Wish FM launches newest innovation as a way to thank avid supporters
UNTV News • November 28, 2017 • 5504
MAKATI CITY —Wish 107.5 is known for introducing innovations and unique concepts in the broadcast industry.
Among these are the first and only FM radio on wheels in the Philippines, the Wish Bus and its freshest online singing competition, Wishcovery.
That’s why it’s no wonder it’s YouTube channel has earned around 1.7 million subscribers!
To thank its growing community of wishers, a new innovation is brought to us by Wish FM… the Wish Card!
BMPI Vice President for Radio Bong Etorma said, “We always wanted to give something sa lahat ng wishers natin and one way para ma-reach natin sila is naisip namin, bigyan kaya natin ng Wish Card ang lahat ng wishers and this is for free kaya lahat talaga ay pwedeng makakuha ng Wish Card and to give them something na makakapag-enjoy sa kanila.”
(We always wanted to give something to all our wishers and one way to reach them. We thought of giving all our wishers a Wish Card and this is for free so everyone can have a Wish Card and to give them something that they can enjoy.)
To get a Wish Card, a wisher just have to download the new Wish app and sign up.
Wish App developer 1KSolutions CEO Noel Peralta Jr. explained, “Kasi ang previous app natin is meron siyang mga newsfeeds, updates regarding artists na sumasampa sa bus but right now kasi we have added features such as iyong freebies and discounts from merchants. Then, also wish merchandise that can be availed by our wishers na pwede rin naman through the app na ngayon.”
(Because our previous app has newsfeeds, updates regarding artists but right now we have added features such as freebies and discounts from merchants. Then also, Wish merchandise that can be availed by our wishers through the latest app.)
Through the Wish app and by listening to the Wish jocks, wishers can earn points that can be used to redeem Wish items such as notebooks, tumblers, caps, t-shirts, and jackets.
Wishers may also avail discounts from Wish FM’s partner merchants.
BMPI Vice President for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio revealed, “Now all of these Wish subscribers are potential Wish Card holders. So all of these 1.7 million can actually be part of their promos so that will be one distinct advantage of any merchants who do want to be partners with us in Wish card.”
For wishers who have businesses and want to be part of this latest project, you may email at firstname.lastname@example.org
And since wishers are spread all over the world, Wish card’s scope is also worldwide.
VP Etorma added, “For now, ang mae-enjoy ng mga nasa ibang bansa natin ay they can listen through live streaming ng Wish 107.5 natin but soon we’ll have merchant partners from abroad na kung saan ay mae-enjoy din nila ang mga promos that they’ll be giving.”
(For now, wishers abroad may enjoy listening through live streaming of Wish 107.5 but soon we’ll have merchant partners from abroad where they may also enjoy the promos that they’ll be giving.) — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue
A new breed of OPM singer-songwriters is about to hit the digital space.
On September 29, Wish 107.5 is set to premiere “Wishcovery Originals” on its YouTube channel. Serving as the third edition of the radio station’s online talent search, the show aims to discover and give a platform to aspiring Filipino artists who can both perform and compose their own songs.
“What we’re looking for right now is a singer and composer. We want, this time, the composer to express his feelings through songs that he himself wrote,” Kuya Daniel Razon, the creator of the competition and the main man behind Wish 107.5, remarked in a previous statement.
The first two seasons of the show focused on the singing prowess of the contenders.
Series of Eliminations
Touting a brand-new concept for Wishcovery, Wish 107.5 is on a mission to scout, introduce, and hone promising music makers in the country. It opened its auditions last June and has since received hundreds of entries from singing-songwriting acts online and via the Wish 107.5 Bus.
Out of these hopefuls, only a select few will have the chance to showcase their talent and songs on the competition proper.
After the program’s pilot episode — which is dedicated to giving the audience a walkthrough of what to expect throughout the show’s run — a series of weekly and monthly eliminations will take place.
Every Sunday, four contenders will battle it out on the weekly eliminations, the winners of which will advance to the monthly finals. Featuring a brand-new song for this stage, the top contender will earn a spot in the grand finals and a cash prize worth Php 20,000.
For the weekly battles, the scores will solely come from the panel of judges, which includes Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino, the country’s King of R&B Jay R, and veteran hitmaker-producer Jungee Marcelo.
For the monthly eliminations, the judges will only take up 75 percent of the total scores. The remaining 25 percent will come from the power-viewing statistics of the contenders’ Wish Bus performances to be uploaded on a dedicated platform for these videos, the Wishcovery YouTube channel.
Despite this fierce competition, exciting rewards await the grand winner of the show.
As in the previous editions of Wishcovery, Wish 107.5 will give a whopping set of prizes for the show’s grand champion — Php 1 million in cash, a recording contract worth Php 1 million, a brand-new car, and a house and lot.
Follow the journey of aspiring Filipino singer-songwriters and hear new OPM songs on Wishcovery Originals! The show, which will air every Sunday on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/wish1075official), will premiere on September 29. Meanwhile, full videos of the contenders’ Wish Bus performances will be available on the Wishcovery YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2kJ4Oyn).
“I didn’t have any clue kung ano ang daloy ng play, as in 0%! Talagang expect the unexpected. God is so amazing dahil binigay niya itong Rak of Aegis as part of my journey. Tunay nga ang kasabihan na kung para sa’yo, para sa’yo talaga, (I didn’t have any clue about the flow of the play, as in 0%. It was really an “expect the unexpected” moment. God is so amazing for giving me Rak of Aegis as part of my journey. What people say is really true: if it’s meant for you, it will be yours),”Kimberly said.
What is it like working with the team and other famous singers?
Sobrang nakakainspire (It’s so inspiring), and knowing them more and hearing their experiences make me feel motivated. Also, [they inspire in me] the eagerness to explore and learn more.
What is your most unforgettable experience with the production so far?
For me, the most unforgettable experience is the bonding and family-like relationship that has been established among the Rak of Aegis cast. Dito ko na feel na pantay-pantay kaming lahat. Walang mas sikat o bago. At lahat rin nagtutulungan. Walang lamangan o pagalingan. Magkasama sa hirap at ginahawa (They never made me feel anything less than an equal. No one is a star or a newbie. Everyone helps each other. There is no competition. We are together through thick and thin). [During performances] pinapalakas nila loob ko, (they encourage me) to stand strong and face my fears.
What is your next goal after Rak of Aegis?
I don’t have any goals yet after this. I will keep trusting God’s plan in my life dahil ang plano niya ang the best, (because His plan is the best).
What is your advice for singers who would also like to perform in a musical?
Don’t ever ever give up and just be yourself. Huwag kang mag padala sa takot at kaba (Don’t let fear and anxiety drag you down). When you dream, aim high. Stay humble and don’t forget to thank God for everything that He has given you.
Kimberly’s ultimate goal and wish as a singer is to have a solo concert, release an album, serve as an inspiration to others, and be of help to the less fortunate especially abandoned children.
Rak of Aegis is Kimberly’s first professional theater experience
The iconic original Pinoy musical will have its 7th run starting on July 5 to September 29 at the PETA theater. — aac
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