Radio Station Information
City of License:
Cochise Broadcasting (Cochise Broadcasting, LLC)
KTBX is an FM radio station broadcasting at 98.1 MHz. The station is licensed to Tubac, AZ and is part of the Tucson, AZ radio market. The station broadcasts Classic Rock music programming. KTBX is owned by Cochise Broadcasting.
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Listener Comments and Reviews
I hope you stay on. I was at a friends in Amado Friday night and I said wow great music. He said this is Tubac. I said h my gosh, I forgot all about that station. I got you in on my other car but I need a better antenna for my new one. How can I stream you onilne?
By: Christine Duval on September 25, 2017
Does KTBX stream online? Is there even a website for the station? I enjoy listening to sister KCDX.com and would love to check out KTBX too. As I am in California, am thus not able to of course listen to their 98.1 on-air signal.
By: David in California on September 29, 2017
Thanks to my pal Mark Schaeffer for telling me about this awesome station. They play the coolest one hit wonders, B-sides, & so many other classic rock songs you'll never hear anywhere else. I have never heard a station that plays lots of ELO, Badfinger,Traveling Wilburys,Beatles,John,Paul wings, George,Ringo, Talking Heads, & so much more. This station has been a new lease on life since 2014. Thanks whoever is doing this.
By: TOMMY GORTA on October 21, 2017
Just moved to GV. What a treat this station is ! Just played Duke Jupiter. I grew up in Rochester NY and friends with the band members. Where else would you here their music outside of western NY. Good job - you have loyal listener ! Thank you
By: Anonymous on November 2, 2017
The music is fantastic. Squeeze, Neil Young, Crowded House, Todd Rundgren, obscure one-hit-wonders from yester-decade... Unsure why the signal isn't stronger in Nogales. I am NOT going to use Chrome for ANY reason so ain't going to stream it. And as far as my vehicles are concerned, since it sounds relatively crappy I guess XM will have to do.
By: UglyOldGayGuitaristBassist on January 1, 2018
I have been listinig since a few years back, not sure how many... great music discoveries like Whitebird - It's a Beautiful Day, Forever Aurumn - Justin Hayward and many more... on a good day I can hear loud and clear all the way acrooss the border in Nogales, Sonora.
I just wish there was a playlist available or that I could stream online... glad Shazam exists though.
Thanks for the great commnercial free music! :-)
By: Blanca Torres on February 24, 2018
Love this radio station! Stumbled on it by accident. Rolling through the stations I heard some familiar sounds from so many years ago.... It's the music of the '60's. Stay on that station I quickly realized it's a throw-back to that commercial-free late 60's Underground Radio from my high school days. A free form mixture of experimental and historical music with counter cultural ideas. Dang, I loved that time, that music .... it's back! Thank you!!
By: Pamela Lane on March 5, 2018
Ethan, Hi, I,m Lynne from England I want to let you know I have been loving listening to you on the air you made my day everyday , what has happend ,I have been listening to you in the afternoon It is not the same anymore ,You seem different,not the ethan I have come to know and love ,You are the best D,J 98, has ever had and I have been here in Lubbock, for 25 yrs ,so what is going on ,My days are not the same without you .Your #1, Fan from England, Lynne.
By: Lynne Thomas on March 8, 2018
it has been down for a week! my husband & i are going crazy? what gives? thank you!
By: patty on April 19, 2018
where are you? you've been down, down, down and being MISSED! you coming back?
By: don on April 19, 2018
What everybody else said! Just discovered 98.1 by accident on my new satellite radio in the car and have never wanted to change it. A genius play list. Now I can listen to genuine rock AND genuine jazz ;o) Color me happy!
By: Chuck on May 24, 2018
What a surprise finding your station. I can listen to the radio again. Please don't change your format your playlist are awesome. Almost like kwfm back in The early 70's.
By: George A. on July 20, 2018
Awesome music! Glad you’re out there.
