dwNU107 – The END
No More NU Rock?
Farewell, finale, ending; is always a part of a show or programs on TV tubes and Radio waves, but the end of a show is the start of a fresh new program or a reformatted version, like what have happen to some Filipino TV and radio stations : From CBN Studio into now ABS-CBN channel 2; from RBS into GMA Radio Television ARTS and into GMA Kapuso Network channel 7; from RPN 9 into SolarTV; from ABC 5 into now TV5 channel 5; from dwLS FM into dwBarangayLS; and so forth and so forth.
The ending or the reformat of a former TV station or Radio station or even a TV or radio program do not mean it’s really the end, rather it is just the beginning of a more better and bolder former ones; it just evolve. However, the recent demise of a well-loved Pinoy rock station (dw NU 107) in the Philippines into a rumored reformat version that has a similitude of the mainstream FM variety radio station, greatly saddens its avid and loyal Pinoy listeners who loves rock and alternative musics which this Pinoy rock radio station plays. For is its ending and rumored reformat for the better or for the worse or better yet the death of a unique all rock radio station in the Philippines which gave opportunities for young aspirants and unknown-before rock bands that become famous today because of its influence like the ItchyWorms, as well as with its annual Pinoy Rock Awards that recognizes famous and not yet famous rock bands and rock musicians in the Philippines?
For the rumored reformat is not into better and bolder rocking Pinoy radio station but into a mere another common FM variety a radio station similar to others. If this rumored reformat is indeed true, surely its fans have a valid reason to grief its indeed true death of its original format.
But why does dwNU107.5 – The Home of NU (New) Rock – have a plan for reformat if it has a lot of fans and supporters? Are they losing revenue that is why they want to morph their radio station into a more commercial ones similar to common FM variety radio station, just what happen to dwLSFM which is a former foreign music-concentrate FM radio station into a dwBarangayLS that is more commercial and target mediocre music style which most of the common Filipinos loves to hear in the radio airwaves?
Whatever happens to dwNU107 in the future, its Pinoy fans will have to accept that “good things never last”, if into morphs into common commercial FM variety station, or cheer up and be merry if it only reformats into more better and bolder Pinoy rocking station.
Good luck to dwNU107 for their future plans.
By the way,dwNU107 starts its airing during 1987 playing New Age Music, which is alternative and rocks, and say “bye-bye” last November 8,2010 at midnight with its last song “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (The Last Dance) by Eraserheads band.
It is rumored to return in the airwaves either on the last days of 2010 or first days of 2011 with new format and management. The rumor format is Pop format.
So therefore if this is true and certified fact plan of dwNU107, it is indeed that the Pinoy All Rock radio station have really died and the real Ending for dwNU107 that is why some rock lovers throw some memories and disappointments regarding its ending on every news mediums, as it already die and will never come back in the air waves.
Surely, its Pinoy lovers will miss its longest running radio portions: In the Raw, Against the Flow, and Stairway to Seven which gave breaks to some rock musicians.