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Kool106 big Rio 106.7 Kool 106 The Big Mix 106.7 Dream FM 2004 Dream 106.7 2006
1992-2001 2001-2002 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008
 
1067dreamfm U92fm-0 92 LisaCD Radyo5 92.3 2013
2008-2010 2009–2010 (as U92) 2010-2011 2011-2015 2015-present


DWFM (92.3 FM) – branded Radyo5 92.3 News FM – is a news/talk radio station serving the Mega Manila market. The station is owned by the TV5 Network Inc. and Nation Broadcasting Corporation , a subsidiary of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund's broadcasting division MediaQuest Holdings. The station's all-news and information format is co-branded with News5, the news department of the television network TV5-which MediaQuest Holdings acquired a majority stake of from Media Prima and the Cojuangcos in 2010. The station's studio is located in TV5 Media Center, Reliance cor. Sheridan Sts., Brgy. Buayang Bato, Mandaluyong City, while its transmitter is located on Block 3, Emerald Hills, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City.

At present, Radyo5 92.3 News FM is considered as one of the top stations in the FM band in Metro Manila and is recognized as the best radio station in the Philippines by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas or KBP.

DZTM 1380 kHz

1960-1972

DWET-FM (Kool 106)

1992-2001

Kool106 big

When Kool 106 first went on-air on February 21, 1992 (together with ABC 5) with radio veteran George Mercado at the helm, its format was Hot Adult Contemporary, showcasing music from the 70s and 80s, alongside Top 40 hits back then. In 1995, when Marc Gorospe assumed the Station Manager post, Kool 106 flipped into a mainstream format playing mostly pop hits. Between March 1999 to April 2001


2002-2004

Kool 106 The Big Mix

In April 2002, Kool 106 resurrected as a Masa station with its format playing mainstream pop and OPM music. During the relaunch, Kool 106 and ABC-5 teamed up to produce a 30-minute interactive music show called "Kool on Kam", originally aired as a hookup with Kool 106 where the jocks can now be seen on TV with music videos. Kool on Kam moved to a primetime slot and increased to 1 hour without the radio hookup where the jocks interviews with its featured celebrity of the week and the show launched its segments. Kool on Kam lasted for a year and a half. The station also has its first ever countdown separated where the top 10 OPM songs and top 10 foreign songs are aired at noontime and 6pm respectively on Sundays. Kool 106 has also developed its "By Request" program aired weekdays 9pm-12mn and Sundays where listeners can call and ask for their requested song. Kool 106 as a masa station lasted for 2 years.


DWET-FM (Ritmo Latino Rio 106.7)

2001-2002

Rio 106.7

DWET-FM (Dream FM 106)

2004-2006

106.7 Dream FM 2004

In April 2004, 6 months after Tonyboy Cojuangco took over the management of ABC, 106.7 FM was reformatted as Dream FM. The station aired in a smooth jazz format added up with R&B, Soul, Bossa Nova and House.

DWET-FM (Dream 106.7)

2006-2008

Dream 106.7 2006

DWET-FM (106.7 Dream FM)

2008-2010

1067dreamfm

After PLDT's media subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. acquired TV5 from the Cojuangco family and Malaysia-based broadcaster Media Prima Berhad in 2010, Dream FM and its affiliate stations in other parts of the country remained under the Cojuangco management led by former ABC stockholder Anton Lagdameo. They became collectively known as the Dream FM Network, with TV5 as its licensee until June 2011. On the other hand, MediaQuest manages Radyo5 92.3 News FM, owned by Nation Broadcasting Corporation


U92

2009-2010

U92fm-0

On October 1, 2009, DWFM switched formats again, becoming the contemporary hit radio station U92, with the youth-oriented slogan "Cool To Be U". At that time its studios moved from NBC Tower/Jacinta Building 2 in EDSA, Guadalupe, Makati City to Silver City Mall in Pasig City. U92 is manned by a group led by Francis Lumen, president of All Youth Channels (AYC), which runs the now-defunct MTV Philippines. Lumen is a former NBC radio executive and Raven Broadcasting Corporation president. The station is labeled as a radio affiliate of MTV Philippines. The on-air personalities are a mix of former and current MTV Philippines VJ's, celebrities and career radio people. The new CHR format was also tightly cross-promoted and shared talent with the television channel MTV Philippines, which had been broadcast by NBC's stations until mid-2007 when All Youth Channels took over the MTV franchise in the country and converted it to a cable-only service. In October 1, 2010, U92 transitioned to a fully automated station, which signified another branding to the station.

DWFM Radyo5 92.3 NEWS FM

2010-present

2010-2011

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Logo of 92.3 NEWS FM (in bottom says HATID SA INYO NG RADYO5) (2013-2015)

2011-2015

LisaCD

On November 8, 2010, DWFM flipped from CHR to all-news radio as Radyo5 92.3 News FM; becoming the flagship station for a new radio network operated in conjunction with the news department of TV5 (which PLDT media subsidiary MediaQuest recently acquired a majority stake of in earlier in the year). At that time the station's studios moved again from Silver City Mall in Pasig City to TV5 Studio Complex in Novaliches, Quezon City. The move came as part of a plan to expand TV5's news operation in order to become more competitive with the other major networks, which also included the launch of a news network on NBC's television stations, AksyonTV (which also simulcasts some of its programming). Most of the personalities are former anchors and reporters from different AM-radio stations in Mega Manila including Neil Ocampo, Laila Chikadora, Cheryl Cosim, Cristy Fermin (from DZMM), Raffy Tulfo, Nina Taduran, Ruel Otieco, JV Arcena (from DZXL), Arnell Ignacio, Shalala (from DZBB), Izza Reneva-Cruz, Zony Esguerra (from DZME).

2015–present

Radyo 5 92.3 News FM 2013
Radyo5 92.3 2013

In less than six months under the new format, Radyo5 ranked as the fourth most listened to FM stations in Metro Manila. In March 2012, the Radio Research Council ranked Radyo5 as the number 1 news radio station in the market in a survey of motorists. Afterwards, in 2013, Radyo5 declared again by PSRC Car Coincidental Survey as the most preferred & listened FM station for public utility vehicles including Jeepney's, taxis and FX.

On December 23, 2013, Radyo5 studios (including News5) was moved from TV5 Studio Complex in Novaliches, Quezon City to their new home at TV5 Media Center in Reliance, Mandaluyong.

See also