By: Jeff on July 23, 2018
What happened yesterday morning aug 31st I was listening and poof you were gone
By: King on August 1, 2018
July 31st sorry
By: King on August 1, 2018
Great to hear classic rock and new wave from the late 70's. Love Flash and the Pan and Nick Lowe. Keep up the good music from back then.
By: John in Tucson on August 25, 2018
Best station ever. The best music.
Keep it up. Don't ever change. Best part of my workday.
By: John L. on September 27, 2018
Any chance playlists will be made available? I heard an awesome song Oct 7 at 4:30 , sure wished I knew who it was. I love this station.
By: ELIZABETH HASTINGS on October 8, 2018
Could we get an explanation as to why this station goes off air for 1-2 days each week? It's the only station that comes in where I live so we really miss when it's gone. Thank you.
By: Judy Silvernail on November 22, 2018
We moved to Tucson in September from Chicago and found the station when going through the channels. Great music but randomly the station goes off the air at first I thought it was my radio, lately it's off once a week for several days, this week the last time I picked it up was Monday. I would also like to know why?
By: George C on December 7, 2018
I just found this station today, and it reminded me of 103.1 KCDX in Florence, and now I know why, because it's the same guy choosing the tunes. For all the posters that wish they would stream and show you the names of the songs and the artist who performs them, go to the KCDX website and you can stream an almost identical station and they show you the artist and name of the song for the last six tunes or so. You can also search for tune you heard days or months ago by searching the time you heard it to find out the artist.
By: Rob Med on January 3, 2019
Update to my previous post. I was driving from Phoenix to Green Valley tonight, and realized KTBX was playing the the exact same feed as KCDX in Florence, so if you want to find out the name of the songs that KTBX is playing without the Shazam app, just go to the KCDX website. You can also stream KCDX from the website, so you can listen to the KTBX broadcast from anywhere.
By: Rob Med on January 13, 2019
Rob, Thanks for your post! Just went to the KCDX website and started steaming. I did like racking my brain to remember who the played the old songs, but the steaming beats the weaker sign on the radio! Thanks again for posting.
By: George C on January 14, 2019
It would appear that there was an upgrade in February of 2019. Signal is improved in Oro Valley. I love this station and am promoting it on Facebook!
By: Dave Stucky on February 11, 2019
OMG. I've been sitting here at work all day listening to the radio since early this morning thinking, "man, this (other local station I thought was dilaled in) was really playing some good tunes. In shock all day hearing some good ol' music i even had to shazam a few to put on personal playlist" Turns out at the of my day I heard the call station 98.1 and had to investigate. First time hearing your station. Keep it up. Great music and makes me feel like could clean a spotless house to you. My dial wont be changing any time soon.
By: Sunny Lesiak on February 16, 2019
Why are you off the air today and yesterday?
By: Sara on March 5, 2019
Happens regularly, goes silent for a few days every several weeks. Give it another day or two.
By: George C on March 5, 2019
I just loooove your station it is the only one I listen to even when I am in Tucson and it backs my heart when I louse it and half to go to a nother one to day is 4/24/2019 . there is not one tune that I did not enjoying so so much.
By: PHIL Parris on April 24, 2019
Great station! Reminds me of Tucson radio during the seventies. Yes, King Crimson, early Genesis, the Strawbs (you NEVER hear them anywhere) until now. Great progressive rock. love it.
By: jim on May 16, 2019
Short and Sweet...The most awesome station on the entire planet...carry on!!
By: Glenn on May 17, 2019
Help! As suggested, have gone on kcbx site to try to find song I heard today, 5/21, about 12:15-ish. It wasn’t roll over Beethoven by ELO, which is listed on kcbx site. It was a beautiful ballad, beautifully sung, about ships. This grandmom is trying to win points with grandkids by sharing music of my youth. They’re fascinated...I know they would love this song. Thanks! Will keep an eye on this thread in case someone knows what I’m talking about. Have exhausted my google search.
