Dance Kids Ends, I Love OPM Begins

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After the success of Dance Kids, I Love OPM is the latest of ABS-CBN’s weekend offers, a singing search for foreigners who love and appreciate Original Pilipino Music. (Photo: ABS-CBN)

After the success of Dance Kids, which saw the dance duo Lucky Aces won last Sunday, ABS-CBN will launch its new offering, a singing search for foreigners who really love Original Pilipino Music.

Enter I Love OPM.

I Love OPM is a singing search like no other. Unlike most singing search that we see on TV (the latest is the revival of Born To Be A Star which aired on TV5), this singing search features foreigners who loved and appreciate Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

The said singing search is hosted by It’s Showtime mainstay Anne Curtis and comedian Eric Nicolas. The judging panel includes Toni Gonzaga, Lani Misalucha and Martin Nievera.

Catch the journey of these aspiring foreign singers starting this Saturday right after Maalala Mo Kaya and this Sunday right after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

 

 

Dance Kids Ends, I Love OPM Begins

Viral Story “Vince and Kath” Trends Online

Have you noticed that the story of Vince and Kath took over the Philippine Facebook news feeds over the past four days? The author of this blog noticed it and already followed the story, from the very start.

Facebook page Life and Social Media decided to make a love story featuring Vince, a college basketball varsity player and took Electrical Engineering on a college, and Kath, a college heartthrob that stole Vince’s heart. Other characters include Jake, Kath’s best friend, Kath’s father who worked in Dubai, Jella, Marc’s cousin and the person who recruited Vince on a job after hearing that he finished Electrical Engineering, and Maxine, Kath’s BFF.

On the sixth part of the story, Kath and Vince became an official couple.

As of this writing, the viral online story is now on its 11th chapter and netizens are now waiting on what will happen to Vince after someone stabbed Vince. The said office mate informed Kath about the said incident and informed her daddy afterwards.

The said story is pretty accurate, regarding romance on today’s generation with the advent of social media. The simple text conversations and emoticons are the reasons why more people followed the story. After the initial eleven chapters, you can feel the tension, the drama and the romance on the said story, making its way to online fandom.

As of this writing, the whole story gathered more than 270,000 likes (six combined albums on the story on Life and Social Media’s page) and deserves a TV adaptation, once the story is finished. One thing’s for sure, we better stay tuned on what happens next.

Viral Story “Vince and Kath” Trends Online

What to expect this 2016

2016 is Election Season here in the Philippines and expect that one of our neighboring blog Timow’s Turf will devote its focus on educating the voting population regarding the elections for the first half of the year, while this blog, along with From The Tube, will post news and insights from the entertainment scene.

If you followed this blog, this blog will continue to post news about what’s happening in Philippine Television and Radio, as well as some local media news.

As for TV networks, expect more money for the Big Three networks as campaign period is about to start for national and local elections. Regarding the Election coverage, pabonggahan ng news graphics ang magiging labanan sa mga Big Three Networks, just like the 2010 Elections where ABS-CBN introduced its ‘virtual presence’ and GMA settled with so-called ‘hologram’ and its use was widely criticized.

As for radio stations, it’s a test for Barangay LS 97.1 to keep their winning streak on the ratings game this year. It’s definitely a make or break year for Barangay LS this year. As for the new 95.5 Retro Davao, it’s a test on whether the success of 103.5 Retro Cebu in Metro Cebu translate to success in Metro Davao. As for 104.7 Brigada News FM National, it’s still a test for them this year as they will still endure signal problems within Metro Manila. Just like most radio observers suggested, the most obvious solution for Brigada Mass Media Corporation is to buy a struggling full-powered FM station in Metro Manila, but the problem that they face is lack of FM space in Metro Manila. As for Mom’s Radio, it’s a test for them this year whether the return the airwaves of Mom’s Radio in Bacolod, Cebu and Davao is worth a success.

Back to the elections, as we decide the next set of leaders which will decide our future in the next six years, I would like to remind all of you to please vote wisely.

2016 surely is an interesting year and this blog, along with Timow’s Turf and From The Tube, will be there to guide you on what’s happening throughout the world of elections, television and radio. From JRDV’s World, I wish you a blessed year ahead.

