Friday, June 29, 2007

Spice Girls Reunite; KXCI's "Halftime at the Apocalypse" might want to consider name change

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge, as heard on Your Morning Brew: The music world is a twitter this morning with the announcement that the Spice Girls are reuniting for a world tour later this year. This will probably be the first and last time this is mentioned on Your Morning Brew. Our winner today will be the first person who can provide the five Spice Girl nicknames, and is willing to admit that they know them. You don’t even have to match the nicknames to the real names, just give us the five nicknames.

Answer: Sexy Spice, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice.

In another possible sign of the apocalypse, Larry King's interview with Paris Hilton this week scored him his highest ratings of the season. Newton Minow might be right - a "vast wasteland" indeed.


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Thursday, June 28, 2007

KXCI Public Service Spots and Links

VALLEY OF THE MOON
The world's only historic fantasy land garden park, Valley of the Moon, is open this summer for special historic tours and entertainment on July 7th and 21st from 7 to 9pm. Admission is free. The whole family is welcome to enjoy the secret grottos, stone fairy houses and winding paths built in the 1920's. Valley of the Moon is at 2544 East Allen Road. 323-1331. http://tucsonvalleyofthemoon.org/

LIVE THEATRE
Live Theatre Workshop presents the 2007-2008 Season Auditions for actors age 8 to adult, July 14th at their location at 5317 East Speedway. For more information on the auditions and requirements, call 327-0160 or visit http://www.livetheatreworkshop.org/

VOLUNTEER CENTER
The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona solves community problems by engaging volunteers in meaningful ways that impact the issues facing our community. Programs include the Youth Volunteer Corps, Mentoring Partnership, Youth Leadership and a volunteer clearinghouse. To learn more, visit volunteertucson.org.

MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS
Make Way For Books is a non-profit group that provides early literacy programs and services for disadvantaged children, birth through age 5. They’re looking for volunteers to spend time each week sharing their love of reading with young children. To learn more about Make Way For Books volunteer opportunities and programs, visit http://makewayforbooks.org/ or call 721-2334.


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The Bite Fight / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: A little sports history for today’s One Cup of Java Challenge. It was on this date in 1997, 10 years ago today, that the boxing match now known as “The Bite Fight” occurred between heavyweights Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Your One Cup question this morning – which of Evander Holyfield’s ears did Mike Tyson bite during “The Bite Fight” ten years ago today?



Answer: Technically, Tyson bit both ears at different points in the match; it was the right ear that he tore a piece out of during the fight.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Original Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona contest update

You have until Saturday morning to cast your ballots in KXCI's Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona contest, sponsored by Nimbus Brewing Company.

Fifteen local treasures, ranging from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum to the Arizona Theatre Company, are vying for your votes right now. To cast a ballot for your favorites, simply click the "7 Wonders" link on our homepage at KXCI.org. It's fast and free to vote!

Winners will be announced Friday, July 6th on KXCI's The Home Stretch program (4-6pm).


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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Movies Not Starring Bruce Willis

The big screen lights up with some great movies this July in downtown Tucson - and not a single one of these films features Bruce Willis blowing up anything.

Cinema La Placita Cinema is an outdoor film series that screens classic films in the courtyard at La Placita in downtown Tucson. Films begin at 7:30pm each Thursday evening. For a $3 suggested donation you can see:

(July 5) Jaws. Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground. The original summer blockbuster!

(July 12) Dodsworth. A film that often appears on various critic's "most underrated films" lists, Dodsworth stars Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor in a bittersweet tale of love lost.

(July 19) My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn. Rex Harrison. 'Nuff said.

(July 26) Stir Crazy. Gene Wilder. Richard Pryor. 'Nuff said.

If you prefer your films indoors, there aren't many "indoors" more beautiful than the Fox Tucson Theatre. Upcoming films in their "Summer Movies at the Fox" film series on Saturdays include:

(July 7) Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtiss and Jack Lemmon in drag. Marilyn Monroe, too! 3:30pm, 7:30pm.

(July 14) The Sound Of Music. The hills are alive... you know the rest. 7:30pm only.

(July 21) E.T. Phone home... to invite your family to join you at Spielberg's masterpiece. 11:00am, 7:30pm.

