97-5 The Vibe | Meet Our Local Personalities

Local on-air talent bringing Tucson the hits they have always loved. The New Vibe will have a strong presence of west coast classic hip hop with artists like Ice Cube, Dj Quik, Mack 10, 2pac, Dr Dre, Snoop and Lighter Shade of Brown. The Vibe will continue to show a wide range of Classic Hip Hop and R&B hits from back in the day.


Chris P | Monday – Friday 5a-10a, Sundays 2p-6p

When you think of Tucson, Chris P has to come to mind. Not only is he a Tucson native, he LOVES the old pueblo. You can find him at any of the University of Arizona sporting events (Bear Down) or at one of Tucson’s nightclub’s, DJ-ing the best in classic hip hop. Chris P has a mild obsession with all of Tucson’s amazing Mexican food and is always looking for recommendations to find Southern Arizona’s best tacos.

He has loved hip-hop since he was a little kid. He will never forget hiding from his mom his first Parental Advisory CD, Warren G “G Funk Era”. His Favorite Artists are 2Pac, Notorious BIG, Nas, Jay Z, and Outkast.


DJ Dega | Monday – Saturday 10a-2pm

Since the beginning of his career as a Hip Hop, Club & On-Air Radio DJ,  Dega has attended many fundraisers and charitable events. DJ Dega has spun for different fundraising events and some of the finest dance clubs.  He has opened for some of the world’s Best DJs and artists Including, 2 Live Crew DJ Irene,  Darude.  He has a love for Classic Hip Hop and is the winner of several awards including the “DJ of the Year” in Salt Lake City.  He is known for his sense of humor and his personality that grabs the heart’s of friends everywhere. He has a great love for his friends, his fans and his music. His generous way of contributing to those in need.  Dega has hosted shows and concerts for free and donated the money to people in need of money food and clothing. He is a very loving and caring person who enjoys seeing people happy and in good standing. He has raised money for youth, homeless youth and  cancer fundraisers.  Dega has a huge passion for the Hip Hop Community and its music.

 


Ern Dollaz | Monday – Saturday 2pm – 6pm

Ern Dollaz is native of Tucson. He went to Tucson High, graduated from the University of Arizona and is a proud baseball alumni.  In early 2000 was hanging out with some friends and met Paco from the Morning House Party from Hot 98.3.  Paco asked him to come into the morning show with some teammates and talk U of A baseball. Ern Dollaz has always had a love for radio, ever since the Power 1490 days here in Tucson which was the only station playing Hip Hop and R&B. He started hanging out with the guys from Hot 98.3. started learning about radio and next thing you know he was on the air.  By 2001 Ern Dollaz was playing baseball at the U of A and moonlighting on-air hosting the Friday Night After Party and Saturday Night Desert Storm mix shows.  Ern Dollaz  loves the fact that he is able to share such great classic hip hop and R&B with Tucson.


R Dub! | Saturday – Thursday 6pm -10pm, Sundays 6pm -12m

Catch R Dub Saturdays – Thursdays during Slow Jams. R Dub! was just 16 when he created Sunday Nite Slow Jams in the summer of 1994, and has since hosted and produced the show throughout the years. At age fifteen after moving to Tucson, Arizona with his family, R Dub! got his first chance in radio, volunteering at the local public radio station. Although he was on in the middle of the night, broadcasting out of a tiny radio station that didn’t have many listeners, he was happy to be playing his Slow Jams…and even if just one person was listening, he knew he was making a difference in their night! By the time R Dub! was a junior in high school, he was the full-time Slow Jams show host at Tucson’s first hip hop station – Power 1490, where Sunday Nite Slow Jams was born. As the years went by, and radio stations came and went, R Dub! managed to keep the Sunday Nite Slow Jams alive, taking them with him whenever he changed stations.

 

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