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Special Covid-19 note: We currently have over half of our regular shows back on the air, via remote broadcasting, with DJs picking up additional shifts when they can. Shows back on their regular schedule are marked with a red bar. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our more last-minute schedule additions as we weather this unprecedented crisis together!

 
 

 
 

Monday

Paleo Dave
Scrambled Sunrise Rock Mix, 7-9am
After escaping the clutches of Texas and Cochise County, respectively, “Paleo” Dave has lived in Tucson since Halloween 1987, when he attended a profoundly mind-altering costume party where the house bands were longtime Southern AZ thrash & punk heavyweights Dover Trench and Malignus Youth. After hosting Bat Country Radio late nights on Community Radio 91.3 KXCI for over a decade, Dave now spins his signature blend of scatterbrained rock & roll Monday mornings from 7-9am.
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Angie C
So Meta Monday Rock Mix, 9-11am
Espresso Jack
Sonic Shots Rock Mix, 11am-1pm
Hepped to the jive at an early age, but hip enough to know that all you need is a guitar, three chords, and the truth, Espresso Jack really just digs music. Does it sound like rock music? Is it rock? Is it pop? Is it pop rock? Hey, that isn't rock, it's a tv theme song! That's soul music! Well, the lines sometimes blur for Espresso Jack. It's a rock mix, that's our story and we're sticking to it.
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Seth
Eat Your Indies Rock Mix, 1-3pm
Seth has been in the Old Pueblo for over 15 years and has always had a deep passion for all things Rock and Roll. When he’s not feverishly searching for catchy hooks, poppy choruses and meaningful lyrics Seth spends his time avoiding the sun, slapping the bass and searching for tacos. He often finds himself in remote locations for work while trying to cultivate the perfect weekly set list for Sleepwalking, his take on past and current indie-rock. Feel free to drop him a line at TypicallySignedAndDated.Co@gmail.com for any requests or submissions.
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Poko Ono
Manic Monday Rock Mix, 3-5pm
You go through many moods on a Monday, and sometimes cowbell isn’t the only cure for your fever. Poko Ono hopes to lift your Monday spirits with an auditory happy hour, pouring an eclectic mix to hydrate the airwaves of a dry heat. Hailing from Cincinnati, Poko Ono began DJing at a lesbian bar in the early 2000s and has continued to spin vinyl at local watering holes since moving to Tucson over a decade ago. (PS: there may be cowbell.)
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DoctorSlow
The Tonic Rock Mix, 5-7pm
DoctorSlow is committed to eradicating stale sounds and tired tropes from the airwaves! As the cosmic lovechild of Sun Ra and Fugazi, he strives to bring equilibrium to your inner ear and outer membranes. Each of his two Tucson drive-time shows (The Tonic—Mondays 5-7pm and The Waiting Room—Thursdays 7-9am) are cacophonous cocoons of shag carpet and lava-lamp light held together with the globetrotting spittle of brothers and sisters from all walks of life and the sticky threads of heavy-rhythm groove and thunder.
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DJ Testerman
Basement Concert, 7-9pm
Indie rock from very small and very young bands.
Duane Hollis
Monday Night Metal Block, 9-11pm

The finest in heavy metal, hard rock and punk.

Duane Hollis brings you the finest in heavy metal, hard rock and punk. Warning: This show is not for the faint of heart. Crank it up! Duane is a semi-native Tucsonan who has been in the music scene since the early 80s, playing bass guitar and co-writing in metal bands such as Emerald, Sage Meridian, and Imperium. He moved on to his long-time band Greyhound Soul in the early 90s and later joined up with Rich Hopkins and Luminarios, Creosote and a plethora of other projects. His first “real” record, Deep Purple’s “Machine Head,” was the start of all things heavy!
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Tuesday

