New Radio Show Launches October 25

I’m thrilled to announce that my new radio show, The Phoenix File, will launch on October 25 and it can be heard Tuesdays from 6:30–7:00pm on RADIO PHOENIX.wwwThe Phoenix File will be a weekly news magazine featuring conversations with the people, programs and issues that are making a positive impact on the quality of life in the Greater Phoenix area.  My guests will come from a variety of areas such as:

  • social service, social justice and human rights;
  • arts, culture and education;
  • advocates for equality on behalf of all populations with special emphasis on the underserved;
  • civic, political and other public affairs issues;
  • newsworthy topics covered in-depth with balance, fairness and objectivity;
  • nonprofit volunteerism, leadership and philanthropy;
  • effective and responsible charitable giving and nonprofit accountability;
  • community building;
  • and more topics as suggested by listeners.

I welcome your ideas and suggestions about individuals, programs or issues you’d like to hear discussed on The Phoenix File.  Use the Comments page on this site to let me know what you’d like to hear.

I look forward to the launch of this new show on October 25 and I invite you to listen live or on demand through podcasts.

About Radio Phoenix

Supported by community underwriters, businesses and people like you, RADIO PHOENIX delivers unique 24/7 programming that focuses on local news and culture, organizations, music, artists, youth and more.  RADIO PHOENIX is one of the largest non-commercial community radio stations in the country with listeners across the nation and throughout the world who listen to programming via the internet.

RADIO PHOENIX was launched in 2008 as a program unit and media service of the Arizona Community Media Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. It uses radio, media literacy, social media and community outreach initiatives as tools for building harmonious human relationships among populations within greater Phoenix and beyond who are generally not engaged by public radio.

RADIO PHOENIX broadcasts from studios at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

How to listen to The Phoenix File and Radio Phoenix

Radio Phoenix programming streams live 24/7 on its website at


Download the TuneIn Radio app and search for Radio Phoenix to listen to programs on your mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  Or go to and listen on your computer.

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All Radio Phoenix programs are archived for two weeks at Radio Free America.  Go to the date and show of the archived show you’d like to listen to or you can listen to the live stream from Radio Phoenix.


The Phoenix File programs and other interviews I’ve conducted are available on  by searching for “Stu Turgel”.


All episodes of The Phoenix File will be archived and available as podcasts on demand by going to the Broadcasts & Podcasts page on this site.


Got Blog?

Most of us have been asked if we’ve “Got Milk?”.  Some of us have been asked if we’ve “Got Game?”.  For the past few years I’ve often been asked if I’ve “Got Blog?” by people who have often heard me say, “I may not always be right but I seldom lack for an opinion”.  My answer to “Got Blog?” was usually, “hopefully some day”.  Well, that day has finally come.  And now that I’ve Got Blog I hope I don’t turn out to be like to proverbial dog who chased the car and then wondered what to do once he caught it.

The nature of my work for four decades required that I very carefully monitor, check and limit my public opinions, my points of view, and the public statements I wanted to make about a myriad of community issues.  The political reality of working in the nonprofit sector meant that I was understandably severely limited about what I could say, how I could comment or ways in which I could advocate for issues, policies and the performance of the programs and organizations that are, or should be, the engines of progress in the nonprofit, government and business sectors of our community.

I welcome the chance to speak more freely now that I am retired.  I look forward to expressing myself in this blog, through opinion pieces in print and electronic media, and through my community affairs show, The Phoenix File, which is broadcast on Radio Phoenix, one of the largest internet-based community radio stations in the country based in Phoenix and heard throughout the world.

This blog and my radio show are both called The Phoenix File and while some of the content of each may be shared with the other they will undoubtedly contain their own unique information.

The blog will be published periodically while the radio show will be broadcast Tuesdays at 6:30 pm beginning October 25.  I invite my readers and listeners to offer their suggestions for topics and provide candid feedback on the content, subjects and positions expressed in both channels.  Both will share the same mission:  to create a forum for commentaries and conversations about the people and programs which positively impact the quality of life in the Valley of the Sun.

I look forward to making The Phoenix File as interactive as possible.  After all, I may have some things to say but so might you.  I hope this forum will provide you an opportunity to give voice to what is on your mind or in your heart when it comes to our community. Comments are invited – feedback is encouraged – and your opinions are welcome because the are just as important to be heard in the online public square as mine.

Please share this blog with others and encourage them to subscribe, follow and join in.  I’m thrilled to finally be able to answer the question “Got Blog?” by saying – I do now and it’s right here on The Phoenix File.

Stu Turgel

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