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Listen to Papa Dudut Barangay Love Stories on Barangay LS 97.1, Send Your Stories & Letters

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Barangay Love Stories is one of the most listened to programs now on the radio. DJ Papa Dudut is currently the production editor, that is why you can hear quality of the presentation.

Not just in Metro Manila, but in the entire archipelago of the Republic of the Philippines, as FM stations under Regional GMA Network are syndicating the program.

Papa Dudut is heading the program as the master story teller. Basically, the format is the same as the old school love letter reading on AM Radio.

But unlike the traditional format, Papa Dudut presents it in a more contemporary way.

Listen to Barangay Love Stories  on Barangay LS 97.1 via your FM Radio, in the car, at home, or on your cellphone.

You can also check out the Love Stories podcast from their official App, check out on your app store.

Barangay LS 97.1 DWLS Send Your Stories, Love Letters to Papa Dudut Cellphone Numbers: (Source Google)
09361078943
09075066567
Call (02) 982 7777
Email address: radiosocialmedia@gmanetwork.com

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The Rise and Proliferation of Hybrid News and Music Radio Format, Why Some Are Successful and Others Fail

2016 saw more success of the hybrid music and news format. You know those stations that are half newstalk and half music stations.

Brigada Networks particularly in Cebu, Philippines are now dominating the airwaves as it ranked higher in recent radio survey.

Last year was also the soft launch of Radyo Bisdak DXWO Pagadian City, which used to be Power 99 FM.

In fact, they still are using the Power 99 FM branding. Since this is what listeners are used to and even advertisers. Dropping that signature station logo will mean also dropping their most beloved and well known brand the listeners in Pagadian have been accustomed to for 30 years.

In San Carlos City, Power 95 FM is now called Kumbati News. However they still use the visual and sonic logo Power 95 FM.

Muews Radio 97.5 Iligan City is also doing well.

Unfortunately, there is one exception. 105.9 Balita FM closed shop last year.

See, there lies the problem.

By the way, 92.3 News FM in Manila does not fall into this category. News FM is an entirely newstalk format that broadcasts in FM band.

Now back to why some hybrid news music format flourish and some fail.

This format though is not new. In the provinces, low power stations thrive by combining a newstalk stations into the FM stations since operating 2 separate stations for each AM and FM band would be cost prohibitive.

Radyo Natin by MBC is one such network.

 

1.) Brand Popularity – some radio stations like DXWO Radyo Bisdak have been around for a long time. In Pagadian, where there are almost 10 FM stations and a handful of AM stations, people still prefer the station. Right now, the 99.9 FM band have been franchised to a new owner.

After the death of radio patriarch Alex Sy, the former owner of DXWO FM, the station has been performing ill in terms of sales.

Even if there were national advertisers, and they had a network of stations under Times Broadcasting Network Corporation, still the station had to be rescued.

So, it was bought a group and under the Bisdak network, which also operates in Dipolog. They also used bought DXWO’s sister station there.

With a new owner, a new investor, DXWO continues airing. They transferred their transmitter to a hill to increase coverage, with this new format and powerful transmission they are in direct competition to DXCA, a station owned by a political family in Zamboanga del Sur. That leads us to number 2.

 

2.) Political Backup – in order for a hybrid news and music format to remain on the air, you have to be owned by a political family. Such is the case of DXCA Bell FM. The arch enemy of DXWO.

Since, it’s inception, DXCA has been airing a news program from 5 am to 8 am. Then from 8 am until 12 midnight sign off, they go music.

 

Being owned by a political dynasty, DXCA literally is untouchable in ZDS. They never ran out of advertisers, of course, as a business owner in the region, you’d like be friends with the reigning politicos.

 

But whether they have strong sales or not, these political family owned radio stations will thrive, as long as they are still in power.

 

 

3.) Advertiser-Owned – such is the case of the Brigada Network. They are very much flourishing in Mindanao and in Cebu.

The secret? Well, their stations’ primary advertiser is the owner of the network.

See, Brigada was founded by a businessman who sells food supplements and liniments. He used to be a broadcaster too and paid radio stations across Mindanao and the Visayas to sell his products.

Knowing the ropes of the industry and feeling that his money just goes to the radio stations, he decided to buy and built stations, so he doesn’t have to pay other stations.

If you listen to Brigada stations, you will notice that most of its advertisements are for a food supplement and liniment products.

So even if they don’t sell much airtime, the station is already selling products for a living.

4.) Network Affiliation – if you don’t belong to a network, you are on your own.

The past few years have been tough for some stations in Mindanao.