What to expect this 2016

JRDV’s World Year In Review: PH Cable TV

As 2015 ends, let’s take one last look at the biggest news in Philippine cable TV.

BALLS SIGNS OFF

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After seven years, Balls served cable viewers with FIFA, UFC, UEFA, US Open, ATP, FIVB, UAAP and NCAA games, in which ABS-CBN Sports had rights. With the loss of UFC, which spiked the popularity of this channel, ABS-CBN Sports + Action now have a bigger shoes to fill in. (Photo: ABS-CBN Corporation)

It’s the end of the era for Balls, the last of ABS-CBN’s three replacement channels last 2008 which replaced the Solar Entertainment-owned Solar Sports, BTV, Jack TV, ETC, C/S and 2nd Avenue due to contract issues. Eventually, ETC, C/S and 2nd Avenue found their free TV homes via SBN 21, RPN 9 and RJTV 29, while other Solar channels were dropped. Balls replaced Solar Sports and BTV on Sky, Maxxx replaced C/S and Jack TV on Sky, and Velvet replaced ETC and 2nd Avenue on Sky.

Since Maxxx and Velvet are already gone, let’s talk about Balls. Its programming initially consisted of ball sports (football, basketball, golf, tennis and volleyball). It even aired French Open (before moving to Fox Sports last 2014) and US Open tennis Grand Slam tournaments, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, English Premier League, ATP matches, FIVB, FIFA World Cup, Azkals matches,  The programming broadened further to include boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts and 2011 SEA Games. Balls gained attention when it aired UFC matches from 2009 to 2015, promoted UFC matches and even boosted the popularity of UFC in the Philippines.

With the loss of UFC rights looming, ABS-CBN decided to shut down Balls for good, and it happened last January 1 at 12:00mn. Its last programming was indeed UFC. Speaking of UFC, Sports5 currently hols the rights of UFC matches, and we’ll talk about it on this post.

As for high-definition broadcasts, Balls HD was the first Filipino cable channel to broadcast in HD. It aired UAAP and NCAA matches in high definition. The high definition feed of Balls was replaced with ABS-CBN Sports + Action HD, airing UAAP and NCAA games in HD, as well as sports coverage in which ABS-CBN Sports have rights, excluding NBA, in which HD broadcasts are aired at NBA Premium TV instead.

NEW LOGO, NEW LINEUP, SAME FOCUS

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ANC had a major overhaul on its logo, ditching Arial Black on the ‘ANC’ on its logo, a newly-modified rhombus logo and the red-blue title scheme on the network’s programs, which was first implemented on The World Tonight last January 12, 2015. (Photo: ABS-CBN Corporation)

The best is getting better than ever. After the high-profile hirings of Christian Esguerra, Cathy Yap-Yang and Nancy Irlanda on the said network, ANC decided to have a major makeover, and it happened last October 26.

The most notable change is the weekday morning lineup of ANC. Mornings @ ANC used to air at 9:00am before the revamp. Nowadays, Mornings @ ANC is now at 5:30am (the said timeslot was used to simulcast Umagang Kay Ganda of ABS-CBN channel 2). ABS-CBN even utilized its Rockwell studio in Makati for ANC programs, such as Mornings @ ANC and Market Edge. Headstart with Karen Davila stayed on its usual timeslot.

Market Edge, hosted by Cathy Yang, premiered last September 1 and it was initially aired at 3:00pm, replacing News Now @ 3. Its initial focus was to break down the closing numbers as the Philippine Stock Exchange ends its trading session. After the network revamped, Market Edge now airs every mornings @ 9:00am, replacing Mornings @ ANC which aired on the said timeslot. The morning edition looked down the top business news, as well as opening figures from Asia-Pacific stock markets, including the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Nancy Irlanda hosted two programs: News Now @ 10 (which airs every weekdays @ 10am) and Shake with Nancy Irlanda (which airs every Saturday @ 9:30am and Sundays @ 4:30pm). News Now @ 10 serves as Nancy Irlanda’s first newscast since leaving Solar Nightly News last 2014. On The Money now airs every 10:30am, instead of 7:30am (right after the UKG simulcast).

