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Rock Mix

12:00amMonday

12:00amMonday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Scrambled Sunrise

7:00amMonday

7:00amMonday

Paleo Dave starts your day off with Scrambled Sunrise—a mix of contemporary indie, ’90s alternative, ’80s college rock and ’70s post-punk and deep album rock that airs every weekday morning from 7-9am.  After escaping the grim clutches of South Texas and Cochise County, “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 and punk heavyweights Dover Trench and Malignus Youth. During the long, brutally weird interval between Then and Now, Dave went to art school, served in the Army, attended the U of A and worked in everything from archaeology to science writing and educational research before finally getting the proverbial wild hair to take a radio broadcasting course in the Spring of 2005. Following a 12-year stint hosting Bat Country Radio late nights on Community Radio 91.3 KXCI, Dave joined Downtown Radio in 2018 and started spinning his signature blend of high-octane scatterbrained rock and roll on Radio KAOS, which now makes an occasional appearance in the schedule when the spirit moves him. He also sometimes hosts Rockodyssey, featuring 8-10+ minute tracks from different eras and subgenres of rock’s broad spectrum.

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Rock Mix

9:00amMonday

9:00amMonday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Roadside Rest Stop

5:00pmMonday

5:00pmMonday

Jim and Dave's Roadside Rest Stop is a rock mix detour across generations. Playing songs from the '60s through today. A unique blend of b-sides, undiscovered swag, artist side projects and more. Jim Gasper is a local singer, songwriter and musician. He's a member of the bands Gasper and Dukes, The Mobile Cubes, and the Undercover Band. Jim also co-owns and operates Ariana Records. Dave Gardner, an avid music fan and singer/songwriter/musician, has lived in Tucson for over 25 years. He was a college radio DJ (back in the days when records were spun) and is thrilled to join the Downtown Radio team.

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Dreamgazin’

7:00pmMonday

7:00pmMonday

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Rock Mix

9:00pmMonday

9:00pmMonday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Rock Mix

12:00amTuesday

12:00amTuesday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Scrambled Sunrise

7:00amTuesday

Current show

7:00amTuesday

Paleo Dave starts your day off with Scrambled Sunrise—a mix of contemporary indie, ’90s alternative, ’80s college rock and ’70s post-punk and deep album rock that airs every weekday morning from 7-9am.  After escaping the grim clutches of South Texas and Cochise County, “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 and punk heavyweights Dover Trench and Malignus Youth. During the long, brutally weird interval between Then and Now, Dave went to art school, served in the Army, attended the U of A and worked in everything from archaeology to science writing and educational research before finally getting the proverbial wild hair to take a radio broadcasting course in the Spring of 2005. Following a 12-year stint hosting Bat Country Radio late nights on Community Radio 91.3 KXCI, Dave joined Downtown Radio in 2018 and started spinning his signature blend of high-octane scatterbrained rock and roll on Radio KAOS, which now makes an occasional appearance in the schedule when the spirit moves him. He also sometimes hosts Rockodyssey, featuring 8-10+ minute tracks from different eras and subgenres of rock’s broad spectrum.

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So Meta

9:00amTuesday

9:00amTuesday

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Music You Should Know

11:00amTuesday

11:00amTuesday

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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Radio Club Crawl

3:00pmTuesday

3:00pmTuesday

Brother Mok is no stranger to radio land. For all of the nineties, he 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 what's playing around Tucson.

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Radio Club Crawl

5:00pmTuesday

5:00pmTuesday

Brother Mok is no stranger to radio land. For all of the nineties, he 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 what's playing around Tucson.