(July 28) The Princess Bride. Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair. - True love has never been a snap. 11:00am, 7:30pm.

More information on the Fox Tucson Theatre film series is available at their website, www.foxtucsontheatre.org


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Howe Gelb with Victoria Williams in Prescott July 7th



Tucson’s Howe Gelb will play with Victoria Williams Saturday, July 7th in Prescott, Arizona

Howe Gelb and Victoria Williams will be performing together for the first time in a long time. It will be a very intimate show with about 100 seats. The show will take place at the Raven Cafe in Prescott, Arizona on Saturday, July 7th. Tickets are reasonably priced and they are taking reservations for out-of-towners. Call Newt at 318-393-8981 or click here for more information.


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Things To Do In Indianapolis Before You're Dead

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Elvis Presley performed in concert for the final time on June 26, 1977, 30 years ago today. He performed at the since demolished Market Square Arena. Your One Cup question this morning – in what capital city would you have been in had you been at the King’s final concert, 30 years ago today?

One Cup answer: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Elvis has been portrayed on screen or stage by the likes of Bruce Campbell, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, Harvey Keitel, Frank Stallone and yes, even Steve Martin. In the upcoming musical biography spoof "Walk Hard" the role of Elvis is rumored to be played by Jack White of The White Stripes.


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Monday, June 25, 2007

Seven Wonders Of Southern Arizona: Last Week To Vote

Saturday June 30th is the deadline to cast your ballot in KXCI's "Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona" contest, sponsored by Nimbus Brewing Company.

To vote, simply click the "7 Wonders" button on our homepage at KXCI.org.

Fifteen local treasures are competing to be named one of the Seven Wonders. Be sure to tune in on The Home Stretch on Friday, July 6th to see which seven local favorites pick up the honor. The Home Stretch airs weekdays, 4-6pm.


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Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

One Cup question: On this date in 1977, 30 years ago today, Marvin Gaye hit the top of the pop charts for the final time is his career with a song originally called “Dancin’ Lady.” The version that topped the charts was roughly 4 minutes long; the full 12 minute version can be found on Marvin’s Live at the London Palladium album. Your One Cup question this morning – to name Marvin Gaye’s final #1 hit, topping the charts 30 years ago today, a song about a man too shy to dance.

Answer: Got To Give It Up (Part 1)


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Friday, June 22, 2007

A Base Clearing Blast Of A One Cup

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Earlier this week, baseball player Sammy Sosa made news when he hit home run number 600, becoming just the fifth player to reach that plateau. Your “easy on Friday” One Cup question this morning – name the other 4 players in major league baseball history to hit more than 600 home runs.

Answer: Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds*, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays.

Bonus Blog Trivia: That asterisk next to Barry's name is NOT a typo.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Public Service Announcements and Links

SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS
If there’s a Will, there’s a play! The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” under the stars at the Reid Park Bandshell. Free performances run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 22nd through July 1st. For more information visit our events calendar at KXCI.org.

REPTILE RAMBLE
Each Friday this summer, Tohono Chul Park offers “Reptile Ramble,” a family fun program where you can learn to identify resident reptiles, meet snakes, lizards and other creatures of the desert. “Reptile Ramble” is held Fridays at 10am and is included with admission to Tohono Chul Park, 7366 North Paseo del Norte. Learn more at http://www.tohonochulpark.org/

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS
Spend your free time making a difference in the lives of youth! The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson needs responsible, caring volunteers to work with children in their clubhouses. To learn more about current volunteer opportunities with the Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as other ways you can support their programs, visit http://www.bgctuc.org/how_to_help/

DON’T ALMOST GIVE
As generous as we all are, sometimes instead of giving, we almost give. Don’t almost give – give! Give of your time, your money, your kindness. To find out how you can help, visit http://dontalmostgive.org/.

GIRL SCOUTS
The Sahuaro Girl Scout Council has openings left in a variety of summer camps and programs for girls ages 6 to 17. You don’t even have to be a Girl Scout to attend. To learn more, call 327-2288 or vist http://www.sahuarogsc.org/camp/index.htm.

