Tucson’s Underground Community Station

Downtown Radio is having its fall fund drive beginning Wednesday, November 13th, and needs your support!

This is your chance to step up and make a difference in your community by making a much-needed donation to help keep us the great music and unique programming coming.

It’s a simple fact that Downtown Radio cannot exist without public support.

If you listen to Downtown Radio, then you know how diverse our programming is. You know that we don’t play the same music that other stations play and you know how entertaining and knowledgeable our DJs are about music.

You probably also know that we are committed to helping reduce the stigma associated with seeking help for mental and emotional health issues. Since the beginning, we’ve had programming that addresses these important issues because we’re committed to creating a healthier community.

Our goal this fall is a modest $2500. You can help us reach that goal. You can keep eclectic, commercial-free music coming your way by making a donation to Downtown Radio today.

Support Downtown Radio with Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2908308, AmazonSmile donates to Downtown Radio?

We also recommend getting NeverNotSmile. NeverNotSmile is a free Chrome extension that redirects Amazon shoppers to Amazon Smile, turning everyday purchases to donations to non-profits like Downtown Radio.
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Downtown Radio and WomanKraft working together!

Downtown Radio supports WomanKraft and their mission to empower women and other under-represented groups. Downtown Radio Program Director Jason LeValley, pictured here with WomanKraft’s Director of Exhibits Zoe Rhyne, dropped by the opening reception for WomanKraft’s current exhibit The Holiday Bazaar, where everything is priced under $100. For more information, visit WomanKraft.org or call 629-9976.

Downtown Radio can help YOUR non-profit

Downtown Radio has offered support to myriad non-profit organizations by running public service announcements. Listed below are just some of the organizations for which the station has run PSA’s. If you’d like Downtown Radio to run an announcement for your non-profit, please send an email to admin@downtownradio.org.

  • The Autism Society of Southern Arizona
  • The Arizona Theater Company
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Community Volunteer Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Series
  • EF Tours
  • Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
  • Foster Grandparent Program
  • Hope Matters Breast Cancer Foundation
  • MHB Community Resource Center
  • Mosh for Mental Health
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Our Place Clubhouse
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America—Arizona Chapter
  • Pay It Forward
  • Pima Animal Care
  • Songs for Cecilia
  • Southern Arizona Education Job Fair
  • WomanKraft
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
  • Workability
  • World Care

The Power of Radio!

Own a business? Why not run underwriting announcements on Downtown Radio? You can put the word out about your business and support local, independent radio at the same time. Running underwriting announcements on Downtown Radio is an inexpensive, effective way to reach the people who are most likely to patronize your business: those who live, work, and hang out in the greater downtown area.

Social media ads are just not that effective. A recent Nielsen poll concluded that nearly 20% more consumers trust traditional radio advertising over social media ads.

Additionally, people still listen to radio far more than you might think. Studies show that 92% of adults 18 and over listen to the radio on a weekly basis.

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Becoming a sponsor of Downtown Radio not only supports the local music community, it is entirely tax-deductible. Contact us today at admin@downtownradio.org to learn more about how you can support the local arts community while putting the word out about your business.

Big thanks to all who donated shoes to our first-ever shoe drive!

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Downtown Radio is having a shoe-drive! We’re asking our listeners and supporters for new or gently-worn shoes that will be shipped to developing nations via Funds2Orgs. From Wednesday, September 11th to Wednesday, November 6th, you can drop your shoes off at The Book Stop on 4th Ave. The Book Stop is located at 214 N. 4th Ave. and is closed on Tuesday. You can check their website bookstoptucson.com for specific hours of operation to know when to drop off your shoes.

We are Downtown Radio 99.1! Stream Downtown Radio 99.1 live now, or tune in at 99.1 FM. Find your favorite shows and DJs. View our weekly schedule. Learn more about us, and think about donating to our non-profit (501c3) Low-Power FM station. You will be supporting Tucson!