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Rock Mix

7:00pmTuesday

7:00pmTuesday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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TarantulasDreamRadio

9:00pmTuesday

TarantulasDreamRadio

9:00pmTuesday

Soundtracking the weird, weird world we live in, TarantulasDreamRadio broadcasts the best and weirdest tracks from the world of punk, experimental, noise and anything else that bites the hand. Every week we take a look at a new topic, focusing on the paranormal, UFOs, the occult and more, while keeping the tunes floating between your head cave. If you want to dive even deeper into the fog, tune in every Monday and Wednesday, 9-10pm, on Instagram at TarantulasDreamTV, the live call-in talk show where host Samba breaks down the week's topic in detail. The wide-eyed curiosity of what lies beyond is still alive and well, bouncing across the airwaves here on TarantulasDreamRadio! Born 15 miles northeast of the towering beauty of White Sands, Samba has embraced the wide expanse of the unknown, translating this curiosity into a love of the paranormal. This love blossomed into a decades-long obsession, diving headfirst into investigating the question of UFOs, the occult, apparitions, and that spooky feeling you get when you hear a noise in the middle of the night. As a musician, the long trips across the country opened up opportunities to dive into late-night paranormal talk radio, and here our broadcasting story begins. Samba spends his days as a local film projectionist, amateur woodworker, and full-time tofu fanatic.

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The THING From Tucson

11:00pmTuesday

11:00pmTuesday

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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The THING From Tucson

12:00amWednesday

12:00amWednesday

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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Rock Mix

1:00amWednesday

1:00amWednesday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Scrambled Sunrise

7:00amWednesday

7:00amWednesday

Paleo Dave starts your day off with Scrambled Sunrise—a mix of contemporary indie, ’90s alternative, ’80s college rock and ’70s post-punk and deep album rock that airs every weekday morning from 7-9am.  After escaping the grim clutches of South Texas and Cochise County, “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 and punk heavyweights Dover Trench and Malignus Youth. During the long, brutally weird interval between Then and Now, Dave went to art school, served in the Army, attended the U of A and worked in everything from archaeology to science writing and educational research before finally getting the proverbial wild hair to take a radio broadcasting course in the Spring of 2005. Following a 12-year stint hosting Bat Country Radio late nights on Community Radio 91.3 KXCI, Dave joined Downtown Radio in 2018 and started spinning his signature blend of high-octane scatterbrained rock and roll on Radio KAOS, which now makes an occasional appearance in the schedule when the spirit moves him. He also sometimes hosts Rockodyssey, featuring 8-10+ minute tracks from different eras and subgenres of rock’s broad spectrum.

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Rock Mix

9:00amWednesday

9:00amWednesday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Rock Mix Request

11:00amWednesday

11:00amWednesday

“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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Let’s Party

1:00pmWednesday

1:00pmWednesday

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’s Rock Mix

3:00pmWednesday

3:00pmWednesday

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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Brian Loves You

5:00pmWednesday

5:00pmWednesday

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 Brian 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. Brian Taraz has been in Tucson about 10 years now. Lovin it–lovin it.

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Rock Mix

7:00pmWednesday

7:00pmWednesday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Tierra de la Muerte

9:00pmWednesday

Tierra de la Muerte

9:00pmWednesday

Purveyors of all things heavy, brutal and dark in the realm of metal, listeners will find themselves entranced with a variety of programming pertaining to all things macabre. Tierra de la Muerte aims to cover all niches and subgenres of heavy music varying week to week. If you are a fan of heavy music, there will definitely be something for you! Aria Nocturna is a creature of darkness and despair hailing from the Dirty T. Over the years, Aria has developed an exceptional passion for the underground metal community. Not only does she travel in/out of the state for festivals and shows to find brutal material and artists to expand her archives, but she has also made meaningful connections and friendships across the country in the name of heavy metal.