With new lineup and new logo, ANC is and will remain as the news channel which served the latest news and information, something even its newer rivals won’t ever do.

CIGNAL’S BIG EXPANSION

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Cignal expanded with newer channels. One of the new channels launched is Bloomberg TV Philippines, the country’s first business news channel. (Photo: TV5 Network and Bloomberg L.P.)

Cignal expanded on a new way and it reached a milestone no other pay TV operator has done before: having more than 1 million subscribers.

Since we’re focused on Cignal’s expansion, let’s take a look on the new channels aired on Cignal. One of them is Bloomberg TV Philippines. Just months after Nine Media Corporation and Turner Broadcasting System’s brand-licensing agreement giving way to the birth of CNN Philippines, MediaQuest Holdings decided to negotiate with Bloomberg Television and reached a deal to create the Philippine version of Bloomberg TV. TV5 even lured Atty. Rod Nepomuceno away from 9TV (now known as CNN Philippines) to help with the new channel. After various delays, the Philippine version of Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Philippines, finally launched on October 5. Despite the hype, the new channel had its share of controversy: having Shawn Yao read headlines every top of the hour with her own show Top 5. Despite its controversies, Bloomberg TV Philippines aims to serve the growing needs of the Philippine business community.

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Another new channel added on Cignal was Sari-Sari Channel. This channel offers a wide variety of shows from Viva Entertainment and TV5 portfolios. (Photo: Viva Communications, Inc. and TV5 Network, Inc.)

Another new kid in town is Sari-Sari Channel. It is a joint venture between Viva Communications and TV5. This channel airs archive shows and movies from Viva Television and VIVA Films, Studio5 original movies, and in-house original productions. The said channel had its test broadcast last December 1 and will formally launch on January 15.

Another shocker is Cignal acquiring the rights of UFC matches from ABS-CBN Sports, which gives you to this next item.

UFC FOUND ITS NEW HOME

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After being rendered useless by most television observers, Hyper will now air UFC matches starting this January. Living up to the expectations of Balls is a hard task ahead for this sports channel. (Photo: TV5 Network)

We mentioned earlier that ABS-CBN’s rights to air UFC matches lapsed last December 31 and Balls will sign off for good. The question is where UFC matches will air now that Balls is now gone? The answer is Hyper. The said channel was rendered useless by most Philippine TV observers until recently, when Sports5 announced that they will take over the rights to air UFC matches starting 2016. Filling the huge gap is a huge challenge for Hyper, since this channel is not well-known to most Philippine TV observers or even carried by provincial cable TV operators.

That’s the biggest developments on Philippine cable TV in the year 2015. 2016 should be exciting for Philippine pay TV and it will be an exciting year.

JRDV’s World Year In Review: PH Cable TV

JRDV’s World Year In Review: PH Radio

With other blogs sharing their insights on Philippine Television in 2015, I will show you some big news in Philippine Radio.

CALM AFTER THE STORM

 

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After the various re-formats, 103.5 K-Lite settled in the Adult Contemporary format, which resulted in the station being #6 in Metro Manila ratings, based on figures released by Nielsen. (Photo: Advanced Media Broadcasting System, Inc.)

After the disastrous re-formats of 103.5 K-Lite (from AC on its launch last July 22, 2013 to CHR last April 21, 2014 to Adult Hits last August 18, 2014 (as a desperate attempt to compete against Retro 105.9 DCG-FM and 107.5 Wish FM) before settling in to the AC format last November 24, 2014), it seems that the listeners of 103.5 K-Lite have something to cheer on this year. A year after settling on the Adult Contemporary format, K-Lite was ranked #6 on Metro Manila FM Ratings, based on AC Nielsen survey. I’m pretty sure that learning their mistakes from last year actually helped them a lot and I hope that it will continue in the years to come.