Mr. Bill
Music You Should Know Rock Mix, 11-3pm
Mr. Bill is a reformed multi-instrumentalist (none of them with any virtuosity) singer/songwriter with a weakness for 60’s British invasion, 80’s alternative, and almost any interesting emerging music. He led bands in Minneapolis and San Francisco, with a couple of 7” records (self) released in the late 70’s and early 80’s, one of which has gained a sort of cult status (the other, frankly, just wasn’t very good…) Prior to 99.1 FM, Bill was a stranger to radio (much to his chagrin, as he really, really wanted his records to be played on the radio)… His goal with the rock mix show is to explore and share great music with you that ought to have been heard, but is/was often ignored by the masses. He doesn’t watch TV (it has been years since he’s seen or heard a commercial), and declines to listen to mainstream radio — so if you hear something familiar at times on his show, it is because he is blissfully ignorant of most popular culture, and doesn’t know or realize that something may have gained some popularity without his knowledge… His goal with each show is to introduce (or perhaps reacquaint) you to/with great under-heard artists, to support and provide airplay for Tucson musicians, and hopefully, play at least a couple pieces each week that have never graced your ears before. On any given show, you will hear music that spans the last 60 or so years.
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Ivan Smith
The After-School Special Rock Mix, 3-5pm
Ivan grew up a Navy brat, attending 7 elementary and middle schools in as many cities, before settling into the north end of Seattle in the early 80s. As far back as he can remember, music was a constant for Ivan. Wherever he moved, he always had his records and tapes. Some of Ivan’s earliest memories are of playing “DJ” in the garage growing up, mimicking the on-air AM radio announcers. As was typical of those in Generation X – during his tweens and teens, with both parents working outside the home – Ivan was a Latchkey Kid. He found the hours between the end of his school day and before his parents came home to be a great time for exploring music, whether on the hard to tune in station at the far end of the AM dial, the hard to tune in college station at the low end of the FM band… or the many new and used record stores a short bus ride away near the university. As the 80s turned into the 90s and Seattle established itself as one of the nation’s music capitols, Ivan found himself on the air – in Seattle during the height of the Grunge era… as a DJ in his 20s working at the Oldies station. Though not one of the “cool kids” at our sister Alternative station across the street, Ivan was mentored by one of the legends of local radio, building a foundation of musical knowledge that helped him trace the line from rock & roll’s beginnings through its many transformations through the decades. On his shows, Ivan likes to strike a balance between the influencers who shaped both his musical tastes as well as the sound of rock music with newer finds and great local artists.
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Brother Mok
Radio Club Crawl Rock Mix, 5-7pm

Highlighting the bands and artists playing around the Old Pueblo in the coming week.

Brother Mok Is no stranger to radio land. For all of the 90’s, Brother Mok was doing all types of broadcasting–from Boarding Oping at KNZR news/talk for the Art Bell Coast to Coast show; doing Dodger games; doing Tucson Tex at College, Community, and Internet Radio at KBCC, Radio Free Bakersfield, and RadioInvasion.Com; to working as Music Director and New Director at KBCC. However, after a short-lived commercial radio job, Bro Mok [aka Tucson Tex] focused on other artistic avenues–booking bands, playing in bands, and family. With a few attempts to move back home to Tucson, in 2004 that’s what finally happened. Still focusing on music and family, in late 2015, the radio cocoon was broken when a Downtown Radio DJ and bandmate encouraged Bro Mok to do a shift at Downtown Radio. But why not come back as Tucson Tex? Glad you asked. On October 27, 2013, Lou Reed passed away. Bro Mok is a huge Lou Reed fan, and many folks had already been calling Ted Riviera (Bro Mok’s real name) ‘Mok’ after a song Lou Reed wrote called “My Name is Mok” (for the Canadian animated film, “Rock N’ Rule”). So, Brother Mok was born. Brother Mok brings you two unique weekly shows: a Thursday rock mix show that is heavy on new music, fun facts and a few twists, and Radio Club Crawl which is a sonic sample of whats playing around Tucson.
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Heather Vee
Radio Oscura, 7-9pm

Exploring the spectrum of dark rock: post-punk, gothic rock, darkwave, and much more.

