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May 24, 15 Greg White Portland, OR
 
Nostalgic for Tucson.  Nice site you've got here.  One correction if I
may.  You've got a picture in your Gallery labeled "Central Air", which
is actually one of the last incarnations of "The Air Brothers".  Left to
right: John Houge, Greg White, Chris Drake, and Dale Caddell.
Oct 6, 16 Guy VanderLek Wilmington, DE
 
I worked as an ad sales rep for KWFM from 1983-1985. Won a couple of
Tucson ADDY awards for the the copy I wrote that was produced by the
great air staff of both KWFM and then sister station KCEE-AM.

In 1983-84, I remember assisting our Chief Engineer (I can only recall
his first name was "Bill") with the installation of the new transmitter
and STL on top of the mountain after hours.

Dan Hicks of NBC Sports (Golf, and most recently 2016 Olympic Swimming)
got his start at KW/KC around that time.
Aug 10, 13 Doug Noyce Corona de Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/shaazsibes/
 
I worked 'with' KWFM from 1979-1982, videotaping their events, including
the Westwood Studios Homegrown stuff, the 9th and 10th anniversaries,
the MODA- Choo-Choos, Mud Wrestling event (I was the photographer for
all MODA events). I will be posting the KVOA PM Magazine segment on
Vimeo and will post a link when it is ready. It is about all that
survives on tape, now digitized. I have the Central Air tape, but it is
so bad it would take years to clean it up, but copies were made for the
entire band and Jim Ray, so someone should have a copy! Whoever
monitors this site, please contact me. Wish I would have known about
the 40th event, I would love to have seen the old gang again. BTW, you
have Margie Wrye's name spelled wrong throughout this entire site.
'Rye' is a drink, not  a DJ! ;-) LOL!!
Aug 10, 13 Doug Noyce Corona de Tucson
 
Found this while searching for MODA Mud Wrestling. I had no idea the KW
was still online! HAHA! I just read the blurs, and I wrote it!!
HAHAHA!!! No one answered the question tho'. I believe it was 1980, but
I need the exact date for a video I am making of the Night Train/ PM Mag
show. I guess locals all know that Martha was fired last year from KVOA
for shop-lifting (like they don't pay her enough!!).
Aug 29, 04 Hans Laetz Malibu CA
 
Far out, truly wild. Hearing the Beatles ID again brought me back to 19.


Hey - I have HOURS of the Sunday night KWFM Jazz Show on fairly good
stereo 3-1/4 inch tape. How do we upload this analog stuff?
Oct 1, 16 Hans Laetz Malibu CA www.kbu.fm
 
Doug Jaffee's Beatles ID lives!  Tune it at noon Pacific time Saturdays
and Sundays to 97.5 FM in Malibu, or online at kbu.fm or
radiomalibu.net . 
Dec 25, 04 Eric Tucson
 
KWFM was the ONLY station my big brother and I ever listened to in the
'70's and early 80's.  It was the greatest, and this web site has
brought back great memories of the station.  I remember one of the DJ's
doing a special segment where a disco record would be "put on trial"
(played) and then destroyed.  Would LOVE to hear that again!

Thanks for the memories,

Eric.
Nov 8, 07 Gera Nogales, AZ
 
Started at the UofA in the fall of 1975. KWFM was my indoctrination to
real rock, reggae, southern rock, and jazz.  Oh yes... Blue Dolfin,
KWFM, Sunday evening jazz show.  Thanks for the website. It brings back
many memories Despite all the partying, I still remember.
Mar 11, 19 Keith Latham Melbourne Australia
 
Just found this site somehow when revisiting the record "KWFM On The
Air". I grew up with KWFM but I moved to San Diego in 82 and to
Australia in 84. Really, really, miss it. I understand there is a new
incarnation on the AM band now. Can't possibly be the same can it? My
souvenirs extend to "KWFM On The Air" and 5 C90 cassettes taped off the
air when everybody went on holiday (or something) and had a robot DJ (or
something) play every Rolling Stones track from A to Z (or whatever). I
remember there was a contest where you were supposed to figure out
which one track was left out. Anyway I have from approximately D to S
with some inevitable missing periods.    
Jan 1, 06 Jim Hobby Waldorf, MD
 
WOW, what a cool find. I was a loyal listener from 72 to 79 when I moved
away. I still got that old bummper sticker on my tool box.

In 79 the station was giving away 3 albums if you were the 9th caller,
got the bumper sticker with the albums.

