Wish FM launches newest innovation as a way to thank avid supporters

UNTV News   •   November 28, 2017   •   6125

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 Card

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 sales@wish1075.com

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

Actual photo of Wish Card

6th Wish Music Awards pioneers a groundbreaking new normal for PH music industry

Marje Pelayo   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s top FM station Wish 107.5 staged another milestone in the Philippine music industry with a concert inside not just any venue but at the Big Dome on Sunday (January 17).

The radio station of the famed Wish Bus, once again proved that it is truly “breaking boundaries”, that despite the pandemic it was able to pull off a grand concert for a cause and gathered some of the top Filipino artists at the 6th Wish Music Awards hosted by celebrity-athlete Gretchen Ho and “Asia’s Romantic Balladeer,” Christian Bautista. 

“It’s so nice to see people get a chance again to perform for their fans live, to just have a feel of the stage again,” said Ho.

Attendees underwent swab testing, while health protocols and proper sanitation procedures were strictly observed.

Each of the hosts and performing artists was given a microphone for their exclusive use throughout the event.

For the RT-PCR and antigen tests, Wish 107.5 partnered with Maxicare Health Corporation.

Only attendees with negative results were allowed to enter the venue.

The entire Big Dome also underwent massive disinfection for the safety of the attendees.

All productions and technical crew were required to use face masks and face shield throughout the event and floor markings were placed to guide them of the proper social distance.

The event at the Big Dome was not opened to the public, but fans and supporters were still able to enjoy the show as it was streamed live through Wish 107.5’s official YouTube channel.

Viewers on Sunday night reached to over 40,000 and the event hashtag #WishMusicAwards trended on Twitter with almost 200,000 tweets.

This year, the station gave two prestigious awards to individuals who made major contributions to the Philippine music industry, starting off with OPM legend and renowned lyricist, Rey Valera and Journey frontman and singer-philanthropist, Arnel Pineda.

“It is an honor to be bestowed this prestigious award; the prize money you’re going to give to us will definitely make a difference to the lives of our beneficiaries,” Pineda said, receiving the KDR Icon of Music and Philanthropy award.

“Salamat sa Kuya Daniel. Natutuwa ako puro kabataan ang nakikita ko. Nakikita ko ang kinabukasan ng OPM. Napakinggan ko ang mga lyrics nila. Importante sa akin iyon. Gusto kong mangyari kung ano ang mangyayari bukas,” Valera said receiving the KDR Icon of Musical Excellence award.

Winners in this year’s Wish Music Awards received P25,000 each while their chosen charities received P100, 000 each.

Among the highlights at Sunday’s event was the debut performance at the Wish Awards of OPM royalty, ‘Parokya ni Edgar’ and the award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian.

Wish 107.5’s creator and innovator Kuya Daniel Razon, who on Sunday graced the event inside the Wish Bus, expressed his gratitude to all OPM artists for keeping their music alive to heal, to inspire and to give hope in the face of a pandemic. 

“I wish to tell all of you, that your endeavors are very much appreciated,” noted Kuya Daniel, President and CEO of BMPI-UNTV which manages Wish 107.5.

“Ang inyong mga awitin at musika ay nanatili para patuloy na umaliw, patuloy na dumamay, sa bawat lumbay, sa bawat pangamba at sa bawat takot. Mayroon pong mga titik, mayroong tinig at tunog na palaging nagbibigay buhay at kahulugan sa mga damdaming ito. I would like to thank you all for being our hidden heroes during this difficult time,” he added.

Kuya Daniel vows to continue helping more Filipino artists by providing an avenue for the promotion of their music and an opportunity to spread goodwill through Wish 107.5. MNP (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)

READ: 6th Wish 107.5 Music Awards: Complete List of Winners

‘Behind the Wishper’ virtual concert pays tribute to Wish 107.5 innovator, donates gadgets to deserving students

Marje Pelayo   •   December 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — All-hits FM radio station, Wish 107.5 on Sunday (December 20) took “wishers’” and fans all over the world to a journey into its inception and success while being serenaded by some of the top Filipino artists in a virtual concert entitled “Behind the Wishper.”

OPM A-listers such as KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Morisette Amon, Bugoy Drilon, balladeer Marco Sison, the Wishfuls , The Juans among other special guests performed during the special digital concert streamed live on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel.

The artists paid homage to Kuya Daniel Razon, the station’s innovator — and the voice behind the station’s “voiceprint”— for conceptualizing a unique platform for singers and composers of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), to showcase their talent not only in the Philippines but in the international music scene.

