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

UNTV News   •   November 28, 2017   •   5330

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

Wishcovery runner-up Kimberly Baluzo reaches new heights in ‘Rak of Aegis’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2019

Kimberly Baluzo

Wishcovery Season 1 first runner-up Kimberly Baluzo takes on new heights as she plays the role of ‘Aileen’ in the hit musical ‘Rak of Aegis’.

Born in Daet, Camarines Norte, the 20-year-old Kimberly started singing when she was only three years old.

With only several more weeks before the opening of ‘Rak of Aegis’, Kimberly has three words to describe how she feels about the whole experience: overwhelmed, blessed, and grateful.

She auditioned for ‘Rak of Aegis’ without any idea about the musical. However, she was able to get the part, besting quite a number of aspirants who auditioned for the role.

READ: Wishcovery Season 1 first runner-up Kimberly Baluzo stars in “Rak of Aegis”

“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 Baluzo (right) with original lead star, Aicelle Santos (left) and the rest of the Rak of Aegis cast

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

Wishcovery Season 1 first runner-up Kimberly Baluzo stars in “Rak of Aegis”

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 5, 2019

Kimberly Baluzo

Wishcovery Season 1 first runner-up Kimberly Baluzo stars in “Rak of Aegis” as “Aileen” alternating with Aicelle Santos, Kim Molina, and Shaira Opsima.

“PETA’s iconic Filipino musical phenomenon makes a much-awaited return from July to September 2019 at the PETA Theater Center,” according to the PETA’s official page.

In her Facebook post Kimberly is grateful to be a part of the musical.

Wishcovery Season 2 The Singer and the Song album gets gold and platinum awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 5, 2019

Wishcovery Season 2 The Singer and the Song album gets gold and platinum awards after their album launch on Tuesday (June 5).

The eight Wishcoverees finalists also showed off their talent at the Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night during the The Singer and the Song concert.

Wishcoverer-composer Jungee Marcelo was elated with the performance of the Wishcoverees.

“Finally, you see the fledgling little kid that you trained and then she did everything that you asked her to do and more and seeing her finally perform the song even better,” he said.

Composer Noel Cabangon also expressed his excitement for their musical wards. “I’m really proud of our Wishcoverees because they’re very good and now they have a portfolio, one of the things that they can show,” he said.

Following the album-launching concert, Wishcoveree grand finalists, Rhea Basco and Paula Guevarra shared their overwhelming experience.

“Hindi ko maiwasang maluha kasi habang kinakanta ko ang song ko na parang, ‘andito na kami,’ (I couldn’t help but tear up while I was singing my song I thought to myself, ‘we’re here’)” Rhea said.

Paula hopes that their songs will boost the public’s patronage of Filipino music.

“Sana po iyong album namin ma-inspire lahat ng mga Pilipino na i-patronize pa din ang OPM, (I hope our album inspires Filipinos and patronize OPM)” she said.(with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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