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Tucson Radio
Tucson's radio history began in the 1920s with two stations that became KTUC and KVOA. Today, there are 16 AM and 23 FM stations serving Tucson, with several other AM signals from Phoenix penetrating the local airwaves. Talk radio and music radio personalities have been “companions” for listeners at home or on the road. Mornings have been the most listened-to time period of the day, from the days of George and Square Deal, Chris Borden, and Jerry Stowe to Mojo and Betsy, Bobby Rich, Sunny Jim Arnold, and Cactus Dave. Frank Kalil on KTKT in the afternoons was the star who kept the audience laughing all the way home.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467131407
: Arcadia Publishing
: 05/05/2014
: Arizona
: Images of America
: 192 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Russ Jackson was a Tucson radio personality in the 1950s and 1960s on KCNA, KVOA, KTKT, and KMOP. Before retiring, he was a professor of telecommunications at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He has seen many of his students find careers in broadcasting. C.J. Brown arrived in Tucson in 1960, just in time to become a huge fan of KTKT and Top 40 radio. A retired railroader, he maintains the KTKT alumni website,, and owns one of the largest collections of Tucson radio memorabilia.
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