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DWET (106.7 Energy FM)
Energy FM New Logo.jpg
City Pasig City
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding 106.7 Energy FM
Slogan Hi Pangga!
Huwag mong sabihing radyo, sabihin mo Energy! (You don't say radio, say it Energy!)
The best in christian music. (SAVED Radio)
Frequency 106.7 MHz (FM stereo)
First air date February 21, 1992 – March 31, 1999, April 1, 2002 – July 31, 2004 (as Kool 106)
April 4, 1999 – April 15, 2001 (as 106.7 Kool)
April 16, 2001 – March 31, 2002 (as Rio 106.7)
August 1 - September 26, 2004 (as ABC Radio on 106.7)
September 27, 2004 – June 30, 2011 (as Dream FM)
July 1, 2011 (as Energy FM)
Format Contemporary MOR, OPM, Christian music, Religious
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 75,000 watts
Class C, D, E
Callsign meaning Edward Tan (former president of ABC 5, deceased)
Former callsigns DZET-FM (1960-1972)
As Energy FM:
DWKY (2003-2011)
Former frequencies As Energy FM:
91.5 MHz (2003-2011)
Owner Ultrasonic Broadcasting System
Webcast 106.7 Energy FM on Ustream
Website www.onenergyfm.com
saved.ph (SAVED Radio)

DWET (106.7 FM), branded as 106.7 Energy FM, is the radio station, airing a Hot AC format. It is owned by Ultrasonic Broadcasting System, its studios, offices & transmitter are located at Unit D-1, 15th floor, Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City in the Philippines.

Energy FM Manila's usual programming broadcasts for 24 hours from Monday to Saturday, on Sundays, the station's airtime is blocktimed by Becca Music Inc., a music company dedicated to Christian music through SAVED Radio, yet it continues to mention Energy FM throughout its schedule.

History[edit]

The first Kool 106 (1992–1999)[edit]

When Kool 106 first went on-air on February 21, 1992 (together with ABC 5) with radio veteran George Mercado (George Boone) at the helm, its format was Hot Adult Contemporary, playing a mix of Top 40 hits and music from the 70s and 80s, alongside back then; in 1995, when Marc Gorospe assumed the Station Manager post, Kool 106 flipped into mainstream CHR.

106.7 Kool (1999–2001)[edit]

Between March 1999 to April 2001 it became 106.7 Kool, that plays mostly foreign song especially R&B with a very few OPM hits. In April 2001, the station went off the air for one month and completely changed its format.

Rio 106.7 (2001-2002)[edit]

It became known as Ritmo Latino Rio 106.7, the first radio station in the country that played Latin music.

The second Kool 106 (2002–2004)[edit]

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 and made their final broadcast on July 31, 2004 as they bid farewell to give thanks to their loyal listeners for the past 12 years, and by August 1, 2004, DWET-FM has been rebranded temporarily as "ABC Radio on 106.7".

On August 1, 2004, DWET-FM was temporarily rebranded as ABC Radio on 106.7, as part of its transition. It stunted by playing a mix of classic hits, smooth jazz (which was also played by Dream FM) and orchestra.

106.7 Dream FM (2004–2011)[edit]

Dream FM logo

On September 2004, 11 months after Tonyboy Cojuangco took over the management of ABC, 106.7 FM was reformatted as Dream FM with a Smooth AC format. The station aired in a smooth jazz format added up with R&B, Soul, Bossa Nova and House.

After PLDT's media subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. acquired TV5 from the Cojuangco group 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. It 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.

Dream FM signed off on June 30, 2011 after seven years, with "Till We Meet Again" by Eric Benét as its swansong, this left Crossover as Manila's only Smooth Jazz station.

106.7 Energy FM (2011–present)[edit]

Throughout the last week of June, plugs were aired on 106.7 FM with the statement "Si Pangga, Dreaming!", where the slogan of Energy FM Pangga and Dream FM's name is used. This is a temporary partnership between Cojuangco and UBSI, which took part-ownership of the station.

Energy FM, who used to air on 91.5 FM transferred to 106.7 FM on July 1, 2011, At that time its station's transmitter facilities moved from TV5 Studio Complex in Novaliches, Quezon City to Strata 2000 Building in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, and at the same time, the broadcast hours were also expanded to 24/7 operations. Its programs and DJs premiered on July 4.[1][2] Kenji (Mark Bayquen) is the only Dream FM DJ who joined the Energy FM staff.

Energy FM was the 1st station to promote K-Pop in the Philippines, through its radio segment called KPOP Sarap. Initially an hourly sports news segment of Ray Mambo's ''Radioactive Countdown, it expanded into a 2-hour segment, after Mambo left the station, it became a fully fledged KPOP-program. But it eventually removed in 2017 to give way the 24-hour Pinoy Playbor.

On March 17, 2014, the station launched its new tagline, Ang Sarap! Ang Sharap!, inspired by Instagram. Most of the station's veteran jocks (except Mr. Fu) were dismissed including Cathy G and DJ Mac and replaced by younger jocks, mostly from other masa stations. Marketing Consultant Joee "Brother Joe" Guilas aims the station to serve its listeners with a new menu of fun and entertainment, which was never heard on radio before.[3]

On March 20, 2017, former 90.7 Love Radio DJ Papa Jack joined the station as Papa J, later known as Papa Jackson a month later. Later, Mr. Fu left the station and transferred to 91.5 Win Radio. On May 8, 2017, former Yes FM 101.1 (now 101.1 Yes The Best) and Tag 91.1 DJ Chico Loco also joined the station as Kuya Chico.

SAVED Radio[edit]

Energy FM also brought in a radio show called Saved on Energy FM, which plays Christian music of praise and worship. Produced by Becca Music Inc., a Christian events company, it first aired on February 6, 2011 (while Energy FM was still on 91.5 FM) as a Sunday evening program and was initially aired between 9pm to 12mn. When the show transferred to DWET, it expanded into a four-hour radio show, then expanded to six hours a few months after. By 2014, Becca Music renamed the show as SAVED Radio on Energy FM, along with a refreshed lineup of programs for each hour including its known portion entitled "The Worship Hour"; in mid-2015, SAVED Radio expanded its airtime to 18 hours on Sundays and introducing new programs with radio jocks hired separately from the Energy FM roster. Gaining positive feedback from its listeners, SAVED Radio finally became full-time a few weeks later, when it occupied the remaining Sunday airtime of Energy FM's programming. However, it continues to operate as a blocktime show on Energy FM and not as a separate broadcaster. Also, despite its expansion in Manila, SAVED Radio remained to be a late-night Sunday show on Energy FM's provincial stations.

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