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Rock Mix

11:00pmWednesday

11:00pmWednesday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Rock Mix

12:00amThursday

12:00amThursday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Scrambled Sunrise

7:00amThursday

7:00amThursday

Paleo Dave starts your day off with Scrambled Sunrise—a mix of contemporary indie, ’90s alternative, ’80s college rock and ’70s post-punk and deep album rock that airs every weekday morning from 7-9am.  After escaping the grim clutches of South Texas and Cochise County, “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 and punk heavyweights Dover Trench and Malignus Youth. During the long, brutally weird interval between Then and Now, Dave went to art school, served in the Army, attended the U of A and worked in everything from archaeology to science writing and educational research before finally getting the proverbial wild hair to take a radio broadcasting course in the Spring of 2005. Following a 12-year stint hosting Bat Country Radio late nights on Community Radio 91.3 KXCI, Dave joined Downtown Radio in 2018 and started spinning his signature blend of high-octane scatterbrained rock and roll on Radio KAOS, which now makes an occasional appearance in the schedule when the spirit moves him. He also sometimes hosts Rockodyssey, featuring 8-10+ minute tracks from different eras and subgenres of rock’s broad spectrum.

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The Music Invasion

9:00amThursday

9:00amThursday

Brother Mok is no stranger to radio land. For all of the nineties, he 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 what's playing around Tucson.

Learn more

Rock Mix

1:00pmThursday

1:00pmThursday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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The Arizona 411

5:00pmThursday

5:00pmThursday

The Arizona 411 features 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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The Furious Wave

7:00pmThursday

7:00pmThursday

All instrumental surf and surf-influenced rock from around the globe. Mike has been active in the music business and the music scene in Tucson for many years, including as a performer, record label owner, and just plain fan. This is his first stint on air and what better way to do so than to spread the gospel of instrumental surf.

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Feedbackin’

9:00pmThursday

9:00pmThursday

If it’s big, fuzzy, buzzy, and supercharged, then DeCaf is blasting it out into the airwaves. DeCaf is your gearhead, muscle car, panhead host, playing high-octane, high volume, high voltage, super-charged rock n' roll. It's more than indie rock, it's more than punk rock, it's more than garage rock... It's Feedbackin'.  

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Rock Mix

11:00pmThursday

11:00pmThursday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Rock Mix

12:00amFriday

12:00amFriday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Scrambled Sunrise

7:00amFriday

7:00amFriday

Paleo Dave starts your day off with Scrambled Sunrise—a mix of contemporary indie, ’90s alternative, ’80s college rock and ’70s post-punk and deep album rock that airs every weekday morning from 7-9am.  After escaping the grim clutches of South Texas and Cochise County, “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 and punk heavyweights Dover Trench and Malignus Youth. During the long, brutally weird interval between Then and Now, Dave went to art school, served in the Army, attended the U of A and worked in everything from archaeology to science writing and educational research before finally getting the proverbial wild hair to take a radio broadcasting course in the Spring of 2005. Following a 12-year stint hosting Bat Country Radio late nights on Community Radio 91.3 KXCI, Dave joined Downtown Radio in 2018 and started spinning his signature blend of high-octane scatterbrained rock and roll on Radio KAOS, which now makes an occasional appearance in the schedule when the spirit moves him. He also sometimes hosts Rockodyssey, featuring 8-10+ minute tracks from different eras and subgenres of rock’s broad spectrum.

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Rock Mix

9:00amFriday

9:00amFriday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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1:00pmFriday

Abby Normal’s Counter Culture Bliss is a show that keeps you on your toes like a feral cat on a hot Tuff Shed roof under the Arizona sun. Playing everything from Screaming Jay Hawkins, to G.W.A.R. to Ace of Base. All this variety while still holding down for The Old Pueblo. And with Downtown Radio Tucson taking pride in local relationships we all showcase local music. In fact AbNorm features a local tune in each set! Heck, she welcomes, invites, encourages, all local artists, musicians, and community players to interview live in the studio. To discuss, promote, emote, or just plain have rootin tootin fun. Abby Normal's Counter Culture Bliss on Downtown Radio, where by tuning in we all become that dusty ole hungry juke box....feeding each other loose change to twang our fangdoolies. What's a fangdoolie? That’s just one of the questions that she may ask while live in studio. Why? Because she sincerely cares about YOURS and EVERYONE'S fangdoolie. All that lovin while simultaneously blasting out a dysfunctional cacophony of multiple genres making ALL want to twang their fangdoolie's in unison (please not while driving). Hey, if that doesn't tickle your fancy, here's some testimonials from long time listeners… Hannah says, “Listening to Abby Normal is like eating trail mix on a long hike, pretty nutty with lots of energy and some extra tasty bits." Sarah says, “It’s a rodeo clown car covered with strippers." Ambrosia said, “It’s like my Grandma is giving me advice but also offering me a beer to get crunk." And Amanda said, ”It’s like running towards a stampede without getting crushed alive." Eddie compares it to, "Saw Blades grinding on metal but in a Russian techno type of way." And an unknown soul wrote in to say, "It’s a circus but the clowns are dead monkeys."

