DWRX

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DWRX (93.1 FM), broadcasting as Monster RX 93.1, is a radio station owned and operated by Audiovisual Communicators, Inc. It serves as the flagship station of Monster Radio. The station's studio and transmitter are located at the 17th floor, Strata 2000 Bldg., F. Ortigas, Jr. Rd. (formerly Emerald Ave.), Ortigas Center, Pasig.[1] This station is currently on limited broadcasting hours. However, it offers an uninterrupted 24-hour operations online.

DWRX (Monster Radio Manila)
CityPasig
Broadcast areaMega Manila and surrounding areas
Frequency93.1 MHz
BrandingMonster RX 93.1
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatTop 40 (CHR), OPM
NetworkMonster Radio
Ownership
OwnerAudiovisual Communicators, Inc.
History
First air date
1973
Former call signs
DWEI (1973–1983)
Former names
  • WEI FM (1973-August 1983)
  • Music City (August 1983-1987)
  • Light Rock (1987-October 1990)
Call sign meaning
(prescription symbol) or Rated eXcellent
Technical information
Licensing authority
NTC
Power25,000 watts
ERP40,000 watts
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.rx931.com

History

The station was launched in 1973 under the call letters DWEI, originally owned by Liberty Broadcasting Corporation. It featured MOR programming. In 1983, the station was sold to Audiovisual Communicators, which was then led by Rene Lacson and Freddie Garcia, and changed its call letters to DWRX, RX referring to "prescription music". On August 23, 1983, the station was relaunched as Music City RX93 with a Top 40 format and became #1 in radio surveys in the mid-1980s.

In 1987, the station transferred from its studio and offices in Makati to its current location in Ortigas and switched to an easy listening format under the brand Light Rock RX93.

In October 1990, the station reverted to its Top 40 format and rebranded as Monster Radio RX93. Three years later, it carried the slogan "The First Creative Pop Station" and added ".1" to its call number. In the late 1990s, it adopted its current slogan, "Manila's Hottest". The station is also known as "Summer's Hottest" & "Season's Hottest".

RX 93.1 is home of the long-running morning show The Morning Rush.[2]

Monster scholarship program

This project began in September 2009. It started as a small effort by Monster Radio RX93.1's Vice-President for Operations & Programming, Raffy Barreiro, to help college students in dire need of assistance. The scholarship provides assistance for one semester and does not require a student to maintain a certain average.[3]

Recognitions

The station has been named Best FM Radio Station a record 11 times by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, most recently in the 25th KBP Golden Dove Awards in 2017.[4]

In addition, several RX programs and specials, as well as on-air radio personalities, have been recognized by the KBP, the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA), and other award-giving organizations.

References

  1. ^ Salterio, Leah (October 23, 2020). "Keeping the music playing". The Manila Times. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Uy, Sasha (January 12, 2012). "On the Spot: Chico and Delamar of The Morning Rush, Monster RX 93.1". Spot.ph. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Search for the Monster scholar | Entertainment, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com". philstar.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  4. ^ Salterio, Leah (June 29, 2017). "The radio jocks of Monster RX 93.1". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 26, 2020.

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