Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scheduled Guests

Thanks for checking out Martin Luther King, Jr. programming on 91.3 KXCI Tucson. Jim Blackwood will be doing a special MLK version of Your Morning Brew. Bob Diaz, formerly of The Chicano Connection, will be covering the Music Mix from 10am-noon. Democracy Now comes on at noon. DJ Jaime J. will be covering the Music Mix from 1:00-3:00pm and then Cathy Rivers covers the Home Stretch from 3:00-6:00pm.

Every hour on the hour from 7:00am-6:00pm, we will be featuring a speech excerpt from the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Special thanks to Ginger for producing these powerful segments.

We also will be featuring segments from 10 people in the Tucson community who are still carrying out Dr. King's legacy today. These segments will be featured at the bottom of each hour.

7:30 am Donna Liggins is the President of the Tucson NAACP. The NAACP is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in February. You can find out more information by contacting Ms. Liggins at the Northwest Neighborhood Center by phone: (520) 791-3247 or by email:

8:30 am Sister FE of KXCI's Spreading The WORD, which airs Sundays from 5:00am-6:00am, came in and recorded some of her favorite quotes from Dr. King.

9:30 am Germar Townsend of the Volunteer Center came in to speak about the first annual MLK Film Projet which will be held at the Loft Cinema Monday, January 19 beginning at 5:30 pm.

10:30 am Betty Liggins is a long time activist who marched with Dr. King in Chicago and is active in the Tucson community.

11:30 am Dr. Kelly Langford, Tucson Urban League

1:30 pm Kelvin Strosier, Arizona Leadership Academy

2:30 pm Derick Bishop of the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona talks about the many volunteer projects taking place on Martin Luther King day as well as throughout the year.

3:30 Clarence Boykins is the President of the Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce. He describes “The Moment” where we are right now and the struggles that have all led to the inauguration of our first African American president.

4:30 pm Perry Shazier, Jr., President of the National Justice Foundation describes the African American Read-In Chain. Find out more at or 520-409-3099

5:30 pm Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa from Culture of Peace Alliance describes the Nonviolence Leadership Training project which will feature appearances by Dr. Bernard LaFayette in Tucson on February 3-5. Dr. LaFayette was with Dr. King when he was shot and has spent his life providing nonviolence training.


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