Heather Vee is a preacher’s kid, an Aquarius, and has worked in media retail her entire teenage and adult life while doing freelance writing on the side. When she was a college freshman she DJed for the university radio station she listened to religiously as a high school freshman, followed a handful of specific artists and bands around the country in her twenties, and spent her thirties interviewing a few heroes and writing a few books. She loves wearing black, can’t apply eyeliner to save her life, and hosts Radio Oscura, Downtown Radio’s show exploring the spectrum of dark rock, both classic and new, from gothic and deathrock, dark/coldwave, ethereal, sinister synthpop, and dark cabaret, to apocalyptic neofolk, southern gothic, neoclassical, and menacing post-punk, post-rock, and post-industrial. If it’s dark and moody, it has a home on Radio Oscura.
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Max Webster
Time Warp, 9-11pm

Classic '60s and '70s rarities, b-sides, and live tracks.

Max Webster is the nom de radio of Mark Martinez, the operations manager at The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona. Mark took his broadcast name from an obscure Canadian prog-rock band that he likes. He’s a semi-professional photographer and once managed a Zia Records store. You can catch his rock mix every Friday afternoon/evening from 5-7pm!
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Celeste Frankenschtein & The Gorehound
The THING from Tucson, 11pm-1am

One part midnight movie creature feature, one part gory jukebox, two parts campy comedy of bloody fun!

The Thing from Tucson is a one of a kind radio show. It’s one part midnight movie creature feature, one part gory jukebox, two parts campy comedy of bloody fun! It’s hosted by the GoreHound and Celeste Frankenschtein. The music is all about horror, serial killers, and/or scary movies, with vintage horror movie trailers played throughout the entire show. If you want a late night sonic terror fest of music then the Thing from Tucson is for you. Tune in every Tuesday from 11pm to Wednesday 1am and don’t say we didn’t warn you!
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Wednesday

Prince J
Rock Mix Request, 11am-1pm
“Broadcasting From The Underground..” It’s The Rock Mix with Prince J! Share your requests! Post your favorite song using #RockMixRequest. Listen weekly for music, stories, and more!
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Deedle-D the Clown
Let's Party Rock Mix, 1-3pm
You don’t need a ticket to witness this show! Come pal around with DJ Deedle-D the Clown and rock out to a wild mix of rad bands and fun songs with wacky names, new underground/indie hits, theme song favorites, awesome local tracks, and many happy surprises. Balloon animals, video games, clown guests and stories happen a lot, too!
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Tedski
Tedski's Rock Mix, 3-5pm
Tedski is a native Tucsonan, activist and an award winning writer. But, never mind that, he’s also a long time watcher of Tucson’s music scene and his taste dabbles in the complete spectrum of rock and roll. You can tune in to the Pocho Hetman (yes, you’ll have to google both of those words) on Wednesday afternoons.
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Satan
Satan's Rock Mix, 5-7pm
It’s the middle of the week. That twilight time. A chance to make your week continue magically, or get it back to magical, by trying to listen to the rhythms of our little pueblo and translate that into mild chat and lots of good music. Of course – sometimes Satan gets a little bit distracted and goes on a tangent here and there. We’ll see if we can’t have a little more exploratory metaphysics in the late night. A little bit of theatre acting here, a little bit of scripture music busking there. Dad by day, your ever-loving wax spinning (or mp3 clicking) DJ on Wednesday nights. Satan, aka Brian Taraz, has been in Tucson about 10 years now. Lovin it–lovin it.
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Brandon Douglas
The Fluorescent Chapel, 7-9pm

The Fluorescent Chapel is Tucson’s home for all things synthpop and synthpop-adjacent.

Host Brandon Douglas spins classic artists such as Gary Numan, The Human League, and John Foxx, as well as contemporary acts like The Knife, LCD Soundsystem, and John Maus. Join in for bone-shakin’ tracks that span a 40 year history of electronic music.
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Mickmaster
Mickmaster's Space Rock Spectacular, 9-11pm

Pure space rock, post rock, prog, electronic/ambient, stoner/doom, krautrock, psychedelic/hard psych, and metal.

