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