My Only Radio

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My Only Radio For Life!
Type Broadcast radio network
Country Philippines
Availability Regional (before July 8, 2013)
Nationwide (since July 8, 2013)
Founded 1994 (as Star Radio)
Slogan "Star Radio, The Heart of the City" (1995-1997)
"ABS-CBN Radio, The Heart of the City" (1997-1999)
"ABS-CBN, For Life!"
"Heart of our Radio" (1999-2001)
"My Only Radio, For Life!" (2001-present)
"My Only Radio, Nationwide" (2015-present)
"It's not just radio, it's MOR!" (2016)
"Isang Pamilya Tayo, For Life!" (2016-2017, used only in provincial stations)
"My Number One and Only Radio, For Life!" (2016-present, used only in Manila)
"My Only Radio M.O.R."(2017-Present, used only in provincial stations as a Jingle)
Headquarters ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue corner Mother Ignacia Street, Diliman, Quezon City
Owner ABS-CBN
Former names
Radio Romance (1989-1994)
Star Radio (1994-1997)
ABS-CBN Radio (1997-2001)
ProStar (1997-2001)
Callsign meaning
My Only Radio

MOR (My Only Radio For Life!) is the FM radio network of ABS-CBN.

MOR was launched on July 14, 2001 in Cagayan de Oro City. The network's brand name was coined by Malvern Esparcia (Bernie Bitokbitok), which, aside from its meaning as My Only Radio, is meant to be a shorter designation to the province of Misamis Oriental, where Cagayan de Oro is based. It saw a rebrand of ABS-CBN's provincial FM stations, particularly in some long-time ones which were formerly branded as the ProStar network and ABS-CBN Radio prior to the relaunch. Numerous format changes occurred among its stations with similar program titles applied across provincial areas on July 15, 2001. MOR wasn't launched in Manila since its inception until it made a major change in mid-2013, when the company finally relaunched long-time independent station DWRR-FM (101.9 MHz) as the network's flagship station and effectively made MOR a truly national brand.

In a press conference held at the ABS-CBN Compound on June 1, 2018, coninciding the Manila station's ratings leadership and its announcement of this year's Pinoy Music Awards set on July 21, the Manila Radio and Regional divisions have agreed to relaunch MOR as MOR Philippines. Under its relaunched brand, the network will connect Manila and its provincial stations with unified program brands and strong music choices; thus, the new tagline "One Vibe, One Sound."[1] The MOR Philippines relaunch will be by phases which began on August 11.


The former logo of MOR as a regional radio network
Logo used by MOR as a national network from July 2013 to January 2014
Logo used by MOR as a national network from 2014 to 2017
Logo of MOR in 2017 until July 23, 2018

Network programming[edit]

Despite its unified branding, programming among stations remained to be handled separately between Manila and Regional stations. The network's Manila station is jointly managed by ABS-CBN's Manila Radio division, along with AM flagship station DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, and the Star Creatives group; MOR Regional's programming, meanwhile, is supplied under management of the company's Regional Network Group division.

MOR Philippines began its presence on August 11, 2018 with the launching of weekend programs MOR All Time Favorites and MOR OPM Hits; MOR Regional's weekend programs Dyis is It and MOR Presents began its Manila debut on the same day. Other adjustments are underway to unify MOR's branding across all its stations with plans to create more national programs for the network.

National brands[edit]

  • Dear MOR
  • For MORe Information
  • MOR Presents with David Bang
  • Dyis Is It

MOR Manila[edit]

  • MORning Pinas
  • Ready Get MORe: Level Up!
  • MOR Pinoy Biga-10
  • Playlist Mo
  • My Only Request
  • Heartbeats
  • MOR Favorites
  • MOR Pinoy Hits
  • MOR Mix
  • 143 For Life!
  • Moments on Radio
  • ASAPinoy sa MOR (occasional hook-up with ABS-CBN)

MOR Regional[edit]

