Monday, March 31, 2008

Exploring the Legacy of César Chávez

Exploring the Legacy of César Chávez

KXCI 91.3-FM Special Programming: Monday, March 31, 2008, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Arizonan César E. Chávez was a second generation American born in Yuma on March 31, 1927. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa, he and Dolores Huerta organized farm workers throughout California; fighting for better working conditions, against low wages and for just treatment of workers by striking, boycotting and marching for the United Farm Workers Union. César E. Chávez died peacefully in his sleep on April 23, 1993 in in San Luis, Arizona.

On Monday, March 31, Tucson's community radio, KXCI 91.3-FM will observe the legacy of César Chávez, who continues to provide inspiration to millions worldwide.

From 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., KXCI will feature interviews with local educators, community leaders and activists as well as historical segments from Tucson Unified School District students. These local voices will be woven through a blend of border music; featuring selections from the United Farm Workers’ movement, soulful sounds of that turbulent time period and contemporary socially relevant songs.

Ernesto Portillo Jr., host of Onda Suave, will kick off the day's programming at 7 a.m. with live interviews and live music, and prerecorded interviews. The programming continues throughout the day, including Democracy Now at noon. Bobby Diaz, host of The Chicano Connection, will complete the day when he hosts the program beginning at 3 p.m. with a live musical presentation by Los Cuatro Vientos. The historical struggles of César Chávez are still relevant today and many people in our border community continue to be inspired by his work.

Here is a list of our guests and their contact information.

Consuelo Aguilar is a member of Mexican American/Raza Studies at TUSD and a member of the Arizona Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition

Additionally, May Bernal, Wesley Narro, Priscilla Rodriguez, Monique Tellez and Jordy Molina are all students of TUSD Raza Studies. Jakelin Lopez is an Amphi High School student.

Gail Brown is the Executive Director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona

Michael Hyatt is a Social Documentary Photographer

Gabby Gomez, Gloria Valdez, Marco Manzo, Ruis Hernandez, Sabrina Mesa, and Andres Gabaldon are all students at Pima Community College. Information about student groups can be found at

Olga Briseno is the director of the Media, Democracy and Policy Initiative at the University of Arizona

More information about Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez including Centeotzintli: Sacred Maíz A 7,000-year Ceremonial Discourse can be found at

Ray Siqueiros is a teacher at Sunnyside High School.

Montserrat Caballero is a member of Las Adelitas.

Ceci Garcia is part of the Raices Taller Gallery

Ray Lopez is the president of the Tucson Lobos Wheelchair Basketball program

KXCI airs locally at 91.3-FM and webstreams at

Additional information about César E. Chávez and local events is available at:

For interviews and more information about KXCI and this announcement, please contact: KXCI News Director Amanda Shauger at or 520-623-1000 ext.17.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: In the history of the Billboard pop charts, only one male solo artist has had two songs hit #1 and stay there for ten weeks or more. It's not Springsteen or Elvis or Dylan, but it is an artist you'd expect to hear on KXCI. Your question this morning - name him.

Answer: Carlos Santana

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Something Makes You Look Wonderful Tonight, Layla

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1979, Eric Clapton wed Patti Boyd, the ex-wife of his good friend George Harrison, here in Tucson. Patti is often cited as the direct inspiration for three very famous rock love songs, one by George and two by Eric. Your challenge this morning - name those songs.

Answer: George Harrison's Something (called the greatest love song of the 20th century by Frank Sinatra) and Clapton's Layla and Wonderful Tonight.

Bonus Blog Trivia: At the end of Layla, Dwayne Allman produced the "crying bird" sound with his guitar, done in tribute to jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker. Clapton wrote Wonderful Tonight about waiting for Patti to get ready for a night out while actually waiting for Patti to ready for a night out, specifically they were heading to a Paul McCartney concert. Sinatra often changed the lyrics to Something when he sang it in concert; where originally it read "you stick around now it may show," Frank often sang "you stick around, Jack, she might show." This change was adopted by George Harrison, who used those new lyrics when performing Something on tour.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Exploring the Legacy of César Chávez

KXCI 91.3-FM Special Programming: Monday, March 31, 2008, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Arizonan César E. Chávez was a second generation American born in Yuma on March 31, 1927. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa, he and Dolores Huerta organized farm workers throughout California; fighting for better working conditions, against low wages and for just treatment of workers by striking, boycotting and marching for the United Farm Workers Union. César E. Chávez died peacefully in his sleep on April 23, 1993 in in San Luis, Arizona.

On Monday, March 31, Tucson's community radio, KXCI 91.3-FM will observe the legacy of César Chávez, who continues to provide inspiration to millions worldwide.

From 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., KXCI will feature interviews with local educators, community leaders and activists as well as historical segments from Tucson Unified School District students. These local voices will be woven through a blend of border music; featuring selections from the United Farm Workers’ movement, soulful sounds of that turbulent time period and contemporary socially relevant songs.

Ernesto Portillo Jr., host of Onda Suave, will kick off the day's programming at 7 a.m. with live interviews and live music, and prerecorded interviews. The programming continues throughout the day, including Democracy Now at noon. Bobby Diaz, host of The Chicano Connection, will complete the day when he hosts the program beginning at 3 p.m. with a live musical presentation by Los Cuatro Vientos. The historical struggles of César Chávez are still relevant today and many people in our border community continue to be inspired by his work.

KXCI airs locally at 91.3-FM and webstreams at

Additional information about César E. Chávez and local events is available at:

For interviews and more information about KXCI and this announcement, please contact: KXCI News Director Amanda Shauger at or 520-623-1000 ext.17.

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Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1934, Britain became the first country to mandate a certain test that many, if not most, of us have taken in the version issued by the state in which we lived as a high schooler. I passed my test on the first try and have never taken the test again, though I use the skills needed to pass the test nearly every day. I have a college professor friend who failed the test eight times before giving up, never passing. Living in Tucson, I often wish that the test was required on an annual basis. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning – based on the clues provided, what kind of test was Britain the first to mandate on this date in 1934?

Answer: A driver’s test

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Peace and Pillows: Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their first "Bed-In For Peace" in response to media coverage of their wedding. Your Challenge question this morning: in what city did John and Yoko hold their first bed-in?

Answer: Amsterdam. The second one, planned for New York City, was held in Toronto after John was unable to get a visa to come to the states.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Newest Public Service Messages

The newest public service announcements airing at Your Community Radio KXCI:

MASTER GARDENER: The 11th annual Master Gardener Home Garden Tour is Saturday, April 12th. Sponsored by the University’s Cooperative Extension office, the tour includes working master gardens at various locations around Tucson. For more information and tickets, call 626-5161.