FREECYCLE
Freecycle is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity for the first ever “Free Bee” on Saturday, June 30th at the HabiStore, 3480 South Palo Verde. The “free bee” runs 10am to noon. Stop by to donate unwanted items, meet other FreeCyclers, and learn more about the HabiStore. For a link to learn more about the FreeCycle network, visit http://freecycle.org/


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Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Today is Paul McCartney’s 65th birthday. Today’s One Cup asks you to name any 3 of the 4 bands that Sir Paul has been a member of in his musical career. Two should be fairly easy, but we need you to name 3 of the 4.

Answer: The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Wings, The Fireman


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Friday, June 15, 2007

Finalists Announced: Seven Wonders Of Southern Arizona contest

First round voting has ended in our Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona contest. The top 15 vote getters (listed below) now advance to second round voting, running through June 30th. To cast a second round ballot, click the "7 Wonders" button on our homepage at KXCI.org.

The fifteen finalists to be named a wonder of Southern Arizona are:
Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Mt. Lemmon, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima Air and Space Museum, Colossal Cave, Kitt Peak Observatory, Saguaro National Park West, Saguaro National Park East, the Tucson Gem Shows, Sabino Canyon, Titan Missile Museum, and Mission San Xavier Del Bac.

The top 7 vote getters in Round Two will be named one of the Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona on our program The Home Stretch on Friday, July 6th (4-6pm). Be sure to vote and be sure to tune in!


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See You Tonight?

We're hoping for a huge turnout of KXCI and local music fans for the Tucson Music Melee tonight. Five bands, five bucks at the Rialto Theatre. Doors at 7pm, show at 8.

The Tucson Music Melee is a contest and concert to find Tucson's best emerging band. Finalists include 56 Deluxe, Inamorato, Untitled Hero, Gaza Strip and Sinphonics.

The contest was organized by Fox 11 with proceeds benefitting KXCI. The TV station will be taping the show for broadcast in July, so be sure to wear your KXCI t-shirt!

See you at the Rialto tonight!!!


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100 Million Dollar Man / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup question: The annual list of Forbe’s most powerful celebrities is out, and once again Oprah Winfrey tops the list. As part of the list, Forbes estimates that for the first time in history, an athlete has made more than 100 million dollars in a single year. Your easy for Friday One Cup question this morning – to name that athlete, the first to make more than 100 million dollars in a year.

Answer: Tiger Woods.


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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday Voting Deadline, KXCI Board Election

The deadline for KXCI members to vote in our Board of Directors election is Thursday, June 14th.

To be valid, completed ballots must be postmarked by that date and mailed to KXCI Board Election, PO Box 32412, Tucson, AZ 85751.


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One And Done: Derek And The Dominos / One Cup Of Java

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Derek and the Dominos made their first concert appearance on this date in 1970. They’d break up less than one year later having only recorded one studio album. Your One Cup question this morning – to name Derek and the Dominos only studio album, which gave us the song Rolling Stone magazine picked as the 27th greatest song of all time.

Answer: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Bonus Blog Trivia: The band broke up due to Clapton's "retirement" from the music industry to fight his heroin addiction.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Michael Hyatt of Route 66 Takes an Historic Road Trip

On June 13th, KXCI's Michael Hyatt of Route 66 will join 100 immigrants who are traveling by train all across America to tell the stories of their American dream. You can follow them and their journeys. More important, you can tell the world your own immigrant story, or your parents’, or grandparents’, right here, in text, or by video.

http://dreamsacrossamericaonline.org/


Michael Hyatt's new book Migrant Artifacts: Magic and Loss in the Sonoran Desert bears witness to one of the world’s most dangerous journeys – the migratory passage of thousands of undocumented workers north across the Arizona-Sonora border. Michael Hyatt’s unsettling perspective frames the perilous trek through images of things left behind – artifacts of a journey that has become one of the most controversial issues in today’s national and international political debate. Hyatt’s stark black-and-white photographs – a child’s sun-bleached dress, an American Eagle backpack lying on the parched earth, an abandoned religious icon, a copy of El Diaro de Ana Frank with the pages blowing in the desert wind – tell a poignant story of the people who have hazarded this often fatal trip. The faces are unseen, yet these unforgettable images show us a vibrant humanity in the discarded remnants of desperate lives even as we confront the brooding mystery of a fate unknown.

