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DZMZ-FM 89.1 (89 DMZ)
Current logo of 89 DMZ Manila
City of license Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area Metro Manila, surrounding areas
Worldwide (online)
Branding 89 DMZ Manila (an IBC station)
Slogan The Nation's #1 Danze Music Station
Sayaw Pinoy!
Frequency 89.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
89.1 MHz (HD Radio)
89.1-2 FM Dance Music (HD Radio)
89.1-3 FM Underground Club Music (HD Radio)
First air date 1975 (as KB 89.1)
1988 (as the 1st iteration of 89 DMZ)
2001 (as Wave 89.1/Wave 891)
2011 (as iDMZ 891)
2013 (as the 2nd iteration of 89 DMZ)
Format

Dance music, remixed music, OPM

Power 25,000 watts
ERP 91,000 watts
Class A/B/C
Callsign meaning DanZe (Dance) Muzic Zone
Former callsigns DWKB-FM (1975-1988)
DWAV (2001-2011, moved to 91.5 FM)
Owner Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations IBC DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.89dmz.com/

DZMZ-FM (89.1 FM) – branded as 89 DMZ (Danze Muzic Zone), is a 24-hour dance music FM radio station of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), and is also the flagship FM station of DMZ Network in the Philippines.

Originally founded in 1975 as KB 89.1, reformatted in 1988 as 89 DMZ, in 2001 as Wave 891 (now moved to 91.5 frequency as Wave 91.5), in 2011 as iDMZ 891 and reverted as 89 DMZ in 2013, it is broadcast live throughout the Philippine archipelago as well as throughout the world via Global IBC, The studios are located at Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City, with the 25 kW transmitter is located at IBC Tower along Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, sharing the same site of IBC, IBC News Network and DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386. A member of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP). It is a 24-hour dance music radio station except Holy Week of each year would be replaced by fully automated music (i.e. slow jam) during Thursday and Friday. Since 2011, the FM station of IBC is headed by The King (Arthur Serzo) as the station manager and the program director of 89 DMZ.

This station was launched on August 2012 as well as a cable music television channel named Danze TV where the studios and DJs of its programs can be seen by its listeners and viewers.

89 DMZ is recognized as The Nation's #1 Danze Music FM Station in Mega Manila, according to the KBP Radio Research Council survey conducted in the month of January 2017. The station also manages and operates a website, 89DMZ.com and social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

HistoryEdit

DWKB-FM era: 1975-1989Edit

Known as DWKB-FM (KB 89.1) owned by the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation, the station first aired in 1975, became one of the country's most listened to easy listening (beautiful music) FM music stations.

Ricky Dizon was the station manager, coupled with other top jocks like Bingo Lacson, Peter Rabbit (the current voice-over of ABS-CBN as he work for the Kapamilya Network), Long Tall Howard and Vic Salta. Salta's 9-12AM overnight shift became popular among the teens back in the 80's as he would showcase "popularity battles" among the top bands back then - more notably Duran Duran vs. Spandau Ballet.

On November 4, 1989, KB eventually was reformatted into 89 DMZ as an all-dance radio station that featured non-stop dance music launched in November 5, 1989.

The first 89 DMZ era: 1989-2001Edit

In November 5, 1989, the station reformatted and rebranded as 89 DMZ (Danze Music Zone) (it also changed its callsign to DZMZ-FM), which played dance, hip hop, OPM, Hot AC and the other foreign songs, and remixed music. The late rapper, Francis Magalona, worked with the station through his program The Word-Up Show, which aired on Saturday nights. It also became the home of the Mobile Circuit, which features DJ M.O.D. and DJ Coki.

In July 18, 1998, 89 DMZ and IBC teamed up to launch and produce the 1-hour weekly MTV style variety show called DMZ-TV, aired every Saturday night from 6pm to 7pm on IBC as a hook-up with 89 DMZ and hosted by Lara Fabregas and Medwin Marfil of True Faith with performers, dancers, club DJs and live bands airing live at the Live Studio 2 of Broadcast City where the jocks of 89 DMZ can now seen on TV. In March 9, 1999, DMZ-TV moved to Tuesday nights at 8-9pm and added to its co-hosts Rengie Galvez, JC Castro and Tone Wijangco.

The end of the first 89 DMZ Edit

In February 25, 2001, IBC and Blockbuster Broadcasting System went into a government-sponsored bidding and Blockbuster Broadcasting System won the frequency rights as Wave 891 (callsign then changed to DWAV). However, the network still shares its transmission facilities of IBC until 2014 when it began transmitting from atop of Strata 2000.

