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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Media Watch

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Great idea about a local style-guide on pronunciations, spellings, etc!

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Posted by Sue DeBenedette on 07/16/2015 at 7:25 PM

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Tucson is a better city with Alan back on the dial. The large companies have forgotten or never even cared about real community, they do only what they have to for their license. Glad for Tucson!!!

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Posted by Marvin Kirchler on 07/16/2015 at 3:13 PM

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"Tucson's foremost objective interviewer." Everybody in the news business should take these words to heart. Buckmaster may be Tucson's single biggest contributor to public knowledge on everything from arts to road gravel. He's a gem.

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Posted by Tucson on 07/16/2015 at 12:57 PM

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I'm with you n7. Right on Wilmont to Tanky Verdy.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/16/2015 at 12:12 PM

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Amen to the graphics story, Brother Schuster. That is one of two major complaints about "local" news. The other complaint" Most news readers (I won't dignify them by calling them "reporters") can't pronounce local place names or the names of their stories' focus. I realize the new kid in town may botch up the story of another wreck at Ajo and La Cholla the FIRST time, but the second, third, fourth time, there is no reason. Spelling errors fall in the same category, "Mount Lemon" and "Kit Peak"? Seriously?
It's time for the AP or some similar news operation (maybe the UofA Journalism Department) to put together a local "style book". Arizona place names, pronunciation guides, maybe even borrow from Dr Byrd Granger and include some background on these places.

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Posted by n7iqv on 07/16/2015 at 10:05 AM

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Thank You for the wonderful story about Bill Buckmaster!! His Hall of Fame recognition is so well deserved! His fairness and balance is essential to our community!! Great article John!

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Posted by Russ Andaloro on 07/16/2015 at 9:23 AM

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Welcome back to the airwaves Alan Micheals, more then anything giving him the passion to do what he loves doing! I honestly feel calling it oldies is such a disservice to an era of music that we continue to play on KGVY and other stations in town. This is music which had never gone the wayside and continues to influence the artist of today, sometimes a little too much - ask Robin Thicke about that one!

I don't think back in the 60's Big Band music was referred to as "oldies" it was people's favorites, that's where we best identify with the music we grew up with. Favorites and Classic Hits. Best wishes to you Alan! Have a blast!

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Posted by AndyTaylor on 07/15/2015 at 4:14 PM

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Did local radio CREATE the market for Sirius/XM radio???? :(

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Posted by Northwest Bobby on 07/10/2015 at 3:02 PM

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Sirius destroyed local radio. But why are all the female dj's named Dusty Rhodes?

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Posted by Debbie T on 07/10/2015 at 2:06 PM

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There are more oldies formats than any other format in the market. Whether it is Big Band,
50's, 60's, 70's, 80', or 90's, classic hip hop, classic hits, classic country IT IS OLDIES. Time for a change of writers of this column

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Posted by Jim Walker on 07/10/2015 at 2:05 PM

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Great to hear that Alan will be back on the air doing what he loves! Congrats!

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Posted by Sue DeBenedette on 07/10/2015 at 12:21 PM

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Also of note -- KLPX is now broadcasting in HD (for the few of you who have HD car radios, and the fewer who have tabletop HD) with two subchannels. HD-2 is "deep cuts" (also available on the KLPX web site under the "music" tab), and HD-3 appears to be programmed by KFMA (according to the digital ID readout), although I'm not sure if it's the same as KFMA itself.

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Posted by on 07/09/2015 at 10:14 PM

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Green Valley station KGVY can be heard on AM and it also is basically an oldies type format with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Live DJs during the daylight hours. But, also, bravo to the return of Alan Michaels, even if only for a few hours on the weekend. He has been missed by a lot of people, myself included.

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Posted by Seriously? on 07/09/2015 at 3:55 PM

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Alan Michaels back on the airwaves...this is a GREAT thing for us Tucson! Congrats Alan!

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Posted by Robert M Duffy on 07/09/2015 at 10:51 AM

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"...nobody in Tucson is doing oldies..." WRONGO, Alan. 690 KCEE has been doing oldies full time for several years, and while most music is without live DJ activity, the Sunday afternoon show hosted by long-time Tucsonan Jim Bednarek is a fun trip back three or four decades. (Tune in on Sunday at noon)

Even more fun is listening to the streaming feed on and finding out that those oldies were actually recorded in stereo. Something you never got when listening on that 2 inch pocket radio speaker when you were a kid!

690 KCEE is one of a very few LOCAL radio stations still alive in this era of syndicated slop. It, too deserves a listen.

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Posted by n7iqv on 07/09/2015 at 9:19 AM

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It's Great to hear that Alan Michaels is back on the air. Now, how about someone giving Big Al Kath a permanent morning/afternoon drive traffic reports once again. He is the BEST!

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Posted by RDiddy on 07/09/2015 at 8:21 AM

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The Star's website really is horrific. I live in DC most of the time and when comparing the Star to the Washington Post or the NY Times it is clearly evident that the Star doesn't have a clue. UGH.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 07/04/2015 at 9:57 PM

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KXCI is jam sandwiches.

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Posted by lauracarolineadams on 07/03/2015 at 11:39 AM

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"...was a note in the Chicago Tribune that referred to community radio station KXCI FM 91.3..."
It was much more than a note. My Chicago-residing Mom sent me the whole article which easily spanned about a page and a half of the Trib. A significant percentage of the article was dedicated to KXCI.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 07/02/2015 at 10:56 AM

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I'm in the UK, like John, and I'd never have discovered the kgun9 team. I wish the BBC would embrace Periscope as Kgun9 have. You can clearly see the professionalism of the anchors when watching their scope feeds and yet they still have time to answer questions, joke around, laugh at your own jokes and of course share the latest breaking news for the USA and Tuscon areas. And you know what....? It's funny how over time you start to think of these scopers as friends.

Recently Guy periscoped walking his dog Angel and we got a tour of the area. It was just like being there and having an evening walk with a friend. Another instance saw Stella scoping from Tombstone doing the tourist but with her friend. It was amazing. It's doubtful I'll ever see Tombstone so it was great to be a periscope tourist.

The whole Kgun9 team seem to be one big family and everyone has a lot of fun at work and this comes across in the periscope feeds.

There's a lot more to periscope than Kgun9 but to be honest they are the feeds I watch most.

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Posted by Jason Dale on 06/26/2015 at 10:11 PM

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