Last updated
DWWW 774 logo.png
City San Juan
Broadcast area Mega Manila and surrounding areas
Frequency 774 kHz (C-QUAM)
BrandingDWWW 774
Slogan Your Ultimate NewSic Radio.
Ang Himpilan ng mga Matitinong Pilipino.(The station of the intelligent Filipino; used in its news and public affairs block)
Language(s) Filipino, English
Format Oldies, News, Public Affairs, Talk
Affiliations Radio Mindanao Network
Owner Interactive Broadcast Media, Inc. [1]
First air date
Former call signs
DZBM (1963-1972, 1973-1987)
DZLM (1963-1972)
DWOO (1973-1979)
DWAT (1987-1996)
Former frequencies
740 kHz (1963-1972, 1973-1978)
1430 kHz (1963-1972, 1973-1978)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Licensing authority
Power 25,000 watts
Webcast DWWW on TuneIn DWWW on Ustream
Website 774DWWW.ph

DWWW (774 AM) is a C-QUAM radio station owned and operated by Interactive Broadcast Media. The studio is located at Units 807 and 808, Atlanta Centre, Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila, while the transmitter is located at Tagalag Road, Brgy. Tagalag, Valenzuela. DWWW is an affiliate station of the Radio Mindanao Network since 2011.



1963–1995: DZBM/DWOO/DWAT

The modern DWWW started as DZBM 740 kHz in 1963 under the Mareco Broadcasting Network, Inc. This served as the promotional radio station for Villar Records and Mabuhay Records. It also has its sister station, DZLM/DWOO 1430 kHz. In 1978, it later changed its frequency to 774 kHz in response to the adoption of the 9 kHz spacing on AM radio stations in the Philippines. It also changed its format to news & talk. In 1994, it changed its callsign to DWAT and served as the first station of veteran broadcasters, Fernan Gulapa (now with DZBB), Willie Delgado (now with DZXL), and the son of the late Louie Beltran, Cito Beltran. It was the home of CNN on AM radio in the Philippines, aside from Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) and 105.1 Crossover. [2]

1996–2010: DWWW

In 1996, broadcast veteran Roberto Bacsal and businessman/music lover Rene Palma under Interactive Broadcast Media, Inc. bought the MBNI's flagship AM station and reformatted it as DWWW under 774 kHz. Its studios were moved to #23 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City. The station airs oldies, covering music from the 50s to 80s in the afternoon and evening slots, while morning and late afternoon slots were allotted for news and public affairs programs, in both Tagalog and English languages; taking it to the #4 spot in the Mega Manila AM ratings and carved a strong niche against rival stations. Back then, the station operated for 21 hours from Monday to Saturdays, and 20 hours on Sundays. [3]

DWWW also introduced the Broadkast Patrol reportorial team (which was relaunched in 2017) for news. Aside from Gulapa and Beltran, other personalities were part of the station's early years are Lito Villarosa, Jun Taña, Bobby Guanzon, Vic Morales and Joey Collantes. Jun Ricafrente of DZMM served as head of the news service in the 90s. [4] [5]

2011–present: Expansion and Dominance

Under new ownership and management, DWWW was relaunched on November 2, 2011, in its new home in Atlanta Center, Greenhills, San Juan and expanded its broadcast hours to 24/7 on-air broadcast (although its signs off on early morning of Sundays for transmitter maintenance). The station's music library was overhauled and reorganized. The nomenclature of the station's identification changed from "Siete siete cuatro/siyete siyete kwatro" to "Seven seven four." The new tagline "The Music of Your Life" was also launched to highlight the dominant ratings of DWWW's oldies music format programs.

In 2014, the tagline was changed to "Your Ultimate AM Radio" to showcase DWWW's competitive news, commentary, and public service programs, aside from music and entertainment. It is currently the #2 AM Mega Manila station based on the latest Nielsen Surveys, next to leader DZMM. Such dominance continued to date, thus prompting the team to change the tag to "Your Ultimate Newsic Radio" in mid-2018.

DWWW was relaunched on September 8, 2019, during the Grandparents' Day event at the Farmers Plaza, Araneta Center. The station identification's nomenclature reverted to Tagalog naming "siyete siyete kwatro", though the English naming is still heard only on some plugs prior to this. [6]

Related Research Articles

CFGO Radio station in Ottawa

CFGO is a commercial AM radio station in Ottawa, Ontario. It is owned by Bell Media and broadcasts a sports radio format, using the brand name TSN 1200 Ottawa. The radio studios and offices are in the Bell Media Building on George Street in Downtown Ottawa's ByWard Market. CFGO features local Ottawa sports shows most of the day, with programming from TSN Radio, ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio nights and weekends. CFGO is the flagship station for the Ottawa Senators NHL team.

