Radio’s Dwight Tindle Dies

Arizona radio pioneer Dwight Tindle, 56, died November 13th after a brief battle with cancer.

In 1971, Tindle founded Phoenix-based KDKB AM and FM, with broadcasting that won the Peabody Award.

He pioneered free form radio programming in Arizona in 1998 with “Radio Free Phoenix,” which he co-hosted with promoter Danny Zelisko, which generated a 71 percent jump in audience share.

Tindle was considered a mentor to radio personalities in Arizona and once helped produce a film titled “Violet,” which won an Academy Award for Best Live Short Subject.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Camelback Seventh Day Adventist Church. A fund has been set up by Tindle’s friends at