Update 3/14: The KUKQ brand relaunched today as a webcaster at KUKQPhoenix.com. The Phoenix New Times reports that the station will integrate programming from former X103.9 afternoon host Craven Moorhead’s SkaPunkRadio.com. Another former X103.9 personality, Hammer will join KUKQ for afternoons.
The Press Release follows:
On March 14, 2012 KUKQ.com returns to fill the void of alternative radio in the Phoenix Market. But the re-birth of KUKQ is alternative way beyond the music. The station goes â€œon the air with a state of the art mobile app ,and interactive website that will make listening to the station far easier than terrestrial radio option and their unreliable reception. If you have a smart phone you have KUKQ Radio anywhere you go!
The programming team behind KUKQ is passionate about curating a station that truly caters to the alternative music lover â€“ making the word alternative actually mean something â€“ a mindset is far removed from most commercial radio stations. By building a sense of discovery and combining it with strong support of our local community KUKQ will be both exciting for a music fan and enjoyable to the casual listener. Because the station is live and local it will offer listeners an experience filled with originality that Pandora, Spotify and â€œ iHeartRadioâ€ cannot provide.
KUKQ will rely heavily participation of artists and listeners. Programming will go way beyond music â€“ since musicians both local and worldwide will be able to use smart phone technology to send content, intro songs, talk to us live from the concert stage providing a live, instantaneous experience. They can intro their own music, supply video content for tours, new music, top picks and any other newsworthy music and entertainment related content of interest to our listeners.
KUKQ will rely on web, social media, apps, street marketing, listener input, interaction and texting campaigns to reach the alternative audience that has been left to less alternative radio choices outside of the Phoenix market. KUKQ will be the home of the Legendary â€œSka Punkâ€ show hosted by Craven Morehead (formerly of 1039FM) and many other specialty programs unique to the station in the Phoenix market.
Sandusky has registered a number of domains over the past few weeks: 1060KUKQ.com, KUKQ1060.com, KUKQAM1060.com, AltRadioKUKQ.com, ArizonasAlternative.com, KUKQLive.com, KUKQPhoenix.com, KUKQPHX.com, and KUKQRadio.com among them.
1060 KUKQ was the first Alternative Rocker in Phoenix from 1989 unti 1993, when “106.3 The Edge” KEDJ debuted. KEDJ would move to 103.9 in 2001, eventually rebranding as “X103.9” before its demise earlier this month.
1060 has been Sports “1060 The Fan” KDUS since 1997. As one of three Sports station in the market, KDUS registered a 0.2 share in the most recent monthly.