Hillbilly Willy Over & Out

June 21, 2017

Wherever you go, there you are.

Early this month, Hillbilly Willy resigned from Retro 105.9 due to creative differences. He was with the station for 1 1/2 years as DJ & Station Manager. Despite gaining advertisers, attracting new audiences and topping the Nielsen AB survey, the station also lost some listeners to FM2. Some listeners said that mass-based programming & retro songs don’t mix.

As a result, Retro is left with no Station Manager. To fix this problem, here’s a list of suggestions for the management:

The management should make use of the DJs. Bring the weekend warriors brought back to Weekdays. Give Bobby Ante the post as Station Manager, if possible. Joshua can go on air again. Reassign Karen as a morning newscaster. Look for another newscaster for the afternoon, perhaps a veteran one. Both of them can do boardwork on Saturdays. And Retro can go automated every Sunday. The Monday – Saturday schedule could go like this:

6am: JOSHUA / KAREN (S)
9am: RUDOLF RIVERA
12nn: TRIGGERMAN
3pm: JOEY PIZZA
6pm: BRUCE ROMANO / <Newscaster 2> (S)
9pm: ANDY TUNA / CLUB RETRO (S)

I’m still hoping for good changes for Retro.

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Wish Granted from 107.5

August 12, 2014

107.5 Wish FM

Last August 10, UNTV granted us a wish for a new station called 107.5 Wish FM. This took place through a “Wish Concert” at the World Trade Center, where it featured various OPM Bands, grants wishes from a lot of people and introduced its radio bus, among other events. This new station plays mostly oldies & less of 2000s music, much similar to 100.3 RJFM. It is manned by DJs we’re familiar with, notably Hill Billy Willy (of 93.9 WKC & RJFM; I used to listen to him when I was in Grade School), Jelly Kiss (of 7.9 Home Radio as Alex), Uncle Harry (of 91.5 Big Radio as Brother Bear, 97.1 Brgy. LS as Papa Bear & Bombo Radyo Naga), Princess, Alice,  & Flynn Rider. The surprisingly good thing about this station is that, the DJs speak in English. These DJs grant your wishes or requests, hence the name.

This is the 3rd time 107.5 has rebranded. From 1987 – 2010, it used to be NU 107, one of the very popular stations in the metro which played rock music & promoted local bands to the music scene. This station continued the journey of WXB 102, a New Wave station which went off air back in 86. In 2010, Manny Luzon (the brainchild of Love Radio & Energy FM) killed NU in favor of Win Radio, a Hot AC station which didn’t include “double meaning” songs & green talk & set a trend in the Hot AC Market. He even claimed that Stations can’t serve one menu a day, meaning that a station can’t play music from only 1 genre. This only lasted for 4 years, though it had performed quite well that it ranked #7 in the FM radio ratings. Last June, Daniel Razon’s BMPI took over 107.5 upon UNTV‘s 10th (supposedly 13th) anniversary. A few days later, Win Radio moved to 91.5 (formerly Big Radio). It was initially

This is also a wish come true that 107.5 exited from the Hot AC market. It looks like this is another RJFM in the making, in terms of its playlist. It plays a variety of 70s, 80s & 90s, as well as the 2000s. At least this is way better than Win Radio. Now that Wish FM’s pilot broadcast was indeed a success, let’s wish them luck during its succeeding days.