Independent Radio 93.9 FM KWSS is a
Non-Commercial LPFM terrestrial broadcast station serving the Scottsdale
Phoenix Area. KWSS serves the public through providing 12 hours per
day of locally originated programming. KWSS offers a diverse music
format within the alternative indie rock genre. KWSS brings news and
information to its listeners with programs such as Democracy Now from
the Pacifica Foundation, Free Speech Radio News, Counter Spin, and The
David Pakman Radio Show as well as several other locally produced
informative radio programs. KWSS signed on the air January 2005. KWSS
is a major supporter of the local arts and is constantly featuring
events to help bring awareness to the local community.
What is the mission of KWSS?
KWSS enriches people’s media experience by offering alternative
independent programming both music and news/information with a focus on local-ism.
How do I make a song request? There are two ways: Visit our home page and click on the “KWSS Online Song Request”
link. It allows a listener to browse our library and make a request
that goes into a cue to be aired. You may also call 623-888-6091.
How do I get airplay for my band? Musicians may submit up to two mp3 song tracks via email
for consideration. Please verify that lyrics are free from profanity
and obscene content. Music must be relative to the KWSS format of
independent, pop, alternative rock genres. Please format music as
"Band Name - Song Title".
How do I or a business become a sponsor to receive on air mentions?
KWSS offers local businesses and organizations underwriting
opportunities. By underwriting KWSS we will air your sponsor messages
throughout our normal programming day to help bring market ad exposure
to your business. Please email or
call us at 623-888-6091 for more information. Your messages will include
your business name, what it is you are known for or services,
location, telephone number and web address. This will include an
optional banner on the KWSS website.
Whom should I contact with questions about my donation or thank-you gift? You may email the KWSS staff, or call 623-888-6091.
Whom should I contact with comments about KWSS Programming? We always welcome and encourage feedback from listeners. If you have programming comments, please call or email and put in the subject line “programming”, you may also call the main line at 623-888-6091.
How do I learn more about your programs? Visit our schedule page on our website.
Where does KWSS get its funding? The
majority of KWSS's funding comes from local businesses, with a
secondary source from program underwriting, and a small portion from
listeners like you. KWSS is a 501C3 and able to receive donations and
in return offer services and a tax deduction.
I've seen KWSS listed as a sponsor at concerts, events and festivals. What does that mean? KWSS
is pleased to provide media support to many events, shows, concerts,
festivals and other arts organizations. As media sponsor of an event,
KWSS provides the organization with on-air mentions of their events,
often in return for an advertisement in the playbill and tickets to the
How do I get an event listed on the Rock Local Calendar? Submissions
should be received two weeks before publication on our site.
Information about upcoming events may be submitted for consideration by