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.