SAVE A CHILD: Child and Family Resources of Tucson works to build strong families and protect children from abuse. To support their program, the agency is holding its first annual online auction, featuring more than 100 items up for bid. The auction starts April 21st, but you can preview the items now at their website:

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: KXCI and the U of A's Student Health Advisory Committee are partnering to bring you the “Run For Your Life” 5K Run and walk, Sunday, April 13th on the U of A Mall. A $15 early registration gets you an official event t-shirt, while also supporting the Farmers Market at the U of A, UA 4 Food and the Tucson Community Food Bank. For information on “Run For Your Life,” visit or pick up a flier at KXCI.

ISRAEL FESTIVAL: This year’s Israel Festival is Sunday, April 6th from 3 to 7pm at the Jewish Community Center, at River and Dodge. This free event offers food, entertainment, arts and crafts, hot air balloon rides, the U of A marching band and more. For more information, visit or call 577-9393. A

PALESTIANIAN: The U of A’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a free talk by the PLO’s ambassador to the U.S. on Friday, March 28th at 7pm. The speech, entitled “Negotiating The Future: A Palestinian Perspective,” is in Room 100 of the U of A’s Social Sciences Building, 1145 East South Campus Drive. Learn more at

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Hare's Your One Cup of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: This past week’s sightings of the Easter Bunny have the One Cup of Java Challenge focusing on another, more literary bunny: Peter Rabbit, star of the Beatrix Potter stories. In the tales, Peter Rabbit has 3 sisters. Your job this morning: name them.

Answer: Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail

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Friday, March 21, 2008

KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #1 - #50

Picking 50 favorites out of 913 great albums (not to mention thousands not on this list!) is a tall order, but here are the 50 Top Albums of All Time, according to the votes of more than 30 of our deejays:

1. The Beatles, Abbey Road
2. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Miles Davis, Kind Of Blue
4. The Beatles, The White Album
5. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
6. The Clash, London Calling
7. The Beatles, Revolver
8. Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack
9. The Harder They Come soundtrack
10. Bob Dylan, Blonde On Blonde

11. Nirvana, Nevermind
12. U2, The Joshua Tree
13. Marvin Gaye, What's Going On
14. Bob Dylan, Blood On The Tracks
15. The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street
16. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
17. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will The Circle Be Unbroken
18. Chuck Berry, The Great Twenty-Eight
19. Neko Case, Blacklisted
20. Robert Johnson, King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1

21. Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
22. George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
23. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
24. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
25. Joni Mitchell, Blue
26. Beck, Odelay
27. Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman
28. Neil Young, Harvest
29. David Bowie, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust…
30. The Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

31. The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
32. Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland
33. Johnny Cash, American Recordings I
34. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
35. Paul Simon, Graceland
36. The Beatles, Rubber Soul
37. The Beatles, Let It Be
38. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
39. The Velvet Underground, Velvet Underground And Nico
40. Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman

41. Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water
42. U2, Achtung Baby
43. Ray Charles, Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic R&B Recordings
44. Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks, Buckingham Nicks
45. Minuteman, Double Nickels on the Dime
46. Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska
47. Crosby Stills and Nash, Crosby Stills and Nash
48. James Brown, Live At The Apollo (1963)
49. The Beatles, Help!
50. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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KXCI'S TOP 913 ALBUMS: #51 - 100

50 MORE DOWN, 50 MORE TO GO! Tune in to today's The Home Stretch for the end of the countdown, working our way up to the Best Album of All Time (in our humble opinion!).

51. Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
52. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
53. O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack
54. Janis Joplin, Pearl
55. John Lennon, Imagine
56. Michel Jackson, Thriller
57. Tom Waits, Rain Dogs
58. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto
59. Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
60. Radiohead, OK Computer

61. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
62. Tom Waits, The Heart of Saturday Night
63. The Traveling Wilburys, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
64. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
65. Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced?
66. Eric Clapton, 461 Ocean Boulevard
67. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
68. The Beatles, Meet the Beatles
69. R.E.M., Document
70. Little Feat, Dixie Chicken

71. Grateful Dead, American Beauty
72. Patsy Cline, The Ultimate Collection
73. R.E.M., Murmur
74. Steve Earle, Guitar Town
75. AC/DC, Back in Black
76. Elvis Presley, The Sun Sessions
77. Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Rust Never Sleeps
78. Hank Williams, The Complete Hank Williams
79. David Bowie, Diamond Dogs
80. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme

81. Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love
82. Prince, Purple Rain soundtrack
83. Queen, A Night at the Opera
84. Ray Charles, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
85. The Beatles, With The Beatles
86. The B-52's, The B-52's
87. Calexico, Feast of Wire
88. Brian Wilson, Smile
89. Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield
90. Emmylou Harris, Red Dirt Girl

91. Moby, Play
92. The Doors, The Doors
93. Rainer, The Westwood Sessions
94. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
95. The Blues Brothers soundtrack
96. Buck Owens, I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
97. The Dusty Chaps, Honky Tonk Music
98. Stevie Wonder, Innervisions
99. Patti Smith, Horses
100. Talking Heads, Remain in Light

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #101 - 150

Albums #101 to #150 in KXCI's Top 913 Albums of All Time countdown - hear #100 to #1 all day Friday on YOUR Community Radio!

101. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
102. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Catch a Fire
103. Carole King, Tapestry
104. Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
105. The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night
106. Tinariwen, Aman Iman: Water Is Life
107. Stevie Wonder, Talking Book
108. The Who, Tommy
109. Pink Floyd, The Wall
110. Bruce Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A.

111. The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East
112. Johnny Cash, I Walk The Line
113. Joe Jackson, I'm The Man
114. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
115. Steely Dan, Pretzel Logic
116. The Stooges, Fun House
117. John Fogerty, Blue Moon Swamp
118. Etta James, At Last
119. Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, All the Roadrunning
120. Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome / The Seeger Sessions

121. The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man
122. Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On
123. Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul
124. Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
125. Gram Parsons, Grevious Angel
126. The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace of Sin
127. Sinead O'Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
128. Crosby Stills Nash and Young, déjà vu
129. Elvis Costello, My Aim is True
130. The Kinks, Something Else by the Kinks

131. The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo
132. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Green River
133. Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
134. Funkadelic, Maggot Brain
135. Machito, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, The Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
136. The Seldom Scene, Live at the Cellar Door
137. The Big Chill soundtrack
138. The Congos, Heart of the Congos
139. Bobby Bland, Two Steps From The Blues
140. The Zombies, Odessey and Oracle

141. Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
142. The Eagles, Hotel California
143. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin
144. Al Green, Let's Stay Together
145. Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt
146. Neil Young, After the Gold Rush
147. k.d. Lang, Absolute Torch and Twang
148. The Pogues, Rum Sodomy and the Lash
149. Neil Young, Freedom
150. Radiohead, The Bends

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #151 - 200

Where are your favorite albums? Here are seletions #151 to #200 on KXCI's Top 913 Albums of All Time; check earlier posts for albums #201 to #913.

