Hacksaw Tom's bio:

Tom came to Phoenix at age 7, and after a flirtation with top 40 KRIZ and KRUX, discovered jazz on KXTC.  That was the beginning of a jazz and radio addiction that continues to today. He holds jazz responsible for his home life, because he met his wife Genny at Two Lips Café in Phoenix.  Both were friends of the band, "New Moon Jazz."

A set of drums was inherited from a brother, the bass drum head had a hacksaw on it.  A vow was made to keep that name going somehow, practiced to growing record collection.  After a little radio school, landed on-air at KXTC for a few years falling in love with the jazz radio format.  Experience with other radio formats too, but jazz was always most fun.  Sold advertising for own jazz show.  Weekend jazz DJ for 10+ years at 100,000 watt non-commercial KJZZ, Phoenix as "The Jazz Mechanic."  Learned other management radio jobs off-air at various stations.  This started a necktie collection.

Success with several bands, beginning with own "Hacksaw's Blues."  Drummer with Midnite Blues, Buddy Reed (Bon Jovi fell by one night to sing), Mike Moses (won Arizona competition to play in Memphis), Dean Murphy, and Dave Riley.  Drummer on CDs released by all except Reed.

In the '90s office, technical and management work at Phoenix's oldest and highest rated radio station, KTAR, staying 10+ years.  But no demand for jazz or blues on the air there.

Scaled band work down to one monthly coffee house gig by 2007, where members of "Hacksaw's Blues" formed an additional band "Full Moon Jazz" (reunion with former members of "New Moon Jazz").  Many times both bands jammed together so it was decided to combine everything under "Full Moon Hacksaw."  This led to a website http://fullmoonhacksaw.com to offer services of radio and drums, plus archives of current and vintage jazz radio shows.

Lost corporate broadcast job due to economy, plus growth in digital as traditional radio shrank.  Ironically had already started next jazz radio series (named "Full Moon Hacksaw" after the bands and the website) produced on-line at community station "Radio Phoenix" http://radiophoenix.org.  Soon became Fundraising Contractor for non-profit radio, successful at finding financial supporters in the Phoenix area.  The first syndication affiliate for the jazz show on-air was commercial KWCD-FM in Bisbee, southern Arizona.  After that came vocational school station KVIT-FM in Phoenix on two frequencies.  

Joined "Pat Roberts and the Heymakers"  as drummer 2011 to 2016; Two CDs released, two European tours in addition to permanent Phoenix work. 

In mid 2014 an LLC was formed named for a Hacksaw, a couple bands, a website and a radio show: Full Moon Hacksaw LLC. It is an entertainment and media agency, but combines radio and live music services.  

Also in mid 2014 Radio Phoenix management placed the Full Moon Hacksaw jazz/blues radio series in syndication on two non-commercial networks: PRX the Public Radio Exchange, and Pacifica Network's Audioport. This allows the program to be heard on 10+ affiliates nation-wide, most of them FM stations.

The current radio format is: "Records, neckties and drums."  The message is the same, only the media is changing.  

Drumming and broadcasting now support the jazz habit.

Bob Davis plays Monk and Jobim live on the air

Sherri Baker, on-air  voiceovers, content provider

90.5 FM  East Lansing, MI 

Saturday nights

8-10pm Eastern

WKAR Listen Stream    

ADIO PHOENIX is our flagship, producing programs for Phoenix and other community radio stations

 Sunday 8-10pm AZ time  
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Bob Davis, Jay Maynes (aka Juan Oskar) & Hacksaw 

 Tuesday 6-8am Pacific
KXCR website


JAZZ                                                                                                 BLUES  Records, neckties & drums

1340 AM Athens, Ohio

Friday 12a-2a Eastern 

Saturday 7-8am Eastern

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​Clay, West Virginia ​

Burst of Butterflies made remote broadcasting possible 5th consecutive year in a row for Hacksaw Jazz live at Chandler Jazz Festival 2016, THANK YOU. 