Mickmaster’s Space Rock Spectacular is a unique compilation of what might–at first thought–be considered a very narrow slice of the rock genre, but which really encompasses a wide range of rock forms, including pure Space Rock, post rock, prog, electronic/ambient, stoner/doom, krautrock, psychedelic/hard psych, and metal. Regardless, they don’t make the cut unless the songs are spacey and trippy. Check it out!
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Thursday

DoctorSlow
The Waiting Room Rock Mix, 7-9am
DoctorSlow is committed to eradicating stale sounds and tired tropes from the airwaves! As the cosmic lovechild of Sun Ra and Fugazi, he strives to bring equilibrium to your inner ear and outer membranes. Each of his two Tucson drive-time shows (The Tonic—Mondays 5-7pm and The Waiting Room—Thursdays 7-9am) are cacophonous cocoons of shag carpet and lava-lamp light held together with the globetrotting spittle of brothers and sisters from all walks of life and the sticky threads of heavy-rhythm groove and thunder.
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Brother Mok
The Music Invasion Rock Mix, 9am-1pm
Brother Mok Is no stranger to radio land. For all of the 90’s, Brother Mok was doing all types of broadcasting–from Boarding Oping at KNZR news/talk for the Art Bell Coast to Coast show; doing Dodger games; doing Tucson Tex at College, Community, and Internet Radio at KBCC, Radio Free Bakersfield, and RadioInvasion.Com; to working as Music Director and New Director at KBCC. However, after a short-lived commercial radio job, Bro Mok [aka Tucson Tex] focused on other artistic avenues–booking bands, playing in bands, and family. With a few attempts to move back home to Tucson, in 2004 that’s what finally happened. Still focusing on music and family, in late 2015, the radio cocoon was broken when a Downtown Radio DJ and bandmate encouraged Bro Mok to do a shift at Downtown Radio. But why not come back as Tucson Tex? Glad you asked. On October 27, 2013, Lou Reed passed away. Bro Mok is a huge Lou Reed fan, and many folks had already been calling Ted Riviera (Bro Mok’s real name) ‘Mok’ after a song Lou Reed wrote called “My Name is Mok” (for the Canadian animated film, “Rock N’ Rule”). So, Brother Mok was born.
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Abby Normal
Counter Culture Bliss Rock Mix, 1-3pm
Hmmmmm, where to start? Her obituary of course: “Here lies Abby Normal. A vintage Casio CK-200 Boombox Ghettoblaster with built-in Keyboard Organ sparked her demise. Bathing, she listened to her favorite cassette, “Four Days in April,” by The Insane Picnic. Volume cranked to 11, soap suds a-plenty, she reached for her Miller High Life, but with a slip of the hand . . . well, the rest may just be too shocking. As we now celebrate her life, we are reminded about what an electrifying one it was. Only fitting, as she was a self-proclaimed “live wire.” May we find solace knowing she’s at peace in a land of never-ending cassette tapes, re-runs of ALF, and boomboxes galore. Gleeful we know is she to imbibe an eternal flow of the champagne of beers alongside the fabled Rock Gods of yore. Today let us encourage each other to be anti-establishment, as we know she will be for all eternity.” Abby Normal on Downtown Radio. Still six feet under, but not in a casket . . . she’s in a basement. Still under the ground but doing underground radio. Not corporate radio but . . . rebel radio! Recharged and ready at Tucson’s community station 99.1 KTDT, surrounded by many a talented creature. It’s rather a rotting good time, so join us! Abby Normal’s Rock Mix on 99.1 FM Downtown Radio. Playing music that promotes individual liberties, the strange, AND the unusual. Tune in every Thursday 1pm-3pm on 99.1 FM Downtown Radio – and with a deep repulsion for anything conventional, pump your non-conformity fist in the air and listen in to Abby Normal’s Rock Mix! Don’t be grounded; be a live wire!
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Nebulous Entity
Rock Mix, 3-5pm
The Nebulous Entity, head in the clouds, aged ears seasoned by voices robust and ragged, instruments amplified and acoustic, enjoys replaying compositions that seep into the subconscious, usually for unknown reasons. Musicianship, style, sentiment, and humor matter; genre does not. Tune in Thursdays for some diverting nebulosity!
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Ivan Smith
Drivin' with Ivan Rock Mix, 5-7pm
Ivan grew up a Navy brat, attending 7 elementary and middle schools in as many cities, before settling into the north end of Seattle in the early 80s. As far back as he can remember, music was a constant for Ivan. Wherever he moved, he always had his records and tapes. Some of Ivan’s earliest memories are of playing “DJ” in the garage growing up, mimicking the on-air AM radio announcers. As was typical of those in Generation X – during his tweens and teens, with both parents working outside the home – Ivan was a Latchkey Kid. He found the hours between the end of his school day and before his parents came home to be a great time for exploring music, whether on the hard to tune in station at the far end of the AM dial, the hard to tune in college station at the low end of the FM band… or the many new and used record stores a short bus ride away near the university. As the 80s turned into the 90s and Seattle established itself as one of the nation’s music capitols, Ivan found himself on the air – in Seattle during the height of the Grunge era… as a DJ in his 20s working at the Oldies station. Though not one of the “cool kids” at our sister Alternative station across the street, Ivan was mentored by one of the legends of local radio, building a foundation of musical knowledge that helped him trace the line from rock & roll’s beginnings through its many transformations through the decades. On his shows, Ivan likes to strike a balance between the influencers who shaped both his musical tastes as well as the sound of rock music with newer finds and great local artists.
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Bo Awesome
The Arizona 411, 7-9pm

