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Complete Contest Rules: Click Here

HURRY! THE CONTEST ENDS ON JANUARY 22, 2021! CLASSIC KARMANN GHIA-YOURS FOR A SONG The Drive Tucson/KDRI, 101.7FM AM830 is giving away a 1965 Karmann Ghia to one lucky Tucson, AZ area listener. HOW TO WIN — These are The RULES November 23, 2020 until January 22, 2021, The DRIVE will accept emails to sophia@thedrivetucson.com, or letters via USPS to Sophia, KDRI, 64 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701, with the required information included. (Each email or letter will serve as ONE entry.) Method of entry does not affect the odds of winning. Listener legal Name (and nickname) and confirmable...
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Meet “Chopper Ray,” The Drive’s Tucson Ambassador

HURRY! THE CONTEST ENDS ON JANUARY 22, 2021! Meet “Chopper Ray,” The DRIVE Tucson’s Ambassador As a pilot, Ray Caryl managed to fly quite an array of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in some remarkably interesting and challenging places and situations. He served in the Army and the National Guard, and did a tour in Vietnam. He flew for US Customs drug interdiction and the US Forest Service on forest fires in both airplanes and helicopters in a career that spanned 38 years. Many Tucsonans, including us, remember him as “Chopper Ray,” the helicopter pilot/reporter for Channel 13’s Chopper 13. We...
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Introducing The Drive Car!

INTRODUCING THE DRIVE CAR! The Drive Tucson is known for our originality and for being different from the rest. So of course we wouldn’t drive around town in any old truck or van. Nope, we chose this: ABOUT THE CAR The official Drive car is a 1965 Karmann Ghia convertible. This classic and restored vehicle is in beautiful “drive around” condition, having received a total restoration in 2013. The car has been garaged and driven lightly since, and kept continually maintained. Built on a VW frame, using a VW engine, the Karmann Ghia’s award-winning design was created by Italy’s Carrozzeria...
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Why Doesn’t The Drive Have A Newscast? Here’s Why.

Some people have asked why we don’t have “real news” on The Drive. We decided to stick with “news you could use” and make it as much about Tucson as possible. And judging by the response, our listeners agree: “Thank you for sticking with basic, local news & limiting it! We want to hear you guys & the music!” – Hope “Love the format you have. Everyday I look forward to hearing a song that I haven’t heard in decades.” – Theresa “I appreciate knowing where all the ‘kerfuffles’ are in my way to work! I am glad you keep...
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New Drive Masks!

They’re here: the OFFICIAL The DRIVE Tucson face masks! These high-quality masks are designed, handmade and sewn in Tucson by Aztec Embroidery & Screenprinting. They come in two styles. CLICK HERE to order online. You can choose to have them shipped for a small shipping fee, or pick them up yourself from Aztec.
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U Of A Offering Antibody Testing For Essential Workers

The University of Arizona is analyzing the blood samples of hundreds of thousands of Arizonans statewide to determine who has developed antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19. The State of Arizona is providing $3.5 million for the testing, which is available at more than two dozen locations across the state. The specific testing site for each participant will be selected during the registration process. Learn more and sign up at the U of A website. Eligible Workers: Public Safety Officer Firefighter EMT Arizona Department of Corrections Officer Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Officer Arizona Department of Child Safety Employee...
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AZ Dept. of Health Offers Free Masks For Seniors & Others

Beginning today the Arizona Department of Health Services will begin giving out free face masks to persons who are 65 or older or medically vulnerable. They have teamed up with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. Anyone who is over the age of 65, medically vulnerable or unable to purchase a mask is encouraged to place an order on the ADHS website. According to ADHS each order, one per household, will come with five washable and reusable face masks. ORDER FORM
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