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Retro 105.9 DCG-FM Reloaded

Retro 105.9 DCG-FM has a new look, in the on-air department that is.

On the morning of October 20, a new but familiar voice took over Retro 105.9’s morning slot. King DJ Logan, last heard on Wave 891, was brought in to host ‘The Morning Show of Mass Destruction’, alongside a retainee from the now-defunct ‘The Breakfast Club’, Karen.

This is a risky hire for Retro 105.9 because of King DJ Logan’s past reputation as a loudmouth and a magnet of controversy. But then again, he remains an iconic and legendary name on radio that his addition to the Retro 105.9 staff was just too good to pass up.

Plus, he is a definite improvement over JJ Sparx, who never clicked with listeners during his stint in the mornings.

Another new hire on Retro 105.9 was Sgt. Pepper, formerly of Magic 89.9 and 103 1/2 Max FM. Pepper took over the evening slot on October 20, replacing Joey Pizza.

The brains behind the now-famous ‘Friday Madness’ on Magic 89.9, Pepper is no stranger to Retro 105.9 listeners, having previously guested on Triggerman’s ‘Saturday Retro Onstage’.

Like King DJ Logan, a name as memorable as Sgt. Pepper is just too irresistable for the bosses at Retro 105.9.

A new station manager also surfaced on the station. Cris Cruise (real name Cris Hermosisima) replaced JJ Sparx (real name Jonathan Jabson) in the task of creating Retro 105.9’s signature playlist, among other roles.

The new hires were teased during the weekend in various online forums. Meanwhile Retro 105.9 went on music automation as part of its latest realignment.

Effective October 20, this is now the current schedule of DJs on Retro 105.9 during weekdays:

6:00 a.m. – King DJ Logan & Karen (‘The Morning Show of Mass Destruction’)

10:00 a.m. – Joshua

2:00 p.m. – Jimmy Jam

6:00 p.m. – Sgt. Pepper

10:00 p.m. – Andy Tuna

2:00 a.m. – Music automation

As for Triggerman, Rudolph Rivera and Joey Pizza, they are slated to come on board during weekends. Their on-air times will be determined this Saturday.

It’s been over seven months since Retro 105.9 DCG-FM was launched, and so far, their flexible and deep playlist has been well-received by listeners. What they needed now are on-air talent to back up these positive vibes, and with the hirings of King DJ Logan, Sgt. Pepper and Cris Cruise, it looks like they made a wise and honest decision to improve their staff.

It remains to be seen if these new hires will help the station attract more listeners, but for now, it’s best to give them some time before they are finally get used to being ‘retro-fied’.


24 thoughts on “Retro 105.9 DCG-FM Reloaded

  1. James Ty III says:

    Retro DCG-FM 105.9 Schedule:


    6-10 AM – Rudolph Rivera
    10 AM-2 PM – The Triggerman
    2-6 PM – Joey Pizza
    6-9 PM – Saturday Retro Onstage
    9 PM-12 MN – Discoteria with abt.DJs (originally from 103 1/2 Max FM)


    6 PM onwards – Possibly Otto Mation

  2. James Ty III says:

    King DJ Logan has officially resigned from Retro 105.9. His last broadcast day is today. He is reportedly leaving for the US where he will settle there for good.

    Sgt. Pepper will replace Logan on the 6-10 am time slot starting Monday. Wait for further announcements on the new lineup of weekday DJs.

  3. James Ty III says:

    I just got a DM from Sgt. Pepper on Facebook. He is officially out of Retro and has joined Wave 891 as station manager. He will be the boss of KC Montero, Chiqui Lacson, Gee Canlas, Dash Calzado (Iza’s brother).

    Let’s see if he will bring back the Tsunamix.

      • James Ty III says:

        Actually, Karen technically is now handling the 6-10 am slot on Retro but realistically speaking, it’s robot music. Retro is really declining now. With Logan and Pepper gone, this station is bound to deteriorate after a promising start.

      • JRDV from Pinoy Nostalgia says:

        Ang daming expectations sa Retro 105.9 DCG-FM when they launched last year. Ngayon, sayang na ang lahat, kahit pa tinalo na nila ang retro blocks ng competing stations, kasama na ang KLite na naghihingalo na sa format at ratings. IDK kung may chance na ang Wish FM dahil sa problema sa Retro.

      • Sad reality indeed. Even the playlists were reduced. Kung dati 70s-90s ang coverage nila, ngayo’y mostly 70s and 80s na lang, with little of the 60s. Mas nagiging shallow na rin ang Retro as a result.

      • JRDV from Pinoy Nostalgia says:

        Hindi lang shallow, unti-unting naging Oldies station ang Retro 105.9 DCG-FM. I think na hahabol na ang Wish FM o RJ100.

      • James Ty III says:

        Ganoon din ang napapansin ko especially with a lot of DJs leaving Play FM like Lil Joey and Bea Fabregas. But at least, Play FM has added more DJs like Margaux (formerly of Wave 891).

      • Play kasi now thrives with their new policy of ‘less talk, more music’, hence they’re regaining some of their listeners they lost early on. Retro can also do it, if only they can widen their playlist like in the Sparx years.

  4. badofilada says:

    According sa PEx, may mga younger DJ na rin ang interesado maging DJ ng Retro 105.9. (first retro station na merong mga DJ na mas bata)

    • Why not try it? Hindi naman forever ang buhay DJ. And besides, Retro has a lot of open slots so they should try giving these to young and aspiring jocks, provided they are given proper training.

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