I to was checking the web for following groups: Street Pajama, Chuck
Wagon and the Wheels, Saddle City Band, & The Frank and Woody Show.
Anyone know if you can get their CD's if there are any?
Jan 1, 11 Frederick H Acosta Tucson, Arizona
 
I can remember having an FM converter in my car so as to listen to KWFM
radio. I remember listening to one of the original DJ's, Jim Ray, and
immediately became a loyal listener to KWFM. One of KWFM's main
formats/strengths was to take other cuts/tracks from albumn's and play
them over the Top 40 formats by other stations. I first heard and
listened to Dan Fogelberg on KWFM. Captured Angel. I was hooked. What
memories.  R.I.P. B.C.
Dec 19, 10 Tim Warden Tucson http://www.las-solanas.com
 
Thanks to Margie Wrye, Cool 1450 and Clear Channel for putting together
the KWFM 2010 Reunion Special.  It was a captivating hour and a half; a
trip down memory lane!  (...if you missed it, you can listen to it at
your leisure here on the tribute website...)

Happy holidays, everyone!
Nov 27, 08 San Timoteo Tucson www.las-solanas.com
 
Hey Eric, howdy K-Dub fans,

Yeah, the site has been waaaaay too quiet, and I guess I'm the culprit.
 If it weren't for this pesky day job, and all the other projects... I
can't even find time for ripping my vinyl collection...

So... Thanksgiving resolutions... -1- Don't eat too much.  -2- Start
updating the site.

I've got a few great photos from Douglas Grant and Jim Ray to add, as
well as a few more RNRPS's to edit and add...  and we're still hoping
to get some more goodies from Karen Stern, Jim Brady, and Bob Bish. 
(Airchecks!  More Airchecks!)

In the meantime, I've just posted a good year's worth of guestbook
entries... been holding out on y'all -- when they used to post
automatically, we had too many problems with imbeciles adding spam, so
I had to start posting them manually -- a royal, but necessary pain.

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, everybody and keep it here on 92 KWFM,
Tucson.
Apr 25, 09 Timothy Gassen Tucson, AZ www.purple-cactus.tv
 
Thank you so much for the great site and time machine back to the great
KWFM and the early 1980s Tucson music scene I loved so much! Dave
LaRussa STILL rocks, and I am still thankful to him for all of his help
as I started in music... Any old Tucson scenesters who remember Jacket
Weather, The Marshmallow Overcoat or any of my other bands please drop
a line! :)
Oct 27, 04 Tony Frank Tucson
 
Hey Cats and Kitties.  I love this site.  As a former radio personality
in town, I have fond memories of your station, including Sunday night
Jazz.  Tucson needs a full-time jazz station again.  Long live the
"Great American Art Form."!
Jan 23, 11 Jerry Arena Tucson
 
Since the reunion show Dec. 19, 10, I've made it a habit to listen in on
my youth. Brain theory currently attributes the olfactory wiring across
certain neurocenters to make the scent of a cookie bring us back to a
day in 19-whatever, but I swear, listening to my k-dub on this site
transports me aurally in the same way.
Just the Mark Young Dec. 9 "74 aircheck with Blind Faith's "Can't Find
My Way Home" makes me visualize the Jack in the Box on old Speedway as
I sat talking to the clown ordering a great greasy taco at 1 a.m., on
my way home to Catalina Garden Apts. a couple blocks north at Pima and
Jerry, across from Al-Anon, and 2 Circle K's.
Keep this site up!
And, uh, thanks, man ! 
May 18, 04 Jim Hardy Denver, Colorado
 
I arrived in Tucson in mid-August 1981 as the new General Manager under
the new Sandusky ownership.  Lee Dombrowski stayed on as General Sales
Manager, Jimmy Ray was Program Director, Jim Owens was Production
Director.  It was a "magic" time for me in my 36 year broadcast career
and I reflect on it often.

Thanks for putting it all together.  
May 15, 04 Jim Ray Mt. Peasant SC
 
My daughter Colby found the web site.  A treat for her to see the old
man in his aviators and his partners with their members only jackets. 
Tell your kids to look at it and respond...

Tim, you have done a great job putting this together.  We need to
recognize the UNSUNG HEROS of KWFM. THE SALES & SUPPORT STAFF.  Back in
the day people like Larry Sotosanti, Lauren, Chris, Julie, Linda, Sue,
Tom, Jennie, Dave, Regina Barndt, Nancy Wilson, (and a ton more that I
can see their faces but can't recall their names) helped PAY THE RENT! 
The owner at the time shall we say was a bit "frugal".  When we needed
something for the station these guys went out and made it happen for
us. We didn't always agree but they loved it as much as we did.

Larry Sotosanti was the original Herb Tarlick (WKRP)  this guy made
sure we all had free pizza and beer trade somewhere.  Larry was the
originator of the "Blues Brothers" look-a-like contest that went on for
weeks and helped us get "off the dime", so to speak.

People like Joe Crystal  not part of our generation but put up with us
 will always be remembered.  (He had a great collection of Bolo Ties,
Mexican Wedding Shirts and Kachina Dolls.)

Then the "BIG GUY" Jim Hardy came along with the corporate strcture
that would eventually put KWFM in the money making column.  We didn't
agree with the structure but we accepted it and he brought the "TEAM"
to the table. Thanks Jim.

