly foreign Top 40 or CHR songs, and select OPM songs that fit the format.
In November, there was a wide discussion as college radio stations who used the 87.5 frequency were not notified of the government takeover.
On May 9, 2018, the station closed its DJ hiring window notifying applicants that they are no longer accepting applications.
FM1 is commercial free just like BBC Radio 1. Listen at FM1.ph
FM1 87.5 Manila Address: Philippine Broadcasting Service PIA Bldg., Visayas Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
FM1 87.5 Manila Requests, Greetings, Dedications, DJ Hiring, DJ Applications Tel: 924-2620 925-3717 921-2524 920-3968
FM1 87.5 Manila Mailing Address: 4th floor, Government Media Center Bldg. (PIA), Vasra, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila, Republic of the Philippines
FM1 87.5 Manila Contact No: Country Code (63) Area Code (2) 924.26.07 | Night time (+63.2) 453.02.38
Fax Numbers: (+63.2) 920.39.68 (24/7 operational)
FM1 87.5 Manila E-mail: email@example.com
Yes, while other stations are cashing on the love advice format, which saturates most of the afternoon and late evening blocks on radio, DWKC iFM and its nationwide network breaks from the pack.
Their take on the primetime evening is not the mushy, cheese give your listeners advice attack, instead they adopt a horror format.
With the program-segment Takutin Mo Ako – anchor personality Pakito Jones reads letters from listeners that share their horrifying experiences.
The program is sprinkled-complete with production value, special effects, scoring, it’s a one-man band and Pakito Jones pulls it off.
Hats off again to iFM for innovating.
Great job to Van Omega and the rest of the RMN FM Division.