151. The Flatlanders, More a Legend Than a Band
152. Cat Power, The Greatest
153. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
154. The Police, Synchronicity
155. Lyle Lovett, Joshua Judges Ruth
156. Los Lobos, How Will the Wolf Survive?
157. Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
158. U2, War
159. Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy
160. Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust

161. Cream, Disraeli Gears
162. Nick Drake, Pink Moon
163. Bob Dylan, Bring It All Back Home
164. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery
165. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stay Human
166. John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker Plays and Sings the Blues
167. Pearl Jam, Ten
168. Linda Ronstadt, Heart Like a Wheel
169. Roy Orbison, Crying
170. Johnny Cash, Live At San Quentin

171. Joni Mitchell, Hejira
172. Van Morrison, Moondance
173. Django Reinhardt, The Great Artistry of Django Reinhardt
174. The Smiths, Louder Than Bombs
175. Frank Zappa, One Size Fits All
176. Blind Faith, Blind Faith
177. Merle Haggard, Branded Man
178. Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic
179. The Beach Boys, The Beach Boys Today!
180. James Brown, Star Time

181. The Dixie Chicks, Taking The Long Way
182. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ella & Louis
183. Santana, Abraxas
184. Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson
185. Uncle Tupelo, Anondyne
186. Scott Walker, Scott 4
187. Willie Colon and Ruben Blades, Siembra
188. DJ Shadow, ..Endtroducing
189. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bass Culture
190. Tim O'Brien, Odd Man In

191. Sleater-Kinney, The Hot Rock
192. Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
193. Eric Clapton, Unplugged
194. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
195. Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis
196. Otis Redding, The Dock of the Bay
197. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy
198. Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
199. Woody Guthrie, Dust Bowl Ballads
200. The Clash, The Clash

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #201 - 250

The best albums just keeping getting better in KXCI's Top 913 Albums of All Time countdown - here are selections #201 to #250. Support what you love! Call your pledge in today at (520) 623-1000.

201. Jeff Buckley, Grace
202. Big Brother and Holding Company, Cheap Thrills
203. The Band, Rock of Ages
204. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
205. The Beatles, Please Please Me
206. Depeche Mode, Violator
207. Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces
208. Robert Johnson, King of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 2
209. Michelle Shocked, Arkansas Traveler
210. Ramones, Ramones

211. The Rolling Stones, Out of Our Heads
212. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes
213. Ike and Tina Turner, Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner
214. Toots and the Maytals, Funky Kingston
215. Phil Spector, Back To Mono (1958-1969)
216. The Who, Who's Next
217. Simon and Garfunkel, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
218. R.E.M., Automatic for the People
219. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend
220. Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger

221. Bobby Gentry, Ode to Billie Joe
222. Devo, Are We Not Men? We Are Devo
223. Billy Bragg and Wilco, Mermaid Avenue
224. The B-52's, Cosmic Thing
225. Sly and the Family Stone, Stand!
226. Parliament/Funkadelic, One Nation Under a Groove
227. Howlin' Wolf, Howlin' Wolf
228. Grateful Dead, Workingman's Dead
229. Duke Ellington, Ellington At Newport
230. Sam Cooke, Portrait of a Legend, 1951-1964

231. Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
232. Curtis Mayfield, Superfly
233. John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
234. Chicago, Chicago
235. Blondie, Parallel Lines
236. Elvis Costello, This Year's Model
237. Counting Crows, August And Everything After
238. The Cranberries, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
239. Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colors
240. Various artists: The Concert For Bangladesh

241. The Supremes, Where Did Our Love Go?
242. Jimmy Buffet, Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
243. Nat King Cole, Wild Is Love
244. Sheryl Crow, Tuesday Night Music Club
245. Peter Gabriel, So
246. Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson
247. James Taylor, Sweet Baby James
248. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
249. Steely Dan, Aja
250. Herbie Hancock, Headhunters

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #251 - 300

The great music continues (what else would you expect from KXCI?). Check out albums #251 to #300 on our countdown of the Top 913 Albums of All Time!

251. Buddy Holly, 20 Golden Greats
252. Angelique Kidjo, Black Ivory Soul
253. Willie Nelson, Always On My Mind
254. Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park
255. The Specials, The Specials
256. Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever
257. Cream, Fresh Cream
258. Al Green, I'm Still in Love With You
259. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin I
260. Wilson Pickett, The Wicked Pickett

261. The Who, Quadrophenia
262. The Band, The Band
263. Leonard Cohen, Songs of Love and Hate
264. The Doors, L.A. Woman
265. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
266. Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin' Lovers
267. U2, All That You Can't Leave Behind
268. Hank Williams, 40 Greatest Hits
269. The Allman Brothers Band, Brothers & Sisters
270. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willy and the Poor Boys

271. PJ Harvey, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
272. Traffic, Traffic
273. Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends
274. Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
275. Cesaria Evora, Voz D'Amor
276. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, What Now My Love
277. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
278. Billy Joel, The Stranger
279. Ruth Brown, Late Date With Ruth Brown
280. Cannonball Adderly Quintet, Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! Live at the Club

281. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
282. Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
283. Bob Dylan, Desire
284. Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball
285. Indigo Girls, Indigo Girls
286. Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual
287. Frank Sinatra, A Man And His Music
288. Dwight Yoakam, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.
289. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
290. John Mayall with Eric Clapton, Bluesbreakers

291. Muddy Waters, At Newport 1960
292. Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter
293. Albert King, Born Under a Bad Sign
294. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmos Factory
295. ABBA, The Definitive Collection
296. The Cars, The Cars
297. Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells A Story
298. Neil Young, Tonight's the Night
299. Warren Zevon, Warren Zevon
300. Tears for Fears, Songs From The Big Chair

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #301- 350

300 TO GO! Here are selections #301 in our Top 913 Albums of All Time countdown, as voted on by our deejays!

301. Red Hot Chili Peppers, BloodSugarSexMagik
302. Bob Dylan, John Wesley Harding
303. Jackson Browne, Running On Empty
304. Ani DiFranco, Little Plastic Castle
305. Bob Dylan and The Band, The Basement Tapes
306. Aretha Franklin, Young Gifted And Black
307. Mott the Hoople , All the Young Dudes
308. Prince , 1999
309. Richard and Linda Thompson, Shoot Out The Lights
310. Sly and the Family Stone, There's A Riot Goin' On

311. Paul Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years
312. Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
313. Alanis Morrissette, Jagged Little Pill
314. The Band, Music From Big Pink
315. Ray Charles, The Genius of Ray Charles
316. Bob Marley, Exodus
317. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
318. Otis Redding, The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
319. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet
320. Talking Heads, Talking Heads: 77

321. The Who, The Who Sell Out
322. Guns n' Roses , Appetite for Destruction
323. Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive!
324. Louis Armstrong, Satchmo At Symphony Hall, Vol. 2
325. Earth, Wind and Fire, That's the Way of the World
326. Joy Division, Closer
327. Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers, At The Ryman
328. The Kinks, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
329. Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
330. Radiohead , Amnesiac

