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KRWV-FM serves the communities of Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Queen Valley, Apache Junction and East Mesa. Listening worldwide is possible with our quality Internet Stream.
Our demographics that we reach are all ages but our prime demographics are BOTH men and women ages 45+ Our research as of October 2018 based on listener requests, e-mails and polls make up a medium age of 59 years old. With our improved signal to the South recently our average listeners age is falling every month. Our average listeners age in San Tan Valley is now 47.
Eliane Elias ascends to a new echelon of artistic expression with the August 30, 2019 release of Love Stories on Concord Jazz. A multi-hyphenate musician whose recent releases Made in Brazil (2015), Dance of Time (2017) and Man of La Mancha (2018) have earned her multiple GRAMMY Award wins and No.1 Billboard chart debuts, Elias’ new orchestral project serves as a classic homage to love in its many facets and forms.
Love Stories is an orchestral album, revealing Elias’ mastery and preeminence as a multifaceted artist – a vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer, lyricist and producer. Sung almost entirely in English, the album features three original compositions plus seven superb arrangements of pieces from bossa nova’s golden age, including songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
As both an interpreter and composer, Elias inhabits the rich tradition of bossa while bringing the music into the present. She infuses familiar songs with unexpected twists that intensify the music’s evocative power – whether by creating harmonic modulations that enhance a lyric or shifting the rhythmic feel of a section to heighten its emotion – allowing the subtle complexities of her voice to take centerstage, all the while.
Noting that romantic love is just one of a wide range of ways the emotion gets manifested, Elias says, “The idea for this album was to bring to life various stories of love and loving through this collection of songs.”
As she tells those stories, Elias brings a depth of feeling to the album that comes courtesy of her evocative approach as a pianist and singer as well as the precision with which she’s able to execute her musical vision.
“From the moment of conception, it couldn’t be more integrated,” she explains. “From the first note that’s chosen, every color I create in the arrangements, the modulations, the choice of keys, the small group arranging, the possibilities for orchestra – it’s as deep into my personal taste as it can go…because I’m envisioning the arrangement; deciding how to convey the song and perform it with the band, and being mindful of the future orchestrations all at once.”
If you have listened to KRWV-FM 99.3 for any length of time you know that the radio station has a unique twist musically.
Scott Kramer programs "The Wave" 99.3's unique take on music and believes in "moody radio" as he calls it. Scott's concept for KRWV-FM is modeled around what he feels are people's activities during every hour of the day. The radio station sounds different in the morning on Monday than it sounds on Saturday morning during the same exact hour. Why? Because people are performing different activities on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. vs. Monday morning at 8 a.m. Most people I speak to on the street in our listening area say that they LOVE waking up "peacefully" on the weekends so we play New Age Music on both Saturday and Sunday mornings (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) to ease people out of bed or for conversations with the station on in the background on the patio while sipping coffee or tea. Monday mornings people want the basics, weather, headline news, events in the community mentioned and of course add in a little humor too.
On-the-air since the age of 15 in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota his first radio gig Scott went on to becoming in 1985 the youngest major market radio programmer in the country in Minneapolis at WWTC and prior to that stint he did afternoons 3-6 p.m. on one of the largest radio stations in the country KDWB 101.3 also in Minneapolis.
Scott has interviewed some of the largest names in music, Prince, LL Cool J, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Cyndi Lauper plus Sergio Mendes, and trumpeter Herb Albert to name a few.
When Scott relocated from Minnesota to Phoenix he was hired as mid-day host on Power 92 FM for several years and over seven years on-the-air at 98.7 "The Peak" until the station chenged to all-sports radio in January 2014.
My favorite gig EVER is simply programming 99.3 "The Wave", It's like painting on canvas! I'm able to use an unlimited amount of paint and creativity on "The Wave". As long as the listeners continue to say hello and share wonderful comments in the grocery store or at a restaurant that's all I need to hear! My goal is to create a refuge from ordinary radio. Thank you to EVERYONE for your support!
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