Wave 891 DWAV 89.1 MHz is a music FM station owned and operated by Blockbuster Broadcasting System, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quest Broadcasting Inc. through The Radio Partners) in the Philippines. The station’s studio is located at the Strata 2000 Bldg., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, with its transmitter located along Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City.
Wave 891 began regular operations shortly after March 1, 2001,after Quest, through a government-sponsored bidding, won the rights to the frequency and the facilities of the defunct and sequestered DZMZ (Danze Muzic Zone 89 DMZ, then owned by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation). Wave 891 continues to use IBC-13’s transmission facilities up to the present.
Managed by former Magic 89.9 jock Rolando Sulit a.k.a. Joe D’Mango, the station began its operations with a pop soul, pop jazz easy listening format. Some months later, its programming gradually shifted to full pop R&B and as of this year, it also was playing hip-hop tunes, particularly on weekends.
The Most Influential Radio Station
Wave 891’s listenership profile consists of some of the pop music industry’s best. Its programs are also acclaimed for successfully integrating the largely western pop R&B sound in an Asian market.
Most upscale drivers in Metro Manila picked Wave 891 as their station of choice on the road, making them also the number one station dishing out the R&B sound.
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