The TUCSON RADIO DIAL

Maintained by Barry Mishkind
(The Eclectic Engineer)

    Last updated 10/10/20

New! - The Tucson Radio Page: Memories!

8/1/19 - Family Life sells KFLT to Tucson Radio LLC
12/13/18 - Journal sells stations
Good Music sells rest of stations
7/20/18 - Wilkins Radio buys 940 KGMS

7/25/17 - KTZR changes to Sports Talk.

KXCI adds a 10 kW auxiliary in mid-town

 

AM Stations
(Stations with websites are indicated by the links)

580 KSAZ 5/.38 kW, DA-N Spanish Religion (Marana license)  
690 KCEE 250 W, daytime religion Calvary Chapel
790 KNST 5/.5 kW, DA-1 News/Talk. Watch out for those beeps! iHeart
830 KDRI 50/1 kW, DA-N Easy Oldies Tucson Radio
940 KGMS 1/.25 kW, DA-2 Religious Rock  Wilkins
990 KTKT 10/1 kW, DA-2 Spanish "La Mexicana" Lotus
1030 KVOI 10/1 kW, DA-2 "Traditional" (Conservative/Religious) Talk Bustos Media
1080 KGVY 1 kW, daytime Big Band (Green Valley license) KGVY, LLC
1210 KEVT 10/.5 kW, DA-N Talk/Sports One Mart
1290 KCUB 1 kW Sports Talk Cumulus
1330 KWFM 2/5 kW, DA-N Satellite talk (South Tucson license) Hudson
1400 KTUC 1 kW 50's & 60's MOR Cumulus
1450 KTZR 1 kW Sports Talk iHeart
1490 KFFN 1 kW Sports Talk Lotus
1550 KUAZ 50 kW, daytime NPR/Jazz U of A
1600 KXEW 1 kW, DA-N Spanish - Tejano  (South Tucson license) iHeart


FM Stations

88.5 KVCC 16 kW   VCY America
89.1 KUAZ 3 kW NPR/Jazz U of A
90.1 KCDS-LP 59 W Religion Iglesia Centro de Sanidad
90.5 KUAT 12.5 kW Classical  (also a translator on 89.7 in West Tucson) U of A
91.3 KXCI 340 W Community/Eclectic local non-profit 
91.7 KVAN-LP 50 W   Global Change Media
91.9 KOHN 10 kW Sells, AZ voice of Tohono O'odham Nation Tohono O'odham Nation
92.1 KCMT 50 kW Regional Spanish Lotus
92.9 KMIY 93 kW

AC

iHeart
93.7 KRQQ 93 kW CHR (Yes, there are two "Q"s)

iHeart

94.9 KMXZ 100 kW AC Lotus
96.1 KLPX 100 kW Harder edged Rock Lotus
97.1 KYWD 1.75 kW Country (Green Valley license) iHeart
97.5 KSZR 6 kW Top 40 (The Star) Cumulus
98.3 KOHT 6 kW Rhythmic CHR (Marana license) iHeart
98.7 KWXL-LP 50 W Voice of Pueblo High School Tucson School
98.9   Translator NPR/Jazz (KJZZ, Phoenix) RSCC
99.5 KIIM 100 kW Country Cumulus
100.5   Translator K-Love (Religious based) EMF
100.7 KPYU-LP 50 W Voice of Pasqua Yaqui Nation Pasqua Yaqui
101.7   Translator KDRI ... stunting with Novelty in Aug/19 Tucson Radio
102.1 KFMA 100 kW "Alternative" Rock (Green Valley license) Lotus
102.3   Translator Religious Rock  (KLYT, Albuquerque)  
102.5 KWAK-LP 50 W Voice of the Tohono O'odham Nation Tohono O'odham
104.1 KQTH 3 kW Satellite and local talk radio Family Life
104.9   Translator The Groove (see 106.3) Bustos Media
105.3 KZLZ 30 W Spanish (Actually a booster for a Kearny station) Todd Robinson
106.3 KTGV 440 W "The Groove" (Oracle license)  (Tucson-located booster) Bustos Media
107.5 KHYT 82 kW Classic Rock Cumulus

 

Some back history:

3/21/14   KCMT and KFMA change frequencies (102.1 and 92.1)
2/17/14    KEVT - changes to talk/sports
2013           not paying a lot of attention .. .what did we miss?
1/22/12    KJLL changes to KWFM
11/28/11  KTZR-FM changes to KNST-FM and simulcasts KNST
11/28/11  KTZR (AM) drops comedy for Spanish music
11/28/11  KWMT changes to KMIY
10/24/11  KGMG changes to KTGV
12/  /10    KGMG installed a 10 kW booster in Tucson on 106.3
9/  /10      KEVT returns ... as an LMA Spanish Religion?
7/18/10    KEVT goes silent
2009          KSAZ is sold
7/1/09 -    KCEE and KVOI swap frequencies
6/2/09 -    KCEE is sold to Good News. A swap is expected with 690 and 1030
3/2/09 -    KSAZ changes from country to Spanish religion, and is to be sold to Radio Hogar in Phoenix.(no app as of June) ... this never was consummated.
4/17/07 -  KZPT changes to KQTH
5/7/07 -    KQTL changes to KEVT
4/9/07 -    KZPT changes to "The Truth" ... a syndicated talk format
2/5/07 -    KEVT changes to KCEE,
2007 -      Jim Sloan buys KEVT 1030 and prepares to convert it to KCEE .. big band.
12/  /06 -  KSAZ sold after the death of Phyllis Ellingher  (Sale later falls through)
12/06 -       KZLZ sold and the resold.
2/21/06 -   KTZR moves to a Spanish Oldies format
2/1/06 -     KZPT flips to "Z-104" ... AC format
11/24/04 - KSZR flips to "Bob-FM" ... and an oldies format.
11/6/04 -   KTKT flips to Spanish
June 2004 - Scotty Johnson (KMXZ) suffers a heart attack and faces a triple bypass operation in early July.
                     Scotty drove himself to the hospital and collapsed ... needed to be shocked back to life
                     three times.  He is now recovering well.
1/22/04 -   KOYT becomes KWMT
12/25/03 - KWFM-FM becomes KTZR-FM;  KTZR becomes KWFM 
12/12/03 - KWFM flips from something related to oldies to Spanish: "Que Suave"
12/12/03 - KTZR flips from Spanish to "Kool Oldies"
12/5/03 -   KOYT flips from country to AAA "The Mountain".
Feb 2003 -  Lotus upgrades KCMT, moving to 102.1 and upping the power to 100 kW, directional
1/9/03 -     KOAZ changes call letters to KSZR.
12/26/02 - KOAZ gives up on country and jumps to a Contemporary Rock format, Star 97.5
9/27/02 -  KCMT gives up on oldies and goes to a "regional" Spanish format - La Caliente!
7/30/01 -  Clear Channel purchases KOHT, KTZR and LMAs KXEW
                - KCUB changes from country to sports (Fox Network).
May 2001 - KCMT (Lotus) changes their mind and goes Classic Rock.
4/10/01   - KOAZ changed from Jazz to Country as "Cat Country," Lotus says they still will do Country on 101.9
4/2/01 -   Call letter changes: 97.1 became KWFM-FM, and 92.9 KOYT

 


If you catch a call letter change I missed or any other error, please let me know. Thanks!