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Wish 107.5 wins big in Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

 

Umalohokjuan Media Awards 2018 recognized outstanding media programs, personalities and organizations in the country Wednesday, May 14.

Umalohokjuan is the official award-giving body of the Lyceum of the Philippines University which hailed Wish 107.5 as the “FM Station of the Year”.

Wish FM is known for its various innovations in the music industry such as being the first and only FM booth on wheels.  They also incorporate  public service in their endeavors such as the Wish Music Awards where winning artists get to share cash prizes with their chosen charities.

 

FILE PHOTO: Wish FM features live performances  inside the Wish Bus as fans and passers-by stop to watch (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

 

“It’s so amazing how Wish has come in just almost four years and being a part of this really is overwhelming. We’re just really thankful for this recognition,” said DJ Alice.

Wish FM has also received a special citation for its YouTube channel that now garnered 2.6 million subscribers and almost one billion views.

“Being part of Wish is so humbling because it’s a transcendent station and the reason why it’s transcendent is because of a true rockstar in broadcasting, Kuya Daniel Razon. I’m just really proud to be working under his supervision kaya, congrats to Wish and to god be the glory,” said DJ Adam. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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ASOP: Passion takes graphic designer into music writing

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018

 

(L-R) Wishcovery Wishful Vien King and composer Arthur John Estrada during the third September weekly elimination at A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7

A 21-year old graphic designer’s passion for music has guided him toward joining A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 7— the only praise songwriting festival on Philippine television.

Arthur John Estrada’s original worship hymn, “Sa ‘Yo Lamang, Panginoon” has triumphed over the gospel collaboration of Trevis Marquez and Leo Calma’s “Mahal Kita Dahil Sa Kaniya” and Jonald Tolentino’s song entry “Pangarap” in the third September weekly elimination of the music festival.

The winning Song of the Week was interpreted by Wishcovery Wishful Vien King.

Interpreter Vien King as he delivers a heartfelt rendition of Arthur John Estrada’s original worship hymn “Sa’Yo Lamang, Panginoon”

With its well-written lyrics, calming and soothing melody, the song expresses one’s praise and glory for the Lord for His loving kindness.

“When I write praise songs, there is this feeling that breaks through your heart. Through that song, I am able to release that feeling… there is joy and fulfillment in my heart. That is what I gain from writing praise songs,” Estrada said when asked about his thoughts on songwriting.

At the elimination round, his composition received positive comments from the board of judges.

Grateful and humbled, the aspiring composer said he gives his success back to the Lord through his songs.

 

(L-R) On ASOP stage: Mr. Richard Reynoso, interpreter Vien King, composer Arthur John Estrada, and Ms. Toni Rose Gayda

As ASOP continues its search for the 11th song entry for the grand finale, the composer is set to compete for the monthly finals on September 30. —Yssa Jalmasco

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at home in Detroit aged 76

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 17th, 2018

Aretha Franklin. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

 

Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday (August 16) at the age of 76, officials said.

Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit, according to one of her publicists. She had been battling advanced pancreatic cancer, and her family had asked for prayers.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said few people in the city’s history had been as universally loved or had left as indelible a mark as Franklin, describing her as a “performer without peers.”

“Throughout her extraordinary life and career, she earned the love – and yes, the respect – of millions of people, not just for herself and for women everywhere, but for the city she loved so dearly and called home,” Duggan said in a statement.

Franklin’s father was a Baptist preacher in Detroit, and the gospel singing she heard in his church was her musical foundation. She created a uniquely emotional and powerful voice that put her at the forefront of 1960s soul music along with Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Wilson Pickett.

Franklin sang at the funeral of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, as well as at the presidential inaugurations of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. In 1987 she became the first woman voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2010 Rolling Stone magazine named her the No. 1 singer of the rock era.

After recording and touring as a young gospel singer, Franklin’s career took a secular turn in 1961 when she signed with Columbia Records. She had only modest success with Columbia, which had trouble classifying her style and tried to steer her toward pop.

But when she switched to Atlantic Records in the mid-1960s, producer Jerry Wexler knew just what to do with Franklin, putting her powerful voice in a setting that combined gospel, soul, and rock and made her a superstar by letting “the lady wail.” As Franklin put it in her autobiography, she “Aretha-ized” the music. — Reuters

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Joe Jackson, patriarch of U.S. musical family, dead at 89 — media

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Joe Jackson, father of the late pop star Michael Jackson, poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film “Sils Maria” (Clouds of Sils Maria) in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

 

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael and his Jackson 5 brothers on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, CNN reported on Wednesday (June 27).

Jackson, who lived in Las Vegas and had been estranged from much of his family, had been suffering from cancer, according to media reports.

TMZ.com first reported the news. Both TMZ and CNN cited an unnamed source close to the family. — Reuters

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