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Aug 30, 06 Lindy Fletcher Tucson
 
Lived (and just 're-lived') through a lot of this history and memories.
I was girlfriend/wife (now 'ex') of DJ David Slavin (mid 70s). Listened
in many nights (he worked midnight - 6 am slot). Like so many have said
before, thanks for the memories! Interesting to see old articles and
photos, my how we have all changed!!! 
Dec 9, 06 Sally Milo Tucson
 
How fun! KWFM was MY station! How I loved listening to Bob Cooke on
Saturdays - he had the silliest sense of humor! I recall one year when
Mikey King (of Street Pajama) sent Bob a Christmas card to "the second
funniest person in Tucson". Ah, the good ol' days!
Dec 25, 06 Gary T. Tucson
 
KWFM. One of the true original community based radio stations. Real
People, Good music, support of talent and local involvement in the arts
and music scene. A lot of stations now claim to be "Community radio"
when all they are is just a soap box for a political agenda. They need
to take a look at one of the great true community radio stations, KWFM.


I miss KWFM dearly. Times change and when they do some of the best
parts of life become a cherished memory.
Jan 22, 07 Karol Basel Tucson
 
I remember with great fondness KWFM.  There has NEVER been a rock radio
station anywhere I have travelled that has rivaled the variety and
quality of KWFM.  I sure wish the DJ's were still on the air now,
spinning tunes just like they did back in the '70's. What a blast that
would be!
Jan 30, 07 Josh Tucson
 
This is an awesome site and great resource to the community.  Thanks for
all your effort!
Mar 9, 07 Steve Ochotorena Tucson
 
I was in junior high ( Flowing Wells ) when I tuned in....Lots of great
memories!
May 7, 07 Kelly Butwinski Tucson
 
From my recollection, in the beginning, KWFM was a mono station that was
on the air 12 hours per day. I believe the broadcast day began with the
tolling of the church bells from the song "Black Sabbath" from Black
Sabbath's first album. The broadcast day ended with a very
psychedelic/energy charged (or was it the "white lightning") version of
"Let's Get Together" by H.P. Lovecraft. Is this correct, or was I
hallucinating?
Aug 8, 07 Dan Sorenson Tucson
 
I thought I'd been taken back to Washington, D.C., when I first heard
Bob Cooke on KW. He reminded me of Cerph, an amazing radio talent at an
amazing station back in DC's Maryland suburbs (WHFS-FM in "Beth -ezzzzz-
daah" Maryland.) He even sounded like Cerph. And, like Cerph, Cooke cost
me a hell of a lot of money. I'd listen to his show and just have to buy
a new "album," something I'd just heard on his show.

Of course, he wasn't the only talent on KW. I just connected more with
him because he reminded me of Cerph and WHFS. The KW staff was
amazing.

I don't want to be an old fart, but I truly feel bad for my kids and
the other younger people who never got to experience radio "made" by
people with great ears and not some tin-eared MBA with software and a
pile of data. Don't get me started.

I'm thinking if Global Warming raises sea level enough the KW survivors
can set up a pirate radio station in the deep water just outside the Ajo
Reef in the Dire Straits of Bob Cooke. Maybe we can hire Margie as
Captain of Music. And yes, there should be plank walking and keel
hauling every afternoon during drive time. Request lines will be open.
Aug 15, 07 Chris Borden Tucson
 
Kelly-
You're absolutely right.
I too remember some of those days.
(Before shit got weird)
Wonderful memories tho.
Signed- A fellow stoner

P.S.__ I believe one of the first engineers KWFM had now owns a few
radio stations around these parts -
www.kcdx.com for inquiring minds.
Oct 28, 07 Ray Lindstrom Tucson
 
Hey, come on over and take a look at the great new KTKT tribute web
site!
Relive the great old days of Tucson radio at www.ktkt99.com!
Aug 29, 08 Ray Lindstrom Tucson
 
Before there was KWFM, there was KTKT. Be sure to check out the KTKT
tribute website at www.ktkt99.com
Nov 27, 08 San Timoteo Tucson
 
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.
Jul 26, 09 Don Ramsower Tucson
 
Just stumbled on your site. What a trip down memory lane. I was born and
raised in Tucson and was a disco hater from the get go. My wife of 28
years still remembers me listening to kw back then. I had forgotten
about the Dixie Dregs. Got to go find my cassette. Thanks again.
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!
Feb 12, 10 Lee Tucson
 
You guys were the greatest station ever.  Tucson isn't the same without
you!  
Mar 18, 10 D. PEARSON AKA Super Dave Tucson
 
Just came across your Bob Cooke tribute page. Man I still miss that guy,
talk about the day the music died! Thank you for this site and for not
turning your back on Tucson's true rock heritage. For those of you who
never had a chance to tune into the greatest rock station that the west
will ever have sorry you missed it!!
Jun 14, 10 Doug Noyce Tucson
 
I had the privilege of working with KWFM in the glory days of Tucson
radio.