331. Otis Redding, Otis Blue
332. Lou Reed, Transformer
333. Sam & Dave, Soul Men
334. Muddy Waters, The Anthology, 1947-1972
335. Freddy Fender, Before The Next Teardrop Falls
336. Solomon Burke, Don't Give Up On Me
337. Tony Bennett, I Left My Heart in San Francisco
338. The Monkees, The Monkees
339. Clifton Chenier, King of the Bayous
340. Air , Moon Safari

341. Jackson Browne, The Pretender
342. The Who, Live at Leeds
343. Coldplay, Parachutes
344. Dr. John, Dr. John's Gumbo
345. Ben Harper, Diamonds on the Inside
346. Isaac Hayes, Shaft soundtrack
347. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Pancho and Lefty
348. Public Enemy, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
349. U2 , Boy
350. The White Stripes, Elephant

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #351 - 400

The countdown continues... here are albums #351 to #400

351. The Carpenters, Close to You
352. Solomon Burke, Soul Alive!
353. Ani DiFranco, Not A Pretty Girl
354. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psycho Candy
355. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley
356. Professor Longhair, New Orleans Piano
357. Paul Simon, The Rhythm of the Saints
358. Bruce Springsteen, The River
359. Dave Alvin, King of California
360. The Beach Boys, Surf's Up

361. Solomon Burke, Live at the House of Blues
362. Ray Charles, Genius + Love = Jazz
363. John Coltrane, Giant Steps
364. Duran Duran, Rio
365. Gladys Knight and the Pips, Imagination
366. Jerry Lee Lewis, Anthology: All Killer No Filler
367. Love, Forever Changes
368. Aimee Mann, Lost In Space
369. Massive Attack, Mezzanine
370. The Pretenders, Pretenders

371. Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
372. Hair soundtrack
373. Bill Withers, Still Bill
374. Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man
375. Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!
376. Dave Matthews Band, Under the Table and Dreaming
377. Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
378. Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell
379. Cher, Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
380. Manu Chao, Clandestion: Esperando La Ultima

381. Melissa Etheridge, Yes I Am
382. Television, Marquee Moon
383. Jimmy Buffet, Son of a Son of a Sailor
384. Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Toure, Talking Timbuktu
385. Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain
386. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
387. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
388. Iron and Wine, Our Endless Numbered Days
389. Billy Joel, 52nd Street
390. Van Halen, Van Halen

391. Zero 7, Simple Things
392. B.B. King, Live at the Regal
393. Glen Campbell, By The Time I Get to Phoenix
394. Peter Tosh, Legalize It
395. T. Rex, Electric Warrior
396. The Stooges, The Stooges
397. Frank Sinatra, September of My Years
398. Santana, Supernatural
399. Radiohead, Kid A
400. Willie Nelson, Stardust

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Monday, March 17, 2008

KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #401 - 450

The countdown continues throughout the week, with plans to reach #1 around 5:45pm Friday.

Here are selections #401 to #450

401. Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind
402. Gillian Welch, Revival
403. Ike and Tina Turner, Nutbush City Limits
404. John Prine, John Prine
405. Randy Newman, 12 Songs
406. Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon
407. Alison Krauss and Union Station, Lonely Runs Both Ways
408. Billy Joel, Songs in the Attic
409. Al Green, Call Me
410. Brian Eno, Another Green World

411. Bo Diddley, Go Bo Diddley
412. Clarence Carter, This Is Clarence Carter
413. Bjork, Post
414. X, Los Angeles
415. Tammy Wynette, D-I-V-O-R-C-E
416. Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing
417. The Stooges, Raw Power
418. Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Trio
419. The Mothers of Invention, We're Only In It For The Money
420. The Meters, Look-Ka Py Py

421. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
422. Jethro Tull, Aqualung
423. Gang of Four, Entertainment!
424. The Doors, Strange Days
425. De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising
426. Carter Family, Wildwood Flower
427. Big Star, #1 Record
428. Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band
429. Morphine, The Night
430. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Second Helping

431. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mustt Mustt
432. Dixie Chicks, Fly
433. Cream, Wheels of Fire
434. BR5-49, BR5-49
435. Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours
436. Warren Zevon, The Wind
437. Bonnie Raitt, Luck of the Draw
438. Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
439. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Raise Your Spirit Higher
440. The Go-Go's, Beauty and the Beat

441. Neil Diamond, Moods
442. The Beach Boys, Sunflower
443. Fatboy Slim, You've Come A Long Way Baby
444. Roy Orbison, Lonely And Blue
445. West Side Story soundtrack
446. The Velvet Underground, Loaded
447. Steve Miller Band, Fly Like an Eagle
448. Jose Saavedra, Ver Cada Ver
449. The Mavericks, What A Crying Shame
450. Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #451 - 500

We're counting down the Top 913 Albums of All Time (according to our intelligent, passionate deejays!). Here are selections #451 - #500.

451. Black Sabbath, Paranoid
452. Merle Haggard, Big City
453. Randy Newman, Sail Away
454. Dolly Parton, Those Were The Days
455. Santana, Santana
456. Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town
457. The Meters, Rejuvenation
458. War, The World Is a Ghetto
459. Blood, Sweat and Tears, Child Is Father to the Man
460. Cheap Trick, At Budokan

461. Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come
462. Green Day, American Idiot
463. Jane's Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitaul
464. k.d. Lang, Ingenue
465. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
466. Nick Lowe, Jesus of Cool
467. Maria Muldaur, Maria Muldaur
468. John Prine, Fair and Square
469. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
470. The Kinks, The Kink Kronikles

471. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Alone in Iz World
472. Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View
473. Merle Haggard, Mama Tried
474. Eels, Blinking Lights & Other Revelations
475. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica
476. Big Star, Radio City
477. Frank Zappa, Hot Rats
478. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
479. The Police, Ghost in the Machine
480. Los Lobos, Kiko

481. Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express
482. Billy Joel, Glass Houses
483. The Highwaymen, Highwayman
484. Duke Ellington, Such Sweet Thunder
485. The Clash, Sandinista!
486. David Bowie, Hunky Dory
487. Bad Company, Bad Company
488. Belle & Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
489. Blood, Sweat and Tears, Blood, Sweat and Tears
490. Paul Butterfield Blues Band, East-West

491. Judy Collins, Wildflowers
492. The English Beat, Special Beat Service
493. Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Shady Grove
494. Stephane Grappelli, Limehouse Blues
495. The Police, Reggatta de Blanc
496. The Rolling Stones, Some Girls
497. Ali Farka Toure, Savane
498. Pete Seeger, American Industrial Ballads
499. Steely Dan, Countdown to Ecstasy
500. Neil Young, Live at Masey Hall 1971

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #501 - 550

The on-air countdown starts at #500 (we'll be posting all those albums, too, here on the blog). The final set of 50 top albums not in the on-air countdown; here we present #501 to #550. Enjoy!