Wave 89.1 era: 2001-2008Edit

Main article: DWAV

Wave 891 began regular operations shortly on March 1, 2001 as Wave 89.1, after Quest, through a government-sponsored bidding, won the rights to the frequency and the facilities of the defunct and sequestered DZMZ (Danze Muzic Zone 89 DMZ, then owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation). However, the network still shares its transmission facilities of IBC 13 until 2014 when it began transmitting from atop of Strata 2000.

Wave 891 era: 2008-2011Edit

Managed by former Magic 89.9 jock Rolando Sulit a.k.a. Joe D'Mango, the station began its operations with a pop soul, pop jazz easy listening format. Some months later, its programming gradually shifted to full pop R&B (also known as Rhythmic contemporary).

Wave 89.1 began regular operations shortly on March 1, 2001. In 2008, a year after the demise of Blazin' 105.9, the station shifted to Urban Contemporary, as it started playing Hip Hop and R&B. The point was eliminated from the title and the station became known as Wave 891. Last January 2010, Wave 891 successfully launched the first Urban Music Awards.

In June 30, 2011, Wave 891 had its last broadcast for the last time on 89.1 and transferred to 91.5 FM in June 1, 2011.

The second 89 DMZ era: July-1-August 27, 2011Edit

In July 2011, Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation led by the chairman Eric Canoy took over the privatization of the government and management of 89.1 MHZ frequency announced that the callsign reverted back into DZMZ after its absence for 10 years as 89 DMZ made a comeback for a revival of the dance music station and launches the official website through live streaming via 89DMZ.com. The station transferred and returned to of its current studio at Broadcast City in Quezon City (its home since 89 DMZ era). After getting access to 89.1 FM, IBC has been occupied one of FM radio frequencies in Mega Manila and other platforms of IBC Radio including AM and TV.

The test broadcast is for 9 weeks, it was temporarily playing automated dance music and remixed music, stingers and a teaser in July 1, 2011 in preparation for the formal launch.

iDMZ 891 era: August 28, 2011-August 10, 2013Edit

iDMZ 891 was relaunched on August 28, 2011 as the current format of dance music, hip-hop and R&B, Hot AC (OPM, K-Pop and other foreign songs) and remixed music. It is inspired and adopted by the format of 89 DMZ which will bring back the good old days of local air waves music is the #1 dance music station that offers non-stop dance music in the form of DJ mixes with the new iDMZ jingle and new slogan Sayaw Pinoy!. iDMZ 891 was conceptualized in 2011 when Sgt. Pepper signed as the station manager for the FM radio network, with IBC as the fledging organization that was to rise since 1975, he wanted to make sure that his FM radio affiliate would similarly make a dent in the broadcast circles, similar to what he envisioned his TV network to do.

In August 28, it had its debut at 3am with the mix of dance music and its first day of broadcast began at 6am with Wave 24 for the first song Upside Down (God created indie remix) by Two Minds Crack. Following on August 29 with Peewee, who will return to radio after 10 years of hiatus, is the first jock to go on board that morning with Peewee in the Morning with its playing the down beat mix during Monday called Slow Jam, followed by the remaining 89 DMZ jocks and new jocks of iDMZ 891. It offers non-stop playing dance music tunes in form of song mixes. It provides an unadulterated dance music that caters to entire age spectrum and to people from all walks of life. The tribute to the Philippine icon radio station 89 DMZ and a gift to all its avid listeners after a decade of quench for dance music with commercial free. Everyone in any parts of the world can access the site and enjoy the music via live streaming. The station has around 18,000 listeners all over the globe.

The station has the 24-hours of new wave music called Wave 24 airs at 6am respectively on Sundays, the 24-hours of down beat mix called Slow Jam which airs at 6am on Mondays, it has also developed has a flagship program called Be Heard! aired Friday where promotes both professional and non-professional, Filipino and foreign DJs from all over the world. Since its launch, it has been the station's most sought-after and highly-rated program, and spearheaded by The King (Program Director) and The Sting (The voice-over behind iDMZ/script writer/DJ/consultant). Alternative rock music Rockin' Manila which airs on Saturdays from 6-9am with a Pinoy rock at 7-9pm, the Saturday night club/party music Saturday Clubbing every Saturday at 9pm-12mn. The first-ever countdown called The Hitlist, where the top 20 hits, it aired at 6pm respectively on Fridays. It has a group page in Facebook dubbed 89 DMZ (Danze Music Zone) and iDMZ 891 Sayaw Pinoy! with more than 5,000 active members. Also, signaled the station's new nationwide reach which will create 89.1 Manila for a brand of IBC's FM radio stations nationwide, which are under the iDMZ station brand when 89.8 MHz Cebu and 89.3 MHz Davao simulcasted its signals, listening of its programs.

