Last night aired the last songs coming from one of my favorite radio station NU 107.
Yes, you heard it right. The station is already in sunset. Before we finally bid farewell to this rockin' station, let's relive some of the highlights of their 23 years of existence.
As the name suggest, this station was purely focused on marketing Philippine rock music. Most of the time, the new breeds of rock icons starts in this station. They started the segment "In the Raw" where they featured new breeds of rock bands and give them opportunities to showcase their talents. Hopefully with the airing off of the station, bands will not take this as a hindrance in performing and continuing their music.
One of the milestone of NU Rock was introducing the NU Rock Awards which happens every year. This event features Rock bands contributions to music industry and awarding those who had really influenced Filipino music. Some of the bands featured are The Dawn, After Image (during the 90's) and then followed by Eraserheads, Parokya ni Edgar and the likes. Then music evolved to sounds of Wolfgang, Razorback,and Slapshock, a more whitish rock type. Then also came in the mellow rock like those of Rivermaya, Bamboo and Sandwich. The last NU Rock Awards was aired October 29 of this year.
Rock music has been evolving throughout time. And with the closure of one of the legendary Rock Music starters, I hope, as a rock music fan, this will not stop music industry from playing rock music in the airwaves!
So long NU 107! Thank you for sharing us wonderful music and Filipino talents!