Without the help of our financial supporters we could not keep going weekly and daily.
People who have made all this work financially, Clients/Donors:

Bellingham, WA

Sun 9-10p PST

Wed 10-11p PST

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DiSciacca Glass Gallery  Downtown Chandler

Located In Historic Downtown Chandler
141 West Boston Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
Mon-Thu 10am to 9pm
Fri & Sat 10am to 10pm
Sun 11am to 6pm

Jackson, MS
Sunday afternoons
3-5pm Central 
WJSU Listen Stream

"Drum Makeover." (Is it a Ludsaw, or a Hackwig?)

Our website is sponsored by Gifts Anon 
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This home page has six weeks worth of downloadable mp3 radio hours, our sponsors, radio stations that carry our show, and a biography.

Memories page contains a lot of photos and stories dating from 2010 when we started the website.  We put so much work into it over time, we can't just delete everything.

Calendar page has up-to-date listings of events and drumming gigs we are involved with

live bands page contains recommended groups of many types.

Radio archives page has recordings of jazz radio shows going back decades and big city voices from the past.

Financial supporters page is a list of our current "clients," "donors" and recurring annual business "sponsors," who do radio show and station business with us, hyperlinks to their websites and social media.

Contact radio show by emailFacebook,  
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LATEST RADIO HOURS:Press links to download MP3s to desired device or storage, listen from here anytime, burn a CD to play anywhere. 

A new two-hour show is released each Thursday to radio stations of the Pacifica Network and PRX the Public Radio Exchange to run at their discretion, all or in part, for a period of one year.  

“Leader in independent and local jazz radio.”

 (No one around here to challenge us on that).  

MP3 of Show # 1610 HR 1 sponsored by Allegro Music

Dizzy Gillespie-Things to Come-single-RCA ’46
Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Koko Taylor-Do Lord-I Brought Him With Me-House of Blues ’95
Stan Getz and JJ Johnson-Billie’s Bounce-At the Opera House-Verve ’57
Bill Evans-Bass Face-Quintessence-Fantasy ’77
John Coltrane-Then I’ll be Tired of You-Stardust-Prestige ’57            
Joe Lovano-Lonnie’s Lament-Village Vanguard-Blue Note ’96
Gone Hepsville Hepsville Stroll-Get Up and Dance Vol. 3-Rhythm Bomb ’16
2-min break music: Trilogy Big Band-It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

MP3 of Show # 1610 HR 2 sponsored by Gifts Anon   @KelleyHuntMusic & @TrioKait tweeted they liked.  

Billy Boy Arnold-Twn Million Dollars-title track-Alligator ’85
Rhythm Express-Can’t Stand the Rain-Super Soul Canada-7 Arts ’16
Supersax-Shaw Nuff-Chasin’ the Bird-MPS ’77
Bria Skonberg-From This Moment On
Raulin-Mi Viejita-South Beach Salsa-Sommerste ’01
Machito-Yerbero-Grammy Award Winner-Timeless ’83
TrioKait-Wave-Casual-Real & Imagined ’16 
Joe Farrell-Follow your Heart-title track-CTI ’70
Kelley Hunt-Back in the Saddle-Inspiration-88 Records ’00
2-min break music: Brecker Brothers-Christmas Waltz

MP3 of Show # 1607 HR 1 11-24-16 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop

Stanley Turrentine-Blues Hoss Flat-Chip Off the Old Block-Blue Note ’63
Hank Mobley-Soft Impressions-Straight No Filter-Blue Note ’66
Bria Skonberg-Wear and Tear-Bria-Okeh ’16
TrioKait-The Lady in my Life-Casual-Real & Imagined ’16
Cowbop-Alabamy Bound-Too Hick for the Room-B4 Man ’10
Etta Jones-I’m Afraid the Masquerade is Over-From the Heart-Prestige ’62
Carrie Smith-Don’t Be that Way-Do Your Duty-Classic Jazz ’76
Ranee Lee-Don’t Explain-Deep Song-Justin Time ’89
Nina Simone-Baltimore-title track-CTI ’78
Kelley Hunt-Treat Me Right-Inspiration-88 ’00