Music made in Arizona, featuring live guests, record release dates, and concert details.

Bo Awesome has been working in radio in Tucson since 1999. His love for new music led to him hosting The New Music Test Department for several years. Now he hosts The Arizona 411 , two hours of music made in Arizona every Thursday. Featuring live guests, record release dates and concert details. Want to hear your band on the show? Send an email to thearizona411@gmail.com.
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Eldar
Oaktown Tavern, 9-11pm

The most epic folk metal this side of Yggdrasil.

Have a seat by the hearth on Thursday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM and meet Eldar, caretaker of the Oaktown Tavern and host of the European folk metal show. Eldar enjoys drinking mead from a horn and telling tales of days long past. Listen here for blasting tunes and epic anthems of heroic deeds.
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Night Al
The Punk n' Roll Radio Show, 11pm-1am

“More beats per minute than your doctor would allow”: Loud and fast tunes for welcoming a new day.

The Punk n Roll Radio Show is the best bleepin' non-bleeped show on the radio—loud and fast, with “more beats per minute than your doctor would allow.” Listeners can expect old school punk to today’s latest releases, some ska, some metal, and whatever else catches my earholes' attention that week, plus punk covers of popular songs, a song that doesn’t fit my format but it’s my show and I wanna hear it, interspersed with fun and irrelevant comments from your handsome and humble host. The Punk n' Roll Radio Show is a high energy way to welcome the new day!
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Friday

Drew Dean
Drew Dean's Rock Mix, 11am-1pm
Drew Dean began his cycling career long ago and far away in the chilly Northeast, tackling local hills on his Vista 10-speed, set to the soundtrack of Pink Floyd, Genesis and the YesSongs 3LP set. College years intervened and cut into ride time, but a regular cycling commute kept the legs in motion and the soundtrack changed radically to sharp new music from XTC and Buzzcocks. Further education moved him along to the Big City. Despite the imposing obstacles of Big City traffic, he began cycling forays into the belly of the beast. The soundtrack was culled from the streets–Grace Jones, Grandmaster Flash and Dinosaur L. A series of night jobs followed schooling, allowing for longer ventures across bridges into distant manicured suburbs. The return to the green hillsides of his youth softened the soundtrack to the music of the Smiths and the Go-Betweens. The out-of-town explorations became longer, the destinations further, the goals higher. Maps were drawn, miles calculated, gear assembled and the soundtrack clicked in a more mechanical mode–the grooves of Orbital and Future Sounds of London in the deck. A 500-mile nonstop bicycle race through the Western desert would be the final pursuit–-a dazzling route across stark landscapes, mostly under the light of a full moon, set to the arid sounds of Mazzy Star and Kendra Smith. The desert rally was the end of the mega rides, but the visit inspired a permanent move to the Desert Southwest. The local roads beckon, the rides are now shorter, but the terrain is always thrilling and challenging. And the soundtrack is as infinite as the desert night skies. Tune in Fridays from 11am to 1pm. Visit the Facebook page for playlists and more information.
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Tritone
Heavy Harmonies Rock Mix, 1-3pm
A 90's kid raised in an eclectic home, carrying the laughter and embarrassment of a decade in marching band, lured to Tucson by a seductive desert flower, and just pretentious enough to think his opinions matter, Tritone is here to help you find solace. Join him in his incessant endeavor to resolve all the discord and cacophony of life with some of his favorite Heavy Harmonies.
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Mickmaster
Friday Afternoon Drive-Time Rock Mix Rockpocalypse, 3-5pm
Mickmaster is a regional man of mystery and long-time Tucson resident who wants to share his eclectic taste in all forms of rock music with the listeners of Downtown Radio. The Friday Afternoon Drive-Time Rock Mix Rockpocalypse is at once all things, and yet it is nothing like anything else. Fast and slow, old and new, heavy and not heavy, studio and live, covers and originals, known and unknown, and more. But nothing less. The Rockpocalyse awaits your eager ears!
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Max Webster
Max Webster's Rock Mix, 5-7pm
Max Webster is the nom de radio of Mark Martinez, the operations manager at The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona. Mark took his broadcast name from an obscure Canadian prog-rock band that he likes. He’s a semi-professional photographer and once managed a Zia Records store.
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Buck & Honey
The Alternate, 7-9pm

