Slavin, Dave

This interview was recorded at the base of Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona on April 26th, 2017. It covers the following themes:

  • b. 1955

  • Childhood in east Tucson.

  • Shopping in downtown Tucson. Taking the bus.

  • Radio and music. KTKT and the Beatles. Tucson radio scene and local DJ personalities. FM radio and album-oriented rock.

  • Trying to break into radio. First broadcast job at KHYT in 1974.

  • Formation of ASUA Concerts Committee/Production in the mid-1970s. Booking major acts at Centennial Hall and McKale. Finding equipment for Billy Joel at the Chicago Store. The Eagles, Bob Hope, and Fleetwood Mac.

  • Work in top 40 radio KIKX and KCUB.

  • Fragmentation of music genres and taste.

  • Fate of student-organized concerts at the University of Arizona.

  • KUAT in the mid-1970s and people who went on from the station.

  • Typology of radio stations and DJ personalities in Tucson during the 1970s.

  • Growing knowledge of Tucson’s own music scene and connections to the national music scene.

  • Tucson’s national connections in food.

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