Find out more about Michael Hyatt's work at http://www.michael-hyatt.com/

Michael Hyatt will be having a book signing at Bohemia, 299 S. Park Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719 on Saturday June 23 from 7pm-9pm. A map is abailable here. http://www.bohemiatucson.com/html/contact.htm

Music will be provided by Pablo a high-energy, passionate singer-songwriter, originally from Ambos Nogales, playing unique Latin and rock and roll fusions. Currently, he is working on a collection of songs about border issues, especially the migrant experience, entitled “Borrowed Time.” Pablo volunteers with and donates performances to Humane Borders, Samaritans, and No More Deaths. He is featured on a recent compilation, “Mercy on the Arizona Migrant Trail, Tucson Songwriters Respond to the Human Crisis on the Mexican Border” produced by Michael Hyatt.


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Grandma, Watch Your Mailbox / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup Of Java Challenge: Today’s One Cup question recycles one of our favorite pieces of postal trivia. It was on this date in 1920 that the US Postal Service ruled that a certain common household item could no longer be mailed, no matter how tempting it might be. Your One Cup question this morning – what sometimes smelly and sometimes loud item did the post office rule you could no longer mail on this date in 1920?



Answer: Children. Though children were rarely mailed, it wasn't unheard of before the specific prohibition was made in 1920. Postal clerks usually counted children the same as live chickens for postage purposes.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Michelle Shocked Live on KXCI!

Join KXCI host John Oliver this Sunday June 17th on American Traditions as he interviews the legendary Michelle Shocked. Michelle is performing an intimate show this Saturday June 16th at Solar Culture Gallery and will stop by the KXCI studios Sunday morning at 10am for a live performance on her way out of town. Michelle has visited us many times in the past and is always a fascinating person to spend time with as well as an electric performer. Don't miss the chance to hear this intuitive artist live on KXCI Community Radio, 91.3!


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"Seven Wonders" Update

You have until FRIDAY to vote in the first round of our "Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona" contest, sponsored by Nimbus Brewing Company.

44 nominees are looking for your help to advance to the second round. You vote by clicking the "7 Wonders" button on our homepage at KXCI.org. It only takes a few minutes and its free!

With more than 400 votes cast, early vote leaders include Kartchner Caverns State Park, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Mt. Lemmon, Kitt Peak Observatory and Tohono Chul Park.

The top 15 vote getters will advance to second round voting, running June 16-30.


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(I Can't Get No) One Cup Question

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: One of the most famous rock songs in history was released 42 years ago today. The first #1 in the US for the band that recorded it, the song was possibly inspired by Chuck Berry and definitely inspired by Martha and the Vandellas. The original recording featured snoring, and was later meant to have a horn section. Other artists to have recorded the song include Devo, Otis Redding, and Britney Spears. Bjork and P.J. Harvey sang it as a duet. Sesame Street used a parody of the song to teach cooperation. Your One Cup question this morning – to name this song, 42 years old today, that was an attack on commercialism by a band now famous for their commercialism.

Answer: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Keith Richards claims he never plays this song the same way twice.

Bonus Blog Trivia #2: The Stones were huge Chuck Berry fans; the possible Berry influence in this song comes from his song 30 Days with the lyric, "I can't get no satisfaction from the judge."


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Monday, June 11, 2007

Fox 11 Music Melee This Friday

Join us this Friday night, June 15th, at the Rialto Theatre for the finals of the Tucson Music Melee, sponsored by Chapman Volkswagen. Five bands - 56 Deluxe, Inamorato, Sinphonics, Untitled Hero and Gaza Strip – will compete. Get your tickets today at the Rialto. They’re just $5 and the money goes to KXCI. That’s the Tucson Music Melee, this Friday night at the Rialto! Wear your KXCI t-shirts!


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To Beard Or Not To Beard, That Is The One Cup Question

Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge: There is only one band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that is both more than 35 years old AND still performing with its original lineup intact. That band’s ironically named drummer is turning 58 years old today. Your One Cup question this morning – to name this blues rock trio, who released their first single in 1969.



Answer: ZZ Top. Drummer Frank Beard (aka "the one without the beard") is 58 today.






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Friday, June 08, 2007

Eat Drink And Be Generous

Twice a year (in June and October) Pastiche Modern Eatery on North Campbell offers their "Philanthropy With Phlavor" program. For the entire month of June, Pastiche will donate 5% of your check to the charity of your choice - for example, YOUR Community Radio KXCI!

