"100,000 watts of pure power.” “The only station that plays actual rock music.” “The best F****** station I’ve ever heard, EVER!”
We have been called many different things over the years but you can just call us “98KUPD: Arizona’s Real Rock.”
For over 20 years, KUPD has provided the greater Phoenix area with only the best gut busting, face melting, and bone chilling rock/metal music. (The suits call it “Active Rock”). Core Rock gods such as Korn, Slipknot, and Nickelback all graced our airwaves before they made it huge and that’s just the start of the list.
If you’ve been to a rock concert in the Phoenix-metro area in the past 20 years, chances are we’ve had our hands on it. We don’t keep your music in your radio. We bring them as close as you can get without being considered a groupie.
On top of bringing you the best rock shows in all the valley, KUPD cranks it up to “11” every May to bring you U-Fest. The best hard rock acts around gather in the desert to kick your ass and leave you begging for more. Past headliners include Alice in Chains, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, and Five Finger Death Punch.
We’ve got you covered around the clock because we all know that rock never stops. Our on-air lineup includes:
Bret Vesely – Midnight – 5:30AM
Holmberg’s Morning Sickness w/ John Holmberg, co-host Brady Bogan, Creepy-E and Dick Toledo. – 5:30AM-10AM
Larry McFeelie (including Larry’s Lunch Shack) – 10AM-2PM
Fritz Madrid – 2PM-7PM
The Shan Man – 7PM-Midnight
This is your music. This is Arizona’s Real Rock.
This is 97.9 KUPD.