Station for Emergency, Disaster Relief Formally Opens
The City Government of Davao launches the community-based radio DCDR 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio located at RJ Homes Bldg., Pelayo Legaspi St., Davao City, Philippines.
Present during the launching are Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, Major General Ernesto Torres, Jr.,Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyrone Uy, Davao Occidental Governor Claude Bautista and Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang.
DCDR 87.5 FM station is created for disaster and emergency preparedness for Davao Region.
DXRP (87.5 MHz), broadcasting as Davao City Disaster Radio, is a music FM radio station owned by government-run Philippine Broadcasting Service and operated by the City Government of Davao. Its studios is located at Braveheart Building, Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City; sharing studios with Radyo Pilipinas Davao and transmitter is located at Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City. It operates daily from 5:00am to 12:00mn.
87.5 MHz was used as a temporary frequency of Radyo Pilipinas Davao from February to August 2018, while conducting maintenance and transferring studios to the Mindanao Media Hub, to be located in Davao City.
FM1 Davao, the first regional FM station of PBS and FM1 Manila, was launched on August 1, 2018. It is being led by station manager Harriet Deniel (Joe Fisher); Maurice Abella, marketing manager and former Mix FM and Oomph Radio station manager, Joey Sy-Domingo.
In January 2020, however, the station went off-air for a month.
As Davao City Disaster Radio (2020–present)
On February 2020, the City Government of Davao took over the operations of PBS-owned 87.5 and was reformatted as an emergency-centric community station under the identity of “Davao City Disaster Radio”, with its music format is masa (Contemporary MOR and OPM). Prior to the launch, the city government announced its intention to establish a community station with a purpose of dissemination on disaster preparedness.