Thursday, January 11, 2007

Got MLK? 6am-6pm Monday, January 15.

91.3 KXCI Community Radio celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of special programming on January 15, 2007. From 6am till 6pm we will intersperse excerpts from Dr. King’s historic speeches and interviews with faculty from The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona and members of the Tucson African American Community with relevant historic and contemporary music.

Dr. Julian Kunnie will kick off the festivities from 6am-9am spinning music that embodies the soul of Dr. King’s legacy of civil and human rights for all. From 9am-11am veteran programmer Sister Effie, host of KXCI’s Spreading the Word will play Gospel music that honors and emphasizes Dr. King’s spiritual component. Mohammed, host of Rasta Riddims takes to the airwaves from 11am-1pm with some crucial vibrations. Rise Up Radio host Juan will broadcast contemporary conscious Hip-Hop from 1pm-3pm.

Democracy Now! will be broadcast from Memphis and is certain to illuminate the King legacy from 3-4pm. The Home Stretch will be a celebration of music to honor the work of Dr. King from 4-6pm.

King is perhaps most oft remembered for his speech I Have a Dream, yet he was no mere dreamer. He tirelessly backed up his vision and rhetoric with meaningful action. He has inspired generations of people to take action to stand up for their rights nonviolently. He was a progressive patriot who loved his country yet was not afraid to shed light where the ideals of liberty and justice for all had not been realized by many.

Dr. Kunnie emphasizes, "Martin Luther King was a person who lived and died for justice for all oppressed people in the US and abroad. He was more than just a civil rights person. His legacy of speeches testifies to this breadth and depth."

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant…I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up…I still believe that we shall overcome."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
December 10, 1964
Oslo, Norway
Tune in to 91.3 KXCI, Tucson’s Community radio Station, Monday January 15 from 6am-6pm to renew and refresh your commitment to making Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a reality for all.


At 12:50 PM, Blogger whoiam said...

Children Of The Dream A song about MLK is a free download at


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