By: Anne Young on May 21, 2019
Gramma Anne here and I found the answer. It pays to have musician friends. It was Procol Harum, Salty Dog.
By: Anne Young on May 21, 2019
Fabulous station! Much better music than the Tucson stations I've been listening to. (Pinball Wizard just got blasted very loudly.) Wish the signal were clearer but c'est la vie. I'll take what I can get. Just glad I stumbled over you!
By: Catherine on June 2, 2019
I have been listening to this hidden gem of radio for 5 years now & its always better than any station in Tucson.The signal is kind of weak in midtown where I live depending on which car I'm driving, but when I travel to work on the southside or cruise to the eastside and foothills the signal is pretty good. A couple of days ago when cruising in my Vette they Played Sausalito summer nights by Diesel, Fox on the run by Sweet, Medicine man by Buchanan Brothers, Lets go by The Cars, & Give it to me by J. Giles band. Where else can you ever hear such an amazing selection of obscure 60,70,& 80s music. Thanks again to whoever is running this station.
By: TOMMY GORTA on June 25, 2019
Anne Young, go to KCDX online, I think it’s 103.1 from Florence, & they will usually list the same songs playing on KTBX. Hope this helps for next time.
By: Genie on July 27, 2019
Just realized you updated your search problem, plz disregard, but maybe it will help others.
By: Genie on July 27, 2019
I heard a really pretty song on this station but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone know the title and singer ?
only lyrics I can remember are something like...you'll never be alone again....
By: Gail J on August 17, 2019
Wish I could get the station on Tune In...
By: Catherine on August 24, 2019
Help! Love 💘this station but can't get it in Tucson. Any ideas? Thanks
By: Octalana on September 9, 2019
Try 98.1 out of Tubac.
By: George C on September 11, 2019
Station has been nothing but static since the weekend. Hope the signal comes soon! One of the best out there!
By: Catherine on October 9, 2019
Stumbled upon this radio station. Best music by far! All the great songs you haven't heard in years. Don't change the lineup because it is awesome!
By: Patrick C Kiser on October 16, 2019
Welcome back. You were sorely missed.
By: Catherine on October 16, 2019
Been a listener now for about 3 years and still love every minute of music! I only seem to be able to tune in from the car radio and not from the house... spending lots more time in the car these days hahaha! Keep playing the awesome music. Everyday I'm transported back to my teen years in the 70's. Thank you!
By: Jennett S on October 30, 2019
TO FIND OUT WHAT'S PLAYED IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES, GO TO: KCDX.com and click on What's Playin'.
By: R. Newman on December 11, 2019
TO LISTEN TO KTBX OUTSIDE OF THE TUCSON AREA: KTBX 98.1 Tubac is simulcast on KCDX.com, also at 103.1FM.if you live near Florence, AZ.
By: R. Newman on December 11, 2019
Why are you on and off so sporadically? I love this station, please stay on the air, if you're not on I turn off the radio, so please.
By: Cathy on January 9, 2020
Does anyone know whats going on with this station 98.1 - Tubac , I am new to Tubac area, love this station , tried to find it the last 3 days with only static found, any insight from anyone would be appreciated
By: Paul Laudolff on February 10, 2020
A friend of mine vacationing in Tubac called me a few minutes ago to tell me of how he's enjoying listening to KTBX, and now I'm disappointed I can't hear it online. Work on that, please!
By: JLR on February 24, 2020
I love the musical selections these people play. We live in Tucson and pick up a strong signal near N. Kolb Rd. and Snyder. Keep up the excellent selections.
By: ROBERT B. DONLEY on March 8, 2020
I recently heard what I think was a Mick Jagger rendition of "Bring it on Home to Me" on your awesome station. I can't find this rendition anywhere on line. Perhaps I have the wrong artist? Any info you can supply would be helpful and very much appreciated!
