Last Friday, Wowowin host and Philippine TV variety show icon Willie Revillame dropped the much-awaited confirmation that he is now part of the AMBS Channel 2. His game show Wowowin will also be transferring to the channel frequency that used to be assigned to ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.
Through the official Facebook page of Wowowin, Revillame held a mini press launch. “‘Yan ang programang Wowowin. Para po sa inyo ‘yan. Kaya ko ipinakita sa inyo ‘yan dahil ho for how many years, ‘yan ho ang ginagawa ng programang ito. Hindi lang para sa akin, hindi ho ito ako ang bida. Ang bida rito ang programang ito para sa inyo. Kaya ko ho pinakita ‘yan at pinasalamatan ang mga channels na pinuntahan ko dahil gusto kong malaman ninyo na itong araw na ito, July 15, may pagbabago ho sa buhay,” Revillame began his speech. “Ngayong araw na ‘to ho, I just want to welcome you sa aking bagong tahanan, ang bagong network para sa inyo.”
Revillame led in a video that presented AMBS Channel 2 and later welcomed the members of his new “family” — AMBS President Maribeth C. Tolentino and General Counsel Atty. TJ Mendoza. Official contract signing eventually took place.
In case you missed it, AMBS stands for Advanced Media Broadcasting System. Business tycoon and former senator Manny Villar is said to own the network. AMBS’ radio station DWKX 103.5, based in Mandaluyong City, has been broadcasting since December 1979.