Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cesar Chavez Day Programming-Fri., March 30

Community Radio Station KXCI 91.3 FM Tucson explores the legacy of Cesar Chavez beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, the day before what would have been his 80th birthday.

We’ll feature interviews with local educators, community leaders and activists as well as historical segments from TUSD students. These spoken word spots will be interspersed through a border blend of music that will include selections from the United Farm Workers’ movement, soulful sounds of that turbulent time period and contemporary socially relevant songs.

Bob Diaz, host of KXCI's "Chicano Connections" will get the music going at 9:00 a.m. Music mixer Danny Meza continues from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. DJ Javier, host of "Sabor del Barrio" will make a special appearance from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Bob Diaz will return to the airwaves to co-host The Homestretch with Kristy Lloyd at 5pm.

Cesar Chavez was a 2nd generation American who was born and died in
Arizona. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa. On Friday, March 30, KXCI will observe the legacy of the man who continues to provide inspiration to millions of people, Cesar Chavez.

Producer Amanda Shauger explained, "It has been personally rewarding for me to work on this project and to meet people who were touched by Cesar Chavez. Last year’s immigration rallies throughout the country and locally and the continued debate on immigration reform make this broadcast even more compelling and timely."

Additional information about Cesar E. Chavez and local events is available at http://www.azcesarchavezcoalition.com/index.html

For an interview or questions about this announcement, please contact KXCI's special programming producer, Amanda Shauger:



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