Thanks again for the site.  Lets fill it up with memories!  
Mar 31, 04 Jim Ray Mt. Pleasant SC
 
Watching this site come alive is very exciting.  While I was in Tucson
in February I ran into many people that still have great memories of
KWFM.  I have listened to the tapes from that time and it is amazing
just how good that station sounded.  Holy cow, we knew how to have a
party.  50 ounce pitchers of beer for 92 cents at the Outlaw!  The
people that worked on the air and manager Lee Dombrowski made it click.
 If anything was ever a group effort, KWFM was.  I will be sending all
my memories to Tim to share with others.  There's not too many days
that go by that I don't have a great memory about my time there.  While
listening to the tapes I got chills listening to Bob Cooke and Jim
Owens.  Great friends taken away from us way too early.  They would
love this site.  The KWFM Birthday party at Reid Park, Lee Dombrowski
and I met with Jim Ronstadt who asked us how many people we thought
might show up.  We smiled and said "if we're lucky about 1500 or so." 
Well, 10,000 people showed up and Mr. Ronstadt was not happy with us at
all.  What a blast!  The number of artists that dropped by KWFM studios
to do interviews  the names are many and there was always a "Party on
the Patio"!
Mar 14, 12 Jim Ray Charleston/MT Pleasant SC Anchorlineadvertisington.com
 
Wow, been a long time since I commented on th K-DUB site.  Amazing how
many familiar names have popped up.  What's more amazing is that this
once powerhouse radio station is still engrained in so people's minds,
we can't forget that part of our lives, I know I sure can't.  The years
I worked there and the friends I made and still have will be with me
forever.  Thanks Tim for doing this site and thank all of you for
remembering.
Nov 1, 15 Jim Owens III Capac, MI
 
Amazing to see all these pictures of my parents (Jim and Donna). My
father taught me an appreciation for music that fulfills my life to
this day, and by 15 I could convincingly agree why Aja is superior to
Gaucho; however, my father might disagree. He passed in 2001 and he is
missed dearly. I hope these pictures remain up for a long time.
Mar 3, 07 Jim Zielbauer Tucson, Arizona
 
I got out of the Army in 1969, returned to Tucson and went to work for
KVOA-TV, camera, vidotape, there were DJs from all of the local radio
stations floating in and out of there working the audio booth, reading
news or sports and making ends meet which is how I first heard about
KWFM coming on the air. We had one DJ from KWFM working the booth but
for the life of me I can't remember his name (TMB/CRS), I do remember
he had a droopy Peter Maxx style mustache and smoked a pipe filled with
latakia tobacco. I had this VW bus with a Blauplunkt AM/FM radio in it
and used to listen to KWFM as I drove back home from work after the
10:30 News. They were the first ones to play the entire Who album
Tommy. So thanks for the site and for jogging my memory cells.
Nov 3, 04 Joe Catanzaro Yuma
 
searching google for Nina Joy and came up with this website. I was lucky
enough to grow up in Phoenix and listen to underground radio the way it
should be...KDKB 93.3 FM and 1510 if you AM..as the firesign theatre
used to say during station ID's. never got to listen to Tuscon
radio...but heard Nina and the rest...they definately shaped my
listening styles...and I thank them for that. Nina had the Lost Gonzo's
on one evening and I got to request a couple of songs...I still have
that night on tape...1977ish ....
Jan 30, 07 Josh Tucson http://tucson-labs.com
 
This is an awesome site and great resource to the community.  Thanks for
all your effort!
Mar 12, 12 joyce korngold akron ohio
 
memories, what wonderfull memeries Tucson in the 70s thanks all.
Aug 18, 07 Jim Rosen (JR) James "Kimo" Rosen Kapaa, Hawaii www.planetjapan.net
 
Aloha David,

Howszit? Great seeing your pics on the net.  You look like your
father.

Hows Diana?

I am living in Kapaa, Hawaii on the Island of Kauai.

If you get this, email me and we will catch up.  G-d Bless & A Hui Hou,
JR
Apr 12, 14 Jimmy Boulder
 
  The Beatles Collage had been going through my head since the 70's .
Never thought that I would ever hear it again !  Bravo ... 
Feb 4, 19 Jonathan Tappan San Diego
 
I just listened to an old tape I found of the KWFM Jazz Show with Chris
Ryan!  Sure brings back memories and it was so nice to hear Chris'
voice again.  I miss those days.  IMO, the Sunday night Jazz Show was
absolutely the best part of KWFM.  Hope Chris is doing well.  
Apr 7, 04 Julie Kuhel/Van Loan/McKee Mesa
 
Tim, Thank you for this history of KWFM. Being a 4th generation native
from Tucson and working there starting in 1982 was an honor. 
Apr 21, 15 John W. George Tucson, AZ
 
Just discovered this site while looking up "Overheard" by Mississippi
Charles Bevel.  I so miss that station!  At least we have KXCI...