501. Def Leppard, Pyromania
502. Tom Waits, Small Change
503. Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sixteen Tons
504. Roxy Music, Avalon
505. John Hiatt, Crossing Muddy Waters
506. Bruce Hornsby, The Way It Is
507. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
508. New York Dolls, New York Dolls
509. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet
510. ZZ Top, Eliminator

511. Prince, Sign 'o' the Times
512. The Eagles, The Eagles
513. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
514. Gigi, Gigi
515. Little Richard, Here's Little Richard
516. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See
517. Joan Osborne, Relish
518. Tito Puente, Cuban Carnaval
519. Otis Rush, Right Place, Wrong Time
520. Wings, Band on the Run

521. Buckwheat Zydeco, 100% Fortified Zydeco
522. Ryan Adams, Gold
523. Junior Brown, Guit With It
524. Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind
525. Steve Earle, El Corazon
526. Ruthie Foster, Runaway Soul
527. The Hollies, In The Hollies Style
528. Miriam Makeba, Pata Pata
529. New Order, Substance
530. Quicksilver Messenger Service, Happy Trails

531. The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead
532. Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
533. Bob Dylan, Love and Theft
534. Brian Eno, Here Come the Warm Jets
535. The Bar-Kays, Soul Finger
536. INXS, Kick
537. Paul McCartney, Ram
538. Van Morrison, Into The Music
539. Leon Russell, Carney
540. Frank Sinatra, Come Dance With Me!

541. Tina Turner, Private Dancer
542. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Going to a Go-Go
543. Muddy Waters, Hard Again
544. Portishead, Dummy
545. John Cougar Mellencamp, Scarecrow
546. George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Golden Ring
547. PJ Harvey, To Bring You My Love
548. Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer, Two Of A Kind
549. Blur, Parklife
550. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #551 - 600

The on-air countdown starts Monday morning at #500. Here are albums #551 to #600!

551. Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon
552. The Slits, Cut
553. Conway Twitty, Hello Darlin
554. The Yardbirds, Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds
555. Run-DMC, Run-DMC
556. Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure
557. Lisa Otey, Gimme Some A Yo' Sugar
558. Peter Rowan, All on a Rising Day
559. Pixies, Doolittle
560. Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, The Anthology, 1961-1977

561. Modern Lovers, Modern Lovers
562. The Guess Who, Canned Wheat
563. John Coinman, 41 Crosses
564. Roberta Flack, Killing Me Softly
565. Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky
566. Black Flag, Damaged
567. The Mamas and the Papas, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
568. 10,000 Maniacs, Our Time In Eden
569. Little Feat, Little Feat
570. Quincy Jones, Back on the Block

571. Old Crow Medicine Show, Big Iron World
572. Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
573. Run-DMC, Raising Hell
574. Terri Hendrix, The Art of Removing Wallpaper
575. Dr. Dre, The Chronic
576. Robert Cray, Strong Persuader
577. Carly Simon, No Secrets
578. Elliott Smith, Either/Or
579. Richard and Linda Thompson, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
580. The Guess Who, American Woman

581. Donald Fagen, The Nightfly
582. Eric Clapton, Slowhand
583. Air, Talkie Walkie
584. A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
585. N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton
586. Sly and the Family Stone, Fresh
587. Sting, Ten Summoner's Tales
588. Kanye West, The College Dropout
589. Doug Sahm, Doug Sahm and Band
590. Lou Reed, Berlin

591. Beth Orton, Daybreaker
592. Laura Nyro, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
593. The Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!
594. Annie Lennox, Diva
595. Gigi, Gold and Wax
596. David Bowie, Low
597. Men At Work, Business As Usual
598. Joe Jackson, Night and Day
599. Feist, The Reminder
600. Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #601- 650

Working our way through the best of the best, your top albums #601 to #650:

601. 10,000 Maniacs, In My Tribe
602. Mahalia Jackson, Mahalia
603. Alicia Keys, Songs In A Minor
604. Dave Mason, Alone Together
605. Oasis, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
606. Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells
607. Green Day, Dookie
608. The Faces, A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse
609. The Subdudes, Behind the Levee
610. Chemical Brothers, Exit Planet Dust

611. The Byrds, The Notorious Byrd Brothers
612. Muddy Waters, Folk Singer
613. Jackie Wilson, Mr. Excitement!
614. Gil Scott-Heron, Pieces Of A Man
615. Moby Grape, Moby Grape
616. Howlin' Wolf, Moanin' in the Moonlight
617. Jeff Beck, Truth
618. Beck, Sea Change
619. The O'Jays, Back Stabbers
620. Pere Ubu, The Modern Dance

621. Van Halen, 1984
622. Frank Zappa, Apostrophe '
623. Sergio Mendes, Brasileiro
624. George Jones, I Am What I Am
625. Slim Harpo, Rainin' In My Heart
626. Dr. John, Gris-Gris
627. Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady
628. AC/DC, Highway to Hell
629. The Police, Outlandos D'Amour
630. Wire, Pink Flag

631. Fugees, The Score
632. Steve Earle, The Revolutions Starts… Now
633. Buddy Holly and the Crickets, The Chirping Crickets
634. Jefferson Airplane, Volunteers
635. Lou Reed, New York
636. Laura Nyro, Gonna Take A Miracle
637. The Rolling Stones, Tattoo You
638. Jane Siberry, When I Was A Boy
639. The Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat
640. David Bowie, Aladdin Sane

641. Aerosmith, Rocks
642. Bruce Cockburn, Nothing But A Burning Light
643. Faces, Ooh La La
644. Woody Guthrie, Bound for Glory
645. Howlin' Wolf, London Sessions
646. Little Feat, Sailin' Shoes
647. Willie Nelson, To Lefty From Willie
648. Outkast, Stankonia
649. Roxy Music, Country Life
650. Sting, Nothing Like The Sun

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #651- 700

Here are albums #651 to #700 in KXCI's countdown of the Top 913 Albums of All Time, as voted on by more than 30 of our great deejays!

651. Barry White, Can't Get Enough
652. Black Crowes, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
653. Kate Bush, Hounds of Love
654. Yes, Close to the Edge
655. Supertramp, Breakfast in America
656. Iggy Pop, Lust for Life
657. MC5, Kick Out The Jams
658. Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking
659. Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall
660. Jose Feliciano, Feliciano!

