Magic 89.9
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City of license Mandaluyong City
Broadcast area Metro Manila
Branding Magic 89.9
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 89.9 MHz
First air date February 14, 1986
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Power 25,000 watts
ERP 75,000 watts
Callsign meaning DW
Owner The Radio Partners, Inc.
(Quest Broadcasting Inc.)
Sister stations Jam 88.3, Wave 891, 99.5 RT, 103.5 Wow FM
Webcast Listen Live via Audio
Listen Live via USTREAM
Website http://www.magic899.fm/

DWTM (89.9 MHz in Mega Manila) is the flagship FM station of Quest Broadcasting Incorporated/The Radio Partners Inc. Known as Magic 89.9, the station's studios and transmitter are located at Paragon Plaza, Mandaluyong City. Magic 89.9 is a 24-hour operating station except on Mondays where it signs-off at midnight, and except Holy Week of each year where it signs-off at midnight of Maundy Thursday and lasts until 3 am of Easter Sunday.


Brief history

The station began regular operations on February 14, 1986, broadcasting from the Philippine Communications Center building (PHILCOMCEN) in Pasig City, starting with a 10 on-air crew led by Bernie Buenaseda, known on-air as "Burning Bernie". It became a witness to history unfolding before the Filipinos as the station was also started 11 days before the late Corazon "Cory" Aquino became president and 7 months exactly before ABS-CBN was reopened. The Classic DJs during that period inclusive of Bernie, were the Fab 10; Little David, Joe D'Mango, Sgt. Pepper, The Gaucho, Paul Reno, Ken Fortun, Rockin' Robin (eventually becoming Rockin' V), Michael Vincent and Johnny Gizmo.

The station's old logo

Between 1988 to 1989, the station started broadcasting 24 hours a day, which turned out to be a huge success. "The Battle of the Radios" during that era, was supported by a wide variety of spoofs and gimmicks not to mention sidekicks, (no computers, no hard drives but just a bunch of wires,) which made broadcasting ultra-creative as compared to that done with the digital technology of today.

On November 29, 1999, Magic 89.9 transferred its studios to the Paragon Plaza Building in Mandaluyong City to share facilities with sister station 99.5 RT, Mellow Touch 94.7 (now Mellow 947), DWBL 1242 and DWSS 1494.

Magic 89.9 became the first home of "Love Notes", which was initially conceptualized as a gimmick. The 15 minute counseling program hosted by Joe D'Mango became an instant hit with office workers every Friday morning. Love Notes is also aired on ABC-5 from 1992 to 1996, It transferred to its sister station Wave 89.1 in 2001.

It has become well known for making Fridays nostalgia days with the Friday Madness program (which was originally Friday Magic Madness), a format that started a trend on FM radio.

Mo Twister, after four years in hiatus[when?], returned to Magic 89.9, with Good Times With Mo (Limited Edition). He returned again in February 2006 with Good Times With Mo along with Mojo Jojo, then a late night show. In June 2006, it was transferred to the morning slot (6-9 AM) with a third co-host, Andi. She, however resigned in February 2007, and was replaced by Maui Taylor. Maui retired on May 30, 2007, so Andi9 returned in June 2007, only to leave again on November 2007. The third co-host is now Grace Lee.

On July 17, 2007, The Magic website was in operation once more to serve the net surfing Magic 89.9 listeners here and especially abroad.

Recent additions to the Magic list of programs include the American Top 40 (AT40) which is hosted by American Idol presenter and American radio and TV personality Ryan Seacrest, as well as BigFish Radio hosted by Johnboy Lee of BigFish Manila every Saturday nights which features exclusive programs by international club DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and others.

