90.7 LOVE RADIO &Brgy. LS FM
I don’t listen to radio often, but I know about the Tambalang Balasubas at Balahura program of Love radio. It stars two DJs, Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper. This tandem is famous. They are two witty DJs who have the infectious laughs and witty comments. They answer listeners text and Facebook messages. Sometimes, I think, the topics are also given. They just have to elaborate and expand it more. Though it is a social matter or most of the time like in any radio station, Love matters, they make it funnier. I think, to compare the morning program, people would go for Love radio than LS FM, I found LS FM boring at some parts.
Love Radio or its unpopular…’Kailangan pa ba i-memorize yan? Bisyo na ‘to!’ slogan is tell more than I can say. In the past, upon hearing sometime, they don’t have the repeating ‘Love Radio, Yes FM’ child-voiced or if it’s really a child telling that they are the number one radio station, if not ‘Love’ its ‘Yes’. Appealing to the public like a child, playful, high-pitched voiced or is it really a child?
At 1pm-3pm program on love radio, the segment is Dear Heart and their dj is named Diwata. In this segment, one can send in letters to share to listeners, most of the time it is love story whether romantic ending or a tragic one. DJ Diwata will read the letter and plays songs in a chapter of a story. The songs are obviously jiving according to the mood of the story. The DJ comments on the story if she feels the same or not. She also takes comments of the listeners.
In love radio’s, 11am-1pm programming, the DJ is Khristine Dera. The segment is called Showdown, porbaly, everytime she have a chance to say her a.k.a and “motto”, she would always tell you, that she is “Tinderang engkantada na nagmula sa langit,bumagsak sa lupa, ayun plakda”. In the steamy or should I say hot afternoon, hearing her powerful voice is enticing. Enticing in a way that you would want to sleep and at the same time listen. She plays different kinds of music. She also take calls, texts, and other request from different medium their listeners would use.
Her segment is not boring, she is good in taking calls and throwing jokes to each listeners. She is good in making side comments although others are somewhat ‘gasgas’. I’m not sure if other radio station uses two callers and a DJ to converse. Each caller has his or her own opinions about a given topic. DJ Kristine Dera gives the topic, most of the time I think. Whenever there is a funny note, she also have a cool laugh, like all DJs do. There will be a time that in expressing opinions, the callers don’t jive, so there will be a little bit of debate and in the end, the learning is for the DJ and audience to take. I observed some logs in the air, that makes it u n desirable to hear. But in the end, the DJ jokes again then it will make you laugh, if you’re ‘mababaw’, of course, just like me.
I just listened to this recently on a bus, they are tuned in to this station. If its early in the morning and you what peace of mind, don’t go for LS, they will make you laugh and ‘inis’ and ‘bored’ at the same time. I think the program name is Potpot and Friends but there are two radio Djs only in the show. This is for the sake of critical thinking, they call people who ‘don’t’ listen to them. On a serious note, mapapahiya sila kung naka-tuned in ang tatawagan nila sa ibang stations. But this is a good PR for them since they are just newly established radio station, they need exposure.
In Bgy. LS FM’s 11am to 1pm programming, the segment is called Kwentong Brangay and, on the counter part of Showdown of DJ Kristine Dera. The radio is on tis peak of coping up with the technology and advertising history, probably, that’s the biggest part of it, why radios merge and create new programs or sometimes it recreates the radio station as a whole. In this segment, there are three (3) radio DJs namely, Papa Baldo, Mama Belle and Papa Tolits. As I said earlier, ‘recreating’, the set up for this segment is conversation type also. The DJs and callers can freely converse about anything under the sun. But there are other interventions, like other matters that are not really jiving or anything comes out from the three ingenuous mind of its DJs. They said, two heads are better than one, and then three is more. If the topic the caller is not that interesting, they would act or sound is more like it, they would sound like sleeping.
Part of reinventing of radio stations are the different ways to communicate with the DJs, nowadays, there are Facebook pages, Twitter, websites, texting or the typical telephone.