Power 1490 Reunites In Tucson
May 24, 2010 at 3:58 PM (PT)
On SATURDAY (5/22), TUCSON played host to a reunion of staffers from KJYK-A (POWER 1490)/TUCSON. POWER 1490 was one of TUCSON's first Top 40/Rhythmic stations, until changing formats in 1995.
POWER 1490 alumni attendees included former PD BRUCE ST. JAMES (KTAR/PHOENIX, former MD BOOGIE D (WPHI/PHILADELPHIA), TED STRYKER (KROQ/LOS ANGELES), RONNIE ZEE (WZOK/Rockford, IL), BOBBY RICH (KMXZ/TUCSON), DARIN TAOKA (HOT MIX RADIO NETWORK), R DUB! (SUNDAY NITE SLOW JAMS) and others who now do everything from insurance to play professional world-league basketball.
In a press release, R DUB commented, "To see the old crew together again after fifteen years was absolutely mind blowing." R DUB! started his syndicated SUNDAY NITE SLOW JAMS at POWER 1490 back in 1994. R DUB! added, "Besides the patches of gray hair, beer bellies and occasional bald spots, no one has changed! It felt like the station never went away!"
R DUB continued saying, "Jokes aside, to this day, POWER 1490 was one of the most special radio stations I've ever had the chance to work at, and the starting point for me and so many others. Bringing everyone together again was so surreal."
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