City of license: Quezon City
Broadcast area: Metro Manila
Branding: Business Radio
Slogan: “Music and Talk … Nice and Easy!”
Frequency: 104.3 MHz
First air date: 1979
Format: Old Standards/OPM
Power: 25,000 watts
Callsign meaning: DW Business Radio
Owner: Philippine Government (through Philippine Broadcasting Service)
DWBR or Business Radio is the only remaining radio station broadcasting in the Metro Manila area that plays the old standards type of music, from the era of the big bands, to the crooners, showtunes, Broadway or songs that gained prominence in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, featuring artists like Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro, Doris Day, Eartha Kitt, Andy Williams, The Platters, etc.
The station also covers and reports on the latest business stories and issues in the Philippines with its coverage of the Philippine stock market in the mornings. The station also boosts itself with various talk programs that discusses relevant matters concerning business, the environment.
Sunday programming in the afternoon can be described as nostalgic with veteran radio disc jockeys, considered as the pioneer voices in Philippine radio going on board for “Golden Years” with the likes of Ernie Zarate, Jo San Diego, Barr Samson, Lito Gorospe and Bong Lapira. Previously, voices of Philippine broadcast icons like Ben Aniceto, Eddie Ilarde, including the late greats Johnny Wilson and Eddie Mercado were heard on DWBR. On the news programming part, veteran radio and television news anchor Bon Vibar can still be heard on DWBR with the same old clear and crisp voice of an unaccented English. Veteran social-political commentarist Larry Henares still dishes out issues of the day on his radio program, “Make My Day” from Monday to Friday.
The radio station also promotes OPM or Original Pilipino Music by playing two to three Filipino songs every hour, mostly Filipino music of the recent decades. The station also features on Sunday night a special program that highlights traditional Filipino music called the “kundiman” and the “harana,” or music of serenade.
DWBR 104.3 FM positioned its programming line-up towards the A, B, & C markets, with the sub-niche towards the “baby boomer” generation or those with ages 40 to 60. Most of the listeners of the station are business leaders.