661. The Breeders, Last Splash
662. John Denver, Back Home Again
663. Bette Midler, The Divine Miss M
664. Bill Monroe, Bean Blossom
665. Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring
666. Jerry Douglas, Slide Rule
667. Steve Earle, Train A Comin'
668. Tom Freund, Copper Moon
669. Michael Jackson, Off the Wall
670. John Prine, Sweet Revenge

671. Kruder & Dorfmeister, The K&D Sessions
672. Steely Dan, Can't Buy A Thrill
673. New Grass Revival, Friday Night in America
674. Sonny Boy Williamson, Down And Out Blues
675. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, The Fabulous Sound of Flatt & Scruggs
676. Golden Boots, Burning Brain
677. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, N Dis Life
678. Massive Attack, Blue Lines
679. Toni Price, Swim Away
680. The Smiths, The Smiths

681. Whiskeytown, Pneumonia
682. Steve Winwood, Arc of a Diver
683. Ben Harper, Burn To Shine
684. The Replacements, Let It Be
685. Queen, News of the World
686. Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie
687. Neil Young, American Stars and Bars
688. Jeff Beck, Blow By Blow
689. Tommy Guerrero, Soul Food Taqueria
690. John Lee Hooker, Live At Café A Go Go

691. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Winter in America
692. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Live
693. Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, Francis A. & Edward K.
694. Jack Johnson, On and On
695. Elton John, Elton John
696. Robert Palmer, Riptide
697. Enya, Day Without Rain
698. Old Blind Dogs, New Tricks
699. Waylon Jennings, Ole Waylon
700. Charlie Rich, Behind Closed Doors

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KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #701 - 750

The countdown continues, here are albums #701 to #750!

701. Jefferson Airplane, Crown of Creation
702. Sonic Youth, Sister
703. The Jayhawks, Hollywood Town Hall
704. Jerry Garcia, Compliments
705. Suicide, Suicide
706. The Flaming Lips, Oh My Gawd
707. John Fahey, Essential John Fahey
708. Dee-Lite, World Clique
709. Jorma Kaukonen and Tom Hobson, Quah
710. Los Amigos Invisibles, Arepa 3000

711. The Church, Starfish
712. R.L. Burnside, Come On In
713. Suzanne Vega, Songs in Red and Gray
714. Van Morrison, Avalon Sunset
715. Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information
716. Steve James and Del Ray, Tonight
717. The Skatalites, Ball Of Fire
718. Donna Summer, Bad Girls
719. Rockers soundtrack
720. ween, Chocolate & Cheese

721. Arcade Fire, Funeral
722. The Allman Brothers, Eat A Peach
723. Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Super Session
724. Butthole Surfers, Hairway To Steven
725. Billy Holliday, The Complete Decca Recordings
726. Richard Shindell, Courier
727. Rick Springfield, Working Class Dog
728. Greyhound Soul, Freaks
729. Supertramp, Crime of the Century
730. Leonard Cohen, New Skin for the Old Ceremony

731. Kim Carnes, Mistaken Identity
732. Taj Mahal, Mo' Roots
733. The Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
734. David Crosby, If I Could Only Remember My Name
735. Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs + Englishmen
736. John Cougar Mellencamp, American Fool
737. Nirvana, Unplugged in New York
738. Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine
739. Linda Ronstadt, Canciones de Mi Padre
740. Bobby McFerrin, Simple Pleasures

741. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Natty Dread
742. Tom Russell, Borderland
743. Caetano Veloso, Caetano Veloso (Tropicália)
744. Greg Brown, Covenant
745. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Everyone Deserves Music
746. Bob Schneider, Lonelyland
747. Solas, Solas
748. Bread, Bread
749. Elton John, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
750. Sufjan Stevens, Illinoise

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

KXCI's TOP 913 ALBUMS: #751 - 800

The top albums of all-time as voted on by KXCI's deejays; here are selections #751-800. Enjoy!

751. Houndog Taylor, Hounddog Taylor and the House Rockers
752. Wanda Jackson, Heart Trouble
753. The Blind Boys of Alabama, Spirit of the Century
754. Labelle, Nightbirds
755. Captain Beefheart, Doc At The Radar Station
756. Eric B. and Rakim, Paid in Full
757. Loretta Lynn, You Ain't Woman Enough
758. Badly Drawn Boy, The Hour of Bewilderbeast
759. Echo and the Bunnymen, Echo and the Bunnymen
760. Tanya Tucker, Delta Dawn

761. Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones
762. Madonna, Like A Prayer
763. Midnight Oil, Diesel & Dust
764. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
765. Ben Lee, Awake Is The New Sleep
766. Kraftwerk, Autobahn
767. R.E.M., Life's Rich Pageant
768. M.C. Hammer, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em
769. Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline
770. Big Star, Third/Sister Lovers

771. Barenaked Ladies, Stunt
772. Augustus Pablo, King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown
773. Bruce Springsteen, The Ghost of Tom Joad
774. The Fall, This Nation's Saving Grace
775. Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions
776. James Taylor, October Road
777. Tom Waits, Mule Variations
778. Gillian Welch, Time (The Revelator)
779. Joe Jackson, Jumpin Jive!
780. Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose

781. King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King
782. Dar Williams, End of the Summer
783. Oasis, Definitely Maybe
784. Old And In The Way, Old And In The Way
785. Pink Floyd, Meddle
786. Elvis Presley, From Elvis in Memphis
787. Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal
788. Public Image Ltd., Metal Box
789. Nirvana, In Utero
790. Foreigner, Double Vision

791. Mahalia Jackson, Live At Newport 1958
792. Depeche Mode, Music for the Masses
793. The Doobie Brothers, Minute by Minute
794. John Coltrane, Blue Train
795. JJ Cale and Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido
796. Bonnie Raitt, Nick of Time
797. Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything?
798. The Isley Brothers, It's Our Thing
799. The Doors, The Soft Parade
800. Chumbawamba, Tubthumper

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KXCI'S TOP 913 ALBUMS: #801 - 850

Tune in for the Top 500 Albums, spinning on air 5am-6pm daily March 17th through the 21st on KXCI 91.3FM.

801. The Byrds, Younger Than Yesterday
802. Primal Scream, Screamadelica
803. I Am Sam soundtrack
804. Talking Heads, Naked
805. James Taylor, JT
806. Parliament, Mothership Connection
807. The Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II
808. Buddy Guy, I Was Walking Through The Woods
809. Steve Earle, Transcendental Blues
810. R.L. Burnside, Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

811. Traffic, The Lowspark of High Heeled Boys
812. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
813. Built to Spill, There's Nothing Wrong With Love
814. KISS, Destroyer
815. Buckwheat Zydeco, On A Night Like This
816. Faust, Faust
817. Public Enemy, Yo! Bum Rush the Show
818. The Who, The Who Sings My Generation
819. Bill Withers, Just As I Am
820. David Bowie, Station to Station

821. Dave Carter and Tracey Grammer, Drum Hat Buddha
822. David Gray, A New Day At Midnight
823. Kevin Pakulis, Yeah Yeah Yeah
824. Lou Reed, Magic and Loss
825. Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings
826. ZZ Top, Tres Hombres
827. Bonnie Prince Billy, I See A Darkness
828. Boston, Boston
829. David Bowie, Changesonebowie
830. Caitlin Cary, I'm Staying Out

