Published: 2 years ago
Broadcast area: Metro Manila
Branding: 91.5 Big Radio
Gusto ko, Daku! (Cebuano of “I like it big!”)
Frequency: 91.5 MHz
First air date: October 13, 2003
Format: Rhythmic Top 40, Hot AC, OPM
Power: 25,000 watts
Callsign meaning: KY 91.5 (Former branding)
Owner: Progressive Broadcasting Corporation
In 1984, DWKY was known as KY 91.5 under Mabuhay Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBSI) which also owned DZXQ 1350 AM. It played classic rock hits during the late 80′s and the rest of the 90′s.
In 1998, Manny F. Luzon became FM Operations Consultant for MBSI. KY 91.5 then became K91 FM, which mainly played novelty and pop music.
91.5 Energy FM
DWKY from MBSI was re-launched under a new name, 91.5 Energy FM, with a new brand called “Pangga” and a recall byline “Wag mo sabihin radyo, sabihin mo E-ner-gy” in order to compete with the other local stations. Its studios moved to the SYSU Building in Quezon City.
From July to November 2006, The Edge Radio of United Christian Broadcasters occupied the 6pm-6am timeslot of Energy FM. In 2008, it ranked second among Metro Manila stations. In 2009, DWKY, together with its provincial stations, won in the 18th KBP Golden Dove Awards as Best FM Station of the year.
In 2010, Manny Luzon eventually left UBSI to join the Progressive Broadcasting Corporation (where he transformed NU 107 to 107.5 Win Radio). After 8 years on DWKY, Energy FM signed off on June 1, 2011 and transferred to the 106.7 frequency a month later.
91.5 Big Radio
91.5 Big Radio was launched in June 1, 2011 at 1:15am. It is managed by Manny Luzon, licensed by former owner MBSI, and resembles the Energy FM format. Bigman Marco (Mark Luzon, formerly known as Sgt. Mark of Energy FM and son of Manny Luzon) was the first to go on board, followed by a few jocks from the Energy FM roster.
It is the sister station of 107.5 Win Radio. During its first month, it used a partial stinger of the Energy FM slogan “‘Wag mo sabihing radyo,” until it was abandoned upon Energy FM’s move to 106.7. During its first 4 months, it reused its old studios in Centerpoint Bldg. in Pasig City, until it moved to its current studios in September 2011.