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"The end is here" Wave 89.1 bids farewell
"The end is here" Wave 89.1 bids farewell
"The end is here" Wave 89.1 bids farewell
by Christhel Cuazon16 April 2024
Photo courtesy: Wave 89.1 Facebook page

Wave 89.1, the radio station whose programming focused mostly rap, urban, hip-hop and R&B music, bids goodbye to the airwaves.

In a statement on Saturday, the station said "The end is here" and thanked its faithful listeners for their "many years of love and support."

“While our heart is being pinched, we want to officially announce that Wave 89.1 has made its final broadcast,” the station said. “Thanks to all the former DJs, managers, directors, techs, guests, and anyone who has ever set foot in our studio.

“You helped us make history,” it added.


Starting as KB 89.1 back in 1975, Wave 89.1 was an easy-listening radio station before rebranding as 89 DMZ in 1989 and playing dance and hip-hop music as well as remixes.

The late Francis Magalona also hosted The Word-up Show on the station on Saturday nights.

In 2001, the station fully became Wave 89.1 with Joe D' Mango acting as station manager.


“So many memories. Good times and bad. Laughter and tears. WE CHANGED THE GAME. No one can say otherwise,” the station said in the statement.

The station is reportedly being taken over by Adventist Media and will henceforth broadcast religious content.

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