Air Staff

  • Andi-9
  • Angelicopter
  • Big Daddy Jake
  • Boom Gonzales
  • CJ D' DJ
  • Grace Lee
  • Jessica Mendoza
  • Josh Strike
  • Mia Bayuga
  • Miguel (also known as Lil' Man Guile)
  • Mo Twister
  • Mojo Jojo
  • Patrick
  • Sam YG (also known as Shivaker)
  • Slick Rick
  • Suzy
  • Tony Toni
  • Tyler
  • Carlo Jose Villo a.k.a. Carlo Jose (Voice-over of the Station)
  • Andrew Santiago a.k.a James Bang, James Peng (Station Manager)
  • Alex Gotinga a.k.a. Max Speed (Program Director)
  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Johnboy Lee (DJ John Paul)
  • Ricky Manila

Former Air Staff

  • Asia Agcaoili
  • Bennii Obaña
  • Bobby D.
  • Burnin' Bernie
  • Cadillac Jack
  • Crystal
  • Dré/Drei Ball
  • DJ Happy
  • Faith
  • Jay Bounce
  • Jean Tony
  • Joe D'Mango
  • Joey (also known as Lil' Joey)
  • John Lemon
  • Johnny Gizmo
  • Kelly
  • Ken Fortun
  • King DJ Logan
  • Lambert
  • Lellie
  • Little David
  • Matt Montoya
  • Mike Kasem
  • Maui Taylor
  • MC Dash
  • Michael Vincent
  • Mighty Mike
  • Miles
  • Paul Reno
  • Rick Dees
  • Rick Rude
  • Rockin' V
  • Sarah
  • Scott
  • Sonny B.
  • Tetta News
  • The Blade
  • The Bossman
  • The Count
  • The Gaucho
  • The Sarge/Sgt. Pepper
  • Tina Ryan


Daily Programs

These are the daily programs (Monday-Thursday) from early morning to the wee hours of the morning starting December 1, 2008:

*Good Times is simulcasted over the Killerbee Radio Stations in selected provinces. **Boys' Night Out is simulcasted over the Killerbee Radio Stations in selected provinces.

Special programs

These are the programs that are not regularly aired. They are played on Fridays and weekends (The Magic Weekend).

*BigFish Radio is simulcasted over the Killerbee Radio Stations in selected provinces.

**The Magic 30 is currently on hiatus.

Renamed Programs

These are the programs that are given a new name or replaced with a completely different show:

  • Early Returns (now called The Top 5 @ 5 with Andi9 and Jessica)
  • Final Countdown (now called the Magic 30 with Josh strike and Suzy)
  • Party On Weekends (now called BigFish Radio. Global Max Radio acquired the rights to use the program name)
  • Radio Tabloid (now called Confession Sessions and is part of Boys' Night Out)
  • Sunday Slowdown (now called Slow Flow)
  • Tunog Kalye (now called Local Vocal. Global Max Radio acquired the rights to use the program name)

Previous Programs

  • Lovenotes
  • Power Workout
  • The Boom Box
  • The Mid-Day Play
  • Retro in the Metro
  • Da Flow
  • Nite Live
  • The Morning Zoo Crew
  • Joey and Miles in the Morning
  • Morning XXXpress
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Warzone
  • Rated R
  • Nighttime Drivetime
  • The Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40
  • MTV Asia Hitlist
  • Front Row
  • Local Vocal
  • Slow Flow

Magic 89.9 CD Compilations

  • Magic Urban Flow (MCA Music Philippines, 2005)
  • Party on Weekends (EMI Music Philippines, 2005)
  • Club Myx (EMI Music Philippines, 2006)
  • Kami nAPO Muna (Universal Records, 2006)
  • Party On Weekends (House Edition) (EMI Music Philippines, 2006)
  • The Best Of Manila Sound: Hopia Mani Popcorn (Viva Records, 2006)
  • Friday Madness OPM Edition/Retro In The Metro (Vicor Music, 2007)
  • Kami nAPO Muna Ulit (Universal Records, 2007)
  • Remember The OPM In The 80's (Vicor Music, 2007)
  • The Best Of Manila Sound 2: Hopia Mani Popcorn (Viva Records, 2007)
  • The Nicest Of The 90's (Viva Records, 2007)
  • Friday Madness (MCA Music Philippines, 2009)

See also

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