Downtown Radio’s Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of Tucson entrepreneurs and professionals. Board terms are two years.
Interim Operations Manager
Bill Owens fell in love with rock and roll when he saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan at age 10 (like pretty much everyone else alive and under 20 at that point). It was a wonderful, exciting, slippery slope from there. He eked out a living (i.e., starved…) as a musician until he was 30, and then found a second love (and a way to make a living and have fun) in education, and spent many of the subsequent years inventing, exploring, and developing new ways to learn. Bill earned a graduate degree in business, and served in higher education from 1985 to 2015.
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Michelle (Misha) Livingston
Misha was involved with Downtown Radio in the early days, before we hit the airwaves. Back in 2014, she helped with the filing of our 501(c)3 non-profit status — and Misha even chose our station’s call letters, KTDT, to stand for Tucson Downtown.
During the day, Misha Livingston works as a media strategist at Caliber Group, a marketing and PR firm in Tucson. Misha navigates the complex world of media strategy, planning, and buying to help clients increase brand awareness and attract customers. With the rapidly evolving media landscape, Misha monitors the latest technological developments to engage targeted audiences in digital channels, as well as in print, outdoor, and broadcast.
Misha brings 25 years of marketing expertise to Downtown Radio. For over a decade she served as the national marketing director of Buffalo Exchange, a resale clothing store chain headquartered right here in Tucson. Misha served as CEO & President of American Advertising Federation Tucson, 2010-11.
Misha earned a Masters in Business Administration from Eller College at the University of Arizona in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, and studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
In her spare time, Misha is rumored to play harmonica with members of the Latin-fusion band Santa Pachita.
Sivine is a New Jersey native who has been a devout music fan since day one. She began learning to play guitar at age 6 and started singing and songwriting by age 8. At 16 she was working for music festivals and magazines in New York City.
Shortly after moving to Tucson, she continued her pursuit of the business side of music as well as working with non-profits. Today, she owns and operates Brass & Black Bookkeeping and is the Treasurer for the Downtown Radio Board of Directors. She has a passion for helping businesses grow financially.
Sivine has also dealt with depression and anxiety lifelong and music has always acted as a remedy for her. Downtown Radio’s advocacy for mental health via the Depression Sessions and providing music to the community attracted Sivine’s interest in serving the station.
Paula Catherine Valencia
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