In October 1, 2011, iDMZ 891 relaunched again its simultaneously on radio and TV via its weekly "MTV style" variety show DMZ-TV, which aired every Saturday nights from 6pm to 7pm on IBC and hosted by Cara Eriguel and DJ Tom Taus with performers, dancers, club DJs and live bands airing live at the the studio of IBC and the DJs of iDMZ 891 can be seen on TV.

On June 30, 2012, when launched its new cable channel called Danze TV where your favorite jocks are seen live from the booth which available only on SkyCable channel 108 aired 24 hours with plugs during commercial gaps for showing the music videos seen on cable TV. At the same day, on July 1, 2012, the station launched 85.1 MHZ Baguio was originated its signals, uninterrupted listening of its programs.

On October 1, 2012, iDMZ 891 planened to launch its newest Korean pop online music portal K-Pop Radio with its official website at K-POP Radio. Recently, it launched its own listening app, available in Android and iOS. This increasing iDMZ 891's ratings and now become The Nation's #1 Danze Mix FM Radio in Mega Manila.

The third 89 DMZ era: August 11, 2013-presentEdit

Two years later, iDMZ 891 and its provincial stations in Baguio, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao was reverted into the second interation as 89 DMZ with a new logo and new jingle on August 11, 2013 at 6:00am (with Wave 24). The DJs from the revival of 89 DMZ like Peewee, The Unbeatable, The Force, The Sting, Kaye and DJ Ouch were still part of the station, while the DJs from iDMZ like Marc the Spark, The Executioner, ZJ Ziggy, DJ Alfie and The King are also retained the station. The rebranding of this station created a brand for IBC's FM radio stations nationwide, which are under DMZ (Danze Muzic Zone) station brand. This also reverts the slogan of the station's second incarnation of The Nation's #1 Danze Muzic Station which was first used during the era from 1989 to 2001. and Sayaw Pinoy! was retained for their brand of dance music, hip-hop and R&B, and remixed music are also still same. The station was also launched via HD Radio technology.

It caters the entire age spectrum and attract the demographic range of audience as the predominantly dance format by the upscale of A-B-C market at the primarily targeting the age bracket of 13 to 35 years old while our secondary target is 35 years old and above, including kids and teens in high school, young adults in college and university, and mature listeners. It gained a listenership and it became an immediate hit with dance music format.

On March 4, 2016, the demise of Peewee who died in Friday afternoon at the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City. A demise of former 89 DMZ station manager and IBC newscaster Bingo Lacson who passed away on September 26, 2016.

On January 2, 2017 at 6:00am, a new jingle and improve audio imaging of 89 DMZ was launched. A dance jingle Sayaw Pinoy composed by DJ Tom Taus, arranged by Albert Tamayo and performed by Keith Cruz, Raisa Dayrit and Joyce Abestano (collectively known as KRJ) (recorded on December 23, 2016 before the launch of the new jingle of the station). Following the new jingle for dance craze, a TV commercial of 89 DMZ  featuring Cruz, Dayrit and Abestano was launched on January 6, 2017 (shooting for the TV commercial on December 28, 2016 before the launch of the newest TV commercial of 89 DMZ).

It is proved to be hugely successful, as the live concert of the station during the Grand Kapinoy Weekend on March 4–5 as part of IBC's 57th anniversary was crowded by many people. In the same month, the station retained as the No. 1 dance music FM station in Mega Manila based on the KBP Radio Research Council survey. As a result, the station retained the upscale listenership and has become one of the country's strongest DMZ upscale markets and listeners in its company portfolio.

ProfileEdit

The strong of sequestered radio network group IBC Radio. Its flagship station based in Mega Manila, even with the substantial number of AM and FM stations operating and the stiff competition from both ABS-CBN, GMA Network and TV5's own networks as well, is the number one radio station in Metro Manila. The network's strongest market is with the provincial or rural people currently residing in Manila helped by its strong brand name in the provinces, IBC Radio managed its AM and FM stations locally with each individual unique brand name enjoys strong ratings all across the country, since DZMZ's dominant listener ratings and with IBC's TV ratings catapulted to third place in the TV industry.

