Allen Sklar, Continued from Newsletter:
was dedicated to all things radio. Although he never earned a degree in
radio engineering, when he obtained his amateur radio license at age
sixteen he knew that radio and broadcasting were going to be his
fields. He spent many years in Idaho, where he worked with excellent
engineers in large commercial stations who gave him solid training in
all aspects of radio, including climbing towers and fixing equipment in
below zero weather and blizzards. He also worked as an audio engineer
with many professional sports teams, including the Suns, Diamondbacks,
and the Cardinals. Locally, he worked as an audio and radio engineer for
many of the largest stations around Phoenix, including KJZZ, KAET, and a
number of other commercial AM stations in the area.
was an avid supporter of amateur radio, and encouraged both young and
old to get their "ham" license. He volunteered with many public safety
organizations as a radio emergency responder, and worked day and night
during Katrina and other hurricanes and disasters as part of a
nation-wide Red Cross radio network. He was, for many years, the chair
of the amateur radio club at Mesa Community College. He also had a
deep interest in high altitude balloon flights, and became the FAA
coordinator for many balloon clubs in Arizona. He enjoyed working with
the high school students, assisting them in designing and launching
their experiments, and would attend balloon launches all around the
state and mid west.
was, in many ways, a classical engineer of the old school. He was
gruff, argumentative, and difficult to get along with at times, but he
knew his profession and he knew how to get the job done. He may have
been indifferent to his dress and style, but in his heart, he was proud
of what he and all the other volunteers had accomplished at Radio
Phoenix. We will miss him.
Global Village Airtime: Sat 2p-3p.
Global Village features the latest and best in world music, new releases, and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from other genres that have influences from around the world. The show draws on the knowledge, experience and congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over 40,000 albums, including many out-of-print titles - to pull these musical strands together into an intriguing and captivating whole.
The DreamWeaver Airtime: Wed 12noon-2pm.
Join the DreamWeaver for some random radio, interviews, album reviews, live music in the Valley and more. It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll…sometimes blues and it’s always got soul. Hosted by Alan Weaver (aka DreamWeaver). An Original Radio Phoenix Production.
Rockabilly Worldwide Mashup Airtime: Monday 9p-10p, repeats Sunday 10p-11p
Rockabilly Worldwide Mashup features “rockabilly” old and new, an American blend of country swing, boogie woogie, jump blues and electric blues that is now heard around the world. Hosted by DJ Bacpac. An Original Radio Phoenix Production.
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Fill Theater
Fundraiser Success Thanks to Our Supporters and Volunteers
On October 13, noted journalist Amy Goodman, along with co-author Denis Moyhihan, appeared at the Phoenix Center for the Arts and the Third Street Theater for a Fourth Anniversary fundraiser for Radio Phoenix. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and with the cooperation of the staff at the Phoenix Center, the Amy and Denis drew a sell-out crowd at a pre-presentation reception, and filled the theater where Amy and Denis discussed their new book, "The Silenced Majority."
Amy and Denis have been taking "Democracy Now!," the most widely syndicated news program in the world,on the road for a 100-city tour, starting with the
Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National
Convention in Charlotte, running up to Election Day. They've traveled through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond
the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and
candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of
restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the
massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision
is changing how our democracy works.
On October 12, Amy and Denis were in Bisbee, Arizona, for a presentation at community radio station KBRP, a low power station now celebrating its seventh year on the air. The next day, the duo were in Tucson in the morning to support KXCI. By three in the afternoon, they were still speaking to the crowd and hadn't begun signing books yet; but the folks at Radio Phoenix weren't worried. Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers under the direction of Board member Jeanne Frieden, the reception at the Phoenix Center for the Arts started at 6 PM, and right on cue, Amy and Denis walked in the door.
Volunteer or intern for Radio Phoenix and AzCMF
Volunteers and interns needed for administration, production, programming, music reviews, and all the other tasks it takes to keep Radio Phoenix on the air.
Check out the list of openings available for every interest and skill here.
You are invited to attend the next volunteer orientation meeting:
Saturday, June 13, 2015; 1:00 PM
Radio Phoenix Studio
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix
(parking lot on north side of building on 3rd Street, just south of Hance park)
At this orientation, you will learn about what community radio is, the mission of Radio Phoenix, organization of AzCMF and Radio Phoenix, volunteer and intern opportunities, and our training tracks to begin your lifetime in radio.
Introductory volunteer and orientation meetings are forty-five minutes long. We look forward to seeing you.
Studio B Presents:
Exclusive Medea Benjamin Interview, July 31, 2012
Medea Benjamin -- radical activist, feminist, cofounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, was in town at the end of August to talk about her new book, "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control." She had a chance to stop by Studio B at Radio Phoenix where she was interviewed by Victor Aronow. The discussion ranged from her awakening to activism, through mom and kids in an activist family, to President Obama and her hopes for the future. More on Medea Benjamin and Code Pink HERE.
Progressive Moroccan Journalists Visit Radio Phoenix
Radio Phoenix is becoming a favorite spot for US State Department tours by progressive journalists from around the world. After the visit by the South African delegation a few months ago, we thought that our straight talk about media, money, and monopoly would have made the State Department think twice before sending us more journalists. But on July 2, four progressive journalists from Morocco spent two hours at the studio learning about the realities of American radio, then tried out Mexican food and tequila with Board members.