Longtime Radio Free Phoenix listener, Dan Griffin, joins the airstaff, weekdays from 3-5 am. He’s a Phoenix native born at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1953 and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1971 (for all you Knights out there).
I grew up in central Phoenix and started listening to KRIZ in the 60s and then came along a guy named Bill Compton! Music on the radio was a pleasure for the ears with KCAC and KDKB, a free-form underground progressive rock station. The DJs included Toad Hall, Hank Cookenboo, Scott Niccolson and Nina Joy. I was hooked on a wonderful music format till Bill’s untimely death. It was a few years before that format returned in the 80s with K104, KSTM and the early KZON.
In 2005, I read a Phoenix New Times article about an internet radio station started up by Andy Olson and Liz Boyle called Radio Free Phoenix. Their mission was to keep Bill Compton’s spirit alive and well, and boy they did! I have done couple guest DJ appearances on RFP and been a regular listener for almost 12 years.
Now Andy has given me an opportunity to be a regular DJ Monday-Friday from 3am to 5am. I’m looking forward to Andy’s passion keeping Bill’s spirit alive and well – Long May You Run RFP!