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Jan 30, 07 Josh Tucson
 
This is an awesome site and great resource to the community.  Thanks for
all your effort!
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 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...
Apr 25, 13 John Shook Phoenix, AZ
 
Hi there KWFM folks!!  After decades sitting in a closet, I have
transfered nearly 60 photographs I took during my KWFM years
(1974-1980) to disc. I'd like very much to share them with all of you,
as most have never been seen except by a few close friends. Someone
please tell me HOW to get them onto this website. I can't seem to find
out how to accomplish this task.  Help.  It'll be worth it...wait and
see.  Thanks alot, John Shook
Jul 14, 10 John Fahlberg Tucson
 
I started listening to KWFM in 1974 while cooking breakfast and lunch at
Dorado Country Club. Listened to Mark Youngs morning show and called in
requests alot. He had us over for a party at his apartment. Was sorry
to hear the next year he died. I'm listening to his recorded dec 1974
show as I type this. This is a great idea and brings back great
memories from a time long gone by. Thanks.
Nov 7, 09 John Des Portes Tucson
 
Listened to KWFM...nearly...from the beginning. Played a lot of gigs
hosted by KWFM and of course went to a lot of concerts promoted by the
station. A GREAT radio station and a great time in Tucson. And, after
all of this time, I still have my hair!
May 10, 05 Joe Person Bothell, WA
 
Kay-Dub.  Nothing finer in radio before or since.  I was glad I was in
Tucson listening in during the Golden Years of KWFM.  Best study music
for those late nights cranking on U of A lab reports, etc.  Thanks for
the website & the memories.
Nov 3, 04 Joe Catanzaro Yuma
 
PS...oops that's Tucson...forgive me for the mispellin
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 ....
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 ... 
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.
Aug 18, 07 Jim Rosen (JR) James "Kimo" Rosen Kapaa, Hawaii
 
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
Mar 14, 12 Jim Ray Charleston/MT Pleasant SC
 
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.
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"!
Oct 25, 05 Jim Parks Tucson
 
I started listening to KWFM in 1972 as a snot-nosed 12-year-old. It was
a revelation. No hype, album sides, DJs that sounded like real people.
It was like anti-radio. My only complaint is that I once requested
Black Sabbath and was told you had burned all their albums. You
weenies! It was probably Brady I talked to on the phone. Most
memorable: KWFM used to play new albums in their entirety on Sunday
nights. One evening in 1975 I heard Patti Smith's *Horses*. I had never
heard anything like it before (and probably never will again). A sublime
moment.
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.
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?
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.  
Mar 28, 08 Jim Elsey Layton, UT
 
Desert Dwellers REJOICE!  It's the weekend!

Wow.  What a blast from the past (75-83). Thanks. Anything that's Rock
and Roll, Midnight Album hour.  I STILL haven't found anything that
comes close to KWFM.
Jul 14, 05 Jerry Fontes Chatham, New Jersey
 
I remember KWFM as a listener.  I remember how its DJ personalities
molded my and others' exposure and our taste of Rock n' Roll music
while coming of age as a teenager in the late 1970's.  KWFM was an
integral part of the freshman student experience at The University of
Arizona in the late summer of 1978.  Everything felt so new including
what emanated from the stereo speakers in our dormitories, the
fraternity houses and apartment dwellings.

Was it Tucson's "Golden Age of Radio"?  I believe that it was.  KWFM
was one of Tucson's first tenants on the mysterious FM dial, a frontier
that demanded the eclectic and creative.  In the fall of 1978,  KWFM was
voted the 9th best radio station in the country by Rolling Stone
magazine.  KWFM comforted us through the deaths of Keith Moon and John
Lennon.  It introduced Tucson listeners to "Punk" and "New Wave". 
Before cable and before all night local television, KWFM was our
overnight sentinel.

How can one relive the entire KWFM 70's and early 80's?  We must build
a spaceship that can travel faster than radio transmissions.  We must
catch up to all those fleeting signals of the music and the warm voices
in between.


"I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night 
Any place it goes is right 
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here"
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 ! 
Nov 4, 10 JC Livingston tucson
 
The blue glow of my Pioneer receiver in the middle of the night with the
best music ever to come across the airwaves.  Still remember
Springsteen's version of "Fever."  Awesome.  Great site here, thanks.
Nov 30, 15 Janie Snyder Bakersfield, CA (formerly Tucson)
 
I am so sorry to hear about Nina Joy's passing. She was an inspiration
and a role model for me. The world of radio has lost a great one.
Jun 11, 04 Janie Snyder Bakersfield, CA
 
Thanks to my dear friend Lee Dombrowski for e-mailing me this site! I
was happy to be a part of KWFM during the greatest years, and a pioneer
woman jock in the good old days. I will be happy to dig out some old
playlists and send them in...I see you have perhaps the best photo of
me that was ever taken! I keep in touch with Lee and Matty
Siegel...would love to hear from the rest of you. 
Oct 24, 06 Jan Aufschneider Panama City Beach, Florida
 
I just happened upon alot of familiar names looking at your web site. We
lived in Tucson from 1972-1984.  I managed Creations on 4th ave. from
around 1973-1979 and Larry Sotosanti was my ad salesman. I knew Bob
Cooke, John Shook and alot of other people at KWFM.  What struck me
while reading some of the entries was the entry from Laura (Lau) Cooke.
That time was something that will never be erased from mine and my
husband Mike's memeory.  Thanks for the memories.
Dec 16, 05 j c livingston tucson
 
I listened to KWFM from the time I was 12 years old (1973).   The
station opened my mind to so many types of music.  It wasn't just rock
being played, but a free, open format.  Bruce Springsteen's version of
"Fever" was a song often played and the one that sticks in my mind as
being an example of the quality of music airing at that time.
Jun 24, 04 Helen Gaus Tucson
 
I'm still a close friend of Jane Snyder and know Perk pretty well.  I
used to hang at KWFM with Janie in the good ole days and remember
several live interviews that took place at the board.  What great
memories.  (I'm not saying anything here Janie!)  It was a tribute to
Jane that years after, when she would visit Tucson and the station
would give her courtesy air time, guys would still send her roses and
chocolates.  We remember her airtime well.  What a good time we all had
in those years.  KWFM was the only radio station worth listening to
then.  I moved here in 1972 and met Janie that first month.  What good
fortune.  Thanks Lee and everyone else for putting this together.  I
look forward to more photos and some stories.

Helen Gaus
Jun 6, 05 Harry Gorrell Bixby Oklahoma
 
I am very thankful to KWFM for all the great memories especially those
Friday nights out off of Houghton Road in the back of my truck, I can't
remember all the girls names but I can what was on my radio. And then
there was Saturday Nights cruising Speedway, KWFM was a lot more than
just a radio station it was a way of life for many of us. Thank you for
all the great memories.
Harry Gorrell
Oct 1, 16 Hans Laetz Malibu CA
 
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 .