Episodes
Before she became MYX VJ Ai dela Cruz, Stan just knew her as his college classmate Ai, the girl who always looked ready to go on-cam. These days, she’s interviewed everyone from Rico Blanco to Ed Sheeran, and she talks about how she keeps her interviews fresh and her interviewees on their toes! Ai also shares how she turned her natural tendencies to fangirl into her MYX persona, and how she’s lasted this long in showbiz without being linked to any rumors at all! You can hear all of these...
Published 08/04/21
Mo Twister is a pioneer in both talk radio in the FM band and podcasting in the Philippines. Contrary to popular belief, he won’t boast about it because all he cares about is to be the best to ever do it. In this unfiltered conversation, Stan Sy talks to Mo about his thoughts on the podcasting boom in the Philippines, where the local radio scene is now, and why he had to retire “Forbidden Questions.” Mo also answers your burning questions about Viva Hot Babes Gone Wild. Yes, they went there,...
Published 07/28/21
Mr. Fu of 91.5 Win Radio joins Stan on the season finale of "On Deck" to talk about how he went from being a night shift news reporter to being one of the most recognizable names (and voices) in all of Philippine radio! He talks candidly about how he became Mr. Fu, getting mistaken for being Chinese-Filipino, how "May ganon?!" became his trademark catchphrase and many other stories! We're ending season 2 on a high note, and it's on deck! May ganon?!
Published 04/28/21
Chiqui Vergel is Stan's favorite news anchor, full stop. They were partners on-air for only three months before she left radio to pursue her dream of becoming a newscaster for One PH. She and Stan catch up and talk about how different newscasting is compared to FM radio and how she ultimately found her calling while balancing her other roles as a mom, wife, and business owner. This candid conversation is on deck! DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts,...
Published 04/15/21
Alex and Stan were among the youngest DJs on Mellow 94.7 once upon a time. Stuck at home amid ECQ Season 2, the longtime friends reflect on navigating through their radio careers in their early 30s, where they belong as radio personalities in the digital age, and feeling lost during these dark, uncertain times. This raw and candid interview is on deck! DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and...
Published 04/07/21
ABS-CBN News reporter Jervis Manahan has been in the field for almost a decade now. But nothing could prepare him for the uncertainty that came with reporting about a global pandemic, while his network dealt with being shut down amid a worldwide health crisis. In an unfiltered conversation among college classmates, Jervis talks to Stan about what he felt through these unprecedented times, how he unplugs and recharges, and why he continues to work in the service of the Filipino. All those...
Published 03/31/21
Joe D Mango got into radio in the 1980s and was part of the group that established DWTM, or what we now know as Magic 89.9! Stan talks to the legend himself about how he got that iconic air name, how Love Notes began, and how it turned into a brand that transcended multiple platforms for almost three decades. He also asks Joe D Mango what he's been up to since leaving radio (and the Philippines). All these stories and more are on deck! DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the...
Published 03/25/21
Laila Chikadora Pangilinan of Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM joins Stan this week to talk about her colorful origin story! They talk about how she met The Triggerman and trained under him, how she was rejected by multiple radio stations before becoming Lala Banderas on 90.7 Love Radio, how she became DJ Laila, and then Laila Chikadora on WRR 101.9, and how she eventually became Laila Chikadora Pangilinan on Radyo Singko! She also gets into how her broadcasting persona has had to evolve now that...
Published 03/10/21
You may know Myrene Academia best for being the bassist of Imago and Sandwich. But before she focused on her music full-time, this self-confessed "radio baby" was the Music Director of NU107! She tells Stan about the good ol' days of NU and how much she truly loved her job and what she did for NU's listeners, whom she affectionately refers to as "the kids." All of Myrene's stories from the NU years (and more) are on deck! DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators,...
Published 03/03/21
You may recognize Lindy Magnaye's voice from her daughter Inka Magnaye's Tiktok videos. But she's more than just a side character in those videos! Lindy is a radio and voice-over veteran, going as far back as the 80s! She's got stories about being the signature voice for brands like Philippine Airlines, raising her children (including Inka and Renzo) around microphones, studios, and radio stations, and being one of the OGs of Wave 89.1! She also gets candid about how she feels about her...
Published 02/19/21
Husband-and-wife Andre and Cerah met when they were radio DJs on Monster RX93.1! Stan talks to them about how they met and fell in love, how Cerah wanted to keep their relationship under wraps because of the so-called "RX Curse," and how they eventually went public with their relationship both at work and on-air. Andre and Cerah also get into them being a "package deal" as hosts and talents and how that has worked to their advantage. All of those stories and more are on deck!
Published 02/11/21
Stan reunites with one of his former partners on Wave 89.1, who is also his favorite MTV VJ and courtside reporter, Cesca Litton-Kalaw. They get into why Cesca got back into radio in 2018, why she eventually had to leave at the end of 2019, and the hilarious highlights of their run as a tandem on-air. She also opens up about the most powerful relationship she made through radio and how she keeps that friend's legacy with her to this day. It's one of Stan's most raw interviews and it's on deck!