An established station with a very big fan base for more than any other station, 89 DMZ's listenership profile consists of some of the pop music industry's best. Its programs are also acclaimed for successfully integrating the dance music and largely western pop R&B sound in an Asian market.

Most upscale drivers in Metro Manila picked 89 DMZ (Danze Muzic Zone) as their station of choice on the road, offices, schools, colleges and universities, making them also the nation's number 1 dance music station in Asia dishing out the dance music sound.

Air StaffEdit

CurrentEdit

DJsEdit

89 DMZ is manned by 12 male jocks, 2 female jocks and 4 mix DJs.

  • The Sting (Terence Khan) (born in August 24) (the current male voice-over of IBC and DJ and coninuity voice-over of 89 DMZ/script writer/DJ/consultant)
  • Kaye (Kaye Tan) (delivers The Word hourly news)
  • The Unbeatable (Andy Santillan) (the current voice-over of RPN)
  • DJ Ouch (Lopie Guzman)
  • Mick Flame
  • The Destroyer (Rommel Dayan)
  • DJ Jea
  • The Force (Neil Centeno)
  • The Executioner (Ronald Cayetano)
  • Marc the Spark
  • ZJ Ziggy
  • DJ Alfie (Alfie Manuel)
  • Deejay Boo (Boo Martinez)
  • DJ Marlon (Marlon Tagalicud)
  • The King (Arthur Serzo) (station manager/program director)
  • DJ Heart
  • DJ Art
  • DJ Jennie
  • DJ Rose

FormerEdit

89 DMZEdit

DWKBEdit

ProgramsEdit

On Sundays from 6am to 6am the following day, the station plays the new wave music Wave 24 continues to mention of 89 DMZ throughout its schedule. Followed on Mondays from 6am to 6am the following day, it plays the down beat mix through Slow Jam by covering the weekday programs. The usual programming of 89 DMZ broadcasting for 24 hours from the start at 6am of Tuesday.

Daily ProgramsEdit

  • The Morning Danze - Hosted by The Sting; Weekdays, 6am - 10am amd Saturdays, 6am - 9am.
  • Kaye D-Lyte - Hosted by Kaye; Weekdays, 10am - 2pm.
  • The Unbeatable Show - Hosted by The Unbeatable; Mondays to Thursdays, 2pm - 5pm.
  • The Hype - Hosted by DJ Ouch; Mondays to Thursdays, 6pm - 9pm.
  • Megamix - Uninterruptable megamixes seven-days-a-week; Everyday, every hour.

Original ProgramsEdit

  • Wave 24 - 24 hours of pure new wave music from the 80's and early 90's; Sundays, 6am - 6am the following day.
  • Slow Jam - 24 hours of cool relaxing down beat mix; Mondays, 6am - 6am the following day.
  • Strictly Ballroom - 3 hours of glorious ballroom music. Hosted by Mick Flame; Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9pm - 12mn.
  • Baddest of the 90's - Launched on July 7, 2016, 2 hours of the best of the 90's featuring 89 DMZ DJs led by DJ Alfie, The Destroyer, DJ Heart, DJ Ziggy, DJ Boo Martinez, DJ Eric and DJ Arthur. Thursday, 12nn - 2pm with a replay at 7pm - 9pm (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • Be Heard! - The most sought-after and high-rated flagship program from different DJs around the globe that gives opportunities to all 89 DMZ members to show-off their mixing talents. This program is open to everyone – professional and non-professional DJs or to anyone who just simply loves to mix music; Friday, 10am - 12nn with a replay at 8pm - 10pm (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • Rockin’ Manila - 3 hours of alternative rock/hard rock/mordern rock music hosted by The Executioner; Saturday, 9am - 12nn (Manila Time, Philippines) and 2 hours of Pinoy alternative rock music hosted by The Force; Saturday, 7pm - 9pm (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • Back to the 80's n' early 90's - Hosted by Marc the Spark and ZJ Ziggy, 3 hour non-stop hits of the 80's and early 90's (1980-1992); Saturdays, 12nn - 3pm and a flashback at 12mn - 2am (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • Baddest of the 90's n' 2K - Hosted by DJ Alfie and DJ Boo Martinez, reigning the mix we're take you back, 4 hour throwback hits of the 90's and early 2000's (1993-2005); Saturdays, 3pm - 7pm (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • Saturday Clubbing - the top-rated program as the 3 hours of uninterrupted, commercial-free party clubbing music for your favorite dance club tunes, house music mix and remix, electro, dubstep and the ever-famous, flagship party music of Spain - Ibiza music, and in-house DJs by DJ Marlon with The Destroyer featuring the top club DJs around the Metro; Saturday, 9pm - 12mn (Manila Time, Philippines).

