Yome Radio’s Expansion Will Hit the Airwaves at Old Pascua Yaqui

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Francisco Romero. – Covering a 4-mile radius from the corner of Grant Avenue and Fairview Avenue, the new 100.7 KPYU FM signal will carry the sounds of Yoeme Radio from Old Pascua to Downtown Tucson, Pima College West and all the way to Barrio Hollywood. 

Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s own radio station is expanding with the acquisition of a new 100 watts license that will hit the airwaves early summer of 2021.

The new radio station will carry the programming from Yoeme Radio 100.3 KPYT which is located on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Reservation.

“Our main focus is to serve the Pascua Yaqui Tribe,” stated Hector Youtsey, the station’s general manager. “We are excited to have the radio station also heard at Old Pascua and the Tucson downtown area.”

KPYT-LPFM began broadcasting on June 21, 2005. 

The following music genres are heard on KPYT: Tejano, Yaqui music (folk and Paskola), Old Skool, Oldies, and Classic Rock. Other music genres have been added to the original format. Airing Public Service Announcements is an important part of KPYT-LP’s programming, as are the various departmental radio shows, such as The Diabetes Prevention Program, Club House Radio, The Education Hour, Vahi Vo’om Hiawai (entirely in the Hiaki language), The Sewa Uusim Radio Show, and Tribal Legacies. 

Some of the other programs include, The More Variety Morning Show, The Backyard Jam, Country Jubilee, En Concierto, The Snake Break and The Classic Rock Block.

There are approximately 30 volunteers producing and hosting their programs and public service announcements.