By: Bill Flannery on March 9, 2020
I love this station and the music it plays.The music of my generation, the best ever. I did concert promotion back in the day, 1967 to 1978, in Denver, CO. Knew all the best, great concerts, great parties. You take be back to a beautiful time in my life. THANK YOU!
By: Cathy Kreutz on April 3, 2020
was told about this station yesterday and so glad he told me! I love this station.. only wish I could hear it in my truck while working in Tucson! Its how radio should be! Keep up the great work!
By: Michael Ryan on May 14, 2020
My wife turned on the radio the other day and stumbled on this station. We had it on for a couple of hours in the house (NE Tucson) and it was great. No commercials, just songs I hadn't heard in decades...good songs I'd forgotten about. This station comes in fine in my car in NE Tucson too.
By: Kevin Burns on May 27, 2020
TO LISTEN TO KTBX 98.1 FM OUTSIDE THE TUBAC AREA,, GO TO: KCDX.COM. IT IS A SIMULCAST FROM ANOTHER STATION NEAR FLORENCE, AZ OWNED BY THE SAME PERSON/ CORPORATION. THEIR WEBSITE ALSO SHOWS A LIST OF SONGS PLAYED IN THE PREVIOUS 20 MINUTES. ENJOY!
By: R. Newman on June 13, 2020
amazing station. THANK YOU! It has been almost a decade since I've listened to terrestrial radio -- this is it. Thanks to the previous poster referring to KCDX.com. I sure would like to know more about who does this and why. Dang, I wish television were like this -- can't even watch broadcast TV anymore or cable for that matter -- the commercials are just intolerable, and we PAY for the service. I would donate to support this radio station for sure.
By: Jim Powell on July 7, 2020
I love your station KTBX 98.1 Tubac! The only station I listen to now. Sadly, I've noticed that you are no longer on the air. What a shame!
By: Joseph Kitzmiller on July 16, 2020
I love this radio station! Such great music! As of two weeks ago I’m not able to locate it either in my car or on my home radio. Has it been disconnected? Please let me know what happened and if it’s praying it’s only a temporary Disconnect!
By: Christine on July 19, 2020
Please reset and come back on the air! Lots of us in A Arizona ONLY listen to this station. If you need someone locally to help reset, please let me know. Live in Amado and am retired and bored!
By: Zac on July 21, 2020
Wish you could publish a daily playlist. More than once I have had to pull over and write down lyrics to research later who the artists are. Love you!
By: Janie Schembri on August 8, 2020
The ad you ran on your radio station accusing President Trump of overturning the law enacted in January of 2014 that protects citizens with pre-existing health conditions was a blatant, sneaky, mealy, underhanded lie! The law protecting individuals with preexisting health conditions under Obama Care in 2014 is still in tack and will continue to remain as long as Trump is president! President Trump has also gone so far as to start fighting Big Pharma! He is working to get our prescription drugs down to an affordable price using Favored Nation status. I for one need that to happen in order to get the prescription drugs I need. No one has had the guts to fight Big Pharma until Trump! Every president before President Trump, including Obama, has cowtowed to the power and money behind Biig Pharma! I have heard Trump's press secretary, speak and have read many articles upholding the fact that President Trump has no intention of ending covered healthcare for people with pre-existing health conditions. I'd be in big trouble if he did! Shame on you! Again, SHAME ON YOU for running false ads designed to sway the election! That was a lousy, below the belt, sleazy, slimey ploy to get your way. Apparently you're a Democrat because that's just how they act. You are a typical Democrat, no character, no basic values and absolutely NO integrity!
By: Randy E Wall on August 14, 2020
I love your station. I hate it when you are off. I won't change my tuner... I'll play cds or something else until you come back on. Please come back on soon 😊🥺
By: Terry Zale on August 23, 2020
the only commercial you run on your station is an complete lie. trump signed a commitment letter to let people get insurance even if they have pre existing conditions.. you need to check your facts before before you run socialist propaganda.
By: russ thomas on August 25, 2020
I have enjoyed listening to your music and lack of advertising, but recently I've notice your willingness to play anti-conservative ads. Goodbye.