831. Johnny Cash, Mean As Hell!
832. The Doors, Waiting For The Sun
833. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Burnin'
834. Magic Sam, Westside Soul
835. Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home
836. Eurythmics, Touch
837. Jorma Kaukonen, Blue Country Heart
838. ELO, El Dorado
839. X, Wild Gift
840. Keith Whitley, Don't Close Your Eyes

841. Lonnie Johnson, Steppin' on the Blues
842. The Supremes, I Hear A Symphony
843. Steely Dan, Gaucho
844. The Fifth Dimension, Age of Aquarius
845. Emmylou Harris, Luxury Liner
846. Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation 1814
847. Los Lobos, La Pistola y el Corazón
848. The Art of Noise, Daft
849. Metallica, Master of Puppets
850. The Rolling Stones, Flowers

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Famous People Who Won't Throw The Book At You

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: At one time or another in their lives, Benjamin Franklin, Casanova, both Grimm Brothers, First Lady Laura Bush and Mao Zedong all worked in the same profession. What job did they all once hold?

Answer: Librarians.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Think of the happiest things... it's the same as having wings!

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Fictional geography is our subject this morning on the One Cup of Java Challenge. Our question: if you take the second star on the right and travel straight on till morning, at what mythical place do you arrive?

Answer: Never Never Land

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

KXCI'S TOP 913 ALBUMS: #913 - 851

Tune in for the Top 500 of the Top 913, Monday-Friday 5am-6pm

Albums #913-851 in KXCI's Top 913 Albums of All Time, as voted by our deejays!

851. Doug Sahm, Groover's Paradise
852. John Scofield, A Go Go
853. Os Mutantes, Os Mutantes
854. The Marshall Tucker Band, Where We All Belong
855. Lyle Lovett, Live in Texas
856. Husker Du, New Day Rising
857. Great Big Sea, Something Beautiful
858. Pulp, Different Class
859. Tracy Chapman, Where You Live
860. Pixies, Surfer Rosa

861. Original Love, Kaze No Uta O Kike
862. Hank Snow, I've Been Everywhere
863. Solas, The Words That Remain
864. Ringo Starr, Ringo
865. Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food
866. The Yardbirds, Roger the Engineer
867. Freddy King, Just Pickin'
868. Al Hirt, Honey in the Horn
869. Indigo Girls, Nomads Indians Saints
870. Jimmy Dawkins, Fast Fingers

871. ELO, Out of the Blue
872. Junior Wells, Hoodoo Man Blues
873. Tom Russell, Modern Art
874. Rosie Flores, Rosie Flores
875. The Doobie Brothers, The Captain and Me
876. Dinosaur Jr., You're Living All Over Me
877. Alice Cooper, Love It To Death
878. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Come On Come On
879. Mary J. Blige, My Life
880. Stanley Clarke, School Days

881. Bill Miller, Ghostdance
882. Tim O'Brien, Red on Blonde
883. Paul McCartney, Flaming Pie
884. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
885. Ray Barretto, Acid
886. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Clear Spot
887. Stevie Wonder, Music of My Mind
888. The Temptations, Anthology
889. Sting, The Dream of the Blue Turtles
890. The Staple Singers, Be Altitude: Respect Yourself

891. Sade, Promise
892. The Smiths, Strangeways, Here We Come
893. Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies
894. Miles Davis, In A Silent Way
895. Emmylou Harris, Pieces of the Sky
896. Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
897. Prince, Dirty Mind
898. Neutral Milk Hotel, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
899. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
900. No Doubt, Rock Steady

901. Neko Case, Furnace Room Lullaby
902. Beth Orton, Trailer Park
903. America, America
904. Dave Brubeck, Take Five
905. The Black Keys, Rubber Factory
906. Tori Amos, Boys for Pele
907. Cassandra Wilson, Full Moon Daughter
908. Brian Eno and David Byrne, Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
909. Burning Spear, Marcus Garvey
910. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Global A Go Go

911. Al Perry and The Cattle, Cattle Crossing
912. Husker Du, Zen Arcade
913. Lightnin' Hopkins, Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings

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March Membership Drive Kicks Off

KXCI's March Membership Drive kicked off this morning (March 12th) with a goal of $67,000, money needed to continue the operation of YOUR commercial-free Community Radio.

You can support the station right now with a call to (520) 623-1000. You can also pledge online right now at; just click "Pledge Now" at the top of any page.

Thanks in advance for your support of your Community Radio!

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Happy Birthday James Taylor!

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today is James Taylor’s 60th birthday. He had his first number one pop single – and his only #1 pop single, as it turns out – in 1971. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: name that tune, birthday boy James Taylor’s first and only #1 pop song.

Answer: You’ve Got A Friend

You can be KXCI's friend, too, when you make a pledge of support during our March Membership drive. Call 520-623-1000 or pledge online at; just click "Pledge Now" at the top of the page.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Good grief!

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge question: With spring training in full swing – pun intended – our question today tackles the most famous cartoon baseball team of all time – Charlie Brown’s team in the Peanuts comic strip. Charlie is both the manager and the pitcher for the team. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: what Peanuts character is Charlie’s catcher?

Answer: Schroeder

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Calling Mr. Watson, phone call for Mr. Watson

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1876, the first successful one of these was put into use for the first time. Without this invention, there wouldn’t be a One Cup of Java Challenge. Well, there could be, but it would make winning the contest a lot harder. If you can guess what was first used on this date in 1876, contact us with your guess at 622-KXCI, 622-5924.

Answer: It was on this date in 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell first used his telephone to call Mr. Watson.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

580 Equals 913 (Must Be New Math?)

KXCI will countdown the Top 913 Albums of All Time, as selected by our deejays, starting on Monday, March 17th.

We're not telling which albums are on the countdown (you'll have to tune in !) but we can tell you that 580 different bands and artists are represented. That's about what you'd expect from your Community Radio!

The countdown starts Monday, March 17th at 5am on the Early Morning Music Mix. Don't fret if you miss an album or two, the countdown will be posted 'ex post facto' on

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Newest Public Service Messages

The newest public service spots running on your Community Radio, KXCI!

