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Monday, November 8, 2010

NU 107 (a wave to the airwaves)

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!

Kudos!


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

anover ang music nakakainis ang sakit sa heart...sabayan pa ng pamamaalam ng NU 107 T__T...
Thanks NU 107~~~sad talaga aketch pwamis kahit adik adikan ako sa mga korean songs pero ang NU 107 ang pinakafave kong radio statio since grade 6 shaks ang tanda ko na talaga hahha....

-unni-

Benh said...

@Unni hahaha! nagkakaalam ng edad? oo nga eh.. sad tlga.. di na ko makakarinig ng full rock songs! arrgghhh! tyempuhan na lang sa ibang station.

Poldo said...

Actually lately ko lang sila napakinggan at sakto magsasara na pala sila.. naku po malas me! LOLs..

balita ko papalitan na sila ng maka-masang radio station...

Benh said...

Oo nga daw.. Actually iba na target audience.. hindi na puro rakista.. So in other words, sasabay sila mga the likes of Love Radio. Sad but happy at the same time.

darklady said...

yan pala yung nu107 na sinasabi ng bf ko, nagluluksa sya ngayon sa pagkawala nyang station na yan. tagal na din pala nyan, anyway talagang ganyang ang buhay minsan kailangan mag evolve. siguro naman maganda din ipapalit nila

Dhianz said...

ahhh... dunno d' station eh... sa pinas bah yan?... rock station?... hmm... not into rock den eh... sige.. napadalaw lang muli.. ingatz... Godbless!

HaLoJiN said...

Nakiki comment na lang po kuya benh.. ayus ah.. bago lang yan sa pandinig ko! thnx for the share! ok naman sa pandinig ung 2nog at mga liriko ^^

Benh said...

@Darklady uu, i/m inot rock music just like your BF kaya nagluluksa din. huhu

@Dhianz haha! makasenti ka ba? Thanks sa visit!

@Halojin basta rock, eto ung station n un.. hindi ka cguro fan ng rock music.. hehe!

Jag said...

Awts! mawawala na pala sila...maka NU 107 na ako lalo na nung nag-aaral ako nung College... :(

sikoletlover said...

gusto ko ngang maiyak while watching the video of NU107's last few minutes :(

Ako si Yow said...

Ayy. For real? Wala ng NU? Sorry naman kasi pag nasa manila lang ako nakakapakinig eh. Nagulat naman daw ako dito. Di abot ang station dito sa kabundukan. Haha. Kasad.. Dun ko una narinig ang Slapshock at Urbandub. Sayang..

fiel-kun said...

Very rare na ang mga radio station like NU 107. I'm not really a big fan of rock music, pero isa din ako sa mga nalungkot nang malaman kong nag-goodbye na toh sa airwaves :(

Benh said...

@Jag nakakalungkot nga eh

@Sikolet awww.. pati ako.

@Yow uu pre.. actually halos lahat ng rock band sa NU nagumpisa.. everu band's passion to be heard.

@Fiel Legend.