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Danze Muzic Zone (DMZ)
Type Broadcast radio network
Country Philippines
Availability Metro Manila (before August 28, 2011)
Nationwide (since August 28, 2013)
Founded November 18, 1989 (as the 1st iteration of 89 DMZ)
July 1, 2011 (as the test broadcast of 89 DMZ)
August 28, 2011 (relaunched as iDMZ)
August 11, 2013 (as the 2nd iteration of 89 DMZ)
Slogan The Nation's #1 Danze Music Station
Sayaw Pinoy!
Owner Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Key people Lopie de Guzman
Station Manager
Arthur Serzo
Program Director and the Head of 89 DMZ
Website 89 DMZ Website

DMZ (Danze Music Zone) is the FM radio network of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation.

HistoryEdit

DMZ was launched on November 18, 1989 in Metro Manila via 89 DMZ as the network's flagship station and the FM radio station of IBC, which played dance, hip hop, OPM and other foreign songs, Hot AC, and remixed music. 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.

In July 2011, Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation led by the chairman Eric Canoy took over the privatization and revitilization of the government and the management for the return of 89.1 MHZ frequency as the callsign was 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. After one month and nine weeks, iDMZ 891 was relaunched on August 28, 2011, along with the  company launched brand of IBC's provincial FM stations that made DMZ a truly national brand.

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.

DMZ Stations NationwideEdit

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
89 DMZ Manila DZMZ 89.1 MHz 25 kW (90 kW ERP) Metro Manila
85 DMZ Baguio DWMZ 85.1 MHz 20 kW Baguio
89 DMZ Iloilo DYNZ 89.2 MHz 25 kW Iloilo
103.8 Boracay FM DYBP 103.8 MHz 10 kW Boracay
89 DMZ Cebu DYMZ 89.8 MHz 20 kW Cebu
89 DMZ Davao DXMZ 89.3 MHz 20 kW Davao

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