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Papa Jack’s Departure Could Test Love Radio’s Claim as the No. 1 Metro Manila FM Radio Station

It has been over two weeks since John Gemperle (a.k.a. Papa Jack) officially left 90.7 Love Radio.

After all, the popular DJ had been a fixture of the station for over a decade, hosting the long-running programs ‘TLC: True Love Conversations’ and ‘Wild Confessions’. And more recently, he was paired with Kara Karinyosa (real name Klariz Magboo) to form the equally popular ‘KarJack’ tandem.

Papa Jack’s brand of providing love advice to listeners has been comparable to fellow DJs Tom Alvarez of Monster RX 93.1 and Slick Rick, Tony Toni and Sam YG of Magic 89.9. As Love Radio is more well-known as a ‘masa’ station, Papa Jack’s style fits well with the station’s format, as he typically provides distinct and sometimes blunt responses to his callers.

On his last broadcast that was aired on December 16, 2016, Papa Jack did not cite a reason for his resignation. He did give one last advice to his followers on Facebook a few weeks later.

With Papa Jack being considered the face of Love Radio in the past decade (no offense to Chris Tsuper and Nicole Hyala), his departure could mark the beginning of the end for the station. However, as Love Radio once again claimed to be the No. 1 Metro Manila FM radio station for the 15th consecutive year, there seems to be no concern on their part.

Still, their so-called boast as the No. 1 station in the Metro was overly exaggerated. If Love Radio claims to be No. 1 in all of Metro Manila, where are the figures to prove it?

So far, no one has publicly issued a statement with regards to ratings on Metro Manila FM radio. As far as the more knowledgeable people are concerned, Love Radio is not No. 1 unless they issue an actual document that proves otherwise.

That said, without any proof, Love Radio has no right to name themselves No. 1 for the 15th year in a row. They must back it all up, otherwise listeners will tune out.

For now, 90.7 Love Radio can boast all they want being No. 1 and all. But without the face that runs this side of Pasay every night, how much longer can they hold on?


16 thoughts on “Papa Jack’s Departure Could Test Love Radio’s Claim as the No. 1 Metro Manila FM Radio Station

    • For the most part they don’t care. But those who are knowledgeable enough know that if Love Radio does not reveal the proof that they’re No. 1, they can move that dial to other stations. Simple as that.

      Love Radio’s claim as the No. 1 FM station for 15 years running has been criticized by many, because there is little to no proof at times to back it up. Besides, ratings on radio are rarely posted, that’s why we doubted Love Radio’s authenticity.

  1. Gab says:

    And since Papa Jack resigned from Love Radio his long-time rival DJ Chacha of MOR is still dominant on the primetime slot, which is 9 pm till midnight

  2. Gab says:

    OT: Another DJ has already departed from FM Radio. Papa Dan of Barangay LS’ hit radio show Wanted Sweetheart (He has been with the station since Campus Radio days) had his final show yesterday. No specific reason yet on leaving LS

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  4. Jose Tiamson says:

    Confirmed: Papa Jack is moving to 106.7 Energy FM as it is confirmed on the station’s facebook page and the DJ’s personal instagram account.

  5. At mukhang naapektuhan na ang ratings ng Love Radio. Sa January 2017 Kantar Media survey, #1 ang MOR, with Barangay LS trailing at #2 (that’s before Papa Dan left LS).

    #3 na ngayon ang Love Radio. Even provincial Love Radio stations suffered and were defeated by stations like MOR, Brigada or iFM (examples: Davao, Puerto Princesa, Legazpi (for MOR), Cebu, Koronadal, Zamboanga (for Brigada) and General Santos (for iFM))

    • I have a feeling that Love Radio is subscribed to AGB Nielsen, the same firm that GMA subscribes to. No wonder puro yabang sila as the No. 1 station for 15 or so years, when in fact they can’t penetrate the other classes that matter.

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