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.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPeezy
- Instagram: @ChrisPeezy
- SnapChat: YoChrisP
- Twitter: @ChrisPeezy
Krystal Pino | Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm
Krystal Pino’s career has spanned almost two decades in the broadcast media field, working at various radio stations throughout Colorado and Arizona. Krystal graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Krystal is also a stand-up comic, having opened for names like Paul Mooney and Felipe Esparza. In 2020, Krystal started a weekly lifestyle and entertainment Vlogcast with Crystal Stark. Candidly Krystal focuses on supporting local and highlighting entertainers who have been grounded because of the pandemic. Candidly Krystal airs every week on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Live.
Krystal is a Silver Mic recipient, receiving the prestigious award from Colorado State University-Pueblo in May of 2005. She worked as a Girls Inc. Ambassador for Girls Inc. Denver from 2010-2012 and hosted the “Miracle Party: A Magical Night for Kids with Cancer” from 2010-2015. Krystal considers her work giving back to the community some of the best moments of her career.
Krystal lives in Arizona with her husband, three daughters, English Bulldog, Callie and Chiweenie, Cooper. They love being active outdoors and travel often.
Ern Dollaz | Monday – Saturday 2pm – 6pm
From the campus of Tucson High to U of A’s Sancet Field! Now on your radio afternoons Monday through Sat 2-6 on 97-5 The Vibe!
Tune into Ern Dollaz for the 420 Hit of the Day, and enjoy your drive home from work with the Vibe at 5. Ern Dollaz loves radio, classic hip hop and has been a fan of both since the 80’s but most importantly Ern Dollaz loves Tucson and all of the listeners who tune into 97-5 The Vibe.
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.