DZMM-AM Radio station in Quezon City, Philippines

DZMMRadyo Patrol was a commercial news/talk radio station broadcasting from Quezon City, Philippines, serving the Mega Manila market. It was the flagship station of the Radyo Patrol Network owned by ABS-CBN. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, corner of Mother Ignacia St., Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City; its 50,000-watt transmitter is located at F. Navarette St., Brgy. Panghulo, Obando, Bulacan.

DWRR-FM Radio station in Metro Manila

DWRR-FM, broadcasting as MOR 101.9, was a commercial radio station owned by ABS-CBN Corporation and previously operated by the Manila Radio division and the Star Creatives Group. Broadcast live throughout the Philippine archipelago, and throughout the world via The Filipino Channel (TFC), it was the flagship FM station of MOR Philippines and the number 1 FM radio station in Metro Manila, Mega Manila as well as the entire Philippines according to KBP Radio Research Council. The studios were located at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., corner Mo. Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, and the station's 22.5 kW FM stereo transmitter was located at the Eugenio Lopez Center, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal.

CJLV is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Laval, Quebec, near Montreal. Owned and operated by Radio Humsafar Inc, it broadcasts on 1570 kHz with a power of 10,000 watts as a class B station, using a directional antenna pointing east which has a slightly directional pattern during the day and a much tighter pattern at night, to protect Class-A clear-channel station XERF-AM in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. While the station's signal is unimpressive from a local point of view and does not even cover entirely the Greater Montreal area even during daytime, the station's nighttime signal has been received by many DXers in Europe and is considered there as one of the "easy" targets for Transatlantic DX.

DZBB-AM Radio station in Metro Manila, Philippines

DZBBSuper Radyo is a radio station owned and operated by GMA Network. It serves as the flagship station of the Super Radyo network and one of the assets of GMA News and Public Affairs. The station's studio is located at the GMA Network Center Annex Building, EDSA corner GMA Network Drive, Diliman, Quezon City, while its transmitter is located along Camia St., Brgy. Panghulo, Obando, Bulacan.

DZRH is a radio station owned and operated by Manila Broadcasting Company. The station's studio is located at Design Center of the Philippines, Vicente Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay ; while its transmitter is located along I. Marcelo St., Brgy. Malanday, Valenzuela. The station has nationwide coverage through its relay stations located across the Philippines.

DZRJ-AM Radio station in Metro Manila, Philippines

DZRJRadyo Bandido is a radio station owned by the Rajah Broadcasting Network. Its studio is located at the 2nd Floor, Ventures Building 1, General Luna St. cor. Makati Ave., Poblacion, Makati, while its transmitter is located along KM 21, Quirino Highway, Brgy. Pasong Putik, Novaliches, Quezon City.

DWIZ Radio station in Pasig

DWIZ is a radio station owned and operated by Aliw Broadcasting Corporation, a subsidiary of the ALC Group of Companies. The station's studio is located at the 5th Floor, Citystate Centre, 709 Shaw Boulevard, Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig, while its transmitter is located at Osmeña St., Brgy. Pag-Asa, Obando, Bulacan. Due to current restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the station operates Mondays to Saturdays from 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Sundays from 5:00 AM to 8:30 PM.

KZQZ was a commercial radio station that was licensed to serve St. Louis, Missouri at 1430 AM, and broadcast from 1922 to 2020. As WEB it was one of the first radio stations to have been established and licensed in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area, and was known for most of its life as WIL. The Federal Communications Commission revoked the license for the station and its three co-owned stations in March 2020 after discovering that a convicted felon had effective control of the stations in their last years; despite the revocation, KZQZ and KQQZ continued to broadcast without a valid license into April 2020.

DWKX Radio station in Metro Manila, Philippines

DWKX, on-air as 103.5 K-Lite, is a radio station owned and operated by Advanced Media Broadcasting System. It is one of the partner stations of Tiger 22 Media. Its studio and transmitter are located at Unit 906A, Paragon Plaza Building, EDSA corner Reliance St., Mandaluyong.

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, known on-air as ABS-CBN News, is the news and current affairs programming division of ABS-CBN. The organization is responsible for the daily news and information gathering of its news programs.

Philippine Broadcasting Service Philippine state-owned radio network

Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), also known by its government agency Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS), is a state radio network in the Philippines. It is owned by the Philippine government under the Presidential Communications Operations Office. PBS operates national radio brands: Radyo Pilipinas 1, Radyo Pilipinas 2, Radyo Magasin, Republika FM1 and Capital FM2, as well as international station Radyo Pilipinas Worldwide. PBS, along with its television network counterpart People's Television Network and sister media companies Radio Philippines Network (minority-owned) and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation, which forms the media arm of the PCOO.

