DWYS

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DWYS (YES! FM)
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City of license Pasay City
Broadcast area Metro Manila
Branding YES! FM 101.1
Slogan Automatic Yan! YES! FM 101.1
Frequency 101.1 MHz
First air date 1968 (as DZFX)
1984 (as Kiss FM 101.1)
1988 (as Kiss Jazz FM 101.1)1996 (as 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis)
December 8, 1998 (as YES! FM)
Format Top 40 CHR
Power 25,000 watts
Callsign meaning DW
YES
Former callsigns DZFX (1968-1973)
DWKS (1984-1992)
DWST (1996-1998)
Former frequencies 87.5 MHz (1968-1973)
Owner Manila Broadcasting Company
(Pacific Broadcasting Systems)
Sister stations DZRH, DZMB-FM 90.7, 96.3 Easy Rock

DWYS, currently operated as YES! FM is a 24 hours automated music FM radio station owned by Pacific Broadcasting Systems (a wholly subsidiary of Manila Broadcasting Company in the Philippines The station's studio are located at Star City CCP Complex Pasay City and its transmitter is atop the One San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

History of the 101.1 frequency

Kiss

It began its operations in 1984 as Kiss FM 101.1 (call letters DWKS) owned by Makati Broadcasting Network with studios located at 14th floor, Insular Life Building Ayala Ave cor. Paseo de Roxas Makati Central Business District. From 1984 it had the Contemporary Hit Radio format competing directly with 99.5 RT. It changed its name to Kiss Jazz 101.1 format from 1988 - 1990 competing directly with Citylite 88.3 (now Jam 88.3) before it quietly went-off the air

Showbiz Tsismis

During 1996 PBC launched the show business gossip and music station, 101.1 Showbiz Tsismis. At that time, its call sign DWST, which stood for Showbiz Tsismis had a mix show business news and the latest music hits and employed reporters with a reporting style similar to that of local AM stations

Yes! FM

On December 8, 1998 101.1 was re-launched as YES FM! with a different call sign (DWYS). Its format was adult contemporary / easy listening similar to its sister station DZMB 90.7 and became the undisputed number 1 FM station in 1999 to 2002 On July 2002 all MBC stations from Makati City relocated and transferred at Star City Complex in Pasay, Philippines and in 2008, YES! FM 101.1 was again repackaged and it adopted the slogan Automatic Yan! YES-FM. The playlists used were almost the as DZMB 90.7's but the programming was different

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