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.
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 (he 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 both undergraduate and graduate and graduate degrees in business, and served in educational leadership positions from 1985 to 2015.
Now retired, he has retrained his focus on his 5th love–music (it would be first, except it’s now behind the wife, 2 kids, and the dog) and hosts a weekly rock mix show on Downtown Radio to prove (and indulge) it. After relocating to Tucson in 2018, Bill discovered (and forced himself on) Downtown Radio (6th love) and has become an ardent and enthusiastic supporter. (You should find the donate button on this site and use it NOW!)
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.
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.
…will have a bio up soon!