MOCKINGBIRD: The Arizona Theatre Company is offering numerous free community activities in association with their production of To Kill A Mockingbird, playing now at the Temple of Music and Art. Free activities include post-show discussions, book clubs and a mock trial. For more information, including times and locations, visit

NATIVE PLANTS: On Saturday, April 12th, the Arizona Native Plant Society holds the “Wild in the City” garden tour. Running from noon to 4pm, the tour showcases gardens in Tucson that create native wildlife habitats. This self-guided tour provides opportunities to meet the gardeners and wildlife experts. Learn more at

WOMANKRAFT WEEKEND: Registration is now open for the "Drawing Down the Muse" Women's Creative Weekend at the WomanKraft Art Center. This woman-only weekend of workshops, April 11th through the 13th, stimulates creativity in a supportive and fun environment. All women are invited to attend, regardless of age or perceived artistic abilities. Registration ends April 1st. Learn more at

QUILT RAFFLE: Tickets for the Community Food Bank’s annual quilt raffle are now available. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank, and that benefits our community. To learn more, to buy tickets or to see the quilt, visit

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International Women's Day Contact Info

Thanks to all of the women who came to the KXCI studios to speak about their concerns, issues, struggles and solutions. Here is a list of the first 6 speakers with their contact information. Check back for updates.

5 am Beth M is a member of Overeaters Anonymous.

6am Dr. Anna Ochoa O'Leary is a lecturer and researcher at UA Mexican American Studies and Research Center. 520-626-8134

7am Kaitlin Mc Allister and Maria Suarez are interns at the UA Women's Resource Center. 520-621-3919 -3rd Floor Student Union Memorial Center.

8am Carla Turco is a member of the Dia V committee which will perform the Spanish language version of the Vagina Monologues, Saturday, March 15 6pm Sunnyside Highschool. Carla also is a member of Ella Group, a nonprofit that educates women and children about empowerment and gives them the techniques to prevent abuse.

9am Paula Bachman-Williams is a member of the Tucson Branch of the National Organization of Women (NOW).

10am Corey Knox is a researcher at the Southwest Institute for Research On Women (SIROW).520-621-3839

10 20am Lorelei Kelly (phone) The Whitehouse Project

Lorelei is a national security specialist focused on helping citizens and elected leaders "reframe" security for the challenges revealed by 9/11. She is the Policy Director of the Real Security Initiative at The White House Project, an organization whose mission is to elevate women's voices in culture, media and politics -- specifically to bring more women into national security decision making

11 Lisa Bowden-Co-founder and Publisher of Kore Press, Shannon Cain-Executive Director of Kore Press. 520.629-9752

12pm Amy Goodman Democracy Now

1pm Seh Welch Native Images In recognition of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, there will be free HIV testing at 5 separate locations throughout the city of Tucson. Contact Seh Welch for the addresses of these testing locations 520.882.6120, ext. 206

1:20 Eleanor Smeal (phone) Feminist Majority Foundation

2pm Hali Nurnberg and Ali Weber UA Social Justice League 928-300-6976

2 20 pm Emila Sutton United Way, Income Tax Assistance Program

3 Betsy Boulding -UA Women's Plaza of Honor

4 Penelope Jacks -Children's Action Alliance

5 Monica Mueller -Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission

6 Daniela Ontiveros- Pan Left The Women of Pan Left Present: Flix by Chix
March 9, 2008 1 - 4 PM Six videos will be presented. This event is not to be missed! Take the rare opportunity to come out and see six videos all done by women.

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International Women's Day Is On

International Women’s Day (actual day March 8) was born out of the struggles for workers' rights and women's rights in the beginning of the early 1900s. It is a day to honor the past achievements of women and to renew the commitment to continue working for improved conditions for all women everywhere.

There are so many women to appreciate today who were involved in IWD programming on KXCI. Thanks to Broad Perspectives Radio producer (Sundays 5-6pm) and Music Mixer Extraordinaire (Fridays 1-3pm) Susie B. for her initiative and passion for programming by, for and about women. She'll be appearing at her regular time with a few other appearances throughtout the day.

Cactus Cathy gets things started early in the morning. DJ Shantih (regular cohost of The Chill, Fridays 6-7pm) once again steps in to host Your Morning Brew on IWD from 7-10am. Cecily (Music Mix Fridays 11am-1pm) will add to the IWD Mix. Kristi Lloyd brings it all home on The Home Stretch, 3-6pm. Ginger Doran is the special guest host of Chill tonight. You can check out the playlists at

Carol Anderson composed and recorded 10 profiles on significant women in American history. Ginger Doran provided tremendous production support. Amber, Anne Shivers and Roselady were ready to lend a hand with some voice work.

Amazing Grace will continue the International Women's Day theme during Acoustic Alternatives on Saturday, March 8 from 8-10pm. Ruby's Roadhouse will also feature women artists on Saturday from noon-2pm.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

We Know Who Won The Election

The votes are in and they've been counted (no Diebold machines at KXCI), and we're preparing to announce the

Top 913 Albums of All Time!

Join us starting Monday, March 17th for the countdown of the best of the best, as determined by deejay voting here at the station.

On March 17th, we will announce selections #913 - #501 right here on the KXCI blog, then we'll begin counting down the Top 500 albums on the Early Morning Music Mix.

We'll spin 100 albums a day on the Early Morning Music Mix, Your Morning Brew, The Music Mix, and The Home Stretch. The countdown will conclude with the top albums on Friday's The Home Stretch (March 21st). Along with the #1 album there will be a special announcement that you simply will not want to miss!

This is the largest special programming event in KXCI's almost 25 year history.

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A Toast To Our Friend Dimitri

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: A little science for today’s One Cup of Java. On this date in 1869, the first periodic table of elements was presented by a Russian chemist to the Russian Chemical Society. This first periodic table not only corrected errorenous atomic weights, but it is also correctly forecast the discovery of future elements. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: name that Russian chemist, known as the father of the periodic table. He’s also had one element named after him, as well as part of the moon.

Answer: Dmitri Mendeleev.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Among his other accomplishments, he developed the standards for Russian vodka.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Today's One Cup of Java Challenge: Yesterday NFL quarterback Brett Favre announced his retirement after 17 seasons, almost all of them with the Green Bay Packers. He retires as the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns, having thrown 442 of them in his career. His retirement prompted us to do a little research and come up with today’s One Cup question: which quarterback is the all-time leader in interceptions thrown in a career, having been picked off 288 times?

Answer: That would also be Brett Favre.

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Volunteers Needed for Membership Drive

The KXCI March Membership Drive starts Wednesday, March 12th, and we're in need of volunteers to help answer phone calls from our supporters. Most volunteers come in for 2 to 3 hours, training and snacks are provided.

We most need help weekdays between 8am and 1pm and again in the evening between 6 and 8pm. Saturday help is also needed, especially between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

If you are interested, give the membership office a call at (520) 623-1000, ext. 13.


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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

One Cup of Java Challenge: American history for today’s One Cup of Java Challenge. In modern terms, the relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain is described as a special friendship. That was not always the case, and it’s hardly the only country with which we’ve had ups and downs. On this date in 1778, during the Revolutionary War, the new U.S. government signed its first two treaties ever – one a treaty of commerce, the other of alliance. Your One Cup question this morning – with which country, whom we’ve had subsequent ups and downs – did the U.S. sign its first two treaties?

Answer: France

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