Each spring, right before it gets just ridiculous hot in the Valley, local modern rock station KUPD hosts UFest, a gigantic rock/nu-metal/modern rock outdoor festival. Past lineups have featured Three Days Grace, Helmet, Godsmack, and more, setting the bar high for fans of crunchy, shouty rock. Well ... More >>
The Big Red Radio, known by its longtime call-letters 98 KUPD, is known for putting on big productions, like UFest, the End of Summer Scorcher, and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Concert events and heavy music are the station's bread and butter, but the unique and hilarious contests they ... More >>
Last week, Valley alternative station X103.9 became My103.9, shifting its focus from alternative and punk to a "Gen X" format, with a playlist heavy on '80s hits and an open call for listeners to request songs. Dave Pratt Live, the divisive morning show that launched in August of 2011 was t ... More >>
John Holmberg has been at the helm of Holmberg's Morning Sickness on KUPD for 10 years. The weight of the fact does not escape him. "Wow," Holmberg says over the phone, his trademark voice in full effect. "[That] makes me feel old. Makes me feel useless. This is not the way this [was] suppose ... More >>
By now you've probably heard the dozens of promos that KUPD has been running daily for the free Smashing Pumpkins concert they're putting this coming Thursday night. Billy Corgan and his crew are making a swing through the Valley (guess they're not down with Zack de la Rocha and the Soundstrike ... More >>
The Bird kicks it with Jarrett Maupin, infiltrates Rusty Childress prejudice parties and explains why Don Imus shouldve said "Eff you!"
Letters from the week of October 31, 2002
Letters from the week of October 24, 2002
The Cardinals took out a Phoenix DJ. Now we should take out Tony La Russa.