Board of Directors
Michelle "Misha" Livingston 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 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.
After some cajoling, Ted Prezelski (aka Tedski) joined Downtown Radio as a deejay in 2017. He previously had experience in broadcasting at KAMP student radio as both a deejay and station manager. He has also been a long time enthusiast for the local music scene starting with seeing the River Roses on stage back in 1988. Outside of Downtown Radio, he is an active member of the community. He is a well known political activist and currently serves on the staff of the Tucson City Council. His political writing earned him honors from both the Arizona Capitol Times and the Washington Post. He is on the executive board of the National Writers Union. He is also well known on the local soccer scene, writing both about local teams as well as covering professional teams and international games. Despite his weak possession skills, he was named a Legend of Tucson Soccer for his coverage of local fútbol in 2017.
Heather Vee joined Downtown Radio as a DJ in October 2015, one month after the station’s launch. Her show, Radio Oscura, has built a loyal following in Tucson and around the globe with its eclectic and thoughtfully curated mix of dark rock and post-punk, as well as its dedicated and distinctive online presence. Heather loves all forms of media—books, music, film, television, visual art, podcasts, etc.—and worked in media retail for nearly 20 years. She is a published writer and critic and a former administrative professional who now works with award-winning authors and entertainers, small business owners, community organizations, and makers and creatives, to improve their websites and cultivate an online presence that is reflective of their aesthetic and values.