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Afternoon Heat

3:00pmFriday

3:00pmFriday

Afternoon rock mix, local musicians welcome. Satan’s firstborn has taller shoes than you do, I guarantee it. Don’t let anyone tell you nepotism doesn’t make for an excellent rock mix.

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The Alternate

5:00pmFriday

5:00pmFriday

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 R.E.M., 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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¡Recógelo!

7:00pmFriday

7:00pmFriday

It's time to "Pick it up!" (¡Recógelo!) with a two-hour block of fast-paced, danceable music provided by DJ Rudio. DJ Ruidio is a DJ hobbyist how has done work for Downtown Radio in the past. Now he's back and ready to show off all of the music he's found since being gone.

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Audible Carnage

9:00pmFriday

9:00pmFriday

The only program to be broadcast from directly within the crypts of Hell, Audible Carnage takes you on a neck snapping trip through the history of Metal. David Grijalva and his revolving door of demonic cohosts will guide you through the 7 circles of Heavy Music. Occasional games and speciality shows showcase all the best in the realm of all that is Hard and Heavy. Everything from Classic Rock to Punk, Alternative, Metal and everything in between. If it’s heavy it’s here. Audible Carnage is not responsible for any concussion, whiplash, internal bleeding, diarrhea, brain hemorrhaging, sense of vertigo, loss of hearing, taste or smell, peeling of the skin, uncontrollable urges of lust and gambling, numbness of the face, loss of hair or nails, vivid demonic hallucinations or the sudden urge to attack the closest thing to you while listening to the program. Born beneath the rubble of Sodom and Gomorrah David Grijalva was forged from the seed of a Barbarian and the egg of a Witch Priestess. Being raised in the dark art of Heavy Metal, David has taken his high priesthood in the church of Metal and forged a path littered with blood and bone fueled by Cheeseburgers and Tequila. Spreading the one true religion across the land. Metal. Since being banished to Hell after The Great Corporate Radio War of 1437 David continues to spread his message of earblasting Psalms and Hymns for all to hear, vowing one day to return from beneath the surface to reclaim his throne atop the Heavy Metal Summit.

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Garage Au Go-Go

11:00pmFriday

11:00pmFriday

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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Garage Au Go-Go

12:00amSaturday

12:00amSaturday

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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Rock Mix

1:00amSaturday

1:00amSaturday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Radio Border Blaster

9:00amSaturday

9:00amSaturday

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.

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Feedbackin’

11:00amSaturday

11:00amSaturday

If it’s big, fuzzy, buzzy, and supercharged, then DeCaf is blasting it out into the airwaves. DeCaf is your gearhead, muscle car, panhead host, playing high-octane, high volume, high voltage, super-charged rock n' roll. It's more than indie rock, it's more than punk rock, it's more than garage rock... It's Feedbackin'.  

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(modernist_society)

1:00pmSaturday

1:00pmSaturday

Brian Hanner and Syndenn Sweet bring the eclectic universe of progressive, art, and experimental rock straight to your ears every Saturday afternoon, 1-3PM. From genesis to epitaph, morningrise to a lunar sea, (modernist_society) pushes beyond styles, expands across generations, and broadens your musical horizon. Syndenn Sweet is a Tucson native, author, luthier, musician and artist. She is passionate about the arts and educating a younger generation on music, art and creativity. Brian Hanner is a professional percussionist, health coach and yoga teacher. Both Syndenn and Brian are co-owners of local recording studio Sad Salad Studios and are devoted to living in a completely musical and creative environment.