By: Ron Palmatier on August 31, 2020
Great station, great selection. BUT Friggen Far Left Socialist advertisements. What do you hate about this country? So sad
By: David A Watson on September 1, 2020
Thanks to all who have the guts and the knowledge to stand up against left-wing socialist Democrats. As I posted earlier love the station love the music love the fact that no commercials. But lately spineless people have put false advertising of left-wing leaning socialist views. Shame shame shame. What are you left wing wing nuts hate about United States of America. You’re definitely not Veterans, first responders or love our flag and country any more commercials and I know you won’t miss me But I will miss a great radio station.
By: David on September 2, 2020
I'd like to send a PSA to KTBX for a non-profit equine rescue having their annual fundraiser at the Tubac Golf Resort in November. Please let me know who to send it to. Thanks much!
Diane Russell, Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary Volunteer Publicity Coordinator
By: Diane Russell on September 10, 2020
Love your music & commend you for having the courage of your convictions to run a few ads. The naysayers don't get it. Why would anybody believe anything Trump says when he constantly lies? But what they really don't get is that you're commercial free so why would you give a rats behind whether they tune in or not?! These people are just so ridiculous, so blind & so filled with hate for anything or anybody they're told they should disagree with. To bad they don't know how to think for themselves & base choices on FACTS!
By: Rich on September 13, 2020
I'm here about the music [hello???] Your station has the best music out there, hands down. And it's not crap you hear all the time [Pin Ball Wizard, for example, good God]. It's music you never hear, and being a music lover, of all genres, I so appreciate what you're doing. I just wish you had a playlist somewhere. Some songs I can figure out what they are by recognizing the vocals or the style, but some are just impossible. I'm trying to catch some of the music on my phone so I can play it for someone who would know what it is, but that hasn't worked out very well. If there is a playlist in existence somewhere, please, please let me know where that might be. At any rate, your station is by far the best I've ever heard. Thank you so much for all you do!!
To all who have said 'goodbye' to the station because of it's political views.. you all are a bunch of losers, good riddance.
By: Lisa on September 15, 2020
Lisa, very well said.
By: George on September 18, 2020
Shame on the left-wing Democrat socialist that are in control of putting political and only democrat political advertisements for Jim Kelly anti-Second Amendment anti-America anti-what you think will let you play whatever you want with socialism takes over. I thought last time quite a few people sent these messages and you took the political radical left-wing commercials off that it was cool. I will listen to your station the one I like the best I will listen to it after the vote. Shame on you shame on you for not loving the United States of America and standing up for it
By: David A Watson on October 2, 2020
Guess what folks, we live in a country where you’re allowed to have different political views. If you only want one message then enjoy China because that’s what you apparently want. No dissension or questioning our great leader!!
I bet if you wanna pay for a pro Trump/Republican ad to run on the radio station they were happily oblige. Somehow you don’t get that advertisements pay for the radio station and they are not necessarily a reflection of the views of anyone at the radio station. The radio station also doesn’t create the ads, those are done by the media groups of every political group that endorses them.
By: DesertRat on October 4, 2020
I just moved back to Arizona after 37 years absence. Back in the early 70's, we had KDKB in the valley, to keep us straight. Now I'm back, and listening to the awesome, add free music, has made my heart happy. Thank you.
By: Cord Rotz on October 13, 2020
Btw. I heard one political add early in the day. No big deal. Kinda turned my ears off. Must say again, love this station. Thank you.