It's a great way to enjoy great food while helping the charities you love. As Pastiche says, "Treat yourself while treating others!"

Learn more at www.pasticheme.com. Pastiche Modern Eatery is at 3025 North Campbell Avenue.


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Rocket Mailman?

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: In their never-ending quest for more efficient mail delivery, on this date in 1959 the US Postal Service tested a new method for delivering mail. Despite making the delivery on that date in about 23 minutes, the post office scrapped plans for further implementation of the delivery system - possibly because of customer fears during the Cold War. Your question this morning - what type of delivery system did the US Postal Service successfully test on this date in 1959?

One Cup answer: They used a rocket. Dubbed "missile mail," a Regulus cruise missile was fired. Its nuclear warhead had been replaced with two bins of mail!


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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Three Bogart Films Highlight June Film Offerings

If you're as tired as we are of the "SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER PART 3: THIS TIME IT'S BORING" films playing at your local multi-perplex, please note that you DO have options.

In addition to the regular offerings at the Loft Cinema (www.loftcinema.com), two summer film series are returning to downtown.

Cinema La Placita Cinema is an outdoor film series that screens classic films in the courtyard at La Placita in downtown Tucson. Films begin at 7:30pm each Thursday evening. For a $3 suggested donation you can see:

(June 7) Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway. A classic spy thriller directed by Sydney Pollack.

(June 14) Sabrina. Audrey Hepburn has to choose between Humphrey Bogart and William Holden in Billy Wilder's classic romantic comedy.

(June 21) Key Largo. Confrontation and hurricanes play out in the Florida Keys as Bogart and Edward G. Robinson match wits; this was also the final Bogart/Lauren Bacall film.

(June 28) Boys on the Side. Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore in a film that celebrates friendship and overcoming adversity. Features plenty of shots from in and around Tucson. Matthew McConaughey plays Tucson police office "Abe Lincoln."

If you prefer your films indoors, there aren't many "indoors" more beautiful than the Fox Tucson Theatre. Upcoming films in their "Summer Movies at the Fox" film series on Saturdays (3:30 and 7:30pm) include:

(June 9) Grease - Summer lovin' with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and an incredible soundtrack.

(June 16) Casablanca - You can never have too much Bogart.

(June 30) Breakfast at Tiffany's - Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly is sexy and sophisticated in public, but vulnerable and neurotic in private with a pre-"A-Team" George Peppard. Originally meant to star Marilyn Monroe!

More information on the Fox Tucson Theatre film series is available at their website, www.foxtucsontheatre.org


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KXCI Coverage and Reception Update

Over the last month, KXCI has been working hard to address some long standing issues regarding coverage and reception in Tucson and southern Arizona. We have developed a system to address these issues and are passing along the most current information to you!

If you are reading this, you are probably already familiar with KXCI's coverage problems in the Northwest area of Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley. While there are a number of options to resolve this issue, all are options that can hopefully be addressed in the next 12-18 months. KXCI has applied for a number of translators (a rebroadcast of our signal at a different frequency that is limited to 250 watts). We are hoping with current priorities at the FCC that these applications will be reviewed to resolve the current competition issues for these highly-valued spaces of bandwidth.

Another long standing issue is that of reception within our current coverage area, which most likely can't be fixed universally within our protected contour (the area of coverage that legally prevents interference from along adjacent station). However, KXCI is in the process of submitting a minor change to our current broadcast license that would help facilitate improving penetration into larger, bigger buildings and reception outside of your preferred mode of transportation.

KXCI's transmitter is located on Mt. Bigelow and shares space on the tower with other TV and radio broadcasters. Mt. Bigelow is nearly 8500 ft in elevation and while KXCI only broadcasts at 340 watts the height dramatically increases our reach. However, it also contributes to some of the reception problems since the signal is traveling from 8500 ft up. FM frequencies work as "line of sight", which means that if the path is unobstructed from the antenna to you the reception will be adequate. This is why automobile reception is strong, but inside buildings tends to be depend on your location.

These projects are of the first priority to KXCI. We are hoping to keep you updated as we know more. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ryan@kxci.org or by phone at 520-623-1000 ext 11. Thanks!

Pictures of the tower will be forthcoming.


