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Why Advertise With The Drive Tucson?
Top music station 55+
Locally-owned and operated
Fewer commercial breaks
Radio Hall of Fame personalities
Friendly and local sales team
Custom-plans to fit your needs
Reach a large & loyal fanbase
Mini-advertorials available
Shorter commercial breaks
KDRI The Drive Tucson
Jim Arnold
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Jim has 36 years in Tucson media and is now his hometown. Coming from Indiana to attend UArizona, Jim worked through college and beyond being a radio DJ/personality. His proudest achievements include being part of the Billboard magazine’s “Grand International Station of the Year” team at KCUB in 1976. While there, Sunny Jim (as he was and is known) was twice honored as a top five country music DJ in the nation. Leaving Tucson and moving into TV, Jim returned in 2000 as COO of KOLD13 and in 2012 as VP at KGUN9. Jim is a member of the Arizona Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. Being part of another great radio station like The Drive Tucson is a happy full circle.
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Dave Slavin
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A Tucson native and a UA graduate, Dave has five decades of growing Tucson and Southern Arizona businesses. With a background of radio, television and yellow pages advertising, Dave has a broad knowledge in business and understands how to help business owners achieve their goals. Local music lovers may remember one of Dave’s proudest moments - Co-producing the Fleetwood Mac Show in the University of Arizona football stadium in 1977, which is still the largest concert in Tucson history! Dave knows how to market and sell your events to Tucson. Dave doesn't realize it, but he really has become a Tucson legend in local media. Dave will ALWAYS return your calls and will help you to achieve your marketing goals. Dave's direct line is 520.349.0102.
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Joan Lee
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After 30 years in Tucson, the mountains and the saguaros still "take her breath away. We had nothing like them where I grew up in Minnesota. They are the perfect backdrop for working at the kind of station that made me fall in love with radio". When asked what makes The Drive Tucson so special, she said "It's locally-owned, plays fun music and you don't get overwhelmed with commercials". Joan is a veteran marketing executive and voiceover professional. She is exceptionally talented and knows how to help you boost your business. Just ask any of our advertisers; their commercials get heard and they get business. Call Joan today. She's fun to work with and can help you with your marketing needs. Joan's cell is 520.822.4826.
Dennis Douville
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Dennis is the newest member of our family. Dennis moved his family here from Washington State in 2021, "We wanted a change of scenery, and it was the perfect time. I’ve worked in radio for 7 years with 30 years in marketing." Dennis loves the atmosphere and small-town vibe at The Drive. HIs favorite thing about Tucson is the weather. "I tell everyone it is easier to deal with a couple of months of heat rather than 6 months of below freezing temperatures and cloudy skies." Dennis says he is so happy to be here and to serve Tucson-area listeners with great resources for great lives. "I now consider myself a Tucsonan; I absolutely love it here". Call Dennis at 520.440.7100.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • "Locally-Owned '' is important to me. That is why I listen to and advertise with the Drive."
    Seth Wilson, owner of Tucson Coin and Autograph
  • "When new customers come to us, we don't even have to prompt them to find out they heard about us on The Drive."
    John Klippstein, owner of Klipper Automotive
  • “My experience was fantastic. Hands down, The Drive Tucson is my favorite radio station to listen to and to advertise on.”
    Rich Flieger, owner of Computer Revival
  • "The whole team went above and beyond to reach the needs of my store. We cannot thank The Drive Tucson and their listeners enough for all of their support!"
    Alicia Huff, owner of The Candy Store
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