 

DXDD although not a hybrid news music format has been struggling in their finances. The good thing is they are part of the CMN or Catholic Media Network, a network of stations owned by parishes or priests or Catholic organizations.

It’s common sense, even if one is an independent station. The station manager or owner should have its station be adopted by a network.

Advertisements are of course the lifeblood of radio stations unless you are government owned.

The very reason why these cross format stations now are thriving is because national or network owned stations have become cost prohibitive for local businesses.

The rates have gone up. So instead entrepreneurs are looking for cheaper ways to advertise their products.

Not everyone though is fond of the programming, especially those who raise their eyebrows on the bakya or pang-masa sound.

But overall, it is a tolerable format, a big hit for listeners in the countryside, the taxi and jeepney drivers and the senior citizens.
There’s a bright future ahead of these stations. Not to be left behind, they now embrace social media with some streaming on Facebook Live.

They now cater to a more listeners, not necessarily a broader slice of the economic segment but their core listeners who now work abroad as OFWs.

These OFWs want to listen to a radio station that keeps them abreast of local news from the province they came from.

While some stations fail, the hybrid news and music format will continue to thrive. 

Magic 92.3 Cebu Radio Station Studio,  Radio Automation Software, Difference Between OTS Media and JAZLER Radiostar

Inside the radio station broadcast studio of DYBN FM Magic 92.3 FM Cebu.

With their equipment and radio automation software and mixing console. 

The software they use is a pro version of Jazler Radiostar as opposed to the commonly used OTS Media.

OTS Media has better segue cueing, it intelligibility scans the intros and outros of the songs and segues smoothly with human like precision of the fade ins and fade outs without overlapping with the vocals. 

Jazler on the other hand only has the second based or time based crossfading and they have to be manually set for all of the songs.

The added feature though of JAZLER is its jingle cart. OTS doesn’t have a cart. 

Also, Jazler has schedulers for commercials,  playlists and events that is lacking in OTS Media.

Mayor TU30 Gets More Popular on DWLS FM


Banking on the popularity of the President, Barangay LS 97.1 is getting more listeners on its otherwise off peak timeslot.

The program’s name is a play of Mayor Duterte and the monicker DU30.

It’s a call in for advice format where listeners get sound suggestions from the on board DJ.

The program starts at 2:30 pm on DWLS FM 97.1 Barangay LS thus the name Mayor TU30.

 

Wanted Sweetheart Telephone Number to call Papa Dan

Wanted Sweetheart by DJ Papa Dan continues to dominate the late night call in time slot with his no nonsense and wholesome approach.

Listen to Barangay LS 97.1 Tugstugan Na Fan site

Listeners can send in their song requests, dedications and love problems their its social media outlets.

Barangay LS 97.1 WANTED SWEETHEART TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (02) 374-8737 / (02) 374-8747 Toll Free: 1-800-100-971-971

Mae Velasco Gabat Hi papa dan paki tanong naman po kay master hanz ung kapalaran ko sa career ko, buhay love life ko din po, at kung makakapasa po ako sa board exam sa november, ang birthday ko po ay december 7, 1994. I hope masagot 🙂 thank you papa dan more powers to your program

Shu Bidu Hi po papa Dan and mga ka-wanted sweetheart good evening po!Malamang po out of topic po ito pero need ko po ng help nio po at pwede po ba makasingit bka po may room for rent kaung alam anywhere so QC or sa Las Piñas po pa pm nlng po ako via inbox,Salamuch po!!

Listen to Dear MOR on MOR 101.9 July 19, 2016

Catch today’s story on Dear MOR only MOR 101.9. We get to find out more about the story of Celine.

She is a loving wife and supportive to her husband. But one day she woke up realizing she can do more.

Celine shares I want to be more than just a plain housewife. I want to achieve more. Do you want me to be happy?

With today’s hashtag “DearMORKonsensya” follow the story of Celine only on MOR 101.9.

Listen to MOR 101.9 with DJ Reggie, Radio Automation Software Used In DWRR FM Manila MOR 101.9

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Don’t forget guys to listen to MOR 101.9 with DJ Reggie.

Make sure to follow him on his socials.  By the way here his latest post.

It’s actually a snap of the radio automation software or the program used by DWRR FM Manila, MOR 101.9.

The MOR or My Only Radio For Life stations in the province mostly use the OTS Juke or OTS Media AV.

Jazler and Station Playlist are among the most popular radio automation software used by stations.

There’s also SAM Broadcaster which us great for streaming stations.

You can also checkout the ENCO radio automation software which currently partnered with Benztown.

Watch video below.