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City Tucson, Arizona
Branding 1290 AM The Source
Slogan Home of the Wildcats
Frequency 1290 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1929 (as KVOA)
Format Sports Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 56051
Former callsigns KVOA (1929-1953)
Affiliations NBC Radio (1929-1953)
CBS Sports Radio
Fox Sports Radio
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations KHYT, KIIM, KSZR, KTUC
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1290amthesource.com

KCUB (1290 AM, "The Source") is a commercial radio station located in Tucson, Arizona. KCUB airs a sports talk format. KCUB serves as the flagship station for University of Arizona Wildcats football and basketball games via IMG Sports. KCUB is the local affiliate of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.[1] Its studios and transmitter are co-located on Oracle Road in Tucson, north of downtown.

The format includes programming from CBS Sports Radio, including host Jim Rome, as well as local hosts Kevin Woodman and Iron Mike Luke, and Dan Patrick's Fox Sports Radio program.

KCUB was founded in 1929 as KVOA - in 1953, believing that TV would replace radio, the owners kept their then-new KVOA-TV channel 4 and sold off the radio station.[2]


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  2. ^ Ochs, Mark. "Channel 4 celebrates 2 decades atop news ratings." Inside Tucson Business 25 Sep. 1995: 13.

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Coordinates: 32°16′37″N 110°58′50″W / 32.27694°N 110.98056°W / 32.27694; -110.98056