Bong Aportadera

Quick Musings: The Whereabouts of FM1

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FM1 87.5

FM1 began its test broadcast last Wednesday.

 

OVER THE WEE HOURS last Undas (November 1), FM1 87.5 began test broadcast at 1:00 a.m. Its initial reception from Metro Manila reached further into Southern Bulacan, Western Rizal and the southernmost part of Carmona, Cavite.

FM1 is part of the staggered state-owned radio reform this year under PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar and Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) Director General Bong “Sonny B” Aportadera as their sole contemporary hit radio (CHR) format akin to BBC Radio 1 and, just like its sister FM2, there will be less DJ nonsense talk and obviously no commercials.

Rumor has it that aside from the PBS, few of the PLAY FM 99.5 DJs, former Miss World beauty queen Gwendolyn Ruais and former TV5 talent Ice Martinez will join in the fray of the new enterprise.

Given the pending consummating phases — the call letters to be registered and the formal launch to be announced – it’s too early to pen judgment on FM1 but so far, their blueprint seems to be in order.


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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Philippine Broadcasting Service

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