DWTM is the flagship station of Quest Broadcasting Incorporated. The Radio Partners Inc Known as Magic 89.9, the station’s studios and transmitter are located at Paragon Plaza, Mandaluyong City. Magic 89.9 is a 24-hour operating station except on Mondays where it signs-off at midnight, and except Holy Week of each year where it signs-off at midnight of Maundy Thursday and lasts until 3 am of Easter Sunday.
The station began regular operations on February 14, 1986, broadcasting from the Philippine Communications Center building (PHILCOMCEN) in Pasig City, starting with a 10 on-air crew led by Bernie Buenaseda, known on-air as “Burning Bernie”. It became a witness to history unfolding before the Filipinos as the station was also started 11 days before the late Corazon “Cory” Aquino became president and 7 months exactly before ABS-CBN was reopened. The Classic DJs during that period inclusive of Bernie, were the Fab 10; Little David, Joe D’Mango, Sgt. Pepper, The Gaucho, Paul Reno, Ken Fortun, Rockin’ Robin (eventually becoming Rockin’ V), Michael Vincent and Johnny Gizmo.
On November 29, 1999, Magic 89.9 transferred its studios to the Paragon Plaza Building in Mandaluyong City to share facilities with sister station 99.5 RT, Mellow Touch 94.7 (now Mellow 947), DWBL 1242 and DWSS 1494.
Magic 89.9 became the first home of “Love Notes”, which was initially conceptualized as a gimmick. The 15 minute counseling program hosted by Joe D’Mango became an instant hit with office workers every Friday morning. Love Notes is also aired on ABC-5 from 1992 to 1996, It transferred to its sister station Wave 89.1 in 2001.
It has become well known for making Fridays nostalgia days with the Friday Madness program (which was originally Friday Magic Madness), a format that started a trend on FM radio.
|City of License:||Mandaluyong City|
|Broadcast Area:||Metro Manila|
|Slogan:||“Today’s Best Music”|
|First air date:||February 14, 1986|
|Format:||Top 40 Contemporary Hit Radio|
|Callsign meaning:||DW The Magic|
|Owner:||The Radio Partners, Inc. (Quest Broadcasting Inc.)|
|Sister Stations:||Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, 99.5 RT, 103.5 WOW FM|
|Webcast:||Listen Live via USTREAM
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