Amongst the key components of Vancouver B.C.’s 1st & only Filipino radio program aired daily on Fairchild Radio’s FM 96.1 are music, news, talk and entertainment. But playing Original Pilipino Music or OPM is the intrinsic soul of Juan Radio.
The new one-hour weekday morning runs and a 4-hour extravaganza on Saturdays boast of engaging and well-established local community radio program hosts as follows:
BOOM MONDAY with Boom Dayupay | 10am-11am
Hitting Monday blues not with a bang, but with a boom! Hosted by DJ Lino or more popularly known as “Boom” Dayupay of the once popular Filipino international recording group, Kulay. Boom is a celebrated Philippine Hip-Hop music record producer/songwriter; filmmaker and television producer/director. Boom takes the first slice of the week bringing in-depth interviews of famous entertainment personalities followed by popular OPM hits selections. His initial broadcasts featured interviews with exalted Canadian record producer/hit-maker, Adam Hurstfield of XoXo Music; L.A.-based Filipino-American television personality, G Toengi; and the effervescent singer, songwriter and former chairman of the music committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in the Philippines-Mr. Joey Ayala. And that’s definitely taking Filipino radio listening experience to the next level.
BY SPECIAL REQUEST with Miss B | 10am-11am
Program hosted by Babes Castro-Newland, also known by her radio alias, “Miss B”. Before she could even pass the qualifying entrance exams to take up a degree in Communication Arts at the pontifical university–University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, Babes already started her “advice” radio program as “Miss Romantica” when she was just 17 on FM radio station DWAD. She went on to working part-time as evening DJ on DZRJ’s all-women FM station called DZUW after university. Babes is the eldest daughter of the late singer/songwriter; and veteran political radio commentator/announcer, Ding J. Castro. On her new program, By Special Request, Miss B reads her listeners’ requests and dedications whilst giving in to playing requested OPM selections. Listeners can send in their requests & dedications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY with Boom Dayupay | 10am-11am
Boom allots this special day to celebrate women’s power and femininity. He invites female personalities to candidly discuss with him On Air various subject matters pertaining to beauty of the mind and body in a no-holds-barred setting. Boom’s initial broadcasts featured local female celebrity who shared her first experiences in Polar Bear Swim & Brazilian Bikini Wax; and a celebrated female Raw Chef from the Philippines who offered various raw food recipes and how to create Sexy & Irresistible Raw Meals that are healthy and delicious.
OPM DANCE THURSDAY with Miss B | 10am-11am
From Manila Sound Disco tunes to the 80’s OPM dance hits; to Pinoy Rock/Hip Hop/Novelty-Reggae to Electronic Dance Music, Miss B never slows down to provide a platform of 100% pure dance music every Thursday.
PINOY CROSSOVER FRIDAY with Miss B | 10am-11am
Capping the weekdays with celebration of international-Filipino excellence & milestones achieved in music recording industry. Miss B spins various hits by internationally recognized artists of Filipino descent like Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Julio Iglesias, Apl.de.Ap (Black-Eyed Peas), to name a few.
CLASSIC OPM HOUR with Bambi Fonacier | Saturday @11am-12noon
The name Bambi Fonacier became synonymous to the great era of Philippine FM radio broadcasting back in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s prior to moving to Canada with his family about 2 years ago. From the likes of OPM stalwarts–Sharon Cuneta, Martin Nievera, Leah Navarro, Basil Valdez, Zsa Zsa Padilla & Gary Valenciano (just to name a few), Bambi Fonacier was the “go-to” disc jockey to play their new songs on air. To-date, there is no single established OPM artist who did not know or has not heard of Bambi Fonacier. As entrepreneur, Bambi became founding owner of the Philippines’ premier music retail chain Odyssey and the Touch Music Video digital entertainment station who also co-owned OdysseyLive with Mobius. Catch Bambi every Saturday @11am-12noon as he takes you down memory lane playing OPM from the 70’s & 80’s.
SATURDAY MASHUP SHOW with Miss B | Saturday @12noon-1pm
Miss B takes a bold spin of her new Saturday music & talk program. While she features popular OPM hits from the new millennium, she also created a segment called, “Vancouver City Live!” where established and upcoming local artists are invited to perform live. Miss B interviews her special guests with candid and pertinent questions in the hope of inspiring other budding local artists.
PCI WEEKEND HEADLINE NEWS with Tess Zamora-Sumagui | Saturday @1pm-1:30pm
Anchored by U.P. Mass Communications alumna, Ms Tess Zamora-Sumagui, this half-hour Tagalog newscast encapsulates the hottest Philippine news headlines and trending topics of the week culled from the first and only weekly Filipino newspaper distributed for free in Vancouver, Greater Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. The program also announces various significant events happening within the Filipino Community. Ms. Sumagui’s vocal registry, style and enunciation is likened to that of veteran Philippine television newscaster, Ms. Karen Davila.
ITANONG MO KAY KUYA BOY with Dominador “Boy” Masakayan | Saturday @1:30-2:15pm
Hosted by “Kuya Boy” Masakayan, this program is the first of its kind in Filipino radio programming in Canada. Listeners write or dial in to ask questions and seek consultation for legal advice. Kuya Boy invites law practitioners in various fields of expertise and accepts to offer counseling for free or pro bono. Living in a society where legal fees can be very exorbitant, Juan Radio’s Itanong Mo Kay Kuya Boy focuses on reaching out to marginalized Filipino-Canadians who are in dire straits and cannot afford to pay for legal assistance. For those who would wish to participate in this program of Kuya Boy, send in your emails to: email@example.com or find him on FB: Itanong Mo Kay Kuya Boy.
AFFAIRS OF THE HEART with Lita Nuguid & DJ Clark | Saturday @2:15-3pm
He Said. She Said. It’s usually conflicting to find two parties on an issue, more so in a situation involving just a man and a woman with no other witnesses. But such is not the case with the effervescent Lita Nuguid & the dashing DJ Clark on their newest radio program, Affairs of the Heart. It is refreshing to find a man-woman tandem not outwitting but complimenting each other’s views and opinions on pertinent hot topics of romance. Listeners dial in their concerns and seek for resolution to their problems. Tune in to Affairs of the Heart and find out how these two magnetic personalities articulate their messages with matching interplay OPM selections. For more program information, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org