The Original Mountain Newsreal newspaper in Tucson, Arizona
The Newsreal monthly tabloid newspaper, known originally as the Tucson Mountain Newsreal, was founded by Jonathan L in Tucson, Arizona in May, 1974.
The monthly edition of Newsreal brought local Tucson, regional and national music coverage, eclectic articles and features.
Through the 11 years the Newsreal was in circulation, it was "the" underground tabloid of the '70s and the local Tucson, Arizona music source of the '80s until it ceased publication in October 1985.
Early in its publishing history, the Newsreal was called Tucson's Mountain Newsreal. In December 1980, the publication name was shortened to Newsreal and the emphasis was completely music- both local and national.
By the mid 1980's, Tucson circulation grew to 20,000, with 4,000 copies also distributed in Phoenix.
Over the years, hundreds of aspiring journalists did their stint under Jonathan's guidance. EMOL.org publisher, Robert Zucker, wrote for the Newsreal in 1977-78. In 1985, Jonathan L gave Robert Zucker Newsreal's office equiment, back issues and layout flats, some supplies and his blessings to run articles from the Newsreal.
Jonathan L, is former Alternative KUKQ-AM/PHOENIX PD and one of the pioneers of the format. He returned to the airwaves at SANDUSKY Active Rock KUPD/PHOENIX, after ten years in Los Angeles.
Jonathan L can be heard weekly on his show called "THE LOPSIDED WORLD OF L," a mixture of Alternative and Rock from the past and present, every Saturday morning from 6:45am-10am and Sunday evenings from 6pm-8pm on 98KUPD,Tempe, AZ. More about Jonathan L.
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