“It feels good na mayroong [Wish 107.5] na sobra ang support sa OPM. Hindi lang sa malalaking singers. Talagang open ang pinto ninyo for the new breeds to show their music,” said snger-composer Yeng Constantino.

Singer Bugoy Drilon echoed the same sentiment: “Sobrang malaki ang naitulong ng (Wish 107.5) kasi nagbigay sila ng avenue sa Filipino talents around the world.”

“Not only mainstream but even underground, they all deserve na marinig ang talent nila at music nila and (Wish 107.5) gave it to them, to us,” he added. Bugoy celebrated his 10th year anniversary in the industry with a first solo concert organized by Wish 107.5 in 2018.

Part of last night’s concert was a look back at the station’s charitable endeavors among which is the Wish Music Awards where winning artists are given the chance to help their chosen charities.

“The reason why Wish 107.5 is getting bigger and bigger kumbaga mas marami pang blessings na natatanggap ang Wish 107.5 is because they never forget to give back and to pay it forward,” noted Asia’s soul supreme, KZ Tandingan.

KZ was the first Filipino artist to perform at the Dubai World Trade Center which was made possible through Wish 107.5. She was proud to note how her Wishclusive videos helped her land a spot in a singing competition in China. The experience was an important milestone in the artist’s career.

During the concert, the station distributed 107 tablets to student beneficiaries for their online classes.

“Sabi ko nga mas blessed iyong feeling na nakaka-bless din tayo ng ibang tao kasi the fact na mayroon tayong abilidad at may pagkakataon tayong makatulong. Sobrang thankful ako na ginagawa ng Wish iyon kasi nagkakaroon kami ng venue para makatulong din sa iba,” said singer Daryl Ong who was hailed Wish Male Artist of the Year in 2016.

Like most wishers, the artists expressed their gratitude to Kuya Daniel for breathing new life into Filipino music through digital media and paving the way for OPM into the global airwaves.

“I think that’s the reason why a lot of artists love to always come back to Wish 107.5 kasi kay Kuya Daniel pa lang ang sarap na palagi ng trato. He respects you as an artist and as an individual,” noted KZ

“Thank you again for all your efforts, for your vision of Filipino music, for putting Filipino musicians and artists sa harapan ng publiko para makita nila kung gaano kaganda ang ating sariling musika,” said national artist for music, Ryan Cayabyab who wished Kuya Daniel more wisdom and more innovations ahead for OPM.

After the special concert, Wish 107.5 announced the next big project happening on January 15, 2021 — the 6th Wish Music Awards. Nominations for favorite artists officially opened on November 9, 2020.

As an added milestone, “Behind the Wishper” concert trended at number one spot with the hashtag #BehindTheWISHper on Philippine trends logging 14,400 tweets on Twitter.

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Wish 107.5 celebrates the man ‘Behind the Wishper’ in a digital concert happening Dec. 20

Marje Pelayo   •   December 20, 2020

Kuya Daniel Razon, innovator of the Wish 107.5 Mobile Radio Bus

MANILA, Philippines — Wish 107.5 is gathering OPM A-listers in a digital concert on Sunday (December 20).

Entitled ‘Behind the Wishper,’ the all-hits FM radio station is proud to share with its fans the story behind its success with the creator and the innovator himself, Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon.

The concert will be viewed via live stream on Wish 107.5’s official YouTube channel at at 7:00 p.m.

“I never thought that that simple whisper of ‘Wish 107.5’ will really go a long way. [Now], the fervent wish in the beginning grew into more of a commitment,” Kuya Daniel said of the station’s humble beginning.

Joining Kuya Daniel are celebrated OPM artists namely Morisette Amon, KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Marco Sison, Bugoy Drilon, The Juans, and BMPI’s homegrown talents The Wishfuls among others.

Living up to its name, the concert will be granting wishes of less fortunate young learners who are trying to keep up with the challenges of distance learning.

Wish 107.5 will be giving away more than a hundred units of electronic gadgets to the concert’s beneficiaries to be used for online classes.

Wish 107.5 station has led many ‘firsts’ in the Philippine music industry, with the most iconic being the Wish Bus known for its state-of-the-art recording capability. The station has launched its second unit which is currently penetrating the U.S. airwaves.

The station has emerged as the number one Youtube music channel in the country where music lovers may view high quality Wishclusive videos of various local and international artists on board the musical bus.

Wish 107.5 now has currently over 10 million subscribers.

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