By: Cord Rotz on October 13, 2020
WHY CAN'T THIS STATION BE HEARD OUTSIDE OF A VEHICLE IN TUCSON, AZ. ? PLEASE, PLEASE DO SOMETHING SO PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE TO CONTINUE LISTENING TO THE ONE CRAP ROCK RADIO STATION IN TUCSON, THE D.J. IN THE MORNING................SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRANK IF YOU ARE OUT THERE, YOUR VENUE S U C K S, GO AWAY GINGER, PLEASE GO AWAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By: Dena on October 18, 2020
THANK YOU! The after election playlist has been phenomenal! Somebody has spent a great deal of time and effort putting it together. I’ve been enjoying the station for quite some time. But this after election playlist is masterful. The music is great, but the selection and timing makes it feel as if im experiencing (not just watching or listening to) an amazing musical. Very uplifting. Again - Thank you!
.......because of work and appts - I’ve missed a lot. Is it possible to purchase or download the program. I’d love to give as gift. And support this station
By: Shelly Johnson on November 7, 2020
Love this station!
My god songs I’ve heard or never heard of just brilliant! Can I work there to keep it going? Lol! But so sad for over a week we can’t get a signal we are near Craycroft and the 10 freeway in Tucson and signal went Buh-bye! Ahhhh!
By: SEVIN WEATHERMAN on December 5, 2020
My birthday was Thursday and you went off the air on Wednesday. I was so sad. It's Sunday and you're still gone. When shall you return, is the question. Soon, she hopes.
By: Terry Zale on December 6, 2020
THANK YOU ❤✌👍🏻
By: Terry Zale on December 6, 2020
I see that your station goes off line maybe once a month. Then I can get the station later. Are you 24/7/12 or do you take break once in a while?
By: Jeff Nienaber on December 7, 2020
Recently got a new car, so I let my SiriusXM subscription expire. Was scrolling through Tucson FM stations to add to my presets ant stumbled across KTBX. Blew me away! Like the best non-commercial FM stations of the early 1970s. Makes me feel 25 years old again. But now I can Shazam the songs I don’t recognize. Awesome playlist.
By: Bill Bielby on December 10, 2020
Great Stuff! I tuned my Radio to 98.1 and broke the knob off!
By: Tim Grady on January 5, 2021
Minnesota born and bred but now down in GV 5-6 months every winter. First thing I do every morning ( after making my coffee) is turn to my tubac FM buddy. It stays on all day everyday! Great companion!
By: Gd lilja on February 17, 2021
Where else can you hear the music of Donavon, Shawn Phillips, mason profit, etc. very special!
By: Gd lilja on February 17, 2021
Anyone who wants to know the name of the song or artist should get Shazam app on their phones. It listens and tells you in a matter of seconds. 😁
By: Monica J. on February 18, 2021
The company owning KTBX 98.1(Cochise Broadcasting) has
had problems in the past keeping their stations up and running
and on the air. I hope this Tubac, AZ station will not become one of them.
www *DOT* insideradio.com/free/cochise-broadcasting-must-part-with-10-silent-stations/article_a5c0fa1e-4502-11e7-bc6d-3f8c62cd6825.html
By: Robert Donley on March 12, 2021
Great station! Way better than the “classic rock” on sirius! Please keep hanging in there!😊
By: jeff on March 20, 2021
Best radio station I've ever heard in my 65 years of listing. Thank you! Great music, no commercials, no DJ's, perfect! My radio channel selector hasn't moved since I found KTBX.
By: Steven S on April 5, 2021
Please let me know how I can listen to you in Canada. I come down to Green Valley Arizona once a a year to visit my father and all I tune in is 98.1...love you guys!!
By: John Sanford on April 16, 2021
Absolutely the BEST radio station I've ever heard! No commercials, no DJ's, fantastic music, never the same! My husband this station and has turned several people on to it. Tucson radio has come a long way since the 60's with KTKT with Rick (mucho) Morales! This station is a keeper!
By: Cindy R on April 30, 2021
I am glad you are on because I was in tubac at a Job site and I found a radio 📻 in the house 🏡 I am cleaning amd repairing and the strongest possible signal is right here in tubac so I have had it on for over 5 hours and it’s playing all the stuff that I grew up with
I am so excited to see that this station has amazing taste 👅 in music
By: Carl hayden on May 6, 2021
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