As Opti-Graphics Visual Productions I was tasked to videotape KWFM
music events, like the recordings of the Westwood Studios live
Homegrown Hour sessions, with Central Air, Bob Meighan (sp), Dusty
Chaps, Jerry Rhiopelle and others.

I also taped the fabulous KWFM 10th Anniversary bash at Old Tucson
studios.

Working with the FM greats like Jim Ray, Lee Dombrowski (GM) and 'The
famous Jim Brady'. We had some cool 'parties' too!! (sniff! ;-)

Anybody remember Mud Wrestling with MODA? Remember that? Choo-Choos? It
was on 'PM MAGAZINE' with Martha Vasquez, sponsored by KWFM!

Tucson is not the same without this station and these talented people.
I would love to find some of the albums that were created during these
sessions, and if anyone has a setlist for the KWFM 10th Anniversary
bash, I'd love to have it!

There was a local band, very talented, with a very HOT female lead
singer... what was her name?? The band was 'Street' something..,. GAWD,
I hate getting OLD!! Help me out here folks!
Jun 15, 10 Tim Warden Tucson
 
Doug, that "Street" something would be Street Pajama, and you can find a
song by them in the "KWFM On The Air" album, posted on this site under
the "LIVE!" tab.
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.
Oct 6, 10 Casey Townsend Tucson
 
In 1981 or 82 KWFM partnered with the U of A Flandrau Planetarium to
present "Cosmic Radiance" the first locally produced full-featured
laser light show ever done there. 

The show opening was a panorama of the Tucson skyline with an orange
setting sun, under which the KWFM logo letters faded in. The sun set as
the panorama faded out and then the letters faded out as the music
started. 

I remember going to the KWFM studios every week with an arm-load of LPs
to trade for the LPs for the featured artist for that week's show. We
mixed the show in a small studio in a converted closet covered in
carpet by the planetarium loading dock then took the tape into the
theater to add the visual effects.

I can still see the images from 'Dark Side of the Moon' in my minds
eye. (We certainly played that show a lot!) One of the best points of
my life.

Thanks for this web site's trip down memory lane.
Nov 4, 10 Rand Carlson Tucson
 
Glad to hear about the reunion!

I worked with Perk Clark (who is out of town this weekend) on print ads
for the station for the Tucson edition of New Times in '71 and '72. I
miss the station!

I have been a cartoonist for the Tucson Weekly since '87.

Rock on!
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.
Dec 19, 10 Tim Warden Tucson
 
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!
Dec 19, 10 Steve Felde tucson
 
The reunion show was fantastic!
Nice to have a short blast of old, favorite memories, specially late
nights with BC.
Dec 26, 10 Mark Sterling Tucson
 
Great site. listened to the show. No body made mention that the City of
Tucson would turn off the traffic ligths at midnight. Thats how small
this town was. The lights would flash yellow E&W an flash red N&S. 
 They did that so when yo were coming home from the Night(fright)Train
on 4TH it was just that mush less you had to Negotiate.

  You got to ask your self just what is wrong with clear channel for
dropping the old KW an going commercial?
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 29, 11 Albert Muniz Tucson
 
I was a part of the KWFM 9th birthday bash at Ried park and would love
to see pictures, video or audio tapes, please contact me  at
aquavato@cox.net
Jul 19, 11 Sharon Lynch Tucson
 
Hey Margie its Sharon remember me we used to work together in the 80s at
Klpx. You always have when we have spoke. Wanted to say Hi and if
possible can u email I am trying to find out if Ohio Joe has a email.in
Texas. Joe and I were very good friends if you remember. Been thinking
about him so if u could let me know.
Love you always 
Sharon
Aug 15, 11 Tucson Banks Tucson
 
Awesome! :)
Apr 28, 12 Char Cashman Tucson
 
Truly a great station! Remembering staying in the car - even after
arriving at your destination- to finish listening to Hey Jude or Layla-
played in their entirety, of course. Miss hearing all kinds of music and
great DJs.