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Yes FM 101.1 DWYS Metro Manila

Yes FM 101.1 DWYS Metro Manila


DWYS, currently operating as YES! FM, it is a 24 hour automated music FM radio station owned by Pacific Broadcasting Systems (a wholly owned subsidiary of Manila Broadcasting Company) in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, and its transmitter is atop the One San Miguel Avenue in Pasig City.

History

It began its operations in 1985 as Kiss FM 101.1 (call letters DWKS) owned by Makati Broadcasting Network with studios located at 14th floor, Insular Life Building, Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati Central Business District. From 1985, it had the Contemporary Hit Radio format, competing directly with 99.5 RT. It changed its name to Kiss Jazz 101.1 and transformed into a smooth jazz format from 1988 - 1990 competing directly with Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) before it quietly went-off the air.

During 1992, MBC launched the show business gossip and music station, 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis. At that time, its call sign was DWST, which stood for "Showbiz Tsismis" (Showbiz Gossip). 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis had a mix of show business news and the latest music hits, and even employed reporters with a reporting style similar to that of local AM stations.

Yes! FM

On December 8, 1998, 101.1 was re-launched as YES FM! with a different call sign (DWYS). Its format was adult contemporary / easy listening similar to its sister station 90.7 Love Radio and became the undisputed number 1 FM station in 1999 to 2002. On July, 2002, all MBC stations from Makati City were relocated and transferred at Star City Complex in Pasay, Philippines and in 2008, YES! FM 101.1 was again repackaged and it adopted the slogan Automatic 'Yan! YES-FM. The playlists used were almost the same as 90.7 Love Radio's but the programming was different.

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