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HD Digital Radio Going Strong in Philippine Radio, Asia and Europe Go All In on DAB

HD High Defintion Digital Radio in the Philippines

Philippines is more on HD Radio than DAB and it is going stronger in the country.

In Manila particularly, 16 radio channels  are now broadcasting in the digital radio format.

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.


MOR 101.9 My Only Radio Manila Number 1 FM Based on Recent Survey by Kantar June 2018

Ang MOR 101.9 ay nananatiling mas pinipiling FM station para sa karamihan ng mga tagapakinig sa Mega Manila, at kasama ang 16 na iba pang mga istasyon ng MOR sa buong bansa, ay nakatakda upang maging mas malaki at mas malakas na FM radio station para sa kaMORkadas sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa sa MOR Philippines.

Ayon sa isang kamakailang survey ng Kantar Media sa Q1 ng 2018, ang MOR 101.9 Manila ay nakakuha ng pinakamataas na average audience share ng 33% sa lahat ng FM stations sa Mega Manila. Ito ay 12 porsyento na mas mataas kaysa sa 21% ng pinakamalapit na kakumpitensya nito.

Bukod sa MOR Manila, ang karamihan sa mga istasyon ng MOR sa bansa ay nakamit din  ang top spots sa radio airwaves sa kani-kanilang rehiyon. Samakatuwid, ang isang mas malakas na network ng MOR ay mas lalo pang lumakas.

Bukod sa kalidad ng radyo entertainment, MOR ay champions  din ng orihinal na Pinoy musika o OPM at pinaparangalan ang mga talento ng mga Filipino artist at songwriters sa pamamagitan ng taunang MOR Pinoy Music Awards.

Kabilang sa mga nominado para sa Awit ng Taon ngayong taon ay “Titibo Tibo” ni Moira Dela Torre, “Demonyo” ni JK Labajo, “Sampu” ni Jona, at “Shanawa” ni Maymay Entrata.

Ang Maymay, Moira, Alexa Ilacad, at Yeng Constantino ay nakikipagkumpitensya sa kategoryang Female Artist of the Year, habang sina JK, Inigo Pascual, Christian Bautista, at Noven Belleza ay nakipaglaban sa kategoryang Male Artist of the Year.

Para sa Album of the Year, ang mga nominees ay “Sa Kabila ng Lahat” ng Rivermaya, “Rotonda” ni Gloc 9, ang self-titled album ni Jona, at JKL’s JK Labajo.

Gracenote at Chito Miranda, Jona at Boyband PH, at Elisse Joson at Mccoy De Leon ang lahat ay nagtitipon para sa Best Collaboration of the Year award.

Ang popular na McLisse loveteam ay hinirang din sa kategoryang Opm Revival ng Taon para sa kanilang kanta na “Opposites Attract,” laban sa “Sundo” ni Moira Dela Torre, “Beautiful Girl” ni JK Labajo at “Why Can not It Be. ”

Sa kabilang banda, ang BoybandPH ay gumagawa ng kanilang pangalawang hitsura sa listahan ng nominado sa kanilang kanta na “Boyfriend,” na kung saan ay para sa LSS Hit of the Year. Ang grupo ay nakikipagkumpitensya sa “Tulad Mo” ni TJ Monterde, “Tumahan Ka Na” ni Noven Belleza at Kim Chiu’s “Okay Na Ako.”

Ang “Cebuana” ni Karencitta, “Waray Love Bisaya” ng Polzkee at Ai, “Yayay” ng Piyaok Band, at “Dvoena” ni Pao Lofranco ay hinirang para sa Regional Song of the Yeay, habang si Kisses Delavin, Maris Racal, Tony Labrusca Si Noven Belleza ay nakikipagkumpitensya para sa Pinakamahusay na Bagong Artist.

Huling ngunit hindi bababa sa, MOR din honors digital artist sa Digital Artist ng Taon Award. Kabilang sa mga nominado sina Agsunta, Karencita, Ex Batallion, at Ben & Ben.

Ang MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2018 ay nakatakdang mangyari sa Hulyo 21 sa Araneta Coliseum. Mag-ingat sa Facebook ng MOR para sa higit pang mga detalye kung paano makakuha ng mga tiket sa # MORPMA2018.

Papa Dudut of Barangay LS 97.1 Manila Started Doing This On His YouTube Channel Because of This

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 Radio Personalities Are The Most Talented in Philippine FM Radio, Here’s Why

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.

Watch iFM 93.9 Manila Live Streaming, DWKC iFM Manila Embraces YouTube for Live Streaming

Props to iFM 93.9 for putting a live stream of their FM broadcast in Manila using YouTube.

You can now watch the live stream on the link below

The live stream however may change or may be deleted, so you can check out their official YouTube channel

Their radio personalities however continue to upload videos and post live videos of their boardwork on Facebook.

But like many stations, they still primarily live stream using IBM Cloud, which is now the owner of UStream.

Other stations are still using shoutcast or icecast servers for audio only listening.

There is an upside to using YouTube though.

1.) The can monetize their stream
2.) The server is reliable
3.) Its reach is wide

The downsides though to YouTube streaming:
1.) Copyright takedowns, even if you are a licensed FM radio, the bots will automatically remove any uploaded videos

Such is what happened to a radio station in Cebu when they used YouTube to live stream, but their video was taken down by Warner Music.

This is the very reason why most Facebook Live sessions by DJs are only during adlibs or off the air work. They usually mute or turn the down the volume of their actual music they play live on the air, to prevent the bots from tagging their videos.

This is the very reason why competitor DWRR still uses BrightCove for their live stream. It is a very exclusive platform , so unless you subscribe to TFC abroad, you won’t be able to listen.

Send Letter, Greetings and Requests to DJ Chacha MOR 101.9 Manila

DJ Chacha handles MOR 101.9 DJ – Heartbeats every Mon-Fri 9pm-12mn

She is also DZMM Showbiz Correspondent especially for the entertainment news.

On TV, she is also seen on Kapamilya Love Chat Host – every Fridays 6pm on

In addition to being an award winning multimedia host, she is also author of the booik Napakasakit Ate Chacha.

Outside of radio or TV, DJ Chacha is a sought after events host.

With a huge presence also on digital and social media, she is an effect Brand Ambassador.

Send Letter, Greetings and Requests to DJ Chacha MOR 101.9 Manila

Email address:

Message her on Facebook using this link:

FB Fanpage: @chacha1019 Twitter Acc: @mor1019chacha Snapchat: @mor1019chacha


Send Letter to DJ Papa Dudut on Barangay LS 97.1 Barangay Love Stories

From Connie R. Ronquillo:

Paano po mag send ng love story kay papa dudut? gusto ko po i share ang love story namin ng husband ko. marami po kc nag sasabi na pang pelikula daw po ang lovesotory namin…

Barangay LS 97.1 DWLS Send Your Stories, Love Letters to Papa Dudut Cellphone Numbers: (Source Google)
Call (02) 982 7777
Email address:

You can contact or call them
(02) 982 7777
(02) 374-8737 / 374-8747

You can send a mail, using any of the 2 postal address below:

1.) Barangay LS, Quezon Hall, GMA Network Center, EDSA Cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, City, Osmeña Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

2.) DWLS FM Studio at the GMA Network Center Complex, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Or you can send message via Facebook, using the link below.