Live blog: Retro 105.9 DCG-FM signs on

[Live blog is now up and running after the cut.] If you’ve been hearing the teasers over the last month, then you probably already know a few things. One, Radio High 105.9 is saying goodbye. Two, it’s going to be replaced by what I’d guess is a classic hits format. “Metro Manila will soon become Retro Manila,” the familiar-sounding teasers went. Today, the station, Retro 105.9, will go live, promising a mix of songs radio hasn’t touched in a while, presented by DJs you’ve heard in many other places before – a bunch from Campus Radio’s many versions, a bunch from 99.5 RT’s many versions, and the Mole from RJ. Old school radio, in other words, although it’s interesting to hear how they’ll approach this. Will the station go squarely against RJ 100, which had the oldies (and then some) market locked up? Or will it go up against all the other stations’ “old music” days, like Magic 89.9’s Friday Madness? All day today we’ll do a live blog – live from an exhibit booth at the SMX Convention Center, of all places – and try to answer these questions. [NB]

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