Downtown Radio 99.1 FM Tucson is a Low-Power FM (LPFM) station operated by a 501(c)3 non-profit.
We play college, indie, and underground rock, focusing on deep cuts and tracks you won’t hear on commercial radio. Our DJs share their expertise by playing music by everything from indie and local bands to legendary icons. We want you to hear fresh tracks that expand your musical world.
LPFM stations are designed to be localized, which means they serve a specific geographic community. LPFM-Downtown Tucson informs the community about important local issues. We run public service announcements to support charitable organizations within our broadcast range and provide a voice for those whose say has been traditionally under-represented.
The mission of Downtown Radio is to serve the community by playing non-commercial music that you won’t hear on corporate stations and give exposure to quality musical artists that don’t receive corporate airplay, which includes many local acts, and to reach out to those who are suffering from mental and emotional duress with the intention of decreasing the stigma associated with seeking help for mental and emotional health issues.
While Downtown Radio is completely staffed by volunteers, it is also advised by a Board of Directors lending guidance in areas critical to the station’s operations. Downtown Radio’s Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of Tucson entrepreneurs and professionals. Board terms are two years.
We focus on helping to connect those in need of mental health services with organizations that can help them. Many people are suffering needlessly, and we believe we can make a difference by providing those individuals with resources that can help.
We also provide shows such as Heavy Mental, where guests talk about their experiences with mental health.
See our Mental Health Resources page for information on community services in southern Arizona and beyond.