Post-punk, indie, and alternative from the '80s and early '90s.

The Alternate features post-punk, indie, and alternative from the 80s and early 90s, fantastic one-offs that were there and gone, perfectly good sides, unexpected remakes and deep cuts. Expect to get your REM, The Smiths, and The Cure fix here as well as lots of ear candy of the same sort. Buck was a subdude at WCSB, Cleveland State’s College radio station. They have a huge stack of records from college radio days for you.
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Seth
Sleepwalking with Seth, 9-11pm

Late nite indies, oddities, and stream of consciousness playlists featuring occasional interviews with local, national, and independent artists.

Seth has been in the Old Pueblo for over 15 years and has always had a deep passion for all things rock and roll. When he’s not feverishly searching for catchy hooks, poppy choruses, and meaningful lyrics, Seth spends his time avoiding the sun, slapping the bass, and searching for tacos. He often finds himself in remote locations for work while trying to cultivate the perfect weekly set list for Sleepwalking, his take on past and current indie-rock. Feel free to drop him a line at TypicallySignedAndDated.Co@gmail.com for any requests or submissions.
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Mike Ohno
Garage Au Go-Go, 11pm-1am

Your Friday night garage rock dance party.

Garage au go-go is a weekly dive into the audible delights of the garage band scene, including the early British beat and psychedelic rock of the 60’s, fringe rock of the 80’s and snotty garage punk of the 90’s and beyond. It is a varietal weekly dance party! Your host, Mike Ohno, a garage band enthusiast for years is no stranger to the garage band scene himself, having been the host of the cable access music variety show “Rockstock” in the mid 80’s, to being guitar player and co-founder of the Phoenix based garage outfit, “Thee Oh No’s”. Mike brings you sometimes gritty, sometimes funky, sometimes far out — but always interesting world of garage band music.
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Saturday

Tía Mari
Radio Border Blaster, 9-11am
A two-hour exploration of the borderless musical mestizaje from Canada to Chile and everywhere you can find our Latinx/Latina/Latino/Hispanx/Hispana/His-panic musica alter-NATIVA.
Ilsa Kanto
Aphrodite's Backbeat, 11am-1pm

Highlighting goddesses across all rock genres, from punk to folk to experimental to classic rock to ska to rockabilly to indie to industrial.

Ilsa Kanto is a mother of two amazing daughters, and a visual, musical, and literary artist. She is a survivor of traumatic childhood abuse, abduction, and domestic violence. Her creations have been a part of her healing journey. She has been an artist of many forms since her earliest memories. She hopes her creations can help others heal too. Ilsa has a lifetime romantic relationship with the radio. As a child she escaped her pain via stories on AM radio and music on FM radio. She has always dreamed of being a radio DJ; therefore, her show Aphrodite’s Backbeat is a dream come true. Her show focuses on empowering women artists. She plays female artists from all rock genres from punk to folk to experimental to classic rock to ska to rockabilly to indie to industrial and is honored to have the opportunity to share groundbreaking music from oceans of amazing rock goddesses on 99.1 FM Downtown Radio and is very proud of the work the station does to empower women and artists.
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N8 Lovelady
HeadCandy, 1-3pm

The finest in '90s alternative music—slacker, trip-hop, Brit-pop, neo-psych, baggy, and more.

