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Netizens React To 99.5dWR-TFM ( Manila) Rebranding, Welcome 99.5 Play FM

Play FM (Not official logo)

99.5dWR-TFM ( Manila) is not reformatting. It is rebranding.

99.5dWR-TFM ( Manila) will still be CHR, Contemporary Hit Radio but will be called Play FM.

Netizens however on social media aren’t happy.

“Since 1985 I had been an avid listener of 99.5dWR-TFM ( Manila) and power 105. 99.5dWR-TFM ( Manila)was called rhythm of the city then. Power 105 was long gone and most FM stations had reformatted to “for life” and kailangan pa bang memorize yan type. Well goodbye local FM stations and say hello to Internet FM.” – Enrique Raguro Janozo, Manila. Continue reading Netizens React To 99.5dWR-TFM ( Manila) Rebranding, Welcome 99.5 Play FM

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Love Radio Butuan Blazed By Fanatic Listener

Love Radio Butuan

5 months after the tragic fire that killed 17 people at a three-story garment store, Butuan City is struck again with another blaze, this time the building where a radio station is operating.

Love Radio Butuan City, which operates at the 2nd floor Montalban Building, A.D. Curato Street, 8600 Butuan City was reduced into ashes as social media reports say fire broke out at 8:12 AM, October 4, 2012.

Initial police reports say that arson is the cause of the accident. An obsessed listener, who was found out to be romantically attracted to one of the Love Radio Butuan’s DJs set the station’s studio on fire. Continue reading Love Radio Butuan Blazed By Fanatic Listener

Zayn Malik of One Direction Radio Interview Goes Controversial

Zayn Malik

So this radio station in Canada Hot 89.9 FM scheduled an interview with One Direction’s Zayn Malik.

Well, of course, like most high profile interviews, interviewers are oriented by the handlers on what not and what is right to ask.

Then of course the radio host was like, “okay”.

And then he hears these insane demands from the handler. She gave the interviewer a list of questions that should not be asked. Continue reading Zayn Malik of One Direction Radio Interview Goes Controversial

Listen to DWDU D’Ultimate 105.5 FM Angeles City, New Slogan Launched

DWDU

The radio industry in the Philippines remains vibrant.

Recently, a new CHR station was launched in Angeles City that covers Central Luzon and some parts of Manila.

DWDU FM first went on the air last August 2012.

A couple of months after its test broadcast, the station is ready for a full operation, with an official website, Facebook page and an official slogan launched. Continue reading Listen to DWDU D’Ultimate 105.5 FM Angeles City, New Slogan Launched

DYHP AM Cebu Wins 3 Excellence Awards

DYHP

Local AM radio station DYHP of RMN Cebu won in three categories during the first Cebu Media Excellence awards.

Recognized as Radio Broadcaster of the Year was Atty. Ruphil Bañoc, who also happens to be a columnist at Sun.Star SuperBalita tabloid).

The Reporter of the Year went to Astra zina.

While, Aida Tampus and Atty. Allan Piloton from the radio show Dream Ko Kalamboan Mo, got the Feature Story of the Year Award.

The Cebu Media Excellence Awards aims to honor media practitioners who have served the public with truthfulness and have contributed for the common good.

Sirius XM CEO: Music Not Designed To Be Listened To With Commercials

English: Jordan Harbinger hosting "Game O...
English: Jordan Harbinger hosting “Game On” On Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was the statement of Mel Karmazin, CEO of Sirius XM.

During the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference earlier this week, Karmazin said traditional radio should do something and invest in technology and programming.

“Ten years ago radio revenue was $20 billion and satellite and Internet radio were zero. Today, radio is a 14-15 billion dollar market, Satellite radio gets $3.4 billion, and Internet radio gets between a half and one billion. In the future, terrestrial radio’s share will go down and satellite and Internet radio will go up.” Continue reading Sirius XM CEO: Music Not Designed To Be Listened To With Commercials

AudioWAV, David’s Salon Partner For In-store Radio

audioWAV

Multi-media production audioWAV has partnered with David’s Salon for its in-store radio.

The international company, who has also helped set and image Red Ribbon Radio, Greenwhich Radio and Robinson’s Radio to name a few, announced the new deal last July 29, 2012.

“I think audio marketing is like TV marketing, putting on billboards, adverts on newspapers. (With David’s Salon Radio) clients hear our music, all of the time, they hear our jingles all of the time, they hear my little spiels every now and then, and I think it works really well.” says David Charlton, CEO of David’s Salon on his thoughts about in-store radio. Continue reading AudioWAV, David’s Salon Partner For In-store Radio