After Wish FM 107.5 received the Lyceum of the Philippines’ Umalohokjuan Media Award for ‘Best FM Station of the Year Award’ last March, this time around, its progenitor and innovator, Kuya Daniel S. Razon, won MEGA’s The New PH Award for Music for his revolutionary and genius concept for the pop culture phenomenon of a radio station.
Kuya Daniel Razon: Revolutionary Mass Media Icon
MEGA’s Inside Showbiz PH described how Kuya Daniel’s Wish 107.5 is a trail-blazing genius in its article titled, “How Daniel Razon Revolutionized Broadcast Media Under Wish 107.5 and Celebrated as One of This Year’s New PH Awardees.” (Click here to read the article in full.)
Here’s the magazine’s exact wordings:
“Wish 107.5’s bold move for innovation in the music industry as well as broadcast media.”
They also called Wish 107.5 a pop culture phenomenon:
“This is the simple albeit, genius concept that has propelled Wish 107.5 to a pop culture phenomenon.”
When asked about his challenges in transforming Wish 107.5 into a radio station unlike any other, the BMPI-UNTV CEO and President said:
“When we took over the management of Wish 107.5, we were in an unsure predicament if our lease will be renewed in the building where the station is housed. Hence, I thought of why not make it mobile, so I did not need to worry about transfers. I will be assured that we will be able to broadcast anywhere.”
Nonetheless inspirational, Kuya Daniel added:
“We take risks all the time and we believe that it is the only way to move further and beyond.”
MEGA’s The New PH Award: Putting Pinoy Pride on Center stage
On its fourth year, MEGA’s The New PH award “puts Pinoy Pride on center stage … honors this year’s biggest headliners and newsmakers.” The purveyor of lifestyle enshrined new awardees during its June 12 #MEGAMillennialBall event.
According to MEGA, the #MEGATheNewPH 2018 features 1,500 participating celebrities out of 800 last year.
Other MEGA’s NewPH 2018 Awardee are:
- Anton Huang, SSI, for pioneering Luxury Retailing in the Philippines – MEGA NewPH Awardee for Luxury and Specialty Retail
- Sunnies Studios, a home-grown brand that proved millennial-entrepreneurs are ready to conquer the world – MEGA NewPH Awardee for Business
- Alfonso Cusuey, Hennan Group of Resorts, for expanding the borders of premium hotels and resorts across the Philippines – MEGA NewPH for Premium Hotel and Resorts
- Chef Jordy Navarra, Toyo Eatery, recognized globally elevating the Filipino cuisine making the ordinary extraordinary – MEGA NewPH awardee for Food and Cuisine
- June Cheryl Cabal-Revilla, Chief Financial Officer of Smart Communications, for proving that women can lead in a male-dominated industry – MEGA NewPH awardee 2018 for Women Leadership
- Heart Evangelista-Escudero, from being a box-office and small screen-actress to a worldclass painter soaring onto international headlines for her vibrant work championing true Filipino heritage – MEGA NewPH awardee for Visual Arts
- Coach Ramil and the DLSU Lady Spikers, the 11-time UAAP Champions DLSU Lady Spikers’s coach says the secret to a winning team is finding passionate athletes and training them well – MEGA NewPH awarded for Sports
- KZ Tandingan, for showing her strong vocal prowess at her X factor Philippines audition, she has continued to drop jaws all over the world with heartfelt renditions of OPM classics and foreign hits. – MEGA NewPH Awardee for Music
- Will Dasovich, for his highly share-able stories and adventures, this YouTube sensation has proven himself to be a new breed of story teller – MEGA NewPH Awardee for Social Media
- Patrick Starrr, for being a true inspiration, he represents resilience in adversity and LGBT pride – MEGA New PH awarded for Beauty and LGBT Advocacy
- MayWard – this love team with the strong sense of individuality promises a strong impact that translates from the screen straight to your heart – MEGA New PH awardee for Entertainment
- Gurnee One, for being a world-renowned designer whose passionate creations have graced the world stage worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Beyonce is the genius behind Amato Couture – MEGA NewPH Icon Awardee for Fashion.
- Mark Nicdao, for his passion and dedication to telling stories through iconic images earned him a place as a respected fashion photographer – MEGA NewPH 2018 Awardee for Photography
CONGRATULATIONS, KUYA DANIEL!, Congratulations to all MEGA NewPH 2018 awardees!