DZWR

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DZWR (99.9 Country Baguio)
City Baguio City
Broadcast area Baguio City, Benguet, Pangasinan, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos
Branding 99.9 Country
Slogan "The Country Authority"
Frequency 99.9 MHz
Format Country, Blues, Adult Contemporary, Christian Music, Religious Radio
Language(s) English, Filipino
Power 5,000 watts
ERP 10,000 watts
Callsign meaning DZWR
Affiliations Catholic Media Network
Owner

Mountain Province Broadcasting Corp. through the administration of

Rev. Father Victor Munar (2014-present)
(Vicariate of Baguio-Benguet)
Sister stations DZWT 540 Radyo Totoo Baguio
Website www.catholicmedianetwork.org/radio/BAGUIOMVH.htm

99.9 Country (DZWR 99.9 MHz Baguio City) is a Catholic church-controlled music FM radio station owned and operated by Mountain Province Broadcasting Corp., as part of the nationwide Catholic Media Network, in the Philippines. The station's studio is formerly located at the St. Louis University Compound, A. Bonifacio Street, Baguio City (now occupied by The Halfway Home for Boys-an SLU owned Foundation) moved into the Bishop's House Compound, Father Carlos Street (just beside the Cathedral parking entrance), Baguio City.

BACKGROUND: It was formerly known as "99.9 Magic" before the management reformatted the branding to assert its position as the only 100% country music station in the Philippines. Rev. Fr. Paul C. Basilio was the first station manager (succeeded by Rev Fr. Victor Munar to present date).

Its other brand name before was "WR PINOY" when it played all OPM hits of the past and present of mid 1990's and "POWER 99".

There were only three FM stations operating in the city that time, the others are "MRS 102.3 Most Requested Song Baguio" (now Radyo5 102.3 News FM Baguio) and "103.9 Smile Radio Baguio" (now 103.9 iFM Baguio). Magic 99.9 slogan then when it became No. 1 in listenership was "The Official Number One FM Radio Station in Baguio", while 103.9 Smile Radio Baguio puts its slogan at the same time as "The Only Number One FM Radio Station in Baguio", while on the other hand, MRS 102.3 Most Requested Song Baguio puts its slogan as "The Real Number One FM Station in Baguio" at the same time.

One of its popular program then includes "Request and Dedication" aired Mondays to Fridays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. and "Hit Wave" which airs 6:00 PM to 8:00 or 9:00 PM Mondays to Fridays.

Its former famous jocks during Magic 99.9 years and early on includes the late Peter John (de Vera), Ms. Em, Doctor J (Jay Guasch), Jorge Castro as Dark Man, Andrew Piñero as Daffy D., the "Big Mouth" Murphy, Bugs B., DJ Ariele, Chai Aquino, Lina Sotto, Brother Jim (up to the present), etc., were the best DJs in their generation that time with an all English spiels.

Now there are new DJs with the rebranding, like Jazz Roberts, Red Fox, El Dorado, Windtalker and Lumberjack.

Programs[edit]

  • Country Jumpstart with DJ Caballero
  • Country Road Extremes with DJ Jazz Roberts
  • Country Stopover with DJ Jazz Roberts
  • Country Crossroads with DJ Windtalker
  • Cordillera Campfire with DJ Lumberjack
  • Boses ng Masa (simulcast with DZWT 540)
  • Saint of the Day - intervals (by saintoftheday.org/Saint Anthony Messenger Press/Franciscans)
  • Mustard Seed
  • Acoustic Café
  • OPM Sunday with DJ Jazz Roberts
  • Country on the Fast Lane
  • Special Programs (such as Christ the King celebrations and/or other occasions/Feasts from the Diocese of Baguio)
  • Rumble Bundle with DJ Karinyoso
  • WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

DJ Roster[edit]

  • Caballero
  • Red Fox
  • Windtalker
  • Jazz Roberts
  • Lumberjack