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KUKQ Phoenix Locks in Programming Schedule

See also: KUKQ Returns to Phoenix (Via the Internet) See also: KUKQ Phoenix Launches Online; We Speak With Nancy Stevens, Craven Moorehead, and Jonathan L

KUKQ Phoenix -- the Internet radio station bearing the classic call letters of a bygone Phoenix institution -- launched in March, but as station director Nancy Stevens indicated it would, it's taken some time for the station to lock down its programing schedule.

But the past few weeks have seen the station starting to really take shape. An all-volunteer outfit, the lineup of shows shares some crossover with local low-power FM station KWSS (Beef Vegan and Buddha of KWSS' The Morning Infidelity hosts a new show, Reefer a Friend on Weekends), as well as Live Transmission with William "Fucking" Reed, which is no longer listed on KWSS' schedule.

Former X103.9 staffers like Craven Moorehead and Hammer anchor the weekly lineup.

The specialty programming Stevens spoke of is emerging, too: Local label owner River Jones hosts a show called National Local, and weekends find the station exploring hip-hop with Independent's Haul with Zak Frankel and Mike Cassidy and dubstep with Uncle Fryday's Electric Ballroom.

Check out the full lineup below:

Monday through Friday

8 to 10 a.m.: Woodbanger's Ball w/Craven Moorehead 11 a.m. to noon: Ska Punk Sack Lunch Noon to 3 p.m.: Fields the Driver 3 to 6 p.m.: Hammer

8 to 9 p.m.: National Local with River Jones (Mondays) 9 to 10 p.m.: Ska Punk 10 p.m. to midnight: Live Transmission with William Reed (Fridays)


Saturday: 9 to 10 a.m.: Menace's Attic (classic alternative) 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.: Reefer a Friend with Beef Vegan and the "Bronze Fonze Buddha" 8 to 9 p.m.: Independent's Haul with Zak Frankel and Mike Cassidy 11 p.m. to midnight: Uncle Fryday's Electric Ballroom (dubstep) Midnight to 2 a.m.: Live Transmission with William Reed


10 to 10:30 a.m.: We're a Happy Family (alternative programming for kids with punk artists and children's movies) 6 to 8 p.m.: Just Another Menace (interviews and new artists) 8 to 9 p.m.: Alternative 101 (classic alternative) 9 to 11 p.m. : Ska Parade

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.