The Alternative 93.9 FM KWSS is a
Non-Commercial LPFM terrestrial broadcast station serving Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding west valley cities. 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 Feature Story News and
information to its listeners along with programs such as Democracy Now from
the Pacifica Foundation, 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 with a focus on localism.
How do I make a song request? There are two ways: Visit our home page and click on the KWSS Online Song Request
link in the upper left side. It allows a listener to browse our library and make a request
that goes into a cue to be aired within 15 minutes. You may also call 623-888-6091 for music inquiries, and requests. We will do our best to return your call.
How do I get airplay for my band? Musicians may submit only one mp3 song track for radio play 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. Other genres that do not fit the Alt format will not be considered as it does not fit our format. Please format music tracks as
"Band Name - Song Title". Failure to format the band-song name will cause music not to be considered. Do not send WAV files, do not add our email address to any newsletters or lists. To start this process send us an email from the email form on the splash page with your band name in the subject line. If the band/music appears to fit the format we will reply with further instructions for sending one mp3.
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 contact us from the splash page email form or
call us at 623-888-6091 for more information about sponsorship's. We will send you a basic underwriting rate sheet. Your messages will include
your business name, what it is you are known for or services,
location, telephone number and web URL. 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 reach the KWSS staff from the splash page email form 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, contact us from the splash page email form 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 lineup of 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