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Prince And Dean Martin: The Common Link / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today is Prince’s birthday. He’s 49. In addition to a music career that’s seen him hailed as a genius and innovator, Prince has starred in three feature films, all between the years of 1984 and 1990. Your One Cup question this morning – to name those three films, two of which saw him cast as “The Kid.”


One Cup Answer: Purple Rain, Under The Cherry Moon, Graffiti Bridge



Bonus Blog Trivia: Today would also have been Dean Martin's 90th birthday.


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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Deja Vu All Over Again / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup Of Java Challenge, heard on Your Morning Brew at 8:20am:
A little music history for today’s One Cup. On this date in 1970, the song “Teach The Children” was released. It would eventually hit #16 on the charts and become the biggest hit off Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s second album Déjà Vu. That was also their first album with Neil Young – although Neil doesn’t sing or play on “Teach The Children.” Another famous musician does, though. Your One Cup question this morning – on the song “Teach The Children,” what California band leader played pedal steel guitar for free – in return for Crosby, Stills and Nash teaching his band how to sing better harmonies?

One Cup Answer: Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead

Bonus Blog Trivia: Garcia put what he learned to use on the Dead's subsequent acoustic albums Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Catch some Dead this Friday and every Friday night on KXCI's Dead Air program.


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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Seven Wonders Of Southern Arizona Update

Sabino Canyon, Kartchner Caverns, Mission San Xavier del Bac and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum are running neck-in-neck for first place in KXCI's "Seven Wonders Of Southern Arizona" online vote, sponsored by Nimbus Brewing Company.



You can vote for your favorites for "wonders" of our community from among 44 nominees. Votes can be cast by clicking the "7 Wonders" link on our homepage at KXCI.org. Voting takes only a few minutes!



First round voting ends June 15th, so it's important that we hear from you TODAY!



While we're talking about the contest, we also want to welcome and thank the title sponsor, our friends at Nimbus Brewery. Located at 3850 East 44th Street, Nimbus is Tucson's premier microbrewery, offering brews that are another "wonder" of our community. Thanks to Nimbus for their generous support of the "Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona" contest!


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Sly Stone Special on The Connection - Saturday June 9th!

There's a Riot Goin' On - this Saturday June 9th, join Jason Miles and The Connection for a two hour special in honor of Sly Stone. 40 years ago this month Sly released his first album, paving the way for Soul & Funk sounds of the 70's. In honor of the event, The Connection will be spinning the newly remastered and re-released classic from the group - There's A Riot Goin' On.

Riot is listed in Rolling Stone's Top 100 and is considered by music aficionados to be Sly's crowing achievement. Groundbreaking, dark and futuristic - the album redefined Black music of the 70's and colored the development of Hip-Hop in the years following it's release. In addition to the album in it's entirety, Jason will also be spinning some of the lesser-known singles Sly produced at the time in addition to unreleased studio demo's and oddities highlighting the genius of Sly Stone.
Definitely not a show to be missed...

The Connection - Saturday Night's 9-11pm
Community Radio KXCI 91.3 FM
www.kxci.org


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Win Mason Jennings Tickets All Week


KXCI favorite Mason Jennings returns to the Rialto Theatre on Tuesday night, June 12th, in a KXCI Presents concert. Ticket information is available at 740-1000 and http://rialtotheatre.com/events.php


We'll be giving away several pair of tickets to see Mason all this week on the One Cup of Java Challenge, at 8:20am on Your Morning Brew.


It's a can't miss show, so polish up on your trivial knowledge and good luck!


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Remembering Dee Dee Ramone / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java question: Dee Dee Ramone died 5 years ago today. As the bass player and chief songwriter for the Ramones, Dee Dee Ramone crafted out a career in punk that saw the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shortly before his death. Lesser known was Dee Dee’s rap career, which saw him release one solo rap album in 1988 called “Standing in the Spotlight,” a record that has been frequently called one of the worst albums of the 80s, deservedly so. At least he had the common sense to release it under another name. Your One Cup question this morning – to give us Dee Dee Ramone’s not-so-creative rap name, from his 1988 album.

One Cup Answer: Dee Dee King

Bonus Blog Trivia: Debbie Harry provides guest vocals on the rap album that she'd probably also like to forget.


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