Nathan “N8” Lovelady is an emerging Southwest based artist/designer. Originally from Los Angeles, N8 plays only 90’s ALTERNATIVE (slacker, trip-hop, Brit-pop, neo-psych & baggy). Occasionally you can catch him mixing CD’s live on-air from his large collection! He also has well over 1,000 VHS tapes!!! When he’s not DJ’ing, N8 runs a Concept Design Studio that specializes in alternative clothing, jewelry & handmade incense. SW Energie Studio celebrates hippie aesthetics & rave culture and is intentionally driven to promote the peace, love & unity both subcultures emanate. HeadCandy exists solely to transmit this ethos by radiating PMA into the local radio waves!
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Chuck Taylor
Dreamgazin', 5-7pm

Bliss out on the sounds of shoegaze, dreampop, and noise rock.

Troy Olson
Channel X, 7-9pm

Aural mayhem and underground cacophony presented by a vinyl historian and true craftsman of wax villainy.

Troy Olson (or “TROLL” to his Frenemies and old school progenitors) is a musical bon vivant and vinyl historian of aural mayhem and underground cacophony! Starting as a house DJ at the now defunct PINK CADILLAC CAFE with ‘Associated Sound Systems’ (A.S.S.) from its inception to close, he tutored (tortured?) with local luminaries SPYDER RHODES and later PAUL SAINZ as he plied his craft of wax villainy, then branched out to MUDBUGGS/The ROCK, RUNES CAFE, CLUB CONGRESS, CLUB CHAOS, NEW ORLEANS NIGHTCLUB, The UNDERGROUND, and a host of other unsuspecting venues throughout the years! As he always says “Play with the BEST, die like the REST!” … it doesn’t make any sense but then, he never had any to start with.
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Frank Powers & Natalia Lopez
Holy Hellarity, 9-11pm
Dare to be stupid with Frank Powers and Natalia Lopez in this eccentric, electric, ecclectic mix of comedy songs and fun times!
Laughter Hours with Talia and Powers is the funnest show on the radio. Dare to be stupid with Frank Powers and Natalia Lopez in this eccentric, electric, ecclectic mix of comedy songs and fun times with bands like Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, and Weird Al Yankovic. There's lots of metal, punk, mashups of classics, and no radio show in this life or the afterlife plays more Ghostbusters remixes than us. Nobody treats ya right on a Saturday night like Frank and Talia. #TootTootTucson
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Ink-A-Dink & Deedle-D the Clown
Saturday Night Tickle Fight, 11pm-1am


 
 

Sunday

Mr. Nature
Little Leaf Radio, 7-9am

Rocking old, new, and everything inbetween! Start your morning with music for the whole gang to rise up to and play! Peace Love

Mr. Nature is a Tucson native and local children's rock star providing jams and playgroups all over Tucson designed to build and strengthen foundations for positive social interaction, focusing on kindness, compassion and mindfulness engagement through song, dance, interactive music, instrument fun, storytelling and art! He loves the outdoors, reading and anything music!
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dj ben(k) the musical bum
The Art of Easing, 9-11am

a lush and gently bubbling cauldron of rhythm n' blues gumbo seasoned to taste with influences and cultures from across the astral plane on an endless search for the perfect recipe

the art of easing...is a mellow mix of rhythm n' blues, jazz, chill electronica, rocksteady, dub, latin, gospel, blues, instrumental music and music from around the world simmered down through the headphones of an old school beat head...get on in and cruise with me through the eclectic soundscapes drifting about in the dusty crates of my mind.
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Tom Heath
Life Along the Streetcar, 11-11:30am

A talk show focusing on social, cultural, and economic events impacting those who live, work and play in Tucson's urban core.

A weekly look at social, cultural and economic topics impacting the lives of those who live, work and or play in Tucson’s urban core. Our geographical focus is from “A” Mountain to U of A — and all stops in between. Our mission is to engage the community in conversation about past, present and future issues which affect us differently and shape us collectively.
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Ty Logan
Heavy Mental, 12-1pm

A program that discusses mental health not just with statistics, but also from a real and honest perspective from someone with first-hand experience and insight.

Ty Logan is daddy to a 5-year-old boy named Dylan, often referred to on live radio as “Didden.” He is also a tattooed horror movie and Hip-Hop expert and junkie, an action figure and gym addict, and a writer who never made it big. With 10 years of sobriety, Ty is the Recovery Support Specialist Manager at the Crisis Response Center (CRC) where he leads a team of 16 members with lived experience in mental health who serve individuals struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, and/or all of the above. He also is the editor of the CRC monthly newsletter and volunteers his time to a school for kids/teens with special needs. Heavy Mental is a radio program that discusses mental health not just with statistics, but also from a real and honest perspective from someone with first-hand experience and insight. Ty Logan provides personal commentary and interviews guests from the community that are either professionals in the behavioral health field or have lived experience in mental health themselves.
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V-Riv
SpeakerBox X, 1-3pm

An underground hiphop show that seeks to spread awareness about the origins of hiphop and how it has evolved.

SpeakerBox X (SBX) was born out of love for underground hip hop. The letter X is commonly used to represent unknown circumstances and that is what SBX strives to deliver: hip hop that is unknown and unpredictable. SBX seeks to spread awareness about the origins of hip hop and how it has evolved, as well as dispel negative viewpoints of the genre that have been perpetuated by mainstream culture and media. It is the goal of SpeakerBox X to showcase songs that are socially conscious, radical and moving that you won’t hear on corporate radio or see on the Billboard charts. SBX also seeks to promote Tucson emcees, DJs, producers, breakers and graffiti artists and place the city on the map for pioneering the next elevation of hip hop in the nation and worldwide. Visit our Facebook page for information on local hip hop music, artists and events.
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Meli Mel
Soul Vibes Sunday, 3-5pm

Showcasing alternative R&B, neo-soul, throwbacks, and house, with a splash of international beats.

Melissa has been a mixologist since grade school. She graduated from making mix tapes to hosting a show on Downtown Radio. Soul Vibes Sunday showcases alternative R&B, neo-soul, throwbacks, house, with a splash of international beats. It’s all about good vibes to get you moving and set your day right. Check out the show’s Facebook page for playlists.
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DJ T-Roy
Olmec Underground, 5-7pm

A non-stop soulful underground house music mix featuring DJs, artists, musicians, and producers from Africa to the Americas—and back again!

DJ T-Roy is a Tico from Limon, Costa Rica who grew up in New York and New Jersey and lived entirely on the East coast until relocating to the desert Southwest in ‘07. Like the journey of the Olmecs, this show will introduce you to some of the very drumbeats and rhythms being played along their journeys from Africa to the Americas! Expect to hear a non-stop soulful house music mix featuring African, Caribbean, and Latin influences. Please join this magical ride—and remember to bring your dancing shoes!
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Amelia Poe
Amelia Poe Love Show, 7-9pm

A show combining transcendent music with a bevy of interview guests from across the fields of the arts and metaphysics.

Sonic Nurse
Continental Drift, 9-11pm
An eclectic mix of world music for those in love with the world.
The good Nurse’s new assignment is to help alleviate the isolation and sting of contact precautions brought on by this strange, new age. Music belongs to all of us; it can still touch you and me, and we can safely share it. This will be a world mix, because I am still in love with the world. How about you?
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Dexx
The Pocket Mix, 11pm-1am

An eclectic blend of modern music featuring hip hop instrumentals, electronica, neo-soul, and much more.

The Pocket Mix is an eclectic blend of modern music featuring hip hop instrumentals, electronica, neo-soul, and many others. Hosted by Dexx, this 2 hour show often traverses several genres and moodscapes in one mix with “something for everyone”. Expect several unreleased tracks, some originals by Dexx and other Tucson locals, and the occasional guest DJ.
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