WYDE is a commercial AM radio station. The station is owned by the Crawford Broadcasting Company and airs a Southern Gospel radio format with some Christian talk and teaching programs. It is simulcast with WYDE-FM 92.5 MHz in Cordova.

DZAR Radio station in Metro Manila, Philippines

DZARSonshine Radio is a radio station owned and operated by Sonshine Media Network International in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the 3rd Floor, ACQ Tower, Santa Rita St. cor. EDSA, Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati, and its transmitter is located along M. Sioson St., Brgy. Dampalit, Malabon. This station operates Monday to Saturday from 4:00 AM to 12:00 MN and Sunday 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN.

DYSS-TV Television station in Metro Cebu

DYSS-TV, channel 7, is a commercial VHF television station owned and operated by GMA Network Inc.. Its transmitter, studio and offices are located at the GMA Skyview Complex, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu City, while its transmitter facilities is located at GMA Transmitter Site, Mt. Busay, Brgy. Bonbon, Cebu City.

DZMM TeleRadyo TV channel of AM radio station DZMM in Metro Manila

TeleRadyo is a Philippine pay television channel that broadcasts ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station DZMM 630. The channel is owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation under the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs brand, and is available on cable providers throughout the Philippines. TeleRadyo is also included as an exclusive (free-to-view) digital subchannel on digital terrestrial television via the ABS-CBN TVplus service. TeleRadyo is also simulcast via The Filipino Channel (TFC) and it can be heard and viewed online via DZMM's YouTube channel, ABS-CBN Radio Service App and iWant TFC. Prior to the closure of DZMM 630 at 8:00 PM on May 5, 2020, the channel was named DZMM TeleRadyo. At 8:20 PM, the station went off the air due to a cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission together with ABS-CBN, S+A, and MOR Philippines. After DZMM 630 kHz was shut down on May 5, 2020, the channel was renamed simply as TeleRadyo. Although it also went off-air a few minutes after, the channel went back on-air and online on May 8, 2020, resuming the programming of the former DZMM. On June 28, 2021, Teleradyo launched a high-definition feed on YouTube and Facebook while selected shows are being broadcast on Kapamilya Channel and The Filipino Channel in HD.

KMZT (AM) Radio station in Beverly Hills, California

KMZT is a commercial radio station licensed to Beverly Hills, California. Owned by Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, the station serves Greater Los Angeles and much of surrounding Southern California. The KMZT studios are located in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood, while the station transmitter resides in the nearby Mission Hills neighborhood. Besides a standard analog transmission, KMZT broadcasts over through the HD Radio in-band on-channel standard for AM stations, is simulcast on low-power Los Angeles translator K252FO and the fourth HD digital subchannel of KKGO, and is available online.

DWEY, broadcasting as 104.7 Brigada News FM, is a radio station owned and operated by Brigada Mass Media Corporation. It serves as the Luzon flagship station of Brigada News FM. The station's main broadcast studio, news center and marketing offices are located at the 5th Floor Jacinta Building 2, #1840 EDSA, Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati, with a hybrid provincial satellite studio located at the 2nd floor, Brigada Broadcast Complex and Pharmacy, Eva Valenton Building, Evangelista St., Brgy. 23, Batangas City, and its transmitter is located at Brgy. Talumpok East, Mt. Banoy, Batangas City.

DWRT-AM was an AM music radio station owned and operated by Trans-Radio Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. Since September 9, 2010, the 990 kHz frequency has been airing under the call sign DZIQ-AM, through a blocktime arrangement.

MOR Entertainment New media radio station in the Philippines

MOR Entertainment, formerly known as MOR Philippines, is a national brand of new media radio stations operated by media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. As an on-air entity, MOR stations primarily played contemporary middle-of-the-road and original Pinoy music, as well as radio drama and talk content. MOR started in 2001 as the FM brand of ABS-CBN Regional and terrestrially operated 15 radio stations in the Philippines.


  1. "Interactive Broadcast Media, Inc". Media Ownership Monitor by VERA Files. Reporters Without Borders . Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  2. Del Mundo, Clodualdo (1986). Philippine Mass Media: A Book of Readings. Communication Foundation for Asia. p. 130. ISBN   9789711550974 . Retrieved July 31, 2020 via Google Books.
  3. "DWWW 774". Online Journey. April 1, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  4. Aniceto, Ben (2007). Stay Tuned: The Golden Years of Philippine Radio. Rufino J. Policarpio, Jr. p. 341. ISBN   9789719401407 . Retrieved July 31, 2020 via Google Books.
  5. "Broadcaster na si Vic Morales, pumanaw na". DZMM . May 16, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  6. "Your Weekend Guide". BusinessWorld . September 6, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2020.