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After saying goodbye to the Adult Contemporary format, there are changes on Home Radio last year before settling in to the CHR format. Just recently, they dropped ‘Natural!’ from its logo and retired the said slogan, in order to remove any connection to the disastrous reformat from AC to masa last year. (Photo: Aliw Broadcasting Corporation)

Another station that struggled last year was 97.9 Home Radio. After dropping its Adult Contemporary format last February 28, 2014, the station was relaunched and became 97.9 Home Radio Natural! and went masa. They dropped Home Radio on its station branding, fired all of its female DJs, and even hired Duncan Ramos and Jimmy Bondoc on its roster, but it doesn’t help at all. After realizing that they have no chance against stations like 90.7 Love Radio, 101.1 Yes FM, Barangay LS 97.1, MOR 101.9, 93.9 iFM and 106.7 Energy FM, they decided to reformat from masa to CHR last August 2014, which continued until today. The Home Radio branding returned last November 3, 2014 and broadcasting in full English last January (for the first time since dropping the AC format in favor of masa). It seems that 97.9 Home Radio learned their lessons this year, like 103.5 K-Lite, and it should help them to succeed in its new format. To remove such connection from the masa disaster, 97.9 Home Radio decided to drop its slogan “Natural!” for good. The station now targets millennials with today’s hottest music.

EXPANSION MODE

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In order to help Metro Manila listeners cope up with signal issues on 104.7, Brigada News FM opened their new stations in Pampanga (92.7) and Olongapo (93.5), in order to improve its reception issues. Brigada News FM even launched its new FM station in Davao (91.5) after acquiring the frequency from Primax. (Photo: Brigada Mass Media Corporation)

It seems that Brigada Mass Media Corporation’s expansion continued this year. Even though 104.7 Brigada News FM National became #1 in Batangas and Lipa (based on 2015 KBP-Kantar Media Survey), the station faced lots of issues in Metro Manila, especially on its signal reception. To solve the problem, BMMC launched 92.7 Brigada News FM Pampanga based in San Fernando City, Pampanga (which initially relayed programs from 104.7 from April before launching its own programming in September 14) and 93.5 Brigada News FM Olongapo (launched last April and aired its own programming).

BMMC made headlines in Davao after acquiring the 91.5 frequency from its previous owner Primax Broadcasting Network (which also occupied Jacinta Building 2 in Makati and occupied the 10th floor of the said building, while Brigada’s National Headquarters occupied the 5th floor of the said building). BMMC even constructed the station’s new transmitter st Shrine Hills, replacing the old one. Test broadcast started last August 10 before being formally launched last August 23, in time for Davao City’s 30th Kadayawan Festival. The new station now competes against 94.7 Radyo Ni Juan (which occupied 94.7 Mellow Touch Davao’s blocktime since May 2014), Radyo5 101.9 News FM and 105.9 Balita FM. Brigada’s expansion might continue as stations in cities like Tuguegarao, Cauayan and Roxas City will be airing soon.

CEBU GETS RETRO-FIED!

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UMBN shocked Cebuanos as 103.5 Wild FM Cebu ended its broadcast last January and went off-the-air for over a month. The station finally relaunched last March 16 and became 103.5 Retro Cebu. (Photo: UMBN)

After years of success as 103.5 Wild FM Cebu, Ditan Communications (University of Mindanao Broadcasting Network’s Visayas subsidiary) shocked Cebuanos after signing off 103.5 Wild FM Cebu last January without any announcements. The station went off-the-air for over a month. Last March 16, the station was relaunched and it became 103.5 Retro Cebu. Unlike the previous Wild FM format which played CHR, Retro Cebu played the greatest hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The success of the format even convinced UMBN to rebrand its station in Davao from 95.5 Hit Radio to 95.5 Retro Davao next year. For those wondering if Retro 105.9 DCG-FM and 103.5 Retro Cebu have the same ownership (even though they have the same format), THE ANSWER IS NO. The Manila station is owned by DCG Radio-TV Network with radio stations in CALABARZON, while the Cebu and the soon-to-be relaunched Davao stations are owned by UMBN.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE, BARANGAY LS GOES NATIONWIDE

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Dreams do come true. After eight years of waiting, Mike Enriquez’ dreams came true as Barangay LS 97.1 became the #1 FM station in Metro Manila, according to Nielsen, after beating the long-time ratings juggernaut 90.7 Love Radio. (Photo: GMA Network)

Dreams do come true, after all. After eight years of waiting, Mike Enriquez’ dreams of 97.1 being the #1 FM station came true. Based on the 2015 Nielsen survey, Barangay LS 97.1 recently proclaimed as the new #1 station in Metro Manila. It seems that the nationwide integration of some of Barangay LS’ programs to provincial Barangay FM stations have finally worked. We have to see if Barangay LS will hold on to the #1 spot after 90.7 Love Radio held on after more than a decade.