2-min break music: Cal Tjader-Soul Sauce remix

MP3 of Show # 1607 HR 2 11-24-16 sponsored by anonymous
Joe Lovano-Little Willie Leaps-Village Vanguard-Blue Note ’95
Chucho Valdez-Lorena’s Tango-Tribute to Irakere-Marciac ’15
John Coltrane-Mr. Day-Coltrane Plays the Blues-Atlantic ‘’62
Mose Allison-Your Mind is on Vacation-The Jazz Years-Atlantic ’62    
Bill King Trio-Rhythm Express-Street Talk-7 Arts ’16
Jon Hendricks-Tell Me the Truth-title track-Arista ’73
Roberta Flack-Ballad of the Sad Young Men-First Take-Atlantic ’69
Betty Carter-Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most-The Audience With-BetCar/Verve ’79
2-min break music: Big Jay McNeely-Havana Hop


Gypsy’s Juke Rockers-A Woman Like You-Real Bad Woman-Livinghead ’08
Delgado Brothers-Let’s Get Back-title track-Mocombo ’99
Bobby Blue Bland-Further On Up the Road-The Blues Vol. 4-Sony ’57
Ray Barretto-Rhythm of Life-title track-Fania ’82
Clifford Brown-Daahoud-Sideman-BMG ’54 
Reg Schwager Trio-Far Wes-Tribute to Wes Montgomery-7 Arts Radioland ’16
Count Basie feat. Joe Williams, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross-Swingin’ the Blues-Sing Along with Basie-Roulette ’57
Sistah Blue-Ms. Betty’s Boogie-Movin’ On-Kinchion ’05
Dave Cook’s Atlantis Big Band-Bumpy’s Blues-Live at Isadore’s-John Dixon ’72
Long John Hunter-Lone Star Shootout-Border Town Legend-Alligator ’96
2-min break music: Miles Davis-Milestones

MP3 of Show # 1604 HR 1, 11-03-16

Ray Anderson-Funkalific-Every One of Us-Gramavision ’92
Gene Ammons (& Dexter Gordon)-Happy Blues-The Chase!-Prestige ’70
Ray Bryant-Teddy the Toad-Plays Basie & Ellington-Emarcy ’87
Koko Taylor-Wang Dang Doodle-Produced by Willie Dixon-Chess ’65
Trio da Paz-A Felicidade-Black Orpheus-Kokopelli ’94
“Charlie” Mingus Feat. Melvin Stewart-Scenes in the City-Modern Jazz Symposium-Bethlehem ’59
John Coltrane & Don Cherry-The Blessing-The Avant-Garde-Atlantic ’60
Grady Tate-TNT-Sings TNT-Milestone ’91
2-min break music: Sonido Global-Maiden Voyage

MP3 of Show # 1603 HR 1, 10-27-16

Eddie Henderson-Surrey with the Fringe on the Top-Inspiration-Milestone ’95
Lee Morgan-Croquet Ballet-self-titled-Blue Note ’72
Cookers-Blackfoot-Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart-Smoke Sessions ’16
Art Pepper and George Cables-In a Mellow Tone-Goin’ Home-Galaxy ’82
Markey Blue-Me Missing You-The Blues are Knockin’-Soulosound ’16
Deanna Bogart-Wonder what the Weather is Today-Real Time-Blind Pig ’06
Paul Horn-Prelude/Freedom Jazz Dance-Special Edition-Mushroom ’74
2-min break music: Gary Burton/Chick Corea-Song for Gail

MP3 of Show # 1602 HR 2, 10-20-16

Kenny Clarke-We’ll be Together Again-Bohemia After Dark-Savoy ’55    (Hank Jones piano, not Horace Silver)
Larry Vuckovich with Jon Hendricks-Reza-Cast Your Fate-Palo Alto ’84    
Don Burrows & George Golla-Colours-Other Places Other Times-First American ’80
Supersax-Parisian Thoroughfare-Dynamite-Pausa ’78
Derek & the Dominos feat. Eric Clapton and Duane Allman-Key to the Highway-Layla-Atco ’70
Sonny Boy Williamson-That’s All I Want-Real Folk Blues-Chess ’65
Eddie Jefferson-Start Walking Stop Talking-The Bebop Singers-Prestige ’53
Jimmy Witherspoon-Tell them I was Flyin’-Blues for Spoon and Groove-Surrey ’64
Phillip Strange-Open Air-Dreamscapes-New Truth ’13
2-min break music: Perez Prado-Fireworks

