Throughout her career, Patty Ruiz has artfully harnessed her influence by strategically aligning media sales opportunities with major events to support various non-profits and elevate the broader community. Her outstanding contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including the American Advertising Federation - Tucson Warren F. Olsen Award, the LULAC FBI Community Service Award, and the Valle Del Sol "Profiles of Success Leadership" recognition. Patty Ruiz's legacy extends back to 1983 when she was named "Advertising Professional of the Year" by AAFT and culminated in her induction into the AAFT Hall of Fame in 1986. Her dedication and impact on both the advertising world and her community make her a highly deserving 2021 Silver Medal Award recipient.
After 30 years in Tucson, the mountains and the saguaros still "take her breath away. We had nothing like them where I grew up in Minnesota. They are the perfect backdrop for working at the kind of station that made me fall in love with radio". When asked what makes The Drive Tucson so special, she said "It's locally-owned, plays fun music and you don't get overwhelmed with commercials". Joan is a veteran marketing executive and voiceover professional. She is exceptionally talented and knows how to help you boost your business. Just ask any of our advertisers; their commercials get heard and they get business. Call Joan today. She's fun to work with and can help you with your marketing needs. Joan's cell is 520.822.4826.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Locally-Owned '' is important to me. That is why I listen to and advertise with the Drive."
Seth Wilson, owner of Tucson Coin and Autograph
"When new customers come to us, we don't even have to prompt them to find out they heard about us on The Drive."
John Klippstein, owner of Klipper Automotive
“My experience was fantastic. Hands down, The Drive Tucson is my favorite radio station to listen to and to advertise on.”
Rich Flieger, owner of Computer Revival
"The whole team went above and beyond to reach the needs of my store. We cannot thank The Drive Tucson and their listeners enough for all of their support!"