Thursday, April 24, 2008

Willie Nelson Birthday Celebrations

Willie Nelson is turning 75 years old next week and your Community Radio KXCI is celebrating this milestone with on-air celebrations of the Red Headed Stranger:

Monday - Wednesday, April 28th-30th
Willie Nelson Vinyl Revival (Your Morning Brew, 8:00am).

Willie Nelson trivia on the One Cup of Java Challenge (Your Morning Brew, 8:20am). The trivia will features giveaways of a new 23-track sampler of music from Willie's entire career.

Tuesday, April 29th
Special second hour of Democracy Now!: Willie was Amy Goodman's guest for an entire hour of Democracy Now! back in February 2008, after he performed a benefit for the show. We'll re-air that February broadcast after the regular noon broadcast of Demoracy Now! and Hightower Radio (1-2pm)

One-hour special: My Own Peculiar Way, The Songs of Willie Nelson (5-6pm), focusing on Willie's life story, his best known songs and how the two are often intertwined, featuring Willie's music and interviews with Willie and his musical family (Paul English, Mickey Raphael, Bobbie Nelson, Poodie Locke). Hosted by Rodney Crowell.

On Rosie's Rhythm Room, RoseLady is also going to do a two-hour special on Willie Nelson and his music (8-10pm). She'll also be giving away copies of that 23-track sampler of music from Willie's entire career.

Wednesday, April 30th
One hour special: True Outlaw Stories, On The Road With Willie Nelson (5-6pm), featuring many of the hilarious episodes from the "band of gypsies" going down the highway on tour with Willie over the last 40 years. Includes the story of their kidnapping Ray Wylie Hubbard, as told by Ray Wylie Hubbard. Also includes more of Willie's incomparable tunes. Hosted by Rodney Crowell.


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