  • MOR Celebrity Chat (on occasional basis)
  • MORe sa Magdamag
  • Pasko Pa MORe! (seasonal from September to December)
  • Ready Set MORe!
  • MORe sa Umaga
  • MOR Balitaktakan (Cagayan de Oro)
  • MORe sa Umaga K2K (Cebu)
  • MORe sa Tanghali
  • The Tita B Show (Cagayan de Oro)
  • Dear MOR sa Hapon (Davao)
  • MORe sa Hapon
  • TV Patrol Regional sa MOR
  • MORe sa Gabi Xpress
  • Dear MOR sa Gabi (Baguio, Cagayan de Oro and Davao)
  • MORe sa Gabi
  • MOR Classics
  • MOR Confessions (Cebu)
  • MOR Lokal na Tukar (Davao)
  • MOR Sari-Saring Siksik Salo-Salo (Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve special)
  • Tingog Bisaya (Cebu)
  • MOR Bedtime Stories (Cebu)

MOR Stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
MOR 101.9 My Only Radio For Life! Manila DWRR-FM 101.9 MHz 22.5 kW Mega Manila
MOR 103.1 My Only Radio For Life! Baguio DZRR-FM 103.1 MHz 5 kW Baguio
MOR 95.5 My Only Radio For Life! Laoag DWEL-FM 95.5 MHz 5 kW Laoag
MOR 94.3 My Only Radio For Life! Dagupan DWEC-FM 94.3 MHz 10 kW Dagupan
MOR 91.3 My Only Radio For Life! Isabela DWAI-FM 91.3 MHz 5 kW Santiago City
MOR 99.9 My Only Radio For Life! Puerto Princesa DYCU-FM 99.9 MHz 5 kW Puerto Princesa, Palawan
MOR 93.5 My Only Radio For Life! Naga DWAC-FM 93.5 MHz 10 kW Naga, Camarines Sur
MOR 93.9 My Only Radio For Life! Legazpi DWRD-FM 93.9 MHz 5 kW Legazpi, Albay
MOR 91.1 My Only Radio For Life! Iloilo DYMC-FM 91.1 MHz 10 kW Iloilo City
MOR 101.5 My Only Radio For Life! Bacolod DYOO-FM 101.5 MHz 10 kW Bacolod
MOR 97.1 My Only Radio Lupig Sila! For Life! Cebu DYLS-FM 97.1 MHz 20 kW Metro Cebu
MOR 94.3 My Only Radio For Life! Tacloban DYTC-FM 94.3 MHz 10 kW Tacloban
MOR 98.7 My Only Radio For Life! Zamboanga DXFH-FM 98.7 MHz 10 kW Zamboanga City
MOR 91.9 My Only Radio For Life! Cagayan de Oro DXEC-FM 91.9 MHz 8 kW Cagayan de Oro
MOR 101.1 My Only Radio For Life! Davao DXRR-FM 101.1 MHz 10 kW Metro Davao
MOR 92.7 My Only Radio For Life! General Santos DXBC-FM 92.7 MHz 20 kW General Santos
MOR 95.1 My Only Radio For Life! Cotabato DXPS-FM 95.1 MHz 10 kW Cotabato City

Defunct MOR stations[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power (kW) Location
MOR 99.7 My Only Radio For Life! Española DYEA-FM 99.7 MHz 5 MHz Sofronio Española, Palawan

Theme Music[edit]

Prior to MOR's nationalization, its theme music was recorded entirely by various local artists in English.

On July 8, 2013, together with the rebranding of MOR as a national brand, the theme was given a refresh and its music video was launched on ASAP 18, also performed by various artists. The current version of the refreshed jingle was recorded in both Filipino and English by Toni Gonzaga-Soriano, Vice Ganda, and Daniel Padilla; and was adopted by all MOR stations. Portions of the jingle contain elements from DWRR-FM's first For Life jingle for its first verse with altered lyrics and the pre-2013 MOR jingle era. The jingle was used until August 7, 2016, in favor of a romance-themed version recorded by Bailey May and Ylona Garcia. The 2nd version was used extensively on the Manila station from the day after, while provincial stations only adopted it on an occasional basis, as the ABS-CBN Regional group received its own set of jingles produced by Dennis Ba-ang (popularly known on-air as David Bang from MOR Cagayan De Oro). The management, however, reverted its primary jingle to the original 2013 version by June 4, 2017; with the newer rendition being used only as an alternate until it was retired weeks later.

In 2018, with the upcoming relaunch as MOR Philippines, a new network jingle was introduced during its Pinoy Music Awards, combining the 2013 jingle with David Bang's MOR Regional stingers. Its usage will be determined at a later date.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MOR stations nationwide unite for stronger MOR Philippines". abscbnpr.com. abscbnpr.com. June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 

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