Retro 105.9 DCG-FM will have a new station manager.
Willy Inong (a.k.a. Hill Billy Willy), formerly of Wish 1075, has taken over the said role, with predecessor Cris Hermosisima taking over as consultant. The veteran jock will also be on board every weekday from 6:00-10:00 a.m., starting today.
The new weekday schedule of Retro 105.9 will be as follows:
6:00-10:00 a.m. – Hill Billy Willy
10:00-2:00 p.m. – Karen
2:00-6:00 p.m. – Joshua
6:00-10:00 p.m. Jimmy Jam
10:00-2:00 a.m. – Andy Tuna
2:00-6:00 a.m. – Automated music
This should be a breath of fresh air for a station that needs another on-air voice and some tweaks in their playlist. It’s up to Hill Billy Willy to expand and reinvent Retro 105.9, which has been recently criticized for having a shallow and repetitive playlist.
As for Wish 1075, they have not announced a successor to Hill Billy Willy as station manager. More updates will come in the near future.
In other news, Wave 891 is looking for a new DJ. This comes after Peter Clay left the station for undisclosed reasons.
The requirements include:
1. 15 minute voice tape
(a). News Casting
(b). Adlib / Song Intro
2. Resume with full body picture
3. Must be at least 19 years old and willing to take any time slot
4. Willing to be trained
Those interested in joining the Wave DJ search may email the station at email@example.com for more information.
And finally, DZRJ 810 and 8TriMedia Broadcasting signed a blocktime deal that would allow the latter to air their programs on the former. Previously 8TriMedia was in a blocktime deal with DWBL 1242.
The new blocktime deal will not affect the on-air identity of DZRJ, which will remain mostly in English and under the tagline ‘The Voice of the Philippines’. The 8TriMedia block airs weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Programs produced by 8TriMedia may also be seen on its official website.
7 thoughts on “New Station Manager for Retro 105.9, Plus Other Philippine Radio News”
So that’s why when I tuned to Wish 1075 in passing, it wasn’t Hill Billy Willy’s voice but a DJ called T-Bone on the early morning timeslot. Could it be that Wish 1075 is going masa (Tagalog) too? From what I know its this DJ T-Bone who managed some of the masa stations (i.e. Energy 106.7)
Idol T-Bowne? I heard he is also worked for DWIZ.
And he used to be a DJ at the masa-oriented Star FM. But I don’t think he’ll tinker with Wish FM’s adult contemporary format even if he’s there now. After all, Daniel Razon’s group doesn’t want a Win Radio-like revival; they’re happy with the station’s current format.
I hope Hillbilly Willy can fix the playlist and the management of Retro 105.9.
We definitely hope so.
T Bowne also worked for Home Radio 97.9. Since T Bowne left DWIZ, Rey Pacheco has been doing the 4 pm newscast there.