Speaking of Barangay LS, at the height of the recent closures of GMA’s regional stations in Ilocos, Naga, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos last April, GMA decided to made Barangay LS more available to listeners nationwide and have a nationwide simulcast of Barangay LS. The programs that simulcasted to Barangay stations nationwide include “Barangay Love Stories” and “Talk To Papa”, in order for the network to fulfill its promise as stated in its slogan “Isang Bansa, Isang Barangay”. Both programs started airing in provincial Barangay stations this year.

GOODBYE, CHICO LOCO AND TROUBLES FOR PAPA JACK

The shocker this year is the unexpected cancellation of the Friday night program “Gabi Na, Gising Na!” earlier this year, hosted by Chico Loco of 101.1 Yes! FM and Papa Jack of 90.7 Love Radio. The real shocker is the announcement of Chico Loco’s resignation last March, after 7 years of service at 101.1 Yes! FM and 5 years of hosting “Yes! Diaries”. Chico Loco eventually settled in Dubai and is now working on Tag 91.1.

As for Papa Jack, his loyal listeners, as well as netizens have wondered why Papa Jack went off the air after Chico Loco’s unexpected resignation. After two months, Papa Jack returned to the airwaves and continued hosting “True Love Conversations” on 90.7 Love Radio. The companion program “Wild Confessions” was cancelled.

As for the replacement of “Yes! Diaries”, Yes! FM launched “Usapang LDR” and even hired 2 ex-iFM DJs Megan and Kara, to do the job. Despite these woes, expect Love Radio and Yes! FM to recover its lost ground.

HOME SHOPPING ON RADIO

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The real shocker is the addition of home shopping on EBC’s radio stations DZEC Radyo Agila 1062 and Pinas FM 95.5. This is after their parent company Eagle Broadcasting Corporation signed a deal with EZ Shop to air EZ Shop on Net 25. (Photo: http://www.myezshopmall.com)

We always thought that home shopping will forever stay on TV. I guess we’re all wrong. Last December 24, listeners of DZEC Radyo Agila 1062 and Pinas FM 95.5 were greeted with EZ Shop products, and is aired from Monday-Sunday on both stations. It might be a first in Philippine radio history, it might help EZ Shop to gain more exposure, especially on a medium that is reached by more people, especially in rural areas. I’m not sure if MOR will add O Shopping, Radyo5 adding Shop Japan and Barangay LS adding Shop TV in the future.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

It seems that Mom’s Radio returned to the airwaves after five years. Estima Content revived the said brand and even re-negotiated with SBN, resulting in Mom’s Radio’s revival. So far, Mom’s Radio is currently heard in Bacolod (90.3), Cebu (88.3) and Davao (97.9).

Expect Philippine radio to be exciting in 2016 since the elections are coming up soon.

 

 

JRDV’s World Year In Review: PH Radio

GMA adds Shop TV; to face-off against O Shopping and Shop Japan

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GMA joins the late night home shopping bandwagon as it adds Solar Entertainment’s Shop TV on its lineup, facing up against O Shopping on ABS-CBN and Shop Japan on TV5. (Photo: Shop TV Philippines Facebook page)

After ABS-CBN adding O Shopping and TV5 adding Shop Japan on their respective late night lineups with their respective products sold to televiewers, another network joined the bandwagon. It’s GMA 7.

On the recent years, GMA does not air home shopping at all. With the recent addition of Shop TV of Solar Entertainment Corporation on GMA’s late night lineup, Kapuso viewers who stayed late at night will have more chance to see the products that Shop TV has to offer.

