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Central Sound at Arizona PBS is the audio-media production division of Arizona PBS, located in the new digital media center in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at and Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus. Our productions can be heard on 89.5 KBAQ-FM, on DTV Channel 8.4 “Classical Arizona PBS,” as well as via the “Classical Arizona PBS” mobile app , available on iOS and Android.


Collaborative Projects

Central Sound produces various programs in collaboration with The Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, and other organizations. Together with our partners, we strive to provide a greater sense of community to the arts and audiences, as well as informing the community about the issues that face us today. Below are some examples of our work.


Meet The Phoenix Symphony

Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the human element that is integral to our favorite classical recordings and performances. As part of The Phoenix Symphony broadcasts, you can hear exclusive interviews with the Phoenix Symphony players themselves - the real people behind the masterful performances. Through this ongoing interview series, Central Sound is building stronger connections between the artists and their audiences by developing human connections. This series is produced by students at Arizona State University.


Hooked – Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona

An award-winning television and radio broadcast describing how heroin pours into the state, an epidemic of addiction threatens a generation of young people, their families and friends. For more information go to http://hookedaz.cronkitenewsonline.com/ .

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