Published 02/03/21
In a sequel to last year's Nicole Hyala interview, Stan gets to meet and talk to her longtime on-air partner on Love Radio, Chris Tsuper! He opens up to Stan about being a radio fanboy from Quezon province, then getting his first job in the industry, only to get pirated less than a month into the job! He also talks about moving to Love Radio in Manila and how the iconic Balahura at Balasubas tandem came to be. All those stories and more are on deck! DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions...
Published 01/27/21
Another ka-podcast joins Stan on the show in Rica Garcia! She's got the too-good-to-be-true story of being a Rusher as a child, who ended up being a host on The Morning Rush and working with the legendary Chico Garcia! She also talks about dealing with impostor syndrome and how she found her voice as part of this new generation of radio DJs. Strap in because it's a fun back-and-forth between Rica and Stan and it's on deck!
Published 01/20/21
On Deck is back with its first episode for 2021, which also means we're kicking off Season 2!  Show Suzuki of Q Radio has emerged as one of the most popular radio DJs of today because of his TikTok videos and he joins Stan to talk about how it all started. He also gets into the creative process behind his videos and the business side of it, too! Plus, he shares the story behind his Japanese-Korean background and how it's a teleserye come to life! All of those stories and more are On...
Published 01/13/21
It's the holiday season so Stan reunites with someone from his Mellow 94.7 family for the last episode of 2020! DJ Caz joins Stan and they talk about his journey as a Chinese-Filipino finding his own way in the late 80s, to finally pursuing his love for the arts at the age of 30, to being discovered as a voice actor, and what it means to him to be one of the voices behind the memorable ETCerye characters in "Endless Love" and "Everywhere I Go!" All of these stories (and more) are on deck!
Published 12/23/20
Stan's current on-air partner, Debbie Then, joins him on this week's incredibly raw episode! Debbie tells Stan about growing up in Brunei and then moving to Manila as a teenager all on her own, realizing what she really wanted to do, and then getting into Magic 89.9 as a Junior Jock. She also goes into detail about the pressure, drama, and bullying she went through and how she found peace and eventually moved on. These powerful stories and more are on deck! DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions...
Published 12/17/20
The podcast is back after a quick break and this week, Sexy Megan of 101.1 Yes the Best joins Stan to talk about what makes a radio DJ succeed in the masa format! They also get into her origin story, as well as her vlogs, in which Megan pulls the curtain back on her own daily adventures! Strap in because Sexy Megan is on deck!  Support the podcast by using the On Deck 12.12 Lazada affiliate link this weekend! Just go to tinyurl.com/OnDeckxLazada1212 and go straight to the Lazada app (not the...
Published 12/08/20
Tina Ryan is best known for being one of the first female voices on Magic 89.9. But she's also had a long, colorful career that's included stops at 99.5 RT and 103.5 Wow FM, where she even tried her hand at being a masa DJ! You can hear all of her stories, including how she got into radio as a high school student on this week's episode because Tina Ryan is on deck! You can support On Deck through your online shopping by clicking on our Lazada and Shopee affiliate links: Lazada:...
Published 11/25/20
Stan reunites with his boss at Billboard Philippines, Francis Brew of The Dawn and NU 107, on this week's episode! They get into his origin story as an unpaid radio intern, how he found his (literal) home in NU 107, what made that station have such a loyal following, and what it was like for him knowing that NU 107 was reformatting. And they recorded the episode on the 10th anniversary of NU 107's final broadcast, too! All of these stories and more are on deck!  --  You can support On Deck...
Published 11/18/20
In the second part of Stan's conversation with John Hendrix, they talk about his memorable interviews on Campus Radio, as well as where John was when GMA made the decision to reformat the iconic pop station. Plus, John Hendrix gets into some of the iconic voice roles he's played over the years. All of those stories are On Deck!  You can support On Deck through your online shopping during the week of 11.11!  Just click on these links before you check out your items!  Lazada:...
Published 11/11/20
Without John Hendrix and Campus Radio, there would be no Stan Sy on the radio. In this first half of a two-parter, John Hendrix experiences a career first by finally getting on a podcast, while Stan experiences a personal first because he finally gets to meet and know the story of one of his heroes in the radio industry. He shares the story behind how he got into the business, whether his name really is a Jimi Hendrix reference (or not), and the origin story of Infopop... because you need to...
Published 11/04/20
Rey Langit was the first voice Stan learned to recognize on the radio and the first announcer he ever met in person! It's a full circle moment from Stan as he interviews the multi-award-winning broadcaster about his career origins, how he became part of the first Radyo Patrol, and how he started saying "People Power" on air before it was in vogue in the mid-80s! All these stories and more are on deck!
Published 10/28/20
Long Tall Howard has been in radio since 1968 and he's still in the industry today, pandemic and all! He talks to Stan about what radio looked like in the '60s and '70s, how radio DJs used to make a lot of money off payola, and how he started his own music channel on TV and became the Philippines' first video jock! Long Tall Howard has seen it all and done it all and those stories are on deck!
Published 10/21/20
Angelo G. had quite the journey before making it in Metro Manila as a radio and club DJ. He grew up in California and got a taste of American radio and then made the bold move to migrate to the Philippines to see if he could make it on his own! He and Stan talk about that struggle and the local cultural nuances that Fil-Ams who did not grow up here have to understand on this memorable episode of On Deck. LAZADA LINK: https://tinyurl.com/OnDeckxLazada
Published 10/14/20