The staff of KDKB in 1973
The staff of KDKB (93.3 FM) in 2011.
Ruby Cheeks, veteran DJ at KDKB (93.3-FM) has been with the station for 10 years and can be heard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday. From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Cheeks broadcast the station’s popular public service program, “Valley Focus."
“Neander” Paul Marshall, program director for KDKB (93.3-FM) can be heard from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Here, Marshall is holding hand-written song playlists from the early 1970s as the station is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 23.
In 1971, 23-year-old Eric Hauenstein co-founded KDKB (93.3 FM) in Mesa.
Radio personality Bill Compton, often remembered as the “architect” of KDKB, was given free reign to play the music listeners came to love.