Radio DJs Sam YG, Slick Rick, and Tony Toni revolutionized FM radio with their show Boys Night Out on Magic 89.9.
For the past eight years, the program has received numerous awards, and has sparked more than a hundred trending topics on Twitter worldwide.
The boys of Boys Night Out, together with their regular guest co-hosts Ramon Bautista and Jojo: The Love Survivor, are now taking things to the next level by conquering the digital world with the Boys Night Out Podcast.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was invited to the Internet show's stag party-inspired launch on November 19, at Victoria Court Suites in Pasig City.
Sam YG, tagged as the “Candy Cutie” or the “Muse” of the group, was frequently asked about the difference of their podcast with their FM radio show.
He first noted the perks of adding visuals to a radio show.
Sam told the press: “We have to take into consideration... ang laking factor na may ano tayo diyan, may camera tayo diyan.
“So, which means, hindi lang iyong voice namin iyong naririnig, puwede nang i-explore iyong camera.”
Ramon Bautista also pointed out that their podcast now unveils the faces behind the voices of Boys Night Out.
The self-proclaimed "Internet action star" said, “Makikita na ng mga tao iyong gandang lalaki namin, especially si Jojo.
“'Tapos, meron pa tayong mga visual pleasure diyan, meron tayong parang mga TV segment.
“After all, iyong Internet, convergent siya ng maraming media.”
Most fans might be familiar with their podcast because they have been doing test broadcasts from their website since October.
Sam shared, “We’ve been doing test broadcasts to get the lighting right, to get the background right, equipment, and everything.
“Iyong mga camera placements, and, I think, before we want to really launch, we had to get everything in place.”
THE TVJ OF RADIO. With their show gaining a huge following on the social media, the three main DJs—Sam YG, Slick Rick, and Tony Toni—have been dubbed by some as the "TVJ of Radio."
TVJ is basically an acronym for Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon, who all became famous in the late '70s and '80s for their unique brand of playful humor, which the three DJs seem to evoke today.
However, the radio hosts believe that they’re not of the same level yet.
Slick Rick pleasingly said, “We wouldn’t say we’re there or the same level na, but that’s where we want to go.”
THE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE. Boys Night Out Podcast will air live from 11:00 P.M. onwards on www.woosahstudios.com.
Sam YG explains why they chose this timeslot, which comes right after their radio broadcast at 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
“When we started Boys Night Out, we started 9:00 P.M. to 12:00 [midnight], kasi there is a study done na iyong mga tao ngayon late na talaga natutulog.
“Dati, by 10:00 P.M., pinapatulog na kayo ng mga mom niyo or whatever, natutulog na kayo.
“Ngayon, people are really up until one or two in the morning.
“Iyon na iyong normal sleeping time compared to before na mga 10:00, mga 11:00 tulog na.
“Ngayon ang normal sleeping time [iba na]. Well, because of… probably because of the Internet."
Ramon pointed out that their listeners can easily tune in on their shows using the Internet.
People can watch, even download, their shows anytime if they missed an episode.
Ramon shared, “May ibang mga tao walang radyo sa bahay, di ba?
“So ito, pag nasa Internet tayong lahat, puwede natin siyang i-download.
“Puwede natin siyang i-load sa mga iPhone, ikabit sa mga kotse, 'tapos kahit tanghaling tapat may Boys Night Out.”
Aside from these, Ramon also pointed out that their podcast isn’t subject to the restrictions of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas or KBP.
Their show was suspended and fined P 350,000 by the KBP for five months in 2010, due to inappropriate content.
However, Ramon promised not to abuse this strength and regulate their content, especially when it comes to really explicit materials.
“Hindi naman puwede kaming gumawa ng bastos dito.
“Malaki lang iyong flexibility sa creative contect na puwedeng ilagay.
“Hindi naman mag-overboard kami doon sa patnubay at gabay ng magulang.”
RETURN OF "CONFESSION SESSIONS." More fun segments are also to be expected from the show now that they have visuals.
One segment is called "The Fist," wherein the DJs will discuss the hot topics and higlights of the day.
Their listeners can also answer their “Poll Question” through phone calls, social media, and even live video feed through Skype.
Sam further shared, “The things na hindi natin nagagawa through radio, magagawa natin through podcast, and we could see the reaction of the people.”
Their show also includes “Man On The Street” interviews, which will be hosted by the newest member of the group, Jojo: The Love Survivor.
Sam said, “Ang daming pressing issues, ang dami na ring mga facts na nakakalimutan na natin.
“We’re too busy with what’s happening with technology, ‘tsaka sa information overload nga.
“Alam ba natin iyong Pork Barrel Scam? Kilala ba natin si Napoles? Kasi lumalabas nga iyong photo niya sa mga diyaryo, sa Internet.”
Also, Boys Night Out is bringing back their controversial segment "Confessions Sessions," which was the main cause for their radio show’s suspension.
DJs Slick Rick, Tony Toni, and Sam YG will also continue giving love advice during their "Dear Boys Advice"segment.
Their listeners and viewers may also look forward to having more fun games on the podcast.
When asked if they base their advice from personal experiences, Sam answered,“Oo naman, 100% doon personal experience.”
SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE. Sam has remained single after his break-up with model-host Daiana Menezes in 2011.
The Eat Bulaga co-host told PEP that he would like to remain single for now.
Like Sam, DJ Tony Toni also wants to keep his bachelor status.
Tony has been single for 14 years now since he came to Manila in 1999.
The raised-in-Canada radio host shares that most girls wouldn’t understand the nature of his job and the topics they would be discussing on air.
Still, Tony shares that he’s under no pressure when it comes to settling down.
“Basically, no pressure naman kaya I choose mic over relationships,” he said.
Boys Night Out Podcast will officially start their live broadcast on Monday, November 25, via http://www.woosahstudios.com.
Fans of the podcast can use the hashtag #BNOpodcast and call the hotlines +632.631.2264 to join in on the conversation and games.
For more information, contact Woosah Studios at +632.631.2263 or visit the official website.