99.5 RT : The Rhythm of the city


"The Rhythm of the city: 99.5 RT"

On September 1, 2008 at 6 a.m., after two weeks of automated music programming, the station resumed its broadcast under the reinstated name 99.5 RT. Joshua Z was the first DJ to go on board that morning, followed by other jocks who have worked with the frequency's three incarnations (mostly from the RT roster and HiT and one from Campus). The station initially reused its old and familiar slogan, "The Rhythm Of The City". The playlist is more progressive and experimental, attempting to sound like RT's first Iteration. The deejays have a collective tone similar to parent station, Magic 89.9, due to the use of Tagalog-English or "Taglish" during live spiels.

They also introduced a yearly slogan, from 2009 - 2010, dubbing the station as playing "The Best Music on the Planet", which is now used in sister station in Davao, 105.9 Mix FM. For every Summer, it brought back the "Red Hot Radio" slogan, which was originally used from 1983 - 1988. Since 2010, they launched The Farm, a radio production, marketing music appreciation and on air training program for the beginner jocks.

Since October 2010, RT began to play some Modern Rock music, earning its 2nd yearly slogan, "The Drive", after the Sunday night-only program of the same name. Ironically, every top of the hour, they rarely play one of the songs from the late 90s and early 2000s, which are usually heard on 24K Weekend. However, CHR is still retained as its initial format. It is unknown whether RT will become an all-rock radio station, similar to its sister station Jam 88.3, after the demise of NU 107.

Current DJs
  • Jeremiah Junior (Gerry Magnaye; 1980–1985, 1989–2005, 2008–present)
  • King DJ Logan (Carlo Del Carmen; 2008–present)
  • Cleo Torres-Caliente (Jan Marie Aliño; 2008–present)
  • Marf (Mark Lester G. Marfori; 2009–present)
  • Lu Skywalker (Lui Tortuya; 2009–present)
  • Anna Q5 (Anna Gonzales; 2009–present)
  • Neil Almighty (Neil Pagulayan; 2003–present)
  • Scarlet (Menchu Antigua; 2008–present)
  • Mr. Slyde (Christian Ardiente; 2007–present)
  • David Ardiente (2004–present)
  • Inka (Hannika Magnaye; 2007–present)
  • Sam Oh (Oh Sang-Mi; 2007–present)
  • Gibb (Gibb Alfafara; 2007–present)
  • Koji Moralez (Rodrigo Miguel Villaroman, formerly Joe Spinner of Campus FM; 2008–present)
  • Ron Valentine (Marcelo Gemalan, formerly Ron South; 2007–present)
  • Dirty J (Josue Jamlang; 2010–present)
  • Nino Belza (2008–present)

  • Disturbing The Peace - The current morning show hosted by Sam Oh and Gibb; Weekdays, 6:00 am – 9:00 am.
  • The Revolver - Hosted by Koji Moralez (M and W) & Ron Valentine (T and Th); Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 nn.
  • 50-Minute Hit Blitz - 50 minutes of your favorite hits from the late 90s to present, hosted by Inka; Mondays to Thursdays, 12:00 nn – 3:00 pm.
  • The Awesome Show - Hosted by Neil Almighty & Scarlet; Mondays to Thursday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Fridays, 9:00 am - 12:00 nn.
  • The Disenchanted Kingdom - Hosted by King DJ Logan, Anna Q5, Marf and Cleo Caliente; Weekdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
  • The Nightcap - The loudest late night show, as the successor of Gravy Sauce, hosted by Dirty J; Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 pm – 12:00 mn.
  • The Dark Side - Hosted by Lu Skywalker; Tuesdays to Fridays 12:00 mn - 3:00 am.
  • The RT30 - The revival of The RT40, the weekly chart show playing the 30 most voted-for songs, hosted by Inka; Fridays, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Replays Sundays, 3:00 am – 6:00 am.
  • Freeway Friday - The latest Modern rock music, hosted by Ron Valentine; Fridays, 9:00 pm – 12:00 mn.
  • 24K Weekend - The revival of 24K Friday, playing the hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and a bit of 2000s; Saturday 6:00 am to Sunday 1:00 am.
  • The Marf Show - Hosted by Marf; Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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