DWYS

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DWYS (101.1 Yes The Best)
Yes The Best new logo.jpg
CityPasay City
Broadcast areaMega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding101.1 Yes The Best
SloganThe Millennials' Choice
Frequency101.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1980 (as DZFX 101.1)
October 11, 1985 (as Kiss FM 101.1)
1989 (as Kiss Jazz 101.1)
December 18, 1995 (as 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis)
December 6, 1998 (as Yes FM 101.1)
July 18, 2016 (as 101.1 Yes The Best)
FormatContemporary MOR, Adult Contemporary, OPM
Power25,000 watts
ERP60,000 watts
ClassC, D, E
Callsign meaningYeS The Best (current branding) or
YeS FM (former branding)
Former callsignsDZFX (1980-1985)
DWKS (1985–1995)
DWST (1995–1998)
OperatorManila Broadcasting Company
OwnerPacific Broadcasting Systems
Sister stationsDZRH, 90.7 Love Radio, 96.3 Easy Rock, Radyo Natin Nationwide
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (via TuneIn)
WebsiteYes The Best

DWYS (101.1 FM), currently broadcasting as 101.1 Yes The Best, is a 24-hour commercial radio station in Metro Manila, licensed to Pasay City. It is the flagship radio station of the Pacific Broadcasting Systems, and operated by its affiliate Manila Broadcasting Company. The station's studio is located at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, and its transmitter is located atop the BSA Twin Towers, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. [1] sharing the same site with 90.7 Love Radio & 96.3 Easy Rock.

History[edit]

DZFX (1980-1985)[edit]

Originally owned by Makati Broadcasting Network, it began broadcasting in 1980 as DZFX 101.1. It played classical music and elevator music (at that time, they competed against non-commercial 98.7 DZFE) until October 11, 1985, and a few minutes before 12 noon, it played its last song, a Mozart piece, just before the top of the hour. A five-second silence ensued, and the production launch presentation was played saying goodbye to DZFX and saying hello to Kiss FM.

Kiss FM (1985-1989)[edit]

Shortly after DZFX 101.1's sign off in October 11, 1985, it was rebranded as Kiss FM 101.1 (call letters DWKS) with studios located at 14th floor, Insular Life Building, Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati Central Business District. It introduced innovations like having the frequency number on its telephone number, programs like Top 20 at 12 and the launch date as 10-11, standing as the frequency. From 1985, it had the Contemporary Hit Radio format, competing directly with 99.5 RT (now 99.5 Play FM) and 97.1 WLS-FM (now Barangay LS 97.1).

Kiss Jazz (1989-1995)[edit]

It changed its name to Kiss Jazz 101.1 and transformed into a smooth jazz format from June 1989 to December 1995 competing directly with Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) before it quietly went off the air.

Showbiz Tsismis (1995-1998)[edit]

On December 18, 1995, Manila Broadcasting Company acquired the station from Makati Broadcasting Network and launched the first show business gossip and music-format FM station in the country, 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis. Under the call sign DWST, which stood for "Showbiz Tsismis" (Showbiz Gossip), the station's studio was located then in FJE Building, Makati.

101.1 Showbiz Tsismis had a mix of show business news and the latest music hits, and even employed reporters with a reporting style similar to that of local AM stations. It is also simulcast thru provincial via-satellite FM stations in the country, a first then in Philippine radio history.[2]

Yes FM (1998-2016)[edit]

On December 6, 1998, 101.1 was re-launched as Yes FM 101.1 with a different call sign (DWYS). Its format was mass-based, similar to its sister station 90.7 Love Radio and became the undisputed number 1 FM station from 1999 to 2002.

In July 2002, all MBC stations from FJE Building in Makati City were relocated and transferred to Star City Complex in Pasay, Philippines.

In 2008, Yes FM 101.1 was again repackaged and adopted the slogan "Automatic 'Yan!" (That's Automatic!). The playlists used were almost the same as 90.7 Love Radio but the programming was different.

In 2012, as part of "Radyo? Dalawa Lang Yan!" (Radio? There's Only Two!) campaign (which was launched by Yes FM and Love Radio in the first quarter of 2011), some DJs from 90.7 Love Radio such as Rica Herra, Missy Hista, Rico Pañero and Lala Banderas were moved to Yes FM 101.1 in exchange of Diego Bandido, Emma Harot, Kristine Dera and Robin Sienna who were moved to the former, as well as the new branding as the "Hayahay" station, which later became also the slogan on other Yes FM and several Hot FM and Love Radio stations.

In 2014, Yes FM was awarded the Gawad Tanglaw Hall of Fame award, having been awarded as the Best FM Station for five consecutive years.

Since 2015, Yes FM banters have been based on 1 peso Hayahay quotes (e.g. "Kung Piso lang sana ang hot meals sa Cebu Pacific... Ay! Hayahay ang Buhay!").

Yes the Best (2016-present)[edit]

On July 18, 2016, at exactly 6:00am, the station was rebranded as 101.1 Yes The Best, with their new slogan, "The Millennials' Choice". It removed its Sunday playlist. Its DJs began talking in a mix of English and Tagalog, unlike its sister station.

Two DJs from 90.7 Love Radio, Shai Tisai and Raqi Terra were moved to 101.1 Yes The Best in exchange of Tanya Chinita and Kara Karinyosa, who were moved to the former. Totoy Bato later left the station in November 2016 to transfer to 90.7 Love Radio.

On May 1, 2017, 101.1 Yes The Best launched Yes The Best App, a mobile application that is also the first social TV experience for FM Radio in the Philippines. Also, all Yes FM provincial stations were rebranded as Yes The Best.

On January 26, 2018, Missy Hista left the station because she was promoted in a higher position of MBC. She was replaced by Rico Panyero as the new partner of Rica Herra.

On June 22, 2018, due to their program's popularity, 101.1 Yes The Best DJs Raqi Terra and Lala Banderas left the station and returned to 90.7 Love Radio. Then, on August 1, 2018, the station introduced its new DJs, Ganda Wanda (formerly Aira of 90.7 Love Radio) and Bebe Boy.

On August 10, 2018, their YouTube channel Yes The Best Manila received YouTube Silver Play Button for reaching 100,000 subscribers. As of the present, Yes The Best Manila has 250,000 subscribers and still counting. Their channel produces blogs, dance challenges, radio show segments, and more.

On October 1, 2018, the station introduced another new DJ, Mega Wanda. Then, on October 26, 2018, Ganda Wanda left the station due to resignation. Mega Wanda went solo and she changed her on-air name to Ganda Wanda.

Yes The Best radio stations[edit]

Further information: Yes The Best stations

Compilation albums of 101.1 Yes The Best[edit]

  • MYMP: "New Horizon" (Ivory Music, 2006)
  • MYMP: "Now" (Ivory Music, 2008)
  • Davey Langit: "Mad About Acoustic" (Viva Records, 2009)
  • Frencheska Farr: "Inside My Heart" (GMA Records, 2010)
  • Sarah Geronimo: "One Heart" (Viva Records, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asia's Largest Radio Network Now at the Philippines' Tallest Twin Towers". Luke Roxas Site. 18 April 2012. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=k40mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1AoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5430%2C3084024

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