Other ProgramsEdit

  • Power Remix - A midnight remixes of 2 exceptional DJs plus the tracks of dance hits. Hosted by The Destroyer; Tuesdays to Thursdays, 12mn-3am.
  • Wired on Wednesday - Launched on July 1, 2015, the freshest worldwide program of 89 DMZ, hosted by the newest lady jock of 89DMZ itself DJ Jea provides our listeners the best of christian, western, ballad, pop and K-pop tunes (Korean popular music), be it R&B, pop, danze or rock, to cater to our hip fans here and abroad.; Wednesdays, 12nn - 2pm with a replay at 7pm - 9pm (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • The Hitlist - the top 30 countdown of the hottest hits remixed by the baddest DJs around the world. Those current hits remixed by DJ producers are hand-picked and aired right here. Be updated with the latest trending and most liked hits by tuning in every Friday with the votes over hotline 632-9283/634-9283, text line 8888 based on Globe, Facebook, Twitter and 89dmz.com/ Hosted by The Force; Fridays, 5pm - 8pm (Manila Time, Philippines).
  • Mobile Circuit - Hosted by The Destroyer, the baddest mobiles in the land for your back-to-back "live" disco-mixing. Featuring two top mobiles from the dance circuit and mobile groups providing listeners of their best mixsets. Mobile groups are invited to submit their entries and perform live as scheduled by 89 DMZ administrators; Friday, 10pm - 2am (Manila Time, Philippines).

SegmentsEdit

  • The Word - Top-of-the-hour news capsulized in the latest national, local, global and entertainment scenes, the 2-minute news update anchored by Kaye; Mondays-Saturdays, 7am - 6pm
  • Pinoy in-a-Raw - The music closest to our Pinoy hearts. 2 OPM hits in a row back-to-back played every hour, because we believe in the Filipino talent; Monday to Saturday, every hour. During Saturday (except Rockin' Manila at 9am-12nn and Saturday Clubbing at 9pm-12mn), 3 OPM hits for Back to the 80's n' early 90's and Baddest of the 90's n' 2K.

SlogansEdit

Branding Slogan Years Active
89 DMZ The Nation's #1 Danze Music Station 1989-2001
Wave 89.1 Soft Favorites, All The Time 2001-2002
Wave 89.1 Your Lifestyle, Your Music 2002-2008
Wave 891 Your Most Influential R&B Station 2008-2011
iDMZ 891 The #1 Danze Mix FM Radio
Sayaw Pinoy!
August 28, 2011-August 10, 2013
89 DMZ The Nation's #1 Danze Music Station
Sayaw Pinoy!
August 11, 2013-present

Compilations CD's of 89 DMZEdit

AwardsEdit

  • 24th KBP Golden Dove Awardee, Best Radio Jock (Won, The Sting)
  • 24th KBP Golden Dove Awardee, Best FM Radio Station (Won)
  • 2016 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards: Best FM Radio Station (Won)
  • 22nd KBP Golden Dove Awardee, Best FM Radio Station (Won)
  • 2014 PUP Mabini Media Awards: FM Radio Station of the Year (Won)
  • Gandingan 2014: The 76th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Broadcast Choice Awards: Best FM Station (Won)
  • 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards: Best FM Station (Won)
  • 21st KBP Golden Dove Awardee, Best FM Radio Station (Won)
  • 2013 UP Gandingan Awardee, Best FM Radio Station (Won)
  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, Best FM Station (Won)
  • Gandingan 2013: 75th UPLB Isko't Broadcast Choice Awards, Best FM Station (Won)
  • 2012 UP Gandingan Awardee, Best FM Radio Station (Won)
  • 20th KBP Golden Dove Awardee, Best FM Radio Station (Won)

IBC FM Radio NetworkEdit

DMZ is also broadcast to 4 provincial stations in the Philippines.

Further information: Regional Stations

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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