|Broadcast area||Metro Manila, and surrounding areas|
Nationwide (planning stage)
|Slogan||Your Hit Music Nation!|
The First Frequency on the Philippine FM Band
|First air date||November 1, 2017 (test broadcast)|
|Format||Top 40 (CHR)|
|Class||A, B and C|
|Callsign meaning||FM One|
|Owner||Philippine Broadcasting Service|
|Sister stations||RP1 738, RP2 918, 104.3 FM2, RP Worldwide|
|Webcast||87.5 FM1 LIVE Audio|
87.5 FM1 (via PBS website)
DWFO (87.5 FM), broadcasting as FM1, is a radio station in the Metro Manila area, offering with a Top 40 format. This station is owned and operated by the government of the Philippines through the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) under the Presidential Communications Group. Its studios and transmitter are located at the 4th Floor, Philippine Information Agency Building, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. It operates daily from 5:00 am to 12:00 mn. FM1 is currently on a low-powered test broadcast.
The station is expected to launch by the end of 2017 or by early 2018.
History[edit | edit source]
Prior history[edit | edit source]
Prior to the PBS's acquisition, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) asked the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to reserve the said frequency for local campuses (including Angelicum College, where they own the said frequency under the call letters DWAC-FM) due to multiple reports that some others will use the latter frequency for commercial purposes. Also, a few religious and community groups operated the frequency with a low-powered signal enough to cover its main target area.
Acquisition by PBS[edit | edit source]
Radio veteran Rizal "Bong" Aportadera, Jr. (Sonny B) was appointed by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar as the Director General of PBS in July 2016. A month later, Carlo Villo (Carlo José) was then appointed by Aportadera as the agency's Deputy Director and head of the new FM division. Villo serves as the program director for FM1, as well as its sister station 104.3 FM2.
On November 1, 2017, at 1:00am, FM1 began its test broadcast. A few days later, the station's DJs identified the frequency under the call sign DWFO, though the call sign assignments are still pending approval from the NTC.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat (August 10, 2016). "Sec Andanar pushes bill to create People’s Broadcasting Corp". Philippine Information Agency. http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2611470817330/sec-andanar-pushes-bill-to-create-people-s-broadcasting-corp. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
- "KBP ASKS NTC TO RESERVE FM RADIO FREQUENCY FOR SCHOOLS". Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas. September 16, 2015. http://www.kbp.org.ph/kbp-asks-ntc-to-reserve-fm-radio-frequency-for-schools. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
- WATCH: PCOO Year Ender Achievements for 2016. YouTube. PTV. December 9, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- "PCOO E-Brochure" (PDF). Presidential Communications Operations Office. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
See also[edit | edit source]
- DZRB Radyo Pilipinas 1 738
- DZSR Radyo Pilipinas 2 918
- Radyo Pilipinas Worldwide
- 104.3 FM2
- Philippine Broadcasting Service, Inc.
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