Mission: Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) assures the future vitality and excellence of two public radio stations in the Phoenix metropolitan area and engages the community with other strategic initiatives.
Geographic areas served: the Phoenix metropolitan area
Programs: KJZZ 91.5 FM is a listener-supported public radio station broadcasting to the Phoenix metropolitan area. As the NPR member station for the region, KJZZ features a mix of local, national, and world news, classic jazz and blues at night, and entertaining weekend shows. The station is licensed to the Maricopa Community Colleges.
KBACH 89.5 FM is a listener-supported public radio station broadcasting to the Phoenix metropolitan area. KBACH is the only radio station in Phoenix that plays classical music 24/7, reaching listeners around the world who stream KBACH online. The station is licensed to the Maricopa Community Colleges and Arizona State University.
SPOT 127 is an award-winning youth media center that empowers low-income and at-risk teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through audio, photo, and video storytelling. SPOT 127 allows teens to learn digital media skills during after-school hours at locations in Maryvale and Tempe.
Sun Sounds of Arizona is a not-for-profit reading and information service that creatively applies technology and talent to make sure every person with a print disability can access the current and local information they need to lead a self-directed, productive life. Special radios are provided free of charge to listeners. Broadcast via the subcarrier waves of public radio stations, Sun Sounds boasts a team of volunteers who read local and national newspapers, magazines, and local ads.
Hear Arizona is a podcast initiative that tells stories addressing important issues in our community and empowering listeners to find answers for their own lives.