On Easter Saturday, April 3, and Sunday, April 4, KUAA 99.9 FM will host New City Movement’s 11th Annual ‘Bunny Hop,’ in association with SLUG Magazine, Garage on Beck, FICE Gallery, and Randy’s Records.
The socially distanced celebration will feature community DJs with a Saturday night pre-party – leading into a day-long Easter Sunday music marathon helping to raise awareness of local non-profits through music.
Tune your radio dial to 99.9 FM, and if you are within range, you
will hear the unique sounds emanating from Utah’s newest radio station, KUAA.
by Derek Dryer and now headed by (Bad) Brad Wheeler, this non-profit
station broadcasts a diverse mix of multicultural and bilingual music
spanning genres and styles. Originally, KUAA (the Utah’s newest radio
station) broadcasted from within a closet at the Arts Alliance building
on 663 West and 100 South. In late 2017, Dryer wanted to really
establish KUAA and brought in Wheeler shortly after he departed from KRCL. Initially, Wheeler was hesitant about getting involved and says, “I wasn’t really sure if his audience would embrace me.”
However, Wheeler offered to take over for 72 hours to see if he could make the station live up to Dryer’s expectation. After Wheeler programmed a multilingual mix for KUAA, the station began attracting attention. “I don’t really feel like I did it so much — I feel like the music did it on its own,” Wheeler says.