MP3 of Show # 1599 HR 2 from KVGD-LP-FM, Goldendale, WA 10-06-16

Backtrack Blues Band-Heavy Built Woman-Way Back Home-Flaming Cheese ’16
Al Hibbler/Kirk-Do Nothin’ ’til you Hear from Me-A Meeting of the Times-Atlantic ’72
Jim Hall-The Answer is Yes-Concierto-CTI ’74                Feat. Chet Baker
Reba Russell-When You Get the Chance-City of the Blues ’00
Nico Duportal feat. Jai Malano-Johnny Knows-Get Up and Dance Vol. 4, Jivers-Rhythm Bomb ’16
Tara Linda-Boy-Torch and Sass-Physalia ’12
Hampton Hawes-Billy Boy-Everybody Likes-Contemporary ’56
JP Soars-Lost it All-More Bees with Honey-Soars High ’11
Bob Borough-Tis Autumn-Better than Anything-Focus ’66 
Buckwheat Zydeco-Time will Tell-A Night like This-Island ’87        KVGD greets other affiliates
2-min break music: Illinois Jacquet Big Band-Tickle Toe

MP3 of Show # 1599 HR 1 from KVGD-LP-FM, Goldendale, WA 10-06-16

Terry Gibbs-For Keeps-Latin Connection-Contemporary ’86
Joe Williams-In the Evening-Jazz ‘Round Midnight-Verve ’55
Curtis Lundy-Silver’s Serenade-Just Be Yourself-New Note ’87
Sam Bush-Where’s the Love-Storyman-Sugar Hill ’16        
Asleep at the Wheel-Raided the Joint-Wheeling & Dealing-Capitol ’77        Interview with Cory and Loren of KVGD
Tito Puente-El-100-Mambo King 100th LP-Sony ’91
Zoot Sims-Body and Soul-For Lady Day-Pablo ’78
Victor Wainwright Family Roots-Get Behind the Mule-Extended Stay-Soulsway ’13
Lynwood Slim-Don’t Tell Me-Worldwide Wood-Pacific Blues ’99
Joacim Tinderholt-Those Lonely Lonely Nights-Get Up and Dance Vol. 5, Slow Down-Rhythm Bomb ’16
2-min break music: Earl Bostic-Harlem Nocturne

Washington State, Saturday mornings​

Miss Daisy Pet Grooming financially supports jazz on the radio

Programming has been made possible by two past grants from Ogallala Bay Rum,

2837 N. Power Rd. Mesa AZ 85215, 3990 S. Alma School Rd. Chandler AZ 85248

DVine Bistro


Back row: Ronnie Whitehead, vocalist; Kati Ingino, bassist/vocalist; Bob Estrada, bassist; Christina Plante, 
Sunnyslope Art Walk Committe Chair/John C. Lincoln Hospital Neighborhood Relations.  Middle row: Bill Bellamak, 
guitarist; Carolyn Karnes-Estrada, flutist; Genny Coulson, BOSS; Mollie Kidari, pianist/social media coordinator; 
Armando Serna, guitarist.  Front row: Dennis Miller, Grinders Owner, harmonica/guitar/singer;  Hacksaw Tom, 
Drummer/Announcer, Gary Autz, barista.  Not pictured: Steve Chernek, guitarist/photographer.   

Sat + Sun 10p-12a Eastern

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Thank you 5 & Diner for the 2015 grant

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Ken Koshio of annual downtown Phoenix Matsuri Festival


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Hacksaw Tom drumming with Pat Roberts 


Media and entertainment agency

"Specializing in jazz and blues"
*Syndicated radio show
*Airtime sales 
*Other media production services
*Live music

Tom Coulson
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(602) 820-7287

John Mueller, guest DJ,  Fundraising, Affiliate Relations

​Pianist for Generation Gap​


91.1 fm Plainfield, VT | 91.7 fm Hardwick , VT | Goddard College Community Radio
Hacksaw Jazz            Overnights                 Listen stream

Here are on-air affiliates, some members of Pacifica Radio and others the Public Radio Exchange, two networks who help distribute us 

Colorado Springs, CO

Monday 10a-12 noon Central
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Full Moon Hacksaw

Thursday 8p-12a    Eastern 

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Sunday 8-9am Mountain

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KPNG Chandler/Phoenix, Arizona

Social media (TwitterFacebookInstagram) supported financially by Gifts Anon