Downtown Radio’s Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of Tucson entrepreneurs and professionals. Board terms are two years.
Board President and Program Director
Jason LeValley caught the rock ‘n’ roll bug around the age of 13 and continues to have an insatiable ear for new music. He has helped raise thousands of dollars for charitable organizations through a number of special benefit shows. A singer/songwriter, Jason co-founded, managed, and promoted a recurring comedy show called the Club Congress Comedy Fiasco and has written about music for periodicals in Arizona and California. LeValley got started in radio as a college student at the University of Redlands, gaining three years of valuable radio experience at Tucson’s KXCI.
LeValley also has a Master’s in Counseling from Santa Clara University and a passion for helping others. He has a background in mental health and has spent 18 years working as a high school counselor. He published an e-book about bullying (and music) called Caitlin Sings a Song.
Mark Mason has been part of the Tucson music scene for over two decades as a drummer, bassist, guitarist, keyboard player, singer, and sound technician. Mark is CIO at Southwest Strings, and regularly performs and records with local bands.
Cia become the public relations liaison at legendary Criteria Studios at 19, has written rock cricitism, and continues her lifelong support of live music. She is founder of Interface Guru, a national consultancy in user experience. Cia has volunteered for the Smithsonian Mutual Concerns of Air and Space Museums conferences since 2005, served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation and NOAA, and is an advocate for digital privacy and ethics.
Michael, a registered patent attorney and intellectual property generalist, is a partner at Quarles and Brady. Michael has with a family history in broadcasting – his father was an engineer at KOLD and ran KOPO FM in Marana back in the 1980s. “He always wanted to start an LPFM,” says Michael. He is also a licensed amateur radio operator in the General class, call sign KF7ISZ.