Catch Shop TV on GMA starting tomorrow, November 30, from 12:30-2:00am, Mondays-Fridays.

Watch Shop TV on SkyCable channel 13 in Metro Manila and other providers nationwide. To order from Shop TV, call 817-7000 (Metro Manila) and 1-800-10-817-7000 (Provincial, toll-free).

NOTE: The last infomercial GMA aired was the Proactiv infomercials on early morning hours way back in 2005.

GMA adds Shop TV; to face-off against O Shopping and Shop Japan

95.7 Brigada News FM is Koronadal’s new overall #1 radio station; Bombo Radyo Koronadal still #1 on AM

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More than two years after it first signed on, 95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal is the new overall #1 FM station as per Kantar-RRC survey. (Photo: Brigada Mass Media Corporation)

The media landscape in Koronadal City (just an hour’s drive north of General Santos City) just gets more interesting. Kantar Media/KBP-RRC has surveyed some households last September and the results are released just this week.

95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal signed on last February 2013 and it wasn’t included in the 2013 Kantar Media survey, which hailed Bombo Radyo Koronadal as the overall #1 radio station and 100.1 Love Radio Koronadal as the #1 FM station.

Things have changed since then.

Kantar Media just declared 95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal as the new overall #1 radio station, dethroning Bombo Radyo Koronadal on the overall #1 crown and Love Radio as the #1 FM station (the crown that station achieved since the 2011 Nielsen survey, thanks to Nicole Hyala, Chris Tsuper and Papa Jack). 95.7 Brigada News FM achieved the rating percentage of 7.085% and the audience share of 63.613.

100.1 Love Radio Koronadal, the former king of Koronadal FM, achieved the rating percentage of 2.111% and the audience share of 18.951. 91.7 Happy FM Koronadal (the oldest FM station in the city) achieved the rating percentage of 1.885% and the audience share of 16.919. 97.3 Gold FM (signed on last November 2013) achieved the rating percentage of 0.044% and the audience share of 0.3191. 97.9 Spring Radio (based in Tampakan, South Cotabato, but is included on the survey) achieved the rating percentage of 0.015% and the audience share of 0.126.

On Koronadal AM, 1026 Bombo Radyo Koronadal achieved the rating percentage of 0.95% (4th overall radio station) and the audience share of 59.38, hence retaining as the #1 AM station. RMN Koronadal 639 (having recovered from being #3 AM station on the last Kantar Media survey last 2013) achieved the rating percentage of 0.32% and the audience share of 19.79. Radyo Bida Koronadal 963 (which signed on this year) achieved the rating percentage of 0.29% and the audience share of 18.21. 1062 DXKI (the oldest AM station in the city) achieved the audience share of 0.04% (was #2 AM station at the last Kantar Media survey last 2013) and the audience share of 2.62.

(The data provided above are based from Kantar Media.)

Just as you thought that things get more interesting, Bombo Radyo Koronadal demanded an explanation on why Bombo Radyo Koronadal is the overall #4 radio station on the 2015 Kantar Media survey and a hard copy of the 2015 Kantar Media survey, like the hard copy of the 2013 Kantar Media survey that they received last January 2014, demanding “justice for all radio stations in South Cotabato.”

My opinion is that listeners in Koronadal made the verdict and we should respect the decision. Radio stations should respect the verdict of the listeners on the latest Kantar Media survey. Just show some respect and avoid arguing on social media about what radio station ahould they listen to. Ratings are just numbers, but what’s important is that the radio stations serve their listeners across Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Cotabato Province with balanced programming, latest news, the hottest music and the important information people need in their daily lives.

95.7 Brigada News FM is Koronadal’s new overall #1 radio station; Bombo Radyo Koronadal still #1 on AM

Today In Billboard Hot 100 History – October 18

We will take you back again today for the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era. Make sure to catch us every Sunday.

We’ll take you back to 2008. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Life Your Life” by T.I. featuring Rihanna.

“Live Your Life” is a song by American rapper T.I., from his sixth studio album, Paper Trail, and features Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released as the seventh single from that album on September 23, 2008. The song’s lyrics speak of T.I.’s rise to fame and optimism of the future. It also gives dedication to the American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It peaked the Billboard Hot 100 charts for six weeks (Oct. 18, Nov. 15-Dec. 13 & Dec. 20). That song was T.I.’s third number-one single and Rihanna’s fifth. That song also attained top ten placements in twelve other countries, reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. That song also topped the US Mainstream Top 40 and Rap Songs charts and reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart.

That’s it for now. See you again next week for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History. Catch us every Sunday. Special thanks to Billboard for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History.

Today In Billboard Hot 100 History – October 18

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 11

We will take you back again today for the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era.

We’ll take you back to 1975. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka.

“Bad Blood” is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, with Elton John on backing vocals. It was certified gold by the RIAA and was the most successful individual commercial release in Sedaka’s career. That song’s reign on Billboard Hot 100 lasted for three weeks.

We’ll also take you back to 1986. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “When I Think Of You” by Janet Jackson.

“When I Think Of You” is the third single from Janet Jackson’s third studio album Control. Written by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and produced by Jam and Lewis, the song is about a person who finds relief and fun in a lover. It is Janet Jackson’s first #1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 on her entire career and peaked at #10 in the United Kingdom. That song’s reign on Billboard Hot 100 lasted for two weeks.

We’ll also take you back to 1997. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Candle In The Wind 1997″/”Something About The Way You Look Tonight”, both sung by Elton John.

“Candle In The Wind 1997” is a song by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, a re-written and re-recorded version of the song Elton released in 1973, “Candle in the Wind”. It was released on September 13, 1997 as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the global proceeds from the song going towards Diana’s charities. That song was the “best-selling single of all time”, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. That song was “the best-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, having accumulated worldwide sales of 33 million copies”, according to Guinness World Records. That song entered #1 in UK Singles Chart, John’s fourth UK number one single, and became the best-selling single in UK history. It is John’s ninth U.S. number one single, where it topped Billboard Hot 100 charts for fourteen weeks, and is the best-selling single in Billboard history, and was the first single certified Diamond in the U.S. It also topped the German Singles Charts for seven weeks, the Australian ARIA charts for six weeks, reached number one in Japan, Canada, France and music charts around the world. This version of “Candle In The Wind” won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1998 and was nominated at the BRIT Awards for Best British Single, also in 1998.

“Something About The Way You Look Tonight” is a song by Elton John, released in 1997 as the first single from his 26th studio album The Big Picture. The song and its video were dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died that year, with proceeds from the sale of the song going towards Diana’s charities. It is released as a double-A-side single with “Candle In The Wind 1997”. Both songs reached #1 at Billboard Hot 100 for fourteen weeks. Both songs reached #1 at the end-of-year Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1997, #5 at the end-of-decade Billboard Hot 100 charts, and is #41 on all-time songs of Billboard Hot 100.

That’s it for now. See you again next week for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History. Catch us every Sunday. Special thanks to Billboard for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History.

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 11

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 4

We will take you back again today for the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era. Make sure to catch us every Sunday.

We’ll take you back to 1980. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.

“Another One Bites The Dust” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It is written by the band’s bass guitarist John Deacon, and it is featured on the group’s eighth studio album The Game. This song is a worldwide hit. Aside from being #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, it peaked at #2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart. It is credited as Queen’s best-selling single with sales of over seven million copies. It won an American Music Award for Favorite Rock Single back in 1981 and it is also nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in the Grammy Awards back in 1981.

We’ll also take you back to 1997. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “4 Seasons Of Loneliness” by Boyz II Men.

“4 Seasons Of Loneliness” is a R&B and pop ballad by Philadelphia-based vocal quartet Boyz II Men. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song was issued as the first single from the Evolution album in 1997. It is Boyz II Men’s fourth (and fifth overall) and last chart-topper to date. This song lasted for one week as the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

We’ll also take you back to 2003. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Baby Boy” by Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul.

“Baby Boy” is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé, featuring Jamaican reggae singer Sean Paul. It was composed by Knowles, Paul, Scott Storch, Robert Waller and Jay-Z for her 2003 debut studio album Dangerously in Love. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for nine weeks and was Knowles’ longest-running solo number-one single until 2007.

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