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Memorial for political commentator Franzi set for Monday

A memorial service for outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," will be held Monday evening. The journalist and political activist died last month at 78.... Read more»

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Emil Franzi: Local political legend dies at 78

Outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," died Wednesday. His frame had been weathered by cancer, but the curmudgeonly political operative, columnist and talk show host kept his opinions flowing strong. "You might not agree with him, but you had to listen," said radio talker John C. Scott.... Read more»5

Back in the saddle: John C. Scott to return to Tucson airwaves, again

It would take a two-hour radio show to recount the times talk show host John C. Scott has bounced around the radio dial, but he's not looking back. Scott, 73, will return his eponymous interview program to Tucson radio — this time at the helm of a new liberal station, the revamped KEVT 1210 AM.... Read more»2

Parisi waves goodbye to radio, moves station to Internet

Local AM talk radio now has one more channel that's just static and noise: station manager Jim Parisi has taken his PowerTalk to online-only broadcasts after two years on AM 1210. The KEVT station stopped transmitting around 9 a.m. Monday.... Read more»

Switched off: John C. Scott off air - again - after quarter-century of radio

Tucson's long-running talk radio host is yet again without a microphone, as the John C. Scott Show has run into static. Scott, whose show has been on various local radio stations almost continuously since 1989, has been off the air since Monday. Has he finally dropped the mic?... Read more»

Jesse Lugo, John C. Scott broadcast annual 'Bike in a Box' appeal

Thursday and Friday, the 7th annual fundraiser to provide 500 under-privileged kids with bikes and helmets for Christmas will take place on the John C. Scott Show, on AM 1210. Organizer Jesse Lugo plans to raise $25,000 to support the effort. "Many of these children would never have a bike if not for this project. We're helping to create memories."... Read more»

Parisi, Scott back on air Monday

Two longtime local broadcasters are returning to the radio Monday. Talk-show hosts Jim Parisi and John C. Scott are both taking to the air on PowerTalk Radio, AM 1210. Parisi organized the station's new lineup, which includes other local talk and a satellite sports feed at night.... Read more»

Not so fast: John C. Scott to join Parisi in return to airwaves

Just over a month after what was thought to be his final broadcast comes word that a veteran radio talker will again pick up the microphone. The John C. Scott Show will return as part of a "PowerTalk Radio" lineup organized by talk show host Jim Parisi, beginning Feb. 17 on AM 1210.... Read more»1

Hanging up the mic: John C. Scott Show leaving airwaves after 24 years

Legendary radio man John C. Scott will soon no longer be the senior statesman of local broadcasters. Radio station KVOI is pulling the plug on his news program after Friday's show, and Scott said he won't seek to move to another call sign after a run of 24 years on a number of Tucson stations. "I've been doing the broadcast thing for more than 50 years," he said. "I started when I was 16 and now I'm 71."... Read more»4

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Buckmaster: Search underway for new Tucson city manager

A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich.... Read more»