DWBM-FM

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DWBM (Q Radio Manila)
Q105.1 Manila logo.png
City Quezon City
Broadcast area Mega Manila surrounding areas
Frequency 105.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingQ Radio 105.1
Slogan Q is Good for You!(main)
Your Lifestyle and Information Station.
Programming
Language(s) English
Format Top 40 (CHR), OPM
NetworkQ Radio
Ownership
Owner Mareco Broadcasting Network
History
First air date
1963
Former call signs
DZLM-AM (1963–1972)
DWLM-FM (1973–1985)
Former names
  • DZLM (1963–1972)
  • Super Tunog Pinoy (1973-1985)
  • Power 105 (1985-1994)
  • Crossover (June 1994-December 2019)
Former frequencies
1430 kHz (1963–1972)
Call sign meaning
Best Music (former slogan)
Technical information
Licensing authority
NTC
Class A, B and C
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 60,000 watts
Repeater(s) Baguio: DZBM 105.1 MHz
Links
Webcast Listen Live
Website qradio105.com

DWBM (105.1 FM), on-air as Q Radio 105.1, is a radio station owned by Mareco Broadcasting Network and operated under an airtime lease agreement. It serves as the flagship station of the Q Radio network. The station's studio is located along Tirad Pass St,. Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City; its transmitter is located in Brgy. San Carlos, Binangonan. It operates daily from 04:00 AM to 12:00 MN (except during Holy Week, off air from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday, then on air again on Easter Sunday).

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History

1963-1973: DZLM

Mareco Broadcasting Network (MBN) made its debut in the radio industry in March 1963. Its first AM station, DZLM 1430 kHz, originally served only as a promotional venue for Mareco's Mabuhay and Villar record labels. It also held the local license to produce and market foreign music labels from a peak of over a hundred major international recording companies. During this time, DZLM played the latest and widest variety of popular music and was consistent no. 1 in the surveys, contributing significantly in popularizing radio as a prime entertainment medium in Manila. [1]

1973-1994: Move to FM

With its increasing listenership, DZLM was opened to commercial advertising. For superior quality, the station migrated from AM to FM and became known as DWLM SO FM at 105.1 MHz in 1973 and Super Tunog Pinoy 105.1 with an all-OPM format. In 1985, it rebranded as Power 105BM FM, switched to a new wave format and changed its callsign to DWBM.

1994-2019: Crossover

In the early 1990s, MBN underwent several changes in management as well as programming with the launch of 105.1 Crossover in June 1994 with a smooth jazz format. [2]

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105.1 Crossover (1994–2019).

A couple of years later, MBN expanded its Crossover network with 99.1 FM in Bacolod in February 1997, 93.1 FM in Cebu City on September of the same year (later moved to 90.7 FM), 93.1 FM in Davao City in June 1999, and a relay station of Manila over 105.1 FM in Baguio later that year. The Crossover format is also webcast worldwide in real time on their official website. At that time, it operated daily from 06:00 AM to 02:00 AM the following day.

In June 2014, 105.1 Crossover celebrated its 20th year as a jazz and R&B station, with the theme "Celebrating 20 Years of Great Music." At the same time, the station's first disc jockey after almost a decade, Benjamin (Reuben "Beng" Chua) - formerly of 106.7 Dream FM (now Energy FM) and Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) - went on board (6:00 AM – 10:00 AM weekdays).

2019-present: Q Radio

On December 30, 2019, 105.1 FM silently dropped its Crossover brand and smooth jazz format and switched to a Top 40 format. The station announced on the following day that the Crossover FM format has migrated online (via its live stream application). [3] Its Baguio relay station have also adopted the new format. While other MBN regional stations still broadcasts under the Crossover brand and format, they will soon follow suit with the Manila station.

On January 13, 2020, the station was officially launched as Q Radio 105.1. Former PBS deputy director general and former Quest Broadcasting Inc. executive Carlo Jose Magno Villo was brought in as the station's director, along with several DJs formerly from Wave 89.1 and its competitors Monster RX 93.1, 99.5 Play FM and government-run 87.5 FM1. It airs daily news updates with reporting segments on local and international news, business, entertainment and lifestyle.

On March 1, 2020, former Monster jock & chief digital strategist Lexy Angeles took management over the station. In the same month, the station launched separate shows. They launched Q Eclectic, a program that majorly plays predominantly OPM, K-pop, C-pop, and Latin Pop aired every Saturday from 06:00 to 09:00 PM in March 7 and Sunday Flashback, an all-day Sunday program which airs 2000s music in March 15.

On November 16, 2020, all provincial MBN's Crossover stations switched to Top 40 format under the Q Radio brand same in Manila flagship station. Its nickname Q105 was no longer used in regular programming, even on the announcement of the DJs and it also carried some new jingles and idents since then.

Crossover CD compilations

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