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The Arizona 411

3:00pmSaturday

3:00pmSaturday

The Arizona 411 features 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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Rock Mix

5:00pmSaturday

5:00pmSaturday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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The Magpie Courier

7:00pmSaturday

7:00pmSaturday

The sonic zeppelin known as The Magpie Courier is your one-stop steampunk experience. If it's grit, Brit, steam, diesel, copper and brass you are looking for… Well, Sonny Jim and Madame, it’s The Magpie Courier for you. Cheer-o! Captained by Tyburn Ranger—the man, the myth, the…well…all-round solid chap; a man who knows much but never seems to notice; a brave, proper, British tea-drinking, uh...really not sure where he came from—and accompanied by brass and copper co-pilot and expert navigator DJ Andy Bot, The Magpie Courier sets a course for the meridian of steam-driven rock, punk metallurgy, and fallout folk.  

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Rock Mix

9:00pmSaturday

9:00pmSaturday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Saturday Night Tickle Fight

11:00pmSaturday

11:00pmSaturday

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12:00amSunday

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Rock Mix

1:00amSunday

1:00amSunday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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Little Leaf Radio

7:00amSunday

7:00amSunday

Rocking old, new, and everything in-between! Start your morning with music for the whole gang to rise up to and play!

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the art of easing

9:00amSunday

9:00amSunday

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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Life Along the Streetcar

11:00amSunday

11:00amSunday

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, hosted by Tom Heath. 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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Words & Work

11:30amSunday

11:30amSunday

Writing is work and Ted Prezelski, local member of the National Writers Union, takes time every week to interview local writers as well as labor leaders. We've got a fantastic writing scene in Tucson as well as an active and thriving labor movement and Downtown Radio wants you to learn about both. Ted Prezelski 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, 3-5pm.

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Heavy Mental

12:00pmSunday

12:00pmSunday

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. 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.

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SpeakerBox X

1:00pmSunday

1:00pmSunday

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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Soul Vibes Sunday

3:00pmSunday

3:00pmSunday

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 is 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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OLMEC Underground

5:00pmSunday

5:00pmSunday

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 2007. 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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Animusic

7:00pmSunday

7:00pmSunday

Animusic is about celebrating great anime songs and awesome J-rock bands! From punk and ska to heavy metal, great Japanese artists inspire us through animated stories all generations love. Kaju's name is Carmen, but everyone has called her Kaju since middle school, around the time she discovered anime shows on TV and was suddenly singing all anime openings and endings. In high school she found more music and Japanese bands online and that’s when she knew she needed more. Now here we are listening to not just anime songs, but the best J-rock Kaju can find.

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The Loveshack

9:00pmSunday

9:00pmSunday

The Loveshack is a kaleidoscope of sounds from across the globe. We cover anything from rhythm and blues, garage jangle, psychedelic pop, garage futurism, global dub, and primitive electronic exotica. Foreign takes on Western pop music and vice versa. Our musical oeuvre is calming and enchanting, with an easygoing trajectory on a Sunday evening before the onslaught of the work week. We ain’t experts in any particular field of the digging in the crates for records, but we hope to share our love of foreign tunes. We want these obscure sounds to be accessible and we want to encourage people to check out the artists we compile for our mixes; we provide track listings on our blog to encourage further research for those who dabble. We believe in the magic of sound, the power of discovery, and to share that love of the rock n' roll mystery machine. Cancel Couple are a husband and wife duo who like records, unhealthy food, juice, soda, and potato chips. Boring straight people who have square jobs! Yo, don't tell anyone!

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Rock Mix

11:00pmSunday

11:00pmSunday

Downtown Radio’s rock mix is an eclectic, carefully curated amalgam of